Brixen im Thale
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Brixen im Thale Ski Resort Guide
- Acres of ski:-
- Terrain Parks:4
- X-Country:196.5 km
SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser – Brixental is one of the largest and most modern ski resorts in the world. One award after another is proof that here 284 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 11 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 moneys 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. SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser - Brixental is particularly blessed with natural snow. In addition, 250 km of the 284 km of slopes can be completely covered with manmade snow; 120 km can be covered with snow in just 3 days! This is guaranteed by more than 1,700 snow machines in the ski area. 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. 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 3.3 km!
- Nearest Airport:Salzburg, Innsbruck and Munich
- Nearest Train Station:Kufstein, Wörgl, St. Johann
- Tourist Office Phone:+43 5333 400
- Tourist Office Website:www.skiwelt.at/en/
- Slopeside accommodation:-
Announcements & News from the Brixen im Thale ski resort manager
TOP OFFERS in the SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser - Brixental:
KIDS AGED 15 AND UNDER RIDE FREE
This offer is valid from the beginning of the season until 22 December 2017 and from 10 March 2018 until 8 April 2018.
Only pre-condition: A parent purchase a SkiWelt ski pass which is valid for at least three days - so kids 15 and under (born 2002-2011) ride for free during the same period.
SUPER SKI WEEKS 2017/18 - up to 25 % savings
From the beginning of the season until 22 December 2017 and from 10 March 2018 until 8 April 2018, ski for a particularly good price at SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser-Brixental for a 2 - 14 day per diem from selected vendors.
LADIES DAY - EVERY WEDNESDAY
Beginning 10 January 2018, all ladies may ride for an adolescent tariff on Wednesdays for a day or partial day!
MENS' DAY - EVERY TUESDAY
Beginning 11 January 2018, all men may ride for an adolescent tariff on Wednesdays for a day or partial day!
TOP EVENTS in the SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser – Brixental:
SKIWELT WINTER OPENING 08.12-10.12.2017 & 15.12.-17.12.2017
The Winter Opening is celebrated in style at SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser - Brixental following the motto "perfect slopes, live music and so much fun!" This year, for the first time we even celebrate on TWO WEEKENDS!
NEW YEAR's EVE 31 December 2017
New Year’s Eve in the Mountains will be taking place on the Hohe Salve in Hopfgarten. From 7:00 pm, you can take the cable car up to the Salvenalm and the Tenner Stadl. Then at midnight, an amazing fireworks display begins. Finally, head back down to the valley by cable car or on foot.
ALPENIGLU® OPENING 05 January 2018
The official opening celebration of the ALPENIGLU® Village and the unique ICE LAND exhibition "on skis to the zoo" with unique fire and ice show. The Hochbrixen cable car (bottom lift station Brixen im Thale) runs from 7 pm to 11 pm on 05.01.18 (free ascent and descent)
SKIWELT PISTE PARTY WEEKS 06 - 21 January 2018
2 weeks full of parties in the whole SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser - Brixental. Daily live music at the SkiWelt huts, DJ’s, perfect slope conditions and great offers await you!
FREE RIDE CAMP in Westendorf 13 - 14 January 2018
Two full days with the pros of the Austrian freeride scene, to help you prepare for runs away from the crowded slopes, making you aware of the risk involved.
ALPENIGLU ICE PARTY 16 January 2018
The Ice party series hot things up at the ALPENIGLU® village with good music and a vibrant atmosphere. Besides discounted tours through the ICE LAND exhibition, amazing lighting effects and some rather cool tunes, a few other surprises await visitors on this exceptional evening. The Hochbrixen cable car runs from 7 pm until 11.00 pm on 16.01.18 (free ascent and descent)
ALPENIGLU ICE PARTY 30 January 2018
The Ice party series hot things up at the ALPENIGLU® village with good music and a vibrant atmosphere. Besides discounted tours through the ICE LAND exhibition, amazing lighting effects and some rather cool tunes, a few other surprises await visitors on this exceptional evening. The Hochbrixen cable car runs from 7 pm until 11.00 pm on 30.01.18 (free ascent and descent)
ALPENIGLU MOUNTAIN FESTIVAL 13 February 2018
A party atmosphere is guaranteed at the bus bars even during the daytime. Things really get going in the evening through: Along with live music, the ALPENIGLU® Village promises a chilled-out lounge vibe, cocktails in ice glasses and fascinating tours through the ICE LAND exhibition. The Hochbrixen cable car runs from 6 pm until 10 pm on 13.02.18 (free ascent and descent)
ALPENIGLU ICE PARTY 27 February 2018
The Ice party series hots things up at the ALPENIGLU® Village with good music and a vibrant atmosphere.
