SkiWelt ski area
SkiWelt ski area is one of the most affordable and largest interconnected ski areas in the world. It sits in the stunning Wilderkaiser mountain range of Austria, in the Kitzbuheler Alps region. The ski area is made up of 279 km of skiable pistes and is connected by 91 lifts spanning from 620m to 1,825m. SkiWelt ski area also boasts 70 ski huts, restaurants, and apres ski bars, with one available every 3.9km.
SkiWelt ski area’s four villages of Ellmau, Going, Scheffau and Söll are just a quick car ride from the Germany/Austria border. It is also roughly an hour’s drive from the airport cities of Munich, Salzburg and Innsbruck. In addition to easy road access, there are also good train and bus connections to the ski area. The nearest train stations are in Kufstein, Kitzbühel, and St. Johann-in-Tirol. They are reachable by regular Postbus services.
Skiing at SkiWelt ski area has long been extremely popular, as it gives skiers the opportunity to travel from peak to peak throughout the day. Soll and Ellmau are the main destinations in the area. However, the new gondola in Brixental recently linked it’s trails to Westendorf, allowing for even more variety and adventure. With the many piste options at SkiWelt ski area, it’s clear why people return year after year.
SkiWelt ski area links together the resorts of Söll, Scheffau, Ellmau, Westendorf, Brixen, and Going.
A stalwart resort for many beginner and intermediates, Soll is a small and family friendly village, with attractive chalets surrounding it’s central church. Appealing to both young adults and families alike, it offers a mixture of lively après bars and great, child-friendly facilities and activities.
Scheffau is one of the loveliest villages in the SkiWelt area. Its charming center is only 1km away from the main gondola and subsequently, has endless pistes to explore. There’s also plenty for the less adventurous, with impressive beginner trails and a relaxed, informal aprés scene.
Ellmau is an attractive resort of traditional chalet-style buildings and many restaurants, cafes and bars to enjoy. The resort offers a variety of terrain levels, but is best suited for beginners and intermediates. It has many beginner runs on the doorstep of the village. In addition, there are plenty of alternative activities such as winter hiking and and cross-country skiing available. It is connected to the SkiWelt ski area by a mountain railway.
Westendorf is a quaint and charming little village offering access to a vast amount of terrain for all levels of skier and boarder. The ski resort is a long-term favorite for beginners and intermediates. Nevertheless, it provides easy access to more difficult terrain and boasts one of the longest and steepest slopes in the SkiWelt ski area. Westendorf ski resort also offers an excellent snow park in close proximity to the village.
A traditional village that has an excellent location for accessing both the SkiWelt on one side and the slopes above Westendorf on the other. Brixental is a resort for confident skiers, rather than the recent converts to snow. However, Brixental ski resort offers a variety of ski lessons and nursery trails.
- Snowcomparison Team
- August 26, 2016
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