The Wilder Kaiser network of resorts in Tirol is set in the northern Kitzbüheler Alps. Most British visitors will know Ski Welt’s signature resort of Söll, but as more experienced skiers and snowboarders will know, there’s much more to SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser-Brixental than ‘just’ Söll. The great joy of skiing in this vast network of resorts – the largest interconnected ski circus in Austria, with 280kms of runs - is the ability to travel from village to village and indulge your wanderlust. There are eight principle ski areas: Söll’s nearest companions are Itter and Hopfgarten. In the other direction there’s Scheffau, Ellmau and Going. On the other side of the divide, and linked with Hopfgarten, which is itself linked across the valley with Westendorf. From Westendorf it’s possible to access the Kitzbühel ski areas with the Kitzbüheler Alpen All Star lift pass. Any reasonably experienced skier or snowboarder will be able to visit all the main resorts in a day, while those who have never experienced the excitement of getting from one resort to another on snow can relish just getting from, say, Söll “up and over” to Hopfgarten with its distinctive twin-towered church and back - terrific scenery on the way. The next day, perhaps trying a link with another resort like Itter would be worth considering. There are some 70 mountain restaurants and huts scattered around the circuit, so pit-stops galore pretty much whenever you feel like a break. The important thing is not to venture too far afield in case you don’t have sufficient time to make your way back again at the end of the day, although there are regular buses connecting Going, Ellmau, Scheffau and Söll.
Deservedly popular with English speaking guests, Soll is a lively, good value, pretty village with an attractive pedestrianised centre. Its greatly improved lift system, ideal for intermediates, gives access to nearly 280km of interconnected pistes in the ‘Ski Welt’ area.More information
Located in the heart of Tyrol, the attractive village of Ellmau is situated between the rugged Wild Emperor mountains and the more gentle Kitzbüheler Alps.More information
Situated on an open plateau in the wide Brixen valley this small, pretty Tyrolean village is a very family friendly resort, with the nursery slopes directly beside the village centre and an excellent children’s programme provided by the ski school.More information