SKIWELT: FANCY SKIING IT?
17th October 2019
Last modified on December 19th, 2019
With 284 kms of slopes it is one of the largest and most modern ski areas in Austria. With a whole host of activities on offer.
There are 90 lifts in this ski area in the Tirol to take skiers and snowboarders up to the slopes.
It has one of the longest names, SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser – Brixental, and plenty of pistes to go with it.
There are 284 kilometres of slopes for all ability levels – almost all of them with snowmaking equipment.
Of the 229 kilometres of slopes with snowmaking, 120 kilometres can be made ready for skiing in just three days.
It has 81 family-run mountain huts.
Many hosting great events with live music, DJs and special shows.
On top of all that, there are also great offers for all the family.
We have recently reported on news from the area:
PlanetSKI was in the Ski Welt last winter as we lived in Innsbruck and made a few trips to the area.
See here for our take on it:
Signposted SkiWelt Tour
Discover one of the world’s largest and most modern ski resorts on the signposted SkiWelt Tour.
This can be followed clockwise (green markings) or anticlockwise (orange markings).
The SkiWelt Winter Hiking Pass
Valid for almost the entire SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser – Brixental, the Winter Hiking Pass is an offer for all the family.
The pass is available for 3-6 days, offering winter hikers and strollers the choice of 12 panoramic cable cars.
An ideal way to enjoy the winter landscape in the mountains with the family, exploring the numerous winter hiking trails in SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser – Brixental and savouring genuine local delicacies at the many family-run mountain restaurants and huts.
The Winter Hiking Pass is available from 7 December 2019 to 13 April 2020: it is valid on all lifts up to SkiWelt (except KiWest) and includes two ascents and descents a day (only for walkers without ski equipment).
Early bird offers in Brixen im Thale and Westendorf
SkiWelt offers morning fun on the slopes for early risers.
Every Thursday from 30 January, selected pistes in the SkiWelt Brixen im Thale and SkiWelt Westendorf areas have early bird offers, with 22 kilometres of freshly groomed slopes for skiers to enjoy with the rising sun.
The SkiWeltbahn, Sonnenlift, Choralmbahn, Alpenrosenbahn 1 & 2 and the Talkaserlift all start running from 7.30 am.
Snow groomer tours for a unique experience
Enjoy a tour of SkiWelt Söll on a nine-tonne, 500 hp snow groomer.
Tours are available from Wednesday to Friday from around the beginning of January to 14 March 2020.
Participants meet at the middle station of SkiWelt Söll in front of the “Hexentopf” witch’s cauldron, at 3.45 p.m. until the end of January and at 4 p.m. from February on.
Limited space means that reservations are absolutely necessary: call +43(0)5333 5260 4444 to book.
The tour is followed by the chance of a stop for refreshments, then descent by gondola from 6.30 pm.
There is also the option of taking a toboggan (not included in price) down on the illuminated “Hexenritt” toboggan run.
There are demonstrations of snow groomers (ride not included) on Tuesdays in the SkiWelt Brixen (meet at 10 a.m. at the top station of the Hochbrixen gondola).
Plus ones at SkiWelt Söll (meet at 2.30 p.m. at the witch’s cauldron) as well as on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in SkiWelt Scheffau (meet at 11 a.m. at the Südhang top station).
Ski tourer evening in SkiWelt Ellmau
There is a special adventure for all ski tourers every Thursday evening from 26 December 2019 to 5 March 2020 – 11 dates in total.
The downhill run is open to tourers until 10 p.m., with the pistes then completely closed off for preparation with a winch.
As a special treat, the Kaiserlounge at the top station of the Hartkaiserbahn will be open from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., offering refreshments to ski tourers following their exertions.
A peek behind the scenes at SkiWelt
The SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser – Brixental has two great offers for all those interested in technology and for those who have always wanted to take a peek behind the scenes of a ski resort.
