St. Ulrich am Pillersee is located just beside the calm Lake Pillerseeright in the middle of Kitzbühel Alps. As the name speaks, it was named after Saint Ulrich, bishop of Augsburg. Now, this lovely little place is a popular holiday destination for skiers, hikers and all the people around the world. What’s more, there are three skiing places to choose from. The Pillersee during summers is as beautiful and enigmatic with the natural bathing area and a 400 kilometers (248.5 miles) of marked hiking paths snaking across the sea from 700 meters to 2500 meters.
The infamous Pillersee which links three villages St. Ulrich, St. Jakob and Hochfilze, has a cool and local atmosphere. The runs and slopes available here is a good start for all the beginners and novices because of open and wide slopes. It’s almost as good for every type of skier. Reaching up to 1,456 meters, the Buchensteinwand Mountain has two separate base areas in the resorts of Hochfilzen and St. Jakob. So here’s the place you were in search of for this vacation.
Starting from the middle of December and lasting through the end of March, this little place can do wonders with the elements of surprises it possesses. It will prove to be a great panoramic view for the eyes, and you may as well visit the Pillersee Lake on your way back home. Get your family, get your friends and get your luggage because you are going to enjoy and make the most of your time at Pillersee ski resort.
Base Elevation: 2723 ft
Summit Elevation: 4777 ft
Vertical Drop: 2504 ft
Hochfilzen is surrounded by the extensive and iconic Loferer Rocky Mountains and the Kitzbühel Alps. The main village is home to around 1150 people. The event that draws attention to this place is when the Biathlon World Cup comes to town. The best of all skiers come to this town for the very same purpose, and they have enough fans following to cheer them up for the same. The Buchensteinwand ski area is 1456 meters (4777 feet) wide and is perfect to hold all the little challenges. And if you feel tired, you can revitalize your tired feet at the Kneipp water therapy facility next to beautiful Lake Wiesensee.
St. Jakob in Haus lies in a location drowned with the sunshine at the southern end of the Pillerseetal Valley. There are around 770 residents and thus has the smallest population of any municipality in the district of Kitzbühel. It being positioned at 885 meters makes it a picture-perfect location for relaxing holidays in beautiful natural surroundings. And if you feel tired with all that hard work, you’d enjoy cooling off with a dip in the swimming lake in Waidring or in the water of Lake Pillersee. It also has the world’s largest children’s ski area named Bobo Park for all your tiny kids.
St. Ulrich at Lake Pillersee, a small village in the district of Kitzbühel offers the best lake views you can find amongst all the three villages around here. It extends all the way to the shoreline. Being populated to just 1700 makes it peaceful and isolated from all the hustle and bustle of cities. It is home to the world’s oldest pine oil producer. The place is particularly popular for having relaxing moments with your family and dear ones. Families with children will enjoy the ErlebnisparkPillersee, an adventure park in neighboring St. Jakob in Haus which features a rollercoaster and a petting zoo.
You can reach this place by a car, a train or flight.
If you plan on coming by road, you can access this place via five routes. All the routes are ideal for day visitors. The roads are well-maintained, well-developed with significant inclines. Sometimes snow chains are required if snowfall arrives. Road closures due to avalanches are unlikely.
The Hochfilzen train station is only 1 kilometer (0.6 miles) away from the ski resort.
As to planes, there are three nearby airports to this ski resort. Airport Innsbruck is 112 kilometers (69.5 miles) away and takes approximately 1 hour 28 minutes of driving time. Airport Munich is 175 kilometers (108.7 miles) away and takes approximately 2 hours 3 minutes of driving time. Airport Salzburg being the nearest is 61 kilometers (37.9 miles) away and takes approximately 59 minutes of driving time.
The elevation rises from 855 meters / 2805 feet to 1456 meters / 4777 feet. 8 ski lifts are available, distributed into 2chairlifts, two rope tow lifts and four platter/button lifts. All of these together make it possible to carry 9400 passengers in an hour’s time. The total length is 7.3 kilometers / 4.5 miles. If you are an enthusiast about lifts, follow the list below to find information about all the lifts available.
At Pillersee, well-maintained slopes of 19.5 kilometers (12.1 miles) are accessible for all the skiing a skier would like to do. It includes slopes of varying degrees which determine their difficulty level. If you would like to find some assistance with skiing, you can get instructors here to help you with that.
Just in case you are in need of ski rentals, three rental stations are available. You may pre-order your equipment to find your stuff right before you even reach there. Follow the list below to find out the names of suppliers at each of them.
St. Jakob in Haus is supplied by Alpinresorts.
St. Ulrich am Pillersee is supplied by Intersport.
Buchensteinwandis supplied by Intersport.
Due to limitations of the area, there is no snow park built at Pillersee. Even so, valley run is available.
Accommodations-Abundant accommodation places are available due to the connectivity of 3 villages. Try online booking to avail early discounts.
Ice Skating – Not everything in the Alpine skiing paradise is for the skiers.
Passes – Salzburger Super Ski Card, Snow Card Tirol, Kitzbüheler Alpen All Star Card, Schneewinkel are the four kinds of passes available.
With the connectivity of 3 villages, this is a perfect little ski resort for all types of skiers around the world. And there are zero compromises on the views and infrastructure quality. Basically, this place is worth your time and money. So what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and hit the place with your family and friends this winter. Have fun!
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