As from 2014/2015: new ski depot at SkiWelt Hopfgarten, high-tech 8 seater chairlift will replace the Aualm lift
Since 2013/2014 witches kids park SkiWelt Söll, water reservoir Hohe Salve, four new trail groomers, free Wifi stations
The SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser-Brixental covers 279 kilometers (173 miles) of ski trails, divided onto the member ski resorts Brixen im Thale, Ellmau, Going, Hopfgarten, Itter, Kelchsau, Scheffau, Söll and Westendorf. Choose between 134 kilometers (83 miles) beginner runs, 128 kilometer (79,5 miles) reds and 17 kilometers (10,5 miles) expert only terrain. This mountain suits every ability!
For kids there are three training areas: The witches kids park SkiWelt Söll at the base station of the Bergbahnen Söll where the little ones awaits an adventure course that includes ´bewitched´ situations. This way they get to learn skiing the playful way, work on their coordination and find their ski legs in general. In the practice area Hopfgarten beginners and kids can make their first curves. Two magic carpets are available to bring the youngsters back up the mountain. Two ski tows welcome all kids in Westerndorf. These are freely accessible and also free of charge.
Wilder Kaiser offers different child care facilities for the youngest visitors: Kids from one to three years can stay at the Kids Club Salvenaland Hopfgarten. Trained staff takes good care of them and they even get a lunch here. The Schneepiraten Kids Club (Snow pirates) at the top station of the 4 seater gondola Brandstadl is the right spot for kids from age one to four. Here, they also get everything they need and the lunch is included as well. The Supermini Club ´Flocki´ in Söll has qualified caregivers to look after your kids, even if they are just six months old. Of course the kids are well taken care of regarding food and drinks.
The three speed runs at Filzboden, at the Almbahn and close to the Hochfeld lift give you the possibility to measure your downhill time and compare it to others. Further there are many FIS race slopes in the SkiWelt. Grab the Hagermoos and Hagerjoch lift to find the longest FIS race slope in the resort that boasts an incredible length of 1500 meter (4921 feet). If you want to take home a souvenir video of you speeding down the mountain, check out the BMW ski movie race slope at Scheffauer Südhang.
Snowboarder and freestyler can hit the three terrain parks in the SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser: The Intersport Kaiserpark, located right at the Tanzbodenbahn, features an easy line including three boxes, an expert line with five boxes and rails, a kicker combo and a roller combo as well as a chill area. The snow park SkiWelt Söll at Salvenmoos and Rinner includes an easy line and a medium/advanced area. Moreover you can try the fun slope. Access the boarders playground terrain park Westendorf by taking the Gampenkogelbahn. Separated into an easy line, medium line and hard line this park challenges skiers and boarders of every ability and level.
The best way to get to know the ski resort is by taking the ski circuits: The Salven circuit covers the ski resorts Brixen im Thale, Hopfgarten, Itter and Söll. You can either start in Brixen or in Söll and it involves a total length of 12. 400 meter (40682 feet). This circuit is considered to be ideal for intermediate skiers due most runs are red and only a few are blues. The Kaiser circuit includes the ski resorts Brixen im Thale, Scheffau, Ellmau and Going. You can access this one in Going or Scheffau. By featuring a length of 19.700 meter (64632 feet) and almost exclusive red trails this circuit is actually perfect for intermediate skiers as well. By far the longest is the Westerndorf circuit that takes you right through the ski resorts Westerndorf and Brixen im Thale. Slightly advanced skiers can hit the 30.00 meters (98425 feet) of blue and red trails.
If you want to experience the ski trails even after dark, check out the night skiing possibilities in the area. Lighted trails are everywhere throughout the resorts: SkiWelt Söll at Hochsöll, Salvenmoos, Hexen6er and the slope descending into the valley are illuminated at night. The SkiWelt Brixen has a lighted slope along the Schüsterbühe lift and the SkiWelt Westendorf lights the nursery slope along the 4 seater chair lift at night time.
On Mountain Dining
The Alpine igloo village at the top station Hochbrixen welcomes with a restaurant, a bar and a sun lounge made out of snow and ice. And it´s not only the location that is pretty unique but also the food is worth mentioning: Try the ice fondue or have your drinks in ice glasses. Away from that you´ll find countless comfy mountain huts that leave you tempted for a lunch break. The panorama restaurant is a great example, the Bergkaiser in the SkiWelt Ellmau or the Gipfelalm Hohe Salve are also beckoning you in for a break. Relax, recharge and enjoy the local food paired with the breathtaking panorama.
Every ski resort has its own town where there´s at least one trail descending into. The longest is from the Hohen Salve to Söll. Follow for 7,3 kilometers (4,5 miles) and overcome a height difference of 1.209 meter (3966 feet). The most challenging terrain is at the Wilden Kaiser with pitches of up to 80 percent. Hit the 1,5 kilometer (0,9 miles) long run from Choralpe to the middle station and overcome the height difference of 500 meters (1640 feet).
Feel your heart race as you rush down one of the winding toboggan runs. The 4,5 km (2,8 miles) long toboggan run at Astbergbahn Going takes you from Astberg to Ellmau or Going. The Moon toboggan run at the gondola Hochsöll is lighted at night time and follows along the Stöcklalm and ends back in the valley. It includes four stations that represent either the moon, full moon, waning moon or new moon. The Hexenritt tobaggon run at gondola Hochsöll takes you for 3 kilometers (1,8 miles) into the world of tobogganing and ends in the valley as well.
The idyllic winter hiking trails are perfect for a walk through the dreamy and snowy winter landscape. Access one of the most beautiful ones by riding the Hartkaiserbahn to the top. From here you cross the Rübelzahlalm on your way back to the base. An other beauty: Walk from the Brandstadlbahnen top station to the summit cross at Brandstadl.
In town there are loads of bars where it gets pretty lively. Party people can be sure to be entertained all night. Papalapup in Brixen im Thale at the base station is a good hangout for happy hour. Apres-ski is full on in the Sternbar in Scheffau and it invites with events and fun motto parties. Also don´t forget to check out the scene in Söll, for example the Moonlight bar at the base station of the gondola is a great address for Apres-ski lovers.
Be sure to reserve a table at the award-winning restaurant in the Hotel Bär in Ellmau. The touquet chef de cuisine Josef Seebacher and his team serve the most creative dishes from Austria and all over the world. You can also attend the regular theme nights like the Tyrolean Schmankerl buffet, the international buffet, a special five course menu or the Italian buffet ´Una Notte Italiana´.
By car Coming from Germany, take A12 until you reach the exit Kufstein South or Wörgl East. From here take the main road from all the towns to get to SkiWelt: Drive towards St. Johann to get to Söll, Scheffau, Ellmau and Goin. If you continue to Brixental, you´ll pass Itter, Kechsau, Hopfgarten, Westendorf and Brixen im Thale.
Coming from Italy, take A 13/A12 Brenner. Leave the freeway at exit Wörgl Ost. Follow the main road with direction St. Johann or Brixental in order to get to the base stations.
Coming from Switzerland pass Feldkirch-Inssbruck to the exit Wörgl Ost. From here you can take the main road with direction St. Johann or Brixenthal to the base stations.
Coming from Upper Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia or Hungary take the freeway A 1 to Salzburg-Bad Reichenhall-Lofer-Waidring- St Johann in Tyrol. Then drive to Wörgl and Söll, Scheffau, Ellmau and Going. If you take decide for the direction Kitzbühel /Kirchberg you will find Brixen im Thale, Westendorf, Hopfgarten, Kelchsau and Itter.