Austria's largest resort is a wonderland for families, intermediates, and foodies.
SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser-Brixental (for the sake of simplicity, henceforth (SkiWelt) is Austria’s largest ski area, encompassing a whopping 280km of ski pistes, the vast majority of which are wide open groomers perfectly suited to skiers and riders of the intermediate ilk. The vast area, served by 90 lifts, is accessed from a number of villages on all sides of the ski area, all of which provide an ideal access point to one of the many ‘wonders’ of the (Ski)Welt.
1. Brixen im Thale / Kandler descent from the Choralpe
Sunny Brixen im Thale is ideally situated for serious skiers and riders. Long valley runs and off-piste on the Choralpe, while on the other side of the valley the gondola to Hochbrixen accesses easy intermediate terrain, and sun-drenched slopes, not to mention a unique igloo village. But above all else, Brixen is the departure point for one of the best pistes in Austria. The Kandler descent is a rollercoaster red piste that drops more than 1000m vertical from the Choralpe down to Brixen im Thale. Fast, fall-line sections alternate with flatter segments, creating an epically long valley run. Ski it all in one go, and you’ll know if your pre-season fitness program has worked or not!