It’s Austria Ski Week
Fun for all on and off region’s 463 km of pistes
Two of Austria’s best ski resorts attract winterports fans to the Brixental valley at the heart of the Kitzbühel Alps, where families can enjoy a dozen resorts plus ski tours, ice climbing and the Alpine igloo village.
The Brilliant Brixental offers 180 days of skiing fun, 463 km of pistes and 144 cable cars and lifts in two of Austria’s best skiing regions. The Wilder Kaiser – Brixental ski world and Kitzbühel-Kirchberg ski resort guarantee endless enjoyment. And ski fans can drool over exceptional skiing in Brixen im Thale, Kirchberg and Westendorf, resorts that have won a clutch of Best Resort honours from web sites all over Europe.
The Brixental valley strongly impresses visitors with down-to-earth Tirolean hospitality, family-friendly approach and accommodation to suit all – from 4-star hotels with top cuisine awarded 4 Gault Millau toques.
All three resorts are accessible via motorway and railway, and Munich, Salzburg and Innsbruck airports are a maximum 90 minutes’ drive. And when you get to the Kitzbüheler Alps all public transport services free of charge, thanks to the guest card, you get on checking in. Guest cards are also valid for all regional express trains and the intercity train line
Apart from skiing excellence The focus is on exceptional results away from the pistes too. An unusual night in the Alpine igloo village or the ice climbing park guarantee lasting holiday memories. A network of wonderful winter footpaths and cross-country trails lead to the region’s most beautiful areas. And for adventure-seekers who like it fast, sledging on the Gaisberg sports mountain or a snowy Segway session with snow chains offer plenty of variety.
NEW this season
No surprice that Austria is voted by Good Ski Guide as teh world’s most modern skiing infrastructure as hardly a year goes by without improvements and innovations. And the neighbouring SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser – Brixental, will see the construction of one of the largest artificial lakes in the country of around 200,000 m³.
- The new 8-man chair lift Jurfen, with Pininfarina Design will go up as heart of the investment program. Plus a new snow and fun park?available?for all skill levels, and thanks to snowmaking the ski slopes open on time early every November..
- Ski safari rules here because The Brixental sits amid 463 Km of piste. Explore the impressive variety of the 9-resort SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser Brixental and the Kitzbühel-Kirchberg ski area in just one day.
- This winter pro skiers, amateurs and families will all get their moneys worth with an ideal ski safari route across both ski areas.
Have it all!
- Ski both the Wilder Kaiser and Hahnenkamm – whether your accommodation is in Brixen im Thale, Kirchberg or Westendorf, every kilometre of the pistes in these ski resorts can be accessed with the ‘Kitzbüheler Alpen AllStarCard’.
- And not just that – Tirol’s largest ski association includes 23 other ski resorts, ranging from the Wildschönau ski treasure in the Alpbachtal valley to Salzburg. The ski resorts covered by the Kitzbüheler Alpen AllStarCard in Tyrol are characterised by good levels of snow certainty, high quality pistes and modern ski lifts. The Kitzbühel Alps in Tirol have also won 20 different awards over the last few winter seasons.
For all the family
- Brixen im Thale, Kirchberg and Westendorf offer a broad range of weekly events, mostly free.
- Away from the pistes, guided snow-shoe tours, torch-lit and winter walks lead into the deep snowy mountains.
- More action – from ice-skating to curling, riding, sledging, winter walks and comfortable horse-drawn sledge rides into the side valleys mean guests can enjoy a relaxing and traditional winter holiday.
- An extensive network of cross-country trails also leads through the entire valley from Kirchberg to Westendorf.
Brixen im Thale, Kirchberg and Westendorf have an excellent reputation on the freestyle scene and not just in Alpine skiing.
- The ‘Boarders Playground’ in Westendorf is the fun sports paradise of the Kitzbühel Alps. snowboarding legend ‘Gogo’ Gossner designed the park which has received numerous awards. Exciting events such as the FIS race on 18 January, the Ski Shows in Westendorf on 14 and 21 February and the ski hut party weeks in the Wilder Kaiser – Brixental ski world round off an Alpine winter holiday in the Brixental valley.
- And if the day simply isn’t long enough, Brixen im Thale, Kirchberg and Westendorf also offer plenty of night-time activities when night owls can climb on the colourfully lit ice climbing tower on the Gaisberg, sledge down a natural toboggan run or weave their way down the perfectly lit pistes.
- Plenty of places to celebrate too: bars, clubs, pubs and discos offer intensive nightlife as the centre of the nightlife scene. You will not be bored.
- Information – www.kitzalps.com/brixental and the Kitzbüheler Alpen – Brixental tourist board (Tel.: +43 (0) 57507 2000).