Ski Guides is the full name of SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser Brixental. This might be unwieldy but namechecks the two regions that linked up to create this spot. Nearly 180 miles of piste coupling nine villages full of mainly easy-going skiing.
The region Ski Guides.
Some of the resorts are names on most people’s radar Ellmau Soll. Westendorf while others are smaller and less well-known Goes Scheffau camping more it brixental im Thale. But you get to see them all as you ski except maybe tiny Kelchsau off the main circuit. With its three little lifts.
The skiing Ski Guides.
The skiing is a relatively even mix of reds and blues spread with a few blacks. So excellent for mediators and those who simply enjoy cruising. There are great days out skiing safaris from location to place. Rarely see a must-see island the exact run twice for better skiers.
From Scheffau amid the stream of places in the Wilder Kaiser. Going at one end Hopfgarten at the other also taking in Ellmau Soll and Itter. There’s a mass of mountain-top skiing. Some in the loose snow much down amongst the trees.
Curiously the Scenery Changes.
The top point here is 5,500ft so not huge and not as uneven as some places. Ski over the back and down to the link with Brixental. A bridge across the main road. Curiously the scenery changes. The peaks here and above Westendorf (high point 6,400ft) are much more alpine.
This is an excellent place for learners. With newbie areas in each resort and easy pitches from end to end. Letting improving skiers explore without fear. Fun parks with jumps and bumps are in most villages for enthusiastic residents and adventurer skiers.
Experts won’t find too much to challenge them. The power to travel from home to home and the many exciting runs down to the valley level go some way towards making up for that.
Why Go There?
It’s big and it’s beautiful mostly in a pleasing rather. The dramatic way but then there’s more SkiWelt is also linked. The Ki-West lift to the equally amazing Kitzbuhel area another 145 miles of runs.
The KitzSkiWelt Tour is a newly signposted mega day out. That lays suit to living the world’s largest ski course a 55-mile band -trip from Running in SkiWelt to the far edge of the Kitzbuhel region and back.
Lifts Close Even Without Stopping.
You have to be in the correct position when the lifts are available as even setskiers say. They can only just get rear before the lifts are complete even without discontinuing for lunch. An easier alternative, although not by much is the SkiWelt tour.
And night skiing is an exhilarating experience Soll is Austria’s largest floodlit area with several lifts and six miles of runs, open Wednesday to Saturday.
The ski area is an eco award-winner the Sonnenlift drag-lift, near the link with Kitzbühel, was skiing’s first 100 percent solar-powered lift, two other lifts also use solar power and Ellmau is this year making a photovoltaic set-up to pull both dell and lifts.
Ski Guides & Eating And Drinking.
Stockholm, on the slopes above Soll, is fun for apres-ski When I visited, a chap in a pinstripe case was standing above tables playing sax to a disco beat as the afternoon drew to a close. We then moved inside for a Saturday teatime fondue of beef, pork, and chicken.
Austrian Lunch Specialties Ski Guides Included a Splendid Tiroler Guest.
Lots of chips or cheese with real rolls to break up and dunk ready for the 6.30-night ski lift opening. Umadum Stubn, at 6,000ft, Austria’s highest revolving restaurant, is a modern timber mountain hut with its interior doing a circle every half hour offering views of 70-plus 10,000ft peaks.
Close by is the Salvenkirchl church, timber-clad on the outside, and classically beautiful inside. In come evening there are many charming restaurants, depending on which resort you’re staying in. The Sonneck, overlooking the golf course in Ellmau, is a cozily traditional setting but with spirited food by the new, younger team that runs it.
Guinea Fowl Breast with Asparagus Risotto Ski Guides.
Michlwirl in Westendorf brings together an ancient tavern atmosphere with a modern take on classic dishes, from blood sausage roast to guinea fowl breast with asparagus risotto and wild garlic foam.
Plenty of bars, too, although this isn’t a noted apres-ski goal. The Moonlight Bar at the bottom of the slopes in Soll is a lively spot late into the sunset, predominantly when there’s night skiing.
Above Brixen is Alpeniglu, a collection of frozen igloos. On a leap day, the alfresco bar is a jolly late afternoon spot. There’s also an indoor (in-igloo) ice bar, dinners can be booked amid the ice carvings in the main igloo, 18 mini igloos offer overnight stays and there’s an igloo church for the coolest of weddings.
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