Winter Holidays in Brixental, Tyrol
Skiing in SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser – Brixental
One of the most modern and biggest ski areas, right outside the door of your chalet: SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser – Brixental encompasses over 288 km of perfectly groomed pistes and 90 lifts. And around 80 mountain huts serve as perfect venues whenever you are in the mood for a break and some well-earned refreshments. This ski area close to Kitzbühel includes the communities of Westendorf, Söll, Scheffau, Ellmau, Going, Kelchsau, Hopfgarten, Itter and Brixen im Thale. The region surrounding Westendorf is particularly popular with ambitious skiers: not least because you will find here the steepest piste in all of SkiWelt – the black-rated “112er” – as well as one of the longest slopes in SkiWelt (the No. 11 Kandler run from the Choralpe) in Westendorf. Beginners will also find an ideal “playground” right in the town center, though also out on the flatter, easier pistes on the mountain.
Incidentally: The new SkiWelt Tour gives you an opportunity to discover SkiWelt in a single circuit consisting of 37 lifts and 84 km of pistes. You can also access the circuit with the help of the Alpenrosenbahn lifts, which are close to Chalet 149 in Westendorf.
Cross-Country Skiing and Winter Hiking in Brixental
On the Brixental cross-country trail (17.9 km) and the 8.5 km long “Camping Westendorf” trail, you can enjoy healthy exercise on skis out in the fresh air. Across the length and breadth of SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser – Brixental, you are greeted by almost 150 km of trails where you can indulge your love of cross-country skiing. For winter hikers, too, this popular Tyrol holiday region offers a broad network of maintained winter hiking paths. Popular tours beginning in Westendorf lead, for example, to Windautal – a true natural jewel – as well as up Westendorf’s own local mountain, the Nachtsöllberg.
Family Holidays in Brixental: Ice Skating and Sledding in Westendorf
Needless to say, no winter holiday would be complete without a thrilling sled ride along with a snowball fight. If you choose to zoom down the No. 117 sledding hill, the Alpenrosenbahn will carry you up to Bergrestaurant Talkaser, from where your ride will ultimately bring you down to Windautal. Once you have reached the bottom, at the Schrandlhof, the shuttlebus will bring you back to Westendorf. You will find other sledding suggestions on the website of the local tourist office. Do you love the ice? In that case, in the town center of Westendorf you will be happy to know there is an ice-skating rink, while at Sportberg Gaisberg in Kirchberg you will discover a 20 m tall man-made tower of ice, perfect for fine-tuning your ice climbing skills (introductory courses are also offered on Wednesdays).
As you can see, a holiday spent in Brixental is likely to be full of memorable experiences. Not least if you choose to pay a visit to the ALPINE IGLOO Village (Hochbrixen), participate in a tour on a snowcat (Söll), or take advantage of the “Early Bird” offer to be one of the first on the slopes at 7:30 in the morning …