- The vertical drop from summit to base is 1,337 m. The average difference in altitude between base and summit of Ski Resorts in Austria is 717 m. Most runs are therefore relatively long. The ski resort takes you to an elevation of 1,957 m.
- SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser Brixental is among the 10 best rated Ski Resorts in Austria.
- It is among the 3 most family-friendly ski Resorts in Austria.
- Season starts on 8 Dec and ends on 8 Apr (121 days). Average season duration in Austria is 119 days.
- Average snow depth during the season (8 Dec to 8 Apr) is 53 cm at summit elevation and 40 cm at base elevation. Snow coverage is usually best during February, offering an average snow depth of 66 cm at summit elevation and 56 cm at the base.
- SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser Brixental features 68 sunny days on average per season. The average for all ski Resorts in Austria is 67 sunny days. January is the sunniest month with an average of 18 sunny days. This makes the ski resort one of the 10 sunniest in Tyrol.
- Offering 284 km of slopes and terrain, SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser Brixental is among the 5 largest Ski Resorts in Austria.
27 MILLION INVESTMENT
IN EVEN MORE COMFORT AND PERFECT SLOPES AT THE SKIWELT!
Better and better, more attractive, more modern! Not a year goes by without improvements at SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser - Brixental. More than 27 million euros is being invested this year too – and with construction of the new Salvenmoos 10-person “experience” gondola in Hochsöll, another new lift is on the agenda.
Salvenmoos 10-person “experience” gondola: a winter experience perfectly staged
The construction of the new Salvenmoos lift in Hochsöll is the largest single investment for the coming winter season. The 2-seater chairlift, built in 1988, will be replaced by a 10-person “experience” gondola, which will offer guests an entirely new dimension in “cable car pleasure”. What will this cable car pleasure be like? Let yourself be surprised!
All SkiWelt connections with consistent guaranteed snow
From this coming winter season, no fewer than 229 of the 284 kilometres of slopes will have snowmaking and can be made winter fit within three days.
Almost 100 new snow guns – in total there are now more than 1,700 snow guns across the entire SkiWelt, many improvements in technology and the supply of snowmaking (10 million euros alone have been invested in the expansion of the Kreuzjöchlsee reservoir at SkiWelt Westendorf) and new slope equipment: when it comes to comfort on the slopes, the SkiWelt is setting standards and continues to expand its leading position even further. Exemplary: the SkiWelt uses 100% renewable energy from Tyrolean hydropower in the operation of all its systems. On the subject of energy: the electric charging stations in the car parks will be further expanded – they are available free of charge during a day on the slopes.
140 new free parking spaces and a new ski depot at the Scheffau bottom lift station
A major project is on the agenda at SkiWelt Scheffau: the parking deck is being improved and equipped with a lift, making all 4 parking levels conveniently connected and easily accessible.140 new parking spaces for convenient ski pleasure and parking right by the bottom lift station – meaning: skiing right down to the car park (ski in & ski out). A brand new ski depot is also something to look forward to, with 300 heated and ventilated cupboards each accommodating up to three pairs of skis – a service more and more winter sports fans are keen to take advantage of. The depots can be reserved at the ticket counter – for a day, a week or the whole season.
From 10th January: real savings with SkiWelt day tickets
On Men's Day, every Tuesday, all men pay the youth rate for day or part-day tickets. The same applies to ladies, on Ladies' Day, which is every Wednesday. Day tickets for just € 35.50 plus deposit, instead of € 47.00!
The SkiWelt is part of the world’s biggest ski ticket alliance: over 2,750 kilometres of slopes with just one ticket!
We saved the best till last! With over 10 % of the slope variety, SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser - Brixental is now part of the world’s biggest ski ticket alliance! The range offered by the popular Kitzbühel Alps AllStarCard was tripled in one go and now includes 25 ski regions in 6 provinces.
Consequently, for an unbeatable price of € 680.00 (advance season ticket purchase), no fewer than 2,750 kilometres of slopes and over 900 cable cars can be used with just one ski pass. The AllStarCard is available as day tickets (1-14 days), as a 10-day ski pass for random use and, of course, as a season pass - our tip for frequent skiers.
The Ski Resort
The SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser-Brixental covers 284 kilometers of ski trails, divided onto the member ski resorts Brixen im Thale, Ellmau, Going, Hopfgarten, Itter, Kelchsau, Scheffau, Söll and Westendorf. Choose between 122 kilometers beginner runs, 129 kilometer reds and 33 kilometers 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.
The SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser-Brixental offers different child care facilities for the youngest visitors: Kids from one to four 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 KiKo (Kinderland Kornkammer) in Söll has qualified caregivers to look after your kids from 1 year. Of course the kids are well taken care of regarding food and drinks. And at the top lift station of the Hartkaiserbahn in Ellmau, a very special place - Ellmi's Kids Club - awaits all our young visitors (aged 2 - 6).
The speed measurement runs at Filzboden and at the Almbahn 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 our 3 ski movie routes at Scheffau, Söll and Westendorf.
Snowboarder and freestyler can hit the four 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 perfectly shaped Crazy Kangaroo Park at the Rinner in Söll promise sheer fun and action for all riders, from beginners to advanced.
The Funny Bird Slope below the Salvenmoos 10-seat-gondola offers fun for our beginners day and night: two lines with heaps of variety and exciting obstacles: with jumps, boxes, curves and corners, tunnels, crossings and many other hurdles.
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. And for beginners and young riders, we have the brand new Mini Playground at the practise area in the valley.
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.
Snow Safety & Snowmaking
On Mountain Dining
The Alpeniglu® 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.
Most Difficult Runs
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.
Après-Ski and Nightlife
In town there are lots 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.
Dining and Restaurants
Infrastructure & Rental
Ski Rental Shops
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.