Neukirchen/Bramberg-Ski-Arena Wildkogel Resort Reviews
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Visitor reviews for Neukirchen/Bramberg-Ski-Arena Wildkogel Ski Resort
January 24, 2014
Emma Porter from United Kingdom
Having just spent two weeks in Bramberg (Jan 2014) with friends, babies, dogs we can honestly say that there is something for everyone.
The new Smaragdbahn lift is excellent and very reasonably price, especially if you are "Rodel-ing" (tobogganing) on the 14km run. The local ski area of Bramberg is much bigger than I expected and plenty to do for beginners and intermediate skiers. For the more adventurous skiers it couldn't be easier to access the Kitzbhul and Zillertal areas which are fantastic.
Within a 30 min, drive in every direction, there is so much to do for non-skiers, the Thauern Spa in Kaprun, Golf, in the summer in Mittersil, swimming lakes, beautiful walks, Sailing in Zell am See lake. The stunning cities of Kitzbhul and Salzburg also make a lovely day trip.
We are lucky enough to have bought our own 4 bedroom Chalet, in Bramberg and cannot wait to return year after year, winter or summer, to explore this beautiful area.
Our stunning Chalet Pengel is available to rent on the Chalets Plus website - dogs welcome!
Neukirchen/Bramberg-Ski-Arena Wildkogel Ratings
Overall: 4.4. Based on 4 votes and 4 reviews. Vote
(1) At least one overnight stop, (2) requires a whole day, (3) requires more than half a day – you may have time for a few turns (4) arrive by lunchtime and ski all afternoon, (5) there is a main airport within an hour of Neukirchen/Bramberg-Ski-Arena Wildkogel.
Public Transport: 4.2
(1) There are no buses or taxis to Neukirchen/Bramberg-Ski-Arena Wildkogel, (3) there are slow or infrequent buses / trains available, (5) getting to the resort is easy with frequent bus / train connections.
(1) An ugly resort in a bland setting, (3) average mountain views and resort, (5) a spectacular setting and a beautiful / historic resort town.
(1) No places to stay in/near Neukirchen/Bramberg-Ski-Arena Wildkogel, (3) a few places to stay in the resort, (5) a wide variety of accommodation suitable to suit all budgets.
Cheap Rooms: 4.7
(1) No budget accommodation available, (3) just one or two hostels so book ahead, (5) several cheap hostels and pensions available.
Luxury Hotels: 4.0
(1) No luxury accommodation available, (3) just one or two luxury hotels so book ahead, (5) several up-market hotels in Neukirchen/Bramberg-Ski-Arena Wildkogel.
Ski in/Ski out: 4.0
(1) The ski area is located far from any accommodation, (3) a free ski bus takes you to the ski area in a short trip, (5) Ski-in ski-out accommodation is available.
(1) There are no child care facilities at Neukirchen/Bramberg-Ski-Arena Wildkogel, (5) the resort has excellent child-care facilities including at least one reasonably priced creche.
(1) Occasionally gets enough snow for skiing, (2) is often closed due to a lack of snow, (3) occasionally suffers from a lack of snow, (4) rarely suffers from a lack of snow, (5) Neukirchen/Bramberg-Ski-Arena Wildkogel is snowsure even in the poorest seasons.
(1) Neukirchen/Bramberg-Ski-Arena Wildkogel relies entirely on natural snow, (3) there are just a few snow cannons, (5) there are snowmaking facilities on all pistes.
Snow Grooming: 4.5
(1) There are no snow groomers at Neukirchen/Bramberg-Ski-Arena Wildkogel, (3) occasionally some pistes are left ungroomed and in a poor state, (5) all the runs at Neukirchen/Bramberg-Ski-Arena Wildkogel are groomed daily.
(1) there is nowhere to ski when it is windy or visibility is bad and lifts often shut, (3) there are some trees for poor visibility but main lifts sometimes close, (5) Neukirchen/Bramberg-Ski-Arena Wildkogel is mostly in forest where you can ski in flat-light and windy days, lifts rarely close.
Nearby options: 4.3
(1) If snow conditions are poor at Neukirchen/Bramberg-Ski-Arena Wildkogel, it will be poor everywhere nearby, (3) there are good alternatives within an hours drive, (5) other locations on the same lift pass provide a rich variety of snowsure ski conditions.
Regional rating: 4.3
(1) Neukirchen/Bramberg-Ski-Arena Wildkogel usually has poor snow conditions compared to other resorts in region, (3) has average conditions for the region, (5) usually has the best snow conditions in the region.
Lift Staff: 4.5
(1) The staff at Neukirchen/Bramberg-Ski-Arena Wildkogel are rude or unhelpful, (5) lift staff at Neukirchen/Bramberg-Ski-Arena Wildkogel are pleasant, cheerful and eager to help.
(1) the resort is always busy and there are usually long lift queues, (3) it is quiet apart from occasional weekends and school holidays, (5) it is uncrowded and lift queues are very rare.
Ski Schools: 5.0
(1) No ski schools available, (2) one or two ski schools but local language only, (3) a few ski schools but book early for multi-lingual instructors, (4) plenty of ski schools and multi-lingual instructors available, (5) excellent ski schools with friendly multi-lingual ski instructors.
