Brixental – a winter´s tale

Brixental in the Kitzbüheler Alpen with  463 km of ski slopes

Brixental is very popular with the Europeans. It is located quite close to the German motorways, so access is easy.  Primarily, however,  Austrian hospitality and lovely skiing is the important factor,  all the way through winter with enough miles on the slopes for a very varied skiing holiday. Two ski areas, three cities and endless winter options. This is what awaits if the ski holiday is held in the beautiful Brixental Valley in the Kitzbühel Alps. Here you will find the idyllic towns of Brixen, Kirchberg and Westendorf, and the terrain offers many experiences.

We just took the temperature of the ski situation in Brixental at the end of January 2018; Not much to complain about!


Brixental is part of the two ski areas SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser-Brixental and Kitzbühel-Kirchberg, and here you can nuture your inner ski champ at 463 kilometers ski slopes. The skiing is both good and challenging, and the variation is great. The possibilities are also numerous when the skis are put in the basement because in Brixental there are both gourmet restaurants and après ski bars, and a guided snow expeditions, toboggan runs and ice climbing are arranged. If you want to spend a night like an eskimo, it is also possible to stay overnight in an igloo.

And it’s easy to get around. Brixental is located close to the Austrian border with Germany and traveling by air is a breeze, none of the three airports in Salzburg, Innsbruck or Munich are more than one and a half hours away. In addition, all public transport is free with the Brixentaler guest card, which is provided to guests staying in the area. It can give valuable savings on the holiday budget because the card gives access to the train that connects the ski resorts Wörgl, Hopfgarten, Kirchberg, St. Johann in Tirol and Fieberbrunn. And departing every half hour you quickly get around the large area.

Elegant lift design in SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser-Brixental

A great deal of money are invested each year in the SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser-Brixental and in Kitzbühel-Kirchberg in upgrading the lift and piste conditions. Among the news is the Jurfen lift – an eight-person chair lift, which the design company Pininfarina has developed. Pininfarina is known for its light and elegant lines, and the company has previously designed cars for both Ferrari, Maserati and Jaguar.
Another novelty is the various ski safari routes that allow you to experience both of the two major ski areas. The routes are adapted to different levels so that they can be carried out by both experts and families, and on the tours you visit  some of the best places in both SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser-Brixental and Kitzbühel-Kirchberg.

Super ski card in Brixental for the truly skiing star

Different ski passes make the holiday in Brixental both more fun, cheaper and more varied. If you are looking for unlimited skiing, with a Super Ski Card you can access as many piste kilometers as you can see new places every day on the ski holiday. It is important for many, so look here: Super Ski Card gives access to SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser-Brixental, Kitzbühel-Kirchberg, Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn, the Kitzsteinhorn glacier in Kaprun and St. Johann in Tirol / Oberndorf. If you just want access to one ski area, then it is also possible – you can just choose to buy the ski pass that covers one’s needs.

The family in Brixental is catered for with lots of offers

In addition to the area’s many skiing opportunities, you can take on a large number of other activities, and many of them are even free when you bring your guest card. You can participate in guided walks in the evening, where the guide shows the way with his torch. On the icerinks you can  go  ice skating and curling. The frozen waterfalls are used for ice climbing, and in Brixentals beautiful side valleys tours with horse-drawn sleighs are arranged. Particularly popular is the toboggan run in Gaisberg, located at Kirchberg. Here, a tremendous descent of three and a half kilometers awaits, and with a height difference of 400 meters there is speed from start to finish.


Ski Iglo Dorf in Brixen, now that is different!

A different and untraditional offer is Iglu Dorf in Brixen. There are 18 igloos here, and in the largest igloo, there is both a bar and a restaurant. Guests are sitting on  ice block chairs covered with reindeer skin. During the day, everyone is welcome to have a drink at the bar. It is also possible to stay overnight because Iglu Dorf offers different packages. While most people book a combined dining and accommodation event, there are often couples who choose to marry in these spectacular surroundings. The wedding itself takes place in the ice church, after which the wedding dinner awaits before the trip goes to the outdoor jacuzzi with a glass of bubbles in hand. Of course, the wedding suite sleeps where the bed of ice is covered with bearskin.


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