The ski resort
Skiwelt Wilder Kaiser-Brixental is one of the largest and most modern ski resorts in the world. The area covers over 284 kilometers of perfectly groomed slopes. Westendorf is an invaluable link between Austria’s largest connected regions for skiing, the Skiwelt Wilder Kaiser-Brixental and the other well know ski area Kitzbühel / Kichberg which increase the number of slopes. Skiwelt have 90 modern cable cars and lift, which makes the experience comfortable and easier for all ages. The large area invites for great day trips in the terrain for the entire family. The slopes provide challenges for everyone, no matter if you are beginner, holiday skier or expert. As well for the snowboarders and free style skiers, who can try out their skills in one of the best funparks in the region, namely the Boarders Playground. Beside the formidable ski- and snowboard conditions, Westendorf offers the best prepares cross-country tracks and Winter walking trails which will lead you to the most amazing and beautiful places.
When the need for a break appears, there is 81 Alpine huts and bars to get a refreshment and a tasty lunch in stunning surroundings. The enjoyment in Westendorf starts from the beginning of Winter until Springtime.
Bonus info: Skiwelt guarantee you snow! There are over 1.700 snow machines.
A charming town
Westendorf is situated on a sunny plateau in the middle of the Brixen valley, completely detached from noisy traffic. The magical village centre, with its fantastic infrastructure is absolutely encompassed by breathtaking mountains. The town exudes of traditional Austrian charm and relaxed atmosphere with its many historical buildings. Westendorf offers many different boutiques, bars, and restaurants with local specialties. Westendorf also offers a wide selection of other activities and experiences, e.g. tobogganing, après ski, the old dairy or horse sledding.
The friendly and welcoming locals invites you to a pleasant stay in their beautiful and charming town, Westendorf.
Skiwelt Wilder Kaiser-Brixental
Do you know all the member villages? The ski area includes as many as seven villages, namely Brixen im Thale, Ellmau, Going, Hopfgarten, Itter, Kelchsau, Scheffau, Söll and Westendorf.
Brixen im Thale
One of the most diverse areas in Skiwelt with its broad pistes, numerous descents, an amazing childrens area and the unique igloo village, ALPENIGLU. There is plenty of variety to suit all requirements and another advantage is the fact, that the resort is based on the sunny side of the Brixental valley.
Ellmau – Going
The variety of descents on offer extends from steep slopes for experts,” Black East” on the valley descent to broad family friendly. It will impress all winter sports fans – beginners, families, holiday skiers and professionals alike. In Going the Astberg piste is especially popular with the ambitious skiers.
Hopfgarten – Itter – Kelchsau
Located at the food of Hohe Salve you will find Hopfgarten which is well known for having the sunniest slopes. It offers wide, impeccably groomed slopes that are ideal for both families and beginners as well as for expert skiers and enthusiasts. Itter is ideal for those who appreciate peace and relaxation. It is also offers a quick access to the midst of the Söll and Hopfgarten. Kelchsau in itself is small, but a single paradise for real enthusiasts: grandiose natural snow slopes, wide family-friendly runs, two cosy mountain huts and a magnificent panorama.
The vantage points at the mountain lift stations are a real treat. At the Brandstadlbahn a magnificent view of the legendary Wilder Kaiser awaits you. As well for the top station of the Osthangbahn, it is possible to enjoy the incredible views of the wide and open slopes of the Skiwelt. Scheffau also boasts an especially wide variety of ski runs – from easy to challenging, there are slopes for all desires.
Here you will find ski runs from red to black, fantastic descents, a unique all-round view of the summit of the Hohe Salve, the mountain with Tyrol’s best views. It is also here you will get endless powder snow, as well as unique offers for children and several family slopes.
This area offers numerous slopes for experts and enthusiasts and one of the hottest funparks in the SkiWelt, the Boarders Playground. Westendorf also has one of the largest nursery ski areas in the valley, as well as many slopes for beginners and families. Not to forget you will also find one of the longest and the steepest slopes in Skiwelt.
A ski vacation to Westendorf offers a wide range of activities on the slope beside skiing. E.g. it is possible to visits the fun parks, Ilgoo Village, try the speed runs and racetracks. But beside that, you can enjoy numerous of other fun activities.
- Snow groomer tour
- Snowshoe hiking
- Night skiing
- Winter hiking
- Ice skating
- Ice stock sport
- Cross-country skiing
Sking for children
The ski resort is incredibly child- and family friendly. The wide range of beginner and child slopes makes the ski vacation easy and fun for the entire family. For the youngest there is three great nursery slopes, which are perfect for their first attempts in the snow. There is space for playful learning, while safety and comfort are guaranteed. Almost everywhere in the large ski area Skiwelt Hopfgarten and Westendorf you will find slopes for the beginners and funny tracks for the youngest. The little ones will also loves Ellmi’s Winter World, which is located at the top station of Skiwelt Ellmau.
The entire resort offers experienced and caring ski schools for all ages. No matter your level, you will have a good and educational experience. Alone in Westendorf there is 5 professional ski schools, who are ready to teach the little ones how to ski and have fun on the slopes.
Of other solutions for the youngest there is great childcare options, which offers lots of fun in safe and calm surroundings.
Westendorf, like most Austrian ski resort offers a great and atmospheric après ski. The range of après bars with traditional schlager music, local snaps and glühwein are wide. They welcome you inside for a drink and to sing along while you show your great ski boots move. The family friendly resort Westendorf also have a wide palette of more traditional and calm bars, where the entire family can enjoy a refreshment at the end of the ski day.
- Peters Nailing Hut
- Moskito bar