There are guided tours of the SkiWelt Scheffau “snow factory” every Tuesday at 10 a.m.
The meeting point is at the snow factory (on the left where Eiberg Berg connects to Aualm no. 71a).
Those interested can take a look behind the scenes of the snow-making operations every Thursday at SkiWelt Söll, where visitors are introduced to the world of snow-making and can view the snow cannons.
Meet at 2.30 p.m. at the “Hexentopf” witch’s cauldron at the middle station.
Ellmi´s Magical Mountain Advent in SkiWelt Ellmau
This winter too sees Ellmi’s Magic World open its doors during the Advent season, from 4.30 to 10 p.m. on 6, 7, 13, 14, 20 and 21 December 2019.
Located at an altitude of 1,555 metres, Europe’s highest Christmas party area links seven stations as a leisurely hiking tour around the Bergkaiser panoramic restaurant in SkiWelt Ellmau.
Visitors can hike the winter trail through the deep snowy forest and then sample the traditional stands offering Christmas biscuits, baked apples, hot chestnuts and homemade punch or mulled wine.
You can also dine until 9.30 p.m. by the warm tiled stove at the Bergkaiser panoramic restaurant.
All season tickets for SkiWelt, the Tirol Snow Card and Super Ski Card are valid on Friday evenings.
Piste party weeks in SkiWelt
For two long weeks it’s party time throughout the SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser – Brixental, with daily live music, DJs, perfect conditions on the slopes and fantastic offers.
Söll Ski and Rock
During the day there are piste safaris, “back-to-ski” courses and live music at the huts of SkiWelt Söll.
While in the evenings the centre is host to DJs and rock concerts: the first “Söll Ski and Rock” festival from 15 to 18 January 2020 in Söll am Wilden Kaiser.
The organisers of “Söll Ski and Rock” aim to offer guests an additional live music experience in the village following a perfect day out on the slopes and après-ski fun in the mountain huts.
Highlights include British rock bands “The Academic” and “The Blizzards” – admission free.
Local musicians such as “Gordon and the Bravehearts” will also be rocking the stage.
Après-ski in the SkiWelt huts
Every year are the après-ski weeks here: unbeatable spring offers are to be had, with attractively priced packages and a party atmosphere up at the huts of the SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser – Brixental.
There is also free ski guiding for all guests from 9 a.m. every Monday to Friday.
The guides know the best descents, the finest slopes, the sunniest pistes and the friendliest huts in SkiWelt.
Not to mention the best places to take a break, as many of the 81 huts have sun terraces where guests can whoop it up to daily live music.
There are tunes for all tastes to be heard, from rustic folk melodies, jazz and boogie-woogie, all the way through to cool beats and rock sounds.
Family ski weeks
All children up to 15 years of age ski FREE
The SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser – Brixental once again lives up to its reputation as a family-friendly ski resort.
For the winter season 2019/20, children up to 15 years of age can ski free from the beginning of the season on 7 December through to 20 December 2019, and again from 14 March to 13 April 2020.
If one parent buys a SkiWelt ski pass valid for at least 3 days, all children up to 15 years of age (born between 2004 and 2013) will receive a free ski pass for the SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser – Brixental for the same period.
The Super Ski Weeks are the ideal offer for off-season skiers from 7 to 20 December 2019 and 14 March to 13 April 2020.
Guests can save up to 25% on 3- to 14-day ski packages including ski pass, ski rental, ski school and accommodation in selected establishments.
Ladies’ and Men’s Days in SkiWelt
From 7 January 2020, on Tuesdays all men – and on Wednesdays all ladies – purchasing all-day or part-day ski passes can ski at the junior rate.
Take a break from work and the everyday routine for one day in the middle of the week, and enjoy perfect pistes to the full amidst magnificent mountain scenery.
A bonus for both you and your pocket, with price savings of up to €13.50 for day passes.
All the information about events can be found on the resort’s website.
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