Ski holidays in Westendorf

One of Austria’s best loved small resorts, linked with a huge and varied ski area

In fact Westendorf, quiet and attractive retreat that it is, 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 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. But the resort also has some unexpectedly challenging slopes to get your teeth into too on the tree-lined runs  above the village.  A gondola links Westendorf with Brixen and the rest of the slopes of the SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser-Brixental area (a total of nine resorts) with a huge variety of skiing for both intermediate and advanced skiers. Access to the Kitzbühel ski area, with a further 234km of pistes, is via the Ki-West gondola (Super Ski Card required for this).

Added value

50% off ski/snowboard hire or carriage when you pre-book your lift pass (must be booked 6 weeks before departure)

Free child helmet when booking skis and boots

Free Child Lift Passes children born 2015 or later (Winter 2021/2022)

  • from£789pp
  • 50 rooms
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As the original village inn, Hotel Post is right in the centre of Westendorf. You’ll be first to the lifts, ski school and nursery slopes and have the shortest walk home after the laid back apres ski. The historic feel, welcoming atmosphere and great location make Hotel Post a great hotel for a skiing holiday.

  • from£1059pp
  • 67 rooms

Vital Landhotel Schermer is our recommendation for people who like luxury off the slopes and a short walk to the gondola in the morning. Whether you come for the wellness facilities, lovingly prepared food, or simply the excellent standard of rooms here, you will leave feeling cared for.

  • from£789pp
  • 50 rooms
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Views from the terrace and balconies of Hotel Briem are amongst the best in Westendorf. Looking out across snow-covered meadows to the glittering slopes of the Kitzbüheler Alps never gets old. You’ll appreciate the hotel’s traditional style and family atmosphere.

Ski and Snowboard Information
Skiing levels
Cross country

Beginners skiing in Westendorf

Perfect for learning to ski with beginners' slopes in the village centre.

Intermediates skiing in Westendorf

Westendorf's main ski area is reached by a 6-seater gondola which takes you to the top of the Alpenrose from where you can ski accross to Fleiding or enjoy the wide open slopes of the Gampenkogel.

Advanced skiing in Westendorf

Several challenging reds and blacks are available on the Choralpe as well as at the top of the Brixen gondola.

Snowboarding in Westendorf

Wide open slopes ideal for learning. Top class boarders playground for intermediate and advanced snowboarding.

Mountain facts
Area 284 km
Resort Altitude 703m
Ski Alt. From 703m
Ski Alt. To 1890m
Longest run 7 Km
Run Information

134km blue runs, 129km of red runs, 17km black runs.

Lifts Chairlifts 35, Draglifts 39, Gondolas 16
Lift Ski LockersNo
Whole Area Pass Lifts90
Night Skiing IncludedNo
Mountain Restaurants77
Snow Cannon Coverage60%
Cross Country Trails


Night Skiing

once weekly 

Nursery SlopesVillage centre.
Off-piste OptionsYes
Slope DirectionN, E, S, W
Snowpark Info

3 snowparks (1 in Westendorf, 1 in Söll & 1 in Ellmau). 

Things To Do
  • A full programme of apres- ski events
  • Sleigh rides
  • Walking (cleared trails)
  • Horse riding 
  • Ice-skating (natural rink)
  • Bowling
  • Snow biking
  • Snow shoeing
  • Sledging 
  • Nordic walking
  • Family torchlit hikes
  • Tobogganing
  • Ski kindergarten from 3yrs available locally. Booking in advance recommended.
  • Resort bus free within Westendorf 
  • Local commuter trains are free in between Worgl and Hochfilzen meaning with the super ski card you can easily get to Kitzbuhel, Brixen im Thale or Hochfilzen for access to 3 separate ski areas 
Ski Extras

Pre-bookable Lift Passes, Ski Hire & Tuition

Save up to £56 per person

Book your lift pass with us and we’ll give you 50% off equipment hire or carriage. See our Ski Bundle page for details. 

Lift Passes

Lift Passes W21/22 Days Season Adult - Born before 2002  Youth
Area Pass 6 L £223 £167 £111
H £262 £196 £131

SkiWelt Area Pass covers Ellmau, Scheffau, Brixen, Söll & Westendorf. L (01 Dec - 17 Dec, 19 Mar - end of the season), H (all other dates).  Free child lift pass for children born after 2015 . Beginners should book in resort for reduced prices. Proof of age may be required. You can upgrade to a super ski card in resort to access the world's biggest ski pass area (paid locally). You'll have access to 2,750km, 900 cable cars, 3 glaciers and 22 ski regions including the Ski Amade, Ski Juwel, Skicircus, Kitzski & the Zell am See area and many more.

Equipment hire (6 days)  Please see here for a description of hire categories. 

Equipment Description Blue Red Black
Adult Skis  £64 £82 £109
  Skis & Boots £89 £110 £133
  Snowboard & boots - £110 -
Youth (12-14yrs)

Skis & boots

- £54 -
  Snowboard & boots - £54 -
 Child (5-11yrs) Skis & boots - £39 -


Tuition Days Times Adult Child
Ski 3 10.00am-12.00am
& 1.00pm-3.00pm
£170 £170
Snowboard* £143 £143
Ski 5 10.00am-12.00am
or 1.00pm-3.00pm
£188 £188

Ski school might be closed on Christmas Day & New Year’s Day. *Child snowboard tuition = 8 - 14yrs; 

Ski lessons 4h per day, Snowboard lessons 2 h per day.

Prices and supplements are correct at time of publishing but may vary up or down. Correct prices will be advised at the time of booking.

Useful Information
Information about Westendorf
Resort Code ATWE
Languages spoken German/English
Time difference GMT+1
Currency EUR
Latitude 47.432169
Longitude 12.214743
Travel and Transportation
Flights depart To Depart from
Saturdays  To Innsbruck Gatwick

Transfer approx. 1¾ hr by coach.

Flight supplements may apply on some flights. Private transfers and Self-drive are available.


Flights depart To Depart from
Saturdays  To Salzburg Gatwick
East Midlands

Transfer approx. 1¾ hrs by coach.

Flight supplements may apply on some flights. Private transfers and Self-drive are available.

Car hire available: No

Evening resort bus service: No

Local bus services:

Parking available: No

Resort Ski bus available: No

Good to know

  • Unspoilt resort on Austria’s largest ski arena
  • Easy access to both Kitzbühel & SkiWelt
  • Short transfers from Salzburg Airport
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