SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser-Brixental Area

One of the largest and most modern ski resorts in the world, with a choice of charming Tyrolean villages

The vast SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser-Brixental Area is an intermediate skier's paradise, connecting 8 villages in total, and enjoys an enviable snow record, backed by an extensive, high-tech system of snow cannons for added security and confidence.

Ski holidays in SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser

With its seemingly endless range of wide open blue and red runs, it is possible for even inexperienced skiers to enjoy a ski safari from one village to another, and if you only wish to ski one way there are regular buses connecting Ellmau, Scheffau, and Söll.

One of the most popular safaris is the 'Hohe Salve tour' - a cicular route around the highest peak of the area (1,829m), with fantastic 360-degree views of the Wilder Kaiser mountains, the Ziller Valley mountains, the Hohe Tauern range and Austria's highest mountain, the Grossglockner (3,798m). There are 77 mountain restaurants across the area too, so there are plenty of excuses for a pit-stop along the way, whether for lunch or simply to enjoy a glühwein.

Ellmau is an attractive, quiet resort with the best views of the iconic Wilder Kaiser mountains. Ellmau is popular with families and couples looking for great skiing plus traditional Austrian character. The beginner slopes and ski school meeting place are conveniently central, whilst the Hartkaiser cable railway takes more experienced skiers up into the huge SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser-Brixental Area.

Söll is a pretty village with a pedestrianised centre, offering plenty of bars and restaurants as well as the famous Whiskymühle nightclub. A warm welcome is assured in the long-standing favorite resort.

Westendorf is on the other side of the mountains and ideally placed for mileage-hungry skiers to use the Super Ski lift pass to access both the SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser-Brixental Area and Kitzbühel ski areas. The resort works well for families and beginners, with its nursery slopes conveniently close to the village centre.

Why book a ski holiday in SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser with Inghams?

Inghams has over 85 years of experience providing winter enthusiasts their ski and snowboarding holidays - We can assure that your holiday is in safe hands.

We provide support on your holiday from start to finish - With access to our team in the office as well as in resort representation, your questions can be answered at any stage of your winter holiday.

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  • from£1209pp
  • Area: 270km
  • Altitude: up to 1890m
Ellmau Village

The attractive village of Ellmau is situated between the rugged Wilder Kaiser (Wild Emperor) mountains and the more gentle Kitzbüheler Alps. Ellmau has wide and gentle nursery slopes which are close to the centre. A ski bus ride to the main lift will open the wider ski area with plenty of intermediate and more demanding runs.

  • from£929pp
  • Area: 270km
  • Altitude: up to 1890m

Deservedly popular with English speaking guests, Söll is a lively, good value, pretty village with an attractive pedestrianised centre. It’s the best-known gateway to a celebrated circuit which enables skiers with wanderlust to visit nine resorts. The circuit has become a popular haunt with families looking for a relaxing few days in this delightful part of the Tirol.

  • from£829pp
  • Area: 270km
  • Altitude: up to 1890m
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Known for being a quiet and attractive resort, Westendorf actually enjoys access to two vast ski areas – SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser-Brixental area and Kitzbühel. Situated on an open plateau in the wide Brixen valley, this small pretty Tyrolean village is the perfect family friendly resort.


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What We Say
  • Discover one of the largest and most modern ski areas in the world on the newly signposted SkiWelt Tour.

  • Clockwise you will travel on 33 lifts and cover 80km of varied runs.

  • Should you wish to complete the tour anti-clockwise there are 37 lifts and 90km of runs. You can join the tour from evert village. It is possible to map out your day's skiing so that you never have to take the same lift or ski the same run twice.

What You say
  • It was our first time on a skiing holiday ever!! We could not have been happier, our experience with the Rep, the hotel, the food and ski school has been perfect! No actually more than perfect. We have all had an amazing holiday! Massive, massive thumbs up to all involved and we are definitely booking to come back again.

    Westendorf, Andrew J
  • The resort and hotel were great and I know it well so enjoyed the skiing etc...

    Ellmau, Russell G
  • The SkiWelt area in Austria is a great ski area.

    Söll, Gardar R
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