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Westendorf Resort Guide

The Westendorf resort guide summary is: Westendorf has 91 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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Westendorf Resort Guide

The Westendorf resort guide summary is: Westendorf has 91 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%

Westendorf Lifts:

  • drag lift icon39
  • ski lift icon36
  • cablecar icon16
Total lifts = 91
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Westendorf Resort GuidePhoto credit: Ted Rees

Visiting Westendorf

Helpful resort information to assist planning your trip to Westendorf.

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

Westendorf Features

The terrain at Westendorf includes:


What's it like at Westendorf resort?

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 and if there is also real snowfall by December then SkiWelts' excellent reputation as Austria’s largest ski resort, with its 284 km of interconnected slopes will be completely justified. The Best of SkiWelt circuits (in addition to the vast number of slopes) are the Kaiser, Salve and Westendorf circuits, which spectacularly lead skiers and snowboarders to the most beautiful spots in SkiWelt. With these, depending on your fitness and ability, up to 4,000 m altitude difference can be descended. The tireless can also carve around at night, in Brixen, Ellmau and Söll, thanks to floodlighting. There has been expansion of the night-time skiing, offered by 3 further runs in Höchsöll. Furthermore, the illuminated toboggan run is now equipped with a snow-making system there. The popular Ladies’ Ski Day, the pleasure of winter sports for women at children’s prices, has already become a tradition at SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser-Brixental - Westendorf. SkiWelt is not only Austria’s largest interconnected ski resort; of all of the comparable large-capacity regions lift tickets are offered at the lowest prices here. As always, children up to the age of 5, who are accompanied by an adult, ride for free. 'The much frequented Ski Bunny Club'; The Ski Bunny forum has been very well received for years, enabling like-minded people to search for their ideal skiing or snowboarding companions on the internet at www.skiwelt.at beforehand. However, new friends can identify one another quickly on the slopes or in the traditional mountain lodges too by their Ski Bunny stickers. Then you will have twice as much fun in the snow. INFO: SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser-Brixental Marketing GmbH Stockach 38 A-6306 Söll Tel: +43 5333 400 Fax: +43 5333 400-9100 www.skiwelt.at E-mail: office@skiwelt.at Picture Library: www.skiwelt.at/presse


Explore Westendorf Location Map

Interactive Westendorf 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 Westendorf?

MarchAverage: 3.7 snow days per week
The snowiest week in Westendorf is week 1 of March. There are typically 3.7 snowy days during this week with 23cm of snowfall. Check out the Westendorf Snow History graphs below.


Visitor Reviews of Westendorf

Overall: 4.1 Based on 12 votes and 27 reviews

  • Snowsure 3.8
  • Variety of pistes 4.2
  • Off-piste 3.7
  • Scenery 4.4
  • Apres-Ski 4.5
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Caleb McKinstry from United Kingdom writes:

First time in Westendorf for a family holiday and we were very impressed overall.

Pros -
Massive ski area, including all of Kitzbuhel if you wish but there is more than enough for a week for most on the standard pass and I think the local slopes are better.
Fairly challenging runs keeps novices away; makes for much quieter slopes even at New Year and the good overall standard makes it safer.
Lots of easily accessible and safe off-piste. We were lucky to have a lot of fresh snow and the skiing was the best I've had in years.
Food and drink are cheap expect to pay about €4 for a large beer and €8 for a lunch on the mountain (Kitzbuhel is more expensive).
The local Austrians were unfailingly pleasant, helpful and polite. The lift staff actually wanted to help you! Following France I almost had to sit down with the shock!

Cons-
To get to the other areas you need to get to the main bubble (10 min walk or a short chair and ski) then up and down to Brixen which is a faff. Otherwise, take a bus. The bus service is efficient but buses only go every hour or so. The service really could do with being more frequent.
Nice bars but this isn't a kicking apres-ski town. Party animals would be a bit disappointed. Smoking permitted in some bars which wasn't very nice.
The Austrian food is fine but not hugely varied and not a patch on a good tartiflette...
There are a couple of places where you can get trapped at the end of the day if you miss last lifts; up in the bowl and at the bottom of Choralm. We had to get a taxi one day, but it wasn't dear.

Overall, I was very sold on the resort and would happily return.

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