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Scheffau Ski Resort Guide

Scheffau Ski Resort Guide

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Issued: 22 Aug

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Today’s Weather (1288 m)

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5 N5
12 °C F-Level
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13 °C F-Level
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5 NNW5
12 °C F-Level

REAL BIG – SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser - Brixental
SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser – Brixental is Austria’s largest interconnected ski area and is one of the most varied winter sports areas in the Alps, with the greatest certainty of snow. One award after another is proof that here 279 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 money’s 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 too: SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser - Brixental is particularly blessed with natural snow. In addition, 225 km of the 279 km of slopes can be completely covered with manmade snow; 110 km can be covered with snow in just 3 days! This is guaranteed by more than 1,400 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 3.5 km!

Resorts close to Scheffau include: Söll (4 km), Ellmau (5 km), Going (7 km), Brixen im Thale (8 km), Hopfgarten (10 km),

Scheffau ski chalets, resort hotel accomodation and ski lodging Scheffau Chalets, Ski Hotels & Lodging

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Piste info

  • Trails (Pistes): -
  • Beginner: 43%
  • Intermediate: 47%
  • Advanced: 10%
  • Cross-country: 196.5 km
  • Snowmaking: 75%
  • Acres of ski: -
  • Terrain Parks: 3
  • Halfpipes: 0


  • Restaurants: 70
  • Bars: 42
  • Slopeside accommodation: -

Mountain info

  • Vertical Drop: 1336 m


  • Draglifts: 40
  • Chairlifts: 36
  • Gondolas / Cable Cars: 15
  • Toplift: m


  • Nearest Airport: Innsbruck, Salzburg and Munich (1 hr)
  • Nearest Train: Kufstein, Wörgl, St. Johann
  • Tourist Info Phone: +43 5333 400,
    Scheffau Tourist Office Website

NEW! Announcements & News from the Scheffau ski resort manager

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  • Season opens: 7 Dec 2013
  • Season closes: 30 Mar 2014

TOP OFFERS in the SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser - Brixental:

This offer is valid from the beginning of the season until 20 December 2013 and from 15 March 2013 until 30 March 2014.
Only pre-condition: A parent purchase a SkiWelt ski pass which is valid for at least three days - so kids 15 and under (born 1998-2007) ride for free during the same period.

SUPER SKI WEEKS 2013/14 - up to 25 % savings
From the beginning of the season until 20 December 2013 and from 15 March 2014 until 30 March 2014, ski for a particularly good price at SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser-Brixental for a 3,4,5,6 or 7 per diem from selected vendors.

Beginning 08 January 2014, all adults may ride for an adolescent tariff on Wednesdays for a day or partial day!

TOP EVENTS in the SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser – Brixental:

SKIWELT WINTEROPENING 13 – 15 December 2013
The Winteropening is celebrated in stlye at SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser-Brixental following the motto: "first class fun, snow and sound". This is how to get winter off to a good start. When Söll invites you to the Winter Opening of the largest interconnected ski area in Austria, the everyday is “pulverised” in “the turn of a ski”!

NEW YEAR's EVE 31 December 2013
New Year’s Eve on the Mountain takes place on the Hohe Salve in Hopfgarten under the motto “TOGETHER, NOT ALONE”. The cable car heads up to the Salvenalm and the Tenner Stadl from 7pm onwards. At 9pm, we celebrate the end of the year together with a Christmas blessing. Afterwards, the Wiesenbläser brass band play for you and at 12.10 am, an amazing firework display begins. Then from about 1am, everyone walks back down to the valley together by torch light.

ALPENIGLU® OPENING 05 January 2014
The official opening celebration of the ALPENIGLU® Village and the unique ICE LAND exhibition “Icecastle” with ice show in the evening. Discounted tours through the ICE LAND exhibition are on offer. The Hochbrixen cable car (bottom lift station Brixen im Thale) runs from 6pm until 10pm on 05.01.14 (free ascent and descent)

At the F.A.S.C, you have the chance to compete against all the Austrian students and become the Austrian ski or snowboard champion. Besides the race, an interactive side programme is provided to ensure great entertainment on the slopes and in the evening. Take the opportunity to race your friends in a toboggan, brush up your avalanche knowledge, test your skis and snowboards and much more.

FIS-NIGHT SLALOM 23 January 2014
First-class slalom and skiing stars within touching distance - that is what is on offer at the "Hahnenkamm Warm up Night Slalom" at SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser-Brixental in Westendorf.

SÖLLid MOVES - QPark Tour Stop 25 January 2014
At this freestyle-event, snowboarders and freeskiers can captivate the spectators with their moves on kickers, boxes and rails.

SPRINGBOARD - From local to hero 02 February 2014
With tour stops in Germany and Austria, young up-and-coming snowboarders aged 15 and under will have the opportunity to experience special shred days with local pro snowboarder and Olympic winner Nicola Thost under the motto "from local to hero"

BP JUNIOR JAM 15 February 2014
A mini slopestyle contest for regional up-and-coming freestylers. Young snowboarders and freeskier will have a chance to demonstrate their talent. The motto: join in, have fun and get a whiff of the contest air!

Austrian snowboarding championship/slopstyle
The regional snowboarding community will again battle for the titles of Austrian halfpipe and slopestyle champions in March as well as for valuable TTR world ranking list points.

SKIHÜTTEN GAUDI 08 - 30 March 2014
Snow, Music and Après Ski!
From traditional folk music and jazz to cool beats and modern rock, there is a sound to suit every musical taste.

FREE RIDE CAMP in Westendorf 18 - 19 March 2014
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.

Hardly an event combines sport and fun, competition and friendship, tradition and modernity as closely as the Hôgmoa Huckfest! Not only passionate winter sports enthusiasts attend at their own expense.

Information supplied 6 Nov 2013

Visitor Reviews of Scheffau

Graham W from United Kingdom writes:

Stayed at the Land Alpin which continues to serve up excellent food and is conveniently located. With the relatively mild weather over Christmas the rooms were far too hot though and even with the windows open and the radiator off it was too hot in the room at night.
Snow not brilliant this year and we could not ski down to the gondola but with buses every 15 minutes, from outside the hotel, (except over lunch time) you never need to wait long for a bus. The gondola takes you up high and the snow up there was good up to about 2pm when it became slushy each day.

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City Forecasts
Closest to Scheffau

city forecasts
Rosenheim, Germany 38 km
Innsbruck, Austria 67 km
Salzburg, Austria 68 km
Munich-Riem Airport, Germany 79 km
Munich, Germany 85 km

Surf Breaks
Closest to Scheffau

surf forecast
Lignano Pineta (Stephanie's), Italy 217 km
Punta Sabbioni, Italy 233 km
La Diga (Sottomarina), Italy 255 km
Marina Romea, Italy 328 km
Adria, Italy 329 km

Resorts and Mountain Peaks Surrounding Scheffau

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Mountain Peaks
Closest to Scheffau

mountain forecasts
Kaisergebirge, Austria 7 km
Ellmauer Halt, Austria 7 km
Gamskogel, Austria 7 km
Hintere Goinger Halt, Austria 7 km
Fleischbank, Austria 8 km