The SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser - Brixental is off to a strong start for the 2019-20 winter season, the culmination of a 73.4 million euro investment. Over this winter and next winter the ski area will inaugurate four new lifts as well as new events and activities. Keep reading for everything you need to know about the upcoming changes to the SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser - Brixental.
The SkiWelt is moving forward with construction on the Zinsberg lift, first combination lift of the Kitzbühel Alps. The Zinsbergbahn will feature 10-person gondolas as well as 8-person chairs with heated seats and bubbles. The 15 million euro project will be ready for the 2019-20 winter season. The SkiWelt has also unveiled another chairlift, the 8CLD/B Fleidingbahn. This 8-person lift will reach an altitude of 1892m above sea level, and will have a viewing platform that will open in summer 2020.Artist's impression of the Zinsbergbahn valley station (Photo: © AB Seilplanungsbüro)
Three new winter hiking trails will open in Hohe Salve, Hexenwasser and Hochsöll, and starting from this season it will be possible to buy a 3- or 4-day hiking pass. The SkiWelt has also done work on the ALPENIGLU® Dorf at the mountain station in Hochbrixen. It's possible to stay overnight in one of the igloos from Thursday to Sunday. The igloo village also has an igloo church, restaurant, bar, sun lounge and exhibition. Over on the Simonalm, children won't want to miss the Hexenwasser "witches' world", with loads of interactive stations and magic potion brewing in a cauldron from Thursday to Sunday. Try the Siller-Keat race track and the #46 funslope, or take a ride in a piste basher.
The renovations at the SkiWelt aren't limited to the winter season: work is currently underway for a lift that will be inaugurated in July 2020. During the ride up the 10-person gondola to the Hexenwasser, you'll be able to listen to information and adventure stories, with a different subject in each cabin. The Hexenwasser Söll will have a new area with a witches' kitchen, workshop, sewing room and more. The 4-person gondola in Hopfgarten-Itter will also be replaced with a 10-person gondola in time for the 2020-21 winter season.Artist's impression of the Hexenwasser gondola in Söll (Photo: © Bergbahnen Söll)
The SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser - Brixental is one of the largest linked ski areas in Austria. With a total of 9 villages, 284 kilometres of slopes, 90 lifts and 80 ski huts and mountain restaurants, the SkiWelt offers virtually unlimited options for a week on the slopes. If you want to spice it up a bit there are also 4 snow parks, a funslope, a ski-movie piste and the ALPENIGLU® village, as well as 11 kilometres of floodlit slopes for night skiing and 3 floodlit tobogganing tracks. If you prefer to explore on foot there are plenty of trails for winter hiking in the Wilder Kaiser area.
Born and raised in the ski paradise of Vancouver, Canada, I learned to ski before I can remember, balancing precariously on my parents’ skis as they sailed down the hill. I started snowboarding in my teens and am now delighted to be exploring everything Europe’s ski scene has to offer!
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