REAL BIG - SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser - Brixental
SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser - Brixental is Austria's largest interconnected ski area and is one of the most varied winter sports areas in the Alps, with the greatest certainty of snow. One award after another is proof that here 279 km of ski runs, over 90 modern lifts and more than 70 refreshment stops make for winter fun which is simply "world class". With 13 km of night skiing slopes and 7.5 km of floodlit toboggan runs day becomes night to let night-time thrill seekers sweep down perfect slopes and toboggan runs across the sea of lights in the valley. Whether with family, as a couple, with friends, alone or in a group: at SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser - Brixental you'll always get your money's worth and find an offer to suit everyone!
It's white as far as the eye can see when it comes to snow conditions here too: SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser - Brixental is particularly blessed with natural snow. In addition, 210 km of the 279 km of slopes can be completely covered with manmade snow. This is guaranteed by more than 1,000 snow machines in the ski area. By the way: only pure drinking water may be used for snowmaking in Tyrol.
From treeless summit slopes for carvers, to richly varied slopes for experts and family slopes bathed in sunshine, to the fantastic valley descents which go on and on, all the slopes are in perfect condition. Spectacular views and mountains of snow are guaranteed.
SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser - Brixental is offering you the opportunity to access your personal ''skiline'' by entering at the end of your day's skiing your ski pass number on the internet at www.skiwelt.at. The ''skiline'' gives a timed altitude profile of the route you chose in the ski resort. It contains an accurate list of the lifts you used, the total metres you climbed and an estimate of how many kilometres you covered on the descent.
Notwithstanding all the superlatives, which SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser - Brixental has already earned, it is the cosy atmosphere, warm hospitality and Tyrolean charm which set the tone. More than 70 of Austria's loveliest ski huts and mountain restaurants, sun terraces and snow bars invite you to call in for a rest and a bite to eat. From a "statistical point of view" you have an opportunity to do so every 3.5 km!
NEW in Winter 2009-10
SkiWelt Ellmau - Ellmi's 6-seater chair - detachable 6-seater chair lift at the Schmidalm run in the Ellmau-Going ski area, this long and popular run can now be reached quickly and comfortably.
SkiWelt Brixen im Thale: ALPENIGLU ® - Igloo Village - a world of icy attractions!
Brixen im Thale
Brixen im Thale is situated in the centre of the Brixen Valley and the Kitzbühel Alps, about 10 mins. from Kitzbühel and 20 mins. away from the motorway exit in Wörgl. Even the Celts and the Romans used to appreciate the ideal climate. In the 19th century, Brixen was already known as a small spa resort, which was even frequented by Marie-Louise von Habsburg, Emperor Napoleon’s second wife.
Today, Brixen has gained a good reputation as a holiday resort with friendly four-star hotels, cosy guesthouses and inns, holiday apartments in every possible category and, particularly popular with families, farm stays and a campsite.
One reason for the village’s growing popularity over the last few decades is the high amount of investment that has gone into tourist infrastructure. Thus, thanks to consistent upgrading and continuous quality improvements as well as connections with neighbouring resorts in the Kitzbühel Alps, the village’s ski area has developed into one of the largest, most modern and most attractive ski resorts in Austria. In addition, winter guests to Brixen will discover an extensive network of cross-country ski tacks, a wonderful high-altitude track right in the ski resort, romantic winter hiking paths and a natural toboggan run.
A multi-purpose leisure facility with a sport and adventure swimming pool, a romantic bathing lake, tennis courts, a football pitch, beach volleyball court, integrated Kneipp pools as well as an idyllic pond for fishing right by the leisure facility ensures plenty of fun and recreational activities in the village centre.
Brixen’s gastronomy is another important pillar of the tourist industry. Guests are spoiled with traditional specialities and sophisticated cuisine in the numerous traditional inns, exquisite restaurants and cosy alpine huts. And the socializing goes on well into the early hours in all the cafés, pubs and aprés ski bars.
The new 4.5 km long super run will be open as of this year!
Yet all this would mean nothing were it not for the spectacular mountain backdrop of the Kitzbühel Alps. Harmoniously embedded in this alpine scenery, Brixen waits to be experienced along its broad network of hiking trails, cycle paths, mountain bike routes and cable cars. With a great deal of pride, we regard this as our biggest treasure, one we cherish, care for and love to be able to share with guests.
The new 4.5 km long super run will be open as of this year!
Skiers and boarders will love gliding down the long new super slope - with an altitude difference of 1,020 metres, definitely one of the best runs ever!
To make sure all snow lovers make it to the valley lift station comfortably, a shuttle service will be arranged from the end of the slope to the Hochbrixen valley station.
As of 2008/2009, a conveyor belt and a drag lift will transport skiers from the end of the slope in the area of the Brixen bathing lake directly to the new valley lift station.
This will be built on the opposite side of the street from the existing funicular station situated on the sunny side. A bridge over the Brixental main road will connect the two buildings.
Thanks to the partnership between SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser-Brixental (90 lifts, 250 kilometres of slopes) and the Kitzbühel ski resort (55 lifts, 168 kilometres of slopes), the vision of creating the third biggest interconnected ski resort is getting ever closer. Then, together with Les Trois Vallées and the Megéve-Mont-Blanc area, it will be up with the three biggest ski resorts in the world!
Mountain adventure for the whole family
Conveniently accessible with the Hochbrixen gondola, the Filzalmsee offers young and old relaxation, play and exciting discoveries. From here you can also venture out on a variety of exciting mountain hikes.
At Filzalmsee: Seminar mountain lodge with an exhibition, a moor showcase, bare foot path mud pool, Kneipp arm bath, foot massage, sand play area, water play area, tree houses, wading pools, moor biotope with views inside, raree show, water flume, giant spray