Besides discounted tours through the ICE LAND exhibition, amazing lighting effects and some rather cool tunes, a few other surprises await visitors on this exceptional evening. The Hochbrixen cable car runs from 7 pm until 11.00 pm on 27.02.18 (free ascent and descent)
SKIHÜTTEN GAUDI 03 - 24 March 2018
Snow, fun and free guided skiing! In March, a non-stop party atmosphere comes guaranteed. From traditional folk music, DJ's, electro, jazz and boogie-woogie to rock music and the very latest hits, there’s a sound to suit all musical tastes!
ALPENIGLU ICE PARTY 06 March 2018
The Ice party series hots things up at the ALPENIGLU® Village with good music and a vibrant atmosphere.
Besides discounted tours through the ICE LAND exhibition, amazing lighting effects and some rather cool tunes, a few other surprises await visitors on this exceptional evening. The Hochbrixen cable car runs from 7 pm until 11.00 pm on 06.03.18 (free ascent and descent)
Latest Snow Reportview full snow report
- Issued:14 Dec
- Last Snowfall:12 December 2017
- Snow Depth (upper):105cm
- Snow Depth (lower):25cm
Today’s Weather (1288 m)view full snow forecast
Brixen im Thale Location Maps
Visitor Reviews of Brixen im Thale
Howard Beanland from United Kingdom writes:
Brixen is a rather spread out resort along what is now a fairly quiet town road after the building of a bypass on the town’s south side. We stayed in the excellent value Gasthof Hoferwirt which is only about 200 metres from the two main lifts. Those staying in the centre of the resort by the church will have either a 10 minute walk to the lifts or will need to use the frequent ski buses. There are ski and boot storage facilities at the Skiweltbahn and at Hochbrixen as the top of the Hochbrixen gondola.
Access to Westendorf is by a series of fast bubbles from the valley. Unfortunately, the infrastructure higher up the mountain largely consists of older slower chair lifts. The weak link is the three person Fleiding lift which moves at a snail’s pace and is the only way to gain access to some excellent runs at the back of the resort. The red run 120 down towards Usterberg is highly recommended.
Descents back to Brixen pose a problem for beginners and progressing intermediates. The descent from the bottom of the Jochbarn is south facing and gets badly cut up by the afternoon. It’s quite narrow too and gets crowded, so you have a mixture of beginners out of their depth, fast skiers and competent intermediates like us trying to avoid the carnage. We only skied this run once and took the lift down (with many other people) thereafter. Inevitably later in the week we watched a helicopter rescue from this piste later on in the week.
The descent from Westendorf has the reverse sort of problem. It’s not busy, but that’s probably because the lower section becomes an ice sheet later on in the day. As it’s north facing and rarely gets the sun, most of the snow gets scraped off and the piste becomes polished to ice. We only skied this run once as well. Of course, these comments depend to the weather, temperature and time of day. Others may find them in better condition.
Access to the rest of the ski circus is good, with lots of fast lifts and bubbles. Queueing is rare except at the weekend. Beginners may struggle with the runs to the important Almbahn connecting lift, as blue route 99 is anything but blue as it approaches the lift. We skied down to all of the resorts on the north side of the Skiwelt, some runs being more pleasant than others. The run at the Mittelstation at Hopfgarten declares itself as the best run in the Skiwelt and it would be hard to argue with that. If you head right over to the Astberg near Going, be aware that access from Ellmau is by the really slow two person Hausberg lift and then requires quite a bit of pole use to get over to Going. Runs are the top of this area are good and pretty quiet. The descent down piste 90 was in poor condition and you have to cross a couple of roads as well. Those with hire skis may scrape their way across, but we decided that removal was the best course of action.
In conclusion, the Skiwelt generally has excellent infrastructure but one or two old chairs could do with being replaced. Mountain restaurants are large, well placed, have good facilities and generally reasonably priced compared to France. The main problem is, of course, the height of the resorts and mountains. When it’s cold and there’s been recent snow the area is superb for intermediates who want to cruise lots of piste miles. However, when it gets warm it’s quite different. On the first night we were there it rained in the evening so that there was a nice coating of ice on the corduroy early in the morning. Personally, I would only book to go to the Skiwelt at short notice when you know the conditions might be reasonable.