SkiWelt Ski Area
The SkiWelt is one of the most affordable and largest interconnected ski areas in the world, found in the stunning Wilderkaiser mountain range. The 'Ski Welt Ski Area' was voted best ski resort in the world for 2009 by Ski Resort Service International out of 70 top ski resorts. The SkiWelt-Wilderkaiser area is home to the villages of Going, Ellmau, Scheffau, Soll, Hopfgarten, Westendorf, Brixen and Itter.
Comprising 279 km of piste (the longest run is 10 km) and 91 lifts there is plenty to keep everyone happy. The ski area boasts 70 ski huts, resturants and apres ski bars so there is one on average every 3.9 km. Although the highest lift is at 1825 metres and the lowest at 620 metres the SkiWelt boasts a strong snow history, and if needed, there are over 1000 enviromentally friendly snow cannons which cover 180 kms in 3 days.
Ski resorts in the SkiWelt
The villages of Going, Brixen and Itter are also part of the Ski Welt area.
Skiing in the SkiWelt
This ski area which is open from December to April has just about something for everyone but better known for its beginner and intermediate slopes. For those cross country enthusiasts there is 30km of cross country trails to explore. There are 18 ski schools dotted around the resort and also voted as having some of the most friendliest resort staff. The slopes are well groomed attracting most of the skiers which means plenty of untracked powder off piste for the more adventurous. Accommodation is made up mostly of Austrian guesthouses and pensions. Neighboring the Ski Welt is Kitzbuhel, home to the Hahnenkamm which hosts the most famous mens downhill race on the world cup circuit.
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