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Brixen im Thale Resort Guide

The Brixen im Thale resort guide summary is: Brixen im Thale has 90 lifts within its terrain that is suitable for beginner and intermediate levels, including terrain park enthusiasts. Find location, trail maps and piste maps covering the mountains 1336m of vertical range and surrounding area.


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Brixen im Thale Resort Guide

The Brixen im Thale resort guide summary is: Brixen im Thale has 90 lifts within its terrain that is suitable for beginner and intermediate levels, including terrain park enthusiasts. Find location, trail maps and piste maps covering the mountains 1336m of vertical range and surrounding area.

Vertical:

Top: 1957m
Arrow
1336m
Bot: 621m

Best for:

Beginner level skier
Beginners/
Intermediates

Trails:

48%
46%
6%

Hectares of Ski:

Snowmaking: 80%

Brixen im Thale Lifts:

  • drag lift icon39
  • ski lift icon35
  • cablecar icon16
Total lifts = 90
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Brixen im Thale Resort GuidePhoto credit: Finn Ryborg

Visiting Brixen im Thale

Helpful resort information to assist planning your trip to Brixen im Thale.

  • Season opens
    7 Dec 2019
  • Season closes
    13 Apr 2020
  • Accommodation
  • Restaurants | Bars
    77 | 42
  • Nearest Airport
    Salzburg, Innsbruck and Munich
  • Nearest Train Station
    Kufstein, Wörgl, St. Johann
  • Tourist Office Website
  • Tourist Office Phone
    +43 5333 400

Brixen im Thale Features

The terrain at Brixen im Thale includes:


What's it like at Brixen im Thale resort?

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!


Explore Brixen im Thale Location Map

Interactive Brixen im Thale trail map and piste map. View the piste and trails as well as the surrounding terrain and mountain contours for backcountry action. Find and compare nearby resorts by clicking on the resort markers.


When's the snowiest month to visit Brixen im Thale?

JanuaryAverage: 3.5 snow days per week
The snowiest week in Brixen im Thale is week 3 of January. There are typically 3.5 snowy days during this week with 25cm of snowfall. Check out the Brixen im Thale Snow History graphs below.


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.

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