Hire and Repairs: 5.0
(1) Nothing can be sourced, not even ski-wax or ptex. (3) there are some ski shops but rentals need to be booked in advance, (5) good quality ski equipment can be purchased or hired and overnight repairs are possible.
Variety of pistes: 4.7
(1) The ski runs are featureless and unvaried, (3) the ski runs are varied but not extensive enough for a week, (5) Neukirchen/Bramberg-Ski-Arena Wildkogel has diverse and interesting pistes including forests and high alpine terrain.
(1) Beginners can only watch others ski and snowboard, (3) a few gentle slopes but beginners will get bored in less than a week, (3) Vast areas of gentle terrain.
(1) No intermediate terrain at Neukirchen/Bramberg-Ski-Arena Wildkogel, (3) intermediate skiers will get bored after a few days, (5) vast areas of cruising runs.
(1) Nothing for advanced skiers and snowboarders, (3) enough steep terrain for a few days with some good offpiste, (5) Enough steep terrain and offpiste areas to entertain advanced skiers for at least a week.
Snow Park: 3.7
(1) Not even a kicker at Neukirchen/Bramberg-Ski-Arena Wildkogel, (3) average sized park quite well looked after, (5) huge park area and expertly crafted pipes, jumps and boardercross trails.
(1) No off-piste worth mentioning, (2) off piste is out-of-bounds, (3) some varied offpiste that stays fresh for one or two days, (5) a vast array of off-piste routes that can stay untracked for several days.
(1) There is nowhere to go for cross-country skiing around Neukirchen/Bramberg-Ski-Arena Wildkogel, (3) there are some cross country trails available, (5) the area features many spectacular and well maintained cross-country trails.
(1) No designated luge or toboggan runs, (3) there are toboggan runs that open quite often, (5) Neukirchen/Bramberg-Ski-Arena Wildkogel has long and well maintained luge / toboggan facilities suitable for all ages.
Mountain Dining: 5.0
(1) Nowhere to buy food by the pistes, (3) some places to eat up on the mountain but they are often busy and expensive, (5) there is a variety of excellent mountain eateries right next to the slopes to suit all budgets.
(1) Bring your own food, there isn't even a shop. (5) A wide variety of places to eat and drink in the resort, from fast food to fancy restaurants.
(1) Nothing to do, not even a bar, (3) there are a few bars in the resort but nothing special, (5) clubs and bars stay open until very late and have a friendly atmosphere.
Other Sports: 4.3
(1) No sports facilities at all apart from ski lifts, (3) resort has just a small public swimming pool, (5) resort has all kinds of sports facilities, including a full-size swimming pool.
(1) Besides the snow and walking there is nothing to do here, (3) the non-skier will find things to do for few days but may become bored after a week, (5) the resort area is a fascinating place to visit, regardless of winter sports.
Winter Walks: 4.7
(1) Very limited walking and no snowshoe trails, (3) a couple of designated scenic walking/snowshoe trails, (5) extensive and diverse winter walking trails for all abilities.
Ski Pass Value: 5.0
(1) A 1 week ski pass is overpriced compared to the number of lifts available, (3) the ski pass is averagely priced and covers a reasonable number of lifts, (5) ski passes are excellent value for money and cover a lot of lifts spanning a big area.
Value (National): 5.0
(1) Overall, Neukirchen/Bramberg-Ski-Arena Wildkogel is one of the most expensive ski resorts in the country and not worth the money, (3) overall represents average value for money, (5) overall offers the best value resort in the country.
Value (Global): 5.0
(1) Overall, Neukirchen/Bramberg-Ski-Arena Wildkogel is one of the most expensive ski resorts in the world, (3) overall it offers pretty average value for money compared to resorts from other countries, (5) internationally the resort offers excellent value for money.
December 04, 2011
Martin Barber from United Kingdom
The Wildkogel, what a gem of an Austrian ski resort. We have been open for 4 years now in this ski resort and Haus Barber is definitely a little touch of class in this great family ski resort and still relatively unfound by the Brits!
September 23, 2010
abler weymouth from United Kingdom
Stayed in Neukirchen (Neukirchen/Bramberg-Ski-Arena Wildkogel) at the hotel Kammerlander in January 2010. Had a fantastic time: hotel superb, food excellent, staff excellent, facilities superb, snow perfect. Was so looking forward to returning in 2011 but tour operator Crystal have removed Neukirchen from their brochure. If anyone knows any other operators who travel there? A lovely peaceful retreat that deserves better from British tour operators.
February 04, 2010
andy mumby from United Kingdom
Been here (Neukirchen/Bramberg-Ski-Arena Wildkogel) for the last three years, excellent resort for families and kids/beginners. Even intermediates have more than enough runs.
Best toboggon run ever - what a rush and a nice bar half way down the mountain to stop and have a beer and take in the magnificent scenery. The bottom of the run is a wide slope to race to the finish where you can either catch the bus back to Neukirchen or have a beer and pizza at the bottom of the slope.
Plenty of umbrella bars around the village with good old German/Dutch cheesy music to get you dancing and singing. Love it!!
Enough restaurants to eat at for a week and a great pizzaria for take-aways or eat-in.
Overall, we love it as a family. Neukirchen/Bramberg-Ski-Arena Wildkogel typifies what Austria is all about. Don't tell too many people though.