New Lifts Set to Elevate Holidays in SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser - Brixental

The expansive, modern SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser – Brixental has 284km of groomed slopes, bustling with live music, shows and activity from welcoming cabins dotted along the routes. New for 2019/20, SkiWelt welcomes the Fleidingbahn, the Zinsbergbahn and the Hexenwasser.

SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser-Brixental is one of the largest and most modern ski resorts in the world. Nine different villages provide direct access to more than 284km of ski slopes, perfectly prepared every day, in addition to 21 downhill runs. Whether you're hitting the slopes as a beginner with your family, leisurely skiing for pleasure, or a serious and experienced skier seeking mountain-side thrills, SkiWelt has the capacity and variety to meet everyone's preferences and needs.

The resort has 90 modern lifts, with panoramic views of more than 70 magificent mountains of over 3,000m high. Further winter fun can be found across the ALPENIGLU® Igloo Village3 fun parks3 floodlit toboggan runs as well as in Austria’s largest night time ski resort. 81 family-run huts with sun terraces and friendly table service are the perfect places to call in for freshly homemade dishes and cold refreshments.

Only one hour from Salzburg, Innsbruck and Munich, SkiWelt is a breeze to reach via by train or plane. Welcome to Brixen im Thale, Ellmau, Going, Hopfgarten, Itter, Kelchsau, Scheffau, Söll and Westendorf!

SkiWelt’s first hi-tech 8/10 CGD combination lift is set to replace the 4-seater Zinsbergbahn:

The popular Zinsbergbahn lift, opened in 1987 as Europe’s first chairlift with a protective bubble, is being replaced after 32 years of operation, transporting no fewer than 25 million winter sports fans – all accident-free.

The new Zinsbergbahn, a combined cabin- and chairlift, offers ten large gondolas with panoramic views, as well as super-comfortable 8-person seating with bubbles to protect passengers against the weather. It is the first of its kind not only in the SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser – Brixental, but in the entire Kitzbühel Alps.

Visitors to the SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser – Brixental can now look forward to a new combination lift that will make the Hochbrixen ski area – especially popular with families, ski schools and beginners – even more attractive from this coming winter. The lift will provide completely separate access for ski schools, allowing instructors to accompany all of their pupils in one of the ten comfortable gondolas. The Zinsbergbahn is also a popular connecting lift within the SkiWelt area – and it will soon be even more attractive, thanks to a 400m upwards extension and additional piste to the mountain station of the Filzbodenbahn lift. Nor have the environmental aspects been neglected: the mountain station is being used to produce green electricity all year round via a large photovoltaic installation.

Super-fast and with great views – just 5 minutes up to SkiWelt’s “top” viewing point with the new 8CLD/B Fleidingbahn:

After more than 12,000,000 rides and 25,000 hours of operation, time will be called on 31st March 2019 for the 1983-vintage Fleidingbahn lift. SkiWelt Westendorf has another major project in the pipeline: it has invested 15.5 million in the new 8CLD/B Fleidingbahn, complete with magnificent vistas.

The new Fleidingbahn lift will mean new levels of comfort, service and speed: planned is one of the world's most advanced 8-person chairlifts with comfort suspension, seat heating and bubbles for weather protection. At 2,730 people per hour, the carrying capacity will be enormously increased and the new routing will offer skiers a longer piste for even more fun on the slopes.

Once they have arrived at the top – the highest point of SkiWelt – skiers can appreciate a unique panorama from a whole new perspective. The top station will feature a panoramic terrace, from which an impressive 360° summit creates a view to the Wilder Kaiser, the Grossglockner and the Zillertal Alps. The viewing platform is to be integrated into the overall Alpinorama concept, with the focus on relaxing and recuperating in the mountains. This will be complemented by themed trails, due to open in summer 2019 and 2020, offering various stations along the way for visitors to chill out, take a breather and gain fresh inspiration from the awesome experience.

So what will happen to the 100 seats from the old 3-seater Fleidingbahn lift? Any interested SkiWelt Westendorf fans should quickly contact the operator, Bergbahn Westendorf: once the season closes the seats are to be sold off to bidders.

Finally, the Hexenwasser:

This ‘bewitching’ lift opening in summer 2020, in which each ten-seater gondola enchants with motifs to a unique theme.

Great Value Deals in SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser Brixental
Family Ski Weeks - Children under 15 ski for free
Super Ski Weeks - Save up to 25%
Ladies and Mens Days - Save up to €13.50 on day passes
Young Family Ticket - 1 Ticket covers for 2 Parents
Skihüttengaudi Weeks - Includes free guided skiing
Deals for early-opening ski lifts

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