Winter is here again, knocking at your door. Will you ignore it and stay in your blankets? Or will you step up and embrace it like a friend? Well, the latter is a sure way for you to enjoy the upcoming winter. Brace yourself to have the most adventurous and delightful winter you have ever witnessed. This winter plan a visit to the SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser- Brixental to experience the thrill of skiing down the spectacular slopes of the Alps. You can enjoy myriad of winter activities including snowshoeing, snowboarding, and much more. What are you waiting for? The ski resort offers facilities that cater to the needs of everyone- be it a couple, family, a group of friends, or just an individual.
Base Elevation: 620 m
Summit Elevation: 1957 m
Vertical Drop: 1337 m
SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser-Brixental is a ski resort located in the beautiful Wilder Kaiser Region and Brixenta in Austria. It is among the largest and modern ski resorts in not only in Austria but the whole wide world. It is the largest interconnected winter sports area in Austria. The ski resort offers versatile winter sports. The lowest elevation of the resort is 620 m (2034 ft.) while the highest elevation is as high as 1957 m (6420 ft.). The most prominent feature of this ski resort is the Hohe Salve (1829 m/ 6000 ft.) and the magnificent view of the Wilder Kaiser. The ski resort offers 284 km (176.5 mi) of slopes for snowboarding and skiing. These runs are groomed on a daily basis. There are 21 downhill as well.
There are 90 modern lifts which make all the slopes accessible to visitors. Of these, there are 16 gondola lifts, 35 chairlifts, 18 T-bar lifts and 21 beginner lifts. There are 15 magic carpets for children. Some of these lifts are even equipped with weather protectors and seat heaters. The ample number of lifts makes sure that visitors do not have to wait in long queues. The lifts make it easier and comfortable to access the slopes. These lifts have an incredible capacity of 147450 passengers in an hour! The total lift length is 81.2 km (50 mi). As the statistics of the lifts suggest, a large number of tourists visit this place annually. Whether you are a kid or an adult, a beginner or an expert in winter sports, SkiWelt offers fun and thrill to everyone. It is just 1 hour away from Innsbruck, Salzburg, and Munich.
The ski resort is blessed with adequate natural snow. Even so, the entire ski resort has artificial snow making facilities. There are 1700 snow cannons that prepare the slopes. The ski resort has a variety of runs: from wide and long slopes for beginners to steep slopes for advanced skiers. The valley run from the Hohe Salve with an elevation difference of 1126 m (3694 ft.) is about 7.3 km (4.5 mi) long, making it the longest run of the ski resort.
Beginners – About 43% of the slopes in the area are perfect for beginners. They constitute 122 km (76 mi) of the total ski area. There are easy valley runs, beginner’s area and practice lifts where beginners can practice and enhance their skills. There are several ski schools in the area where you can enroll and master skiing under professional guidance.
Intermediate and Advanced – 129 km (80 mi) of the slopes are of the intermediate level while 33 km (20.5 mi) of the slopes are for advanced skiers. These slopes are challenging for ambitious skiers. The most difficult run is Alpseite with an elevation difference of 500 m (1640 ft.). It covers a total distance of 1.5 km (0.9 mi). It has an 80% incline on the Choraple ski route, making it the steepest slope in the area. There are many freeride and deep snow areas for you to explore.
The valley runs are well-lit with floodlights so that the skiers can enjoy night skiing as well. Night skiing is offered in Söll, Westendorfand BrixenimThale. Söll boasts of a total of 10 km (6.2 mi) of floodlit slopes, making it the largest night skiing area in Austria. You can enjoy night skiing in Söll from Wednesday to Saturday. Westendorfand BrixenimThale has easy slopes, and the floodlit slopes are 0.5 km (0.31 mi) and 0.3 km (0.19 mi) respectively.
Free courses on speed measurement are offered in Ellmau at the Alm lift and in BrixenimThale at the Filzalm lift. Public race course with time measurement is also free of charge and is offered at Ellmau at the Alm lift, BrixenimThale at the Kälbersalve, Westendorf at the Zieplhang, Scheffau at the Eiberg I, Laubkogel, Schneeberg, and Talkaser. Won’t you love to watch the way you ski? There are services to cater to this need of yours. And guess what, it is free of cost!
3 toboggan runs await you in SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser – Brixental. These runs are groomed on a daily basis. They have snowmaking and are floodlit. You can hire toboggans from local toboggan hire shops in SkiWelt. Tobogganing is a guaranteed fun element. You can enjoy it in daytime or under the marvelous starlit skies. You can reach the alpine cabins of the area via foot if you are more of an explorer or by a lift if you do not want to come out of your comfort zone. You can enjoy traditional refreshments in some mountain inns or rustic huts along the run.
There are 5 toboggan runs spread along a total distance of 16 km (10 mi) in Wilder Kaiser. These well-groomed runs promise you lots of fun while tobogganing. You can take a romantic run down the GraspointNiederalm or Tannbichl. If you are up for some adventure, you can enjoy the 4.5 km (2.8 mi) long Astberg run. Moonlight toboggan track in Hochsöll is 3.8 km (2.36 mi) long and 6 m (12 ft.) wide, making it ideal for families. If you want to behold the sight of the splendid Alps as you race down the slopes in your toboggan, you should go for tobogganing in Söll. The Hexenritt section of its run is 3 km (1.86 mi) long and full of pleasant vistas along it.
Enjoy the mesmerizing winter scenery in the mountain, taste appetizing Tyrolean delicacies at numerous mountain inns and rustic ski huts, and watch skiers veer down the slopes as you enjoy the winter hiking paths in the resort. These hiking trails are accessible by cable cars.
The enchanting winter landscape of the Brixental Valley along with its beautiful tributary valleys is an El Dorado for nature aficionados. The winter hiking trails are optimally maintained and lead to some of the most picturesque spots in the area. The refreshing atmosphere rejuvenates your soul and takes you to a different world.
For all the cross-country skiers, SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser- Brixental is no less than a paradise. The resort offers a total of 196.5 km (122 mi) of trails. You can find cross-country trails in all the villages of Brixental.
If you want to enjoy cross-country skiing at a high elevation, try the Hochbrixen trail in BrixenimThale. It is at an elevation of 1300 m (4265 ft.) – 1350 m (4429 ft.) with easy slopes and double track. It is about 2.2 km (1.37 mi), and you do not have to pay any fee to enjoy skiing along these slopes.
You can enjoy cross-country skiing under the blanket of the starlit night sky as well. The trail in the Scheffau village has floodlights and snowmaking capabilities. Spread over 1.2 km (0.74 mi), these slopes are of the easy level. You can enjoy classical as well skating style of cross-country skiing on these slopes.
The ski resort has large children’s area where your little ones can play and take their first steps in skiing. The ski schools run these children’s area. There are magic carpets and practice lifts in all the villages of Brixental. You can find that these children’s areas are located either on the mountain or the base station of gondolas. There are many daycare and childcare facilities for kids as young as 5 months old. Families also love the toboggan runs along with snow-making capabilities and flood lights in Ellmau and Söll.
The practice areas are ideal for beginners and people who have just begun skiing. Many of the chairlifts in the ski resort have restraints for child safety. These include chairlifts like Aulam and Osthang.
The SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser-Brixental offers so many different facilities and activities for you to enjoy. It would be a shame if you miss out the fun and excitement of this resort. Plan your visit. Book your tickets. Grab your backpack. Set out to visit this resort and have a weekend full of action and adventure. Have fun!
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