Ski holidays in Brixen im Thale
Brixen im Thale resort is situated at the highest point in the Brixental valley with easy lift access to its neighbouring resorts of Ellmau and Söll in the Ski Welt area, Austria’s largest interlinked ski area. There is 280km of pistes available in the ski area which also includes Going, Hopfgarten, Itter, Kelscahu, Scheffau and Westendorf.
Skiing in Brixen im Thale
Brixen im Thale is ideal for those looking to learn either skiing or snowboarding with easy accessibility to both ski areas via one gondola and is a perfect base lying at the heart of the Ski Welt area.
Both ski areas offer a variety of pistes for all abilities but the resort is particularly good for intermediates and beginners. There are slopes for wide carving turns above the treeline, family friendly slopes and long valley descents that all have superb snow conditions.
There are numerous beginner options in the resort as well as its own practice lift and easy piste to make learning to ski a lot more comfortable and enjoyable. The valley descent from Hochbrixen also means beginners can ski back down safely into the resort.
For families and children, Brixen has a ‘Kids SkiWelt’ practice zone in Hochbrixen with mini and kids clubs, its own practice lift and the Aktiv kinderland. Plus for the ultimate stress free holiday, there are ski depots by the Hochbrixen gondola valley and mountain stations so you don’t need to worry about dragging your equipment round with you.
More experienced skiers will also love the resort and wider area. In particular, the descent from the Hohe Salve peak, accessed from either Söll or Hopfgarten, across the southern slope is a good one. The Kandler run at the Westendorf Choralpe is also great for more experienced skiers as its wide, perfect for carving but has some fast sections and several transitions. Brixen has so many options as there are always no fewer than 3 runs into the valley including the regular descent which has a number of medium-steep slopes, the ‘Kaslach’ natural snow descent and the Tanzer descent. Return journeys back to resort from these do require a bus.
The area is also snowboarder friendly with few flats and has a snowpark in Ellmau, Söll and Westendorf with kickers, rails, rainbows and more.
For something a bit different, Brixen im Thale, Söll and Westendorf have night skiing opportunities. In Brixen, night skiing is available at the Schusterbühel lift which is lit until 19.00 and is available for all abilities.
Snow conditions in Brixen im Thale
The resort is blessed with natural snow and the whole area has the certainty of snow throughout the winter season. Moreover, 210km of its 279km of slopes are covered by snow making facilities.
Après ski, restaurants and other activities in Brixen im Thale
Apres ski in the resort isn’t that lively and is mainly hotel based. If you are looking for a more lively atmosphere then nearby Westendorf is the best bet and is just a short taxi ride away.
Off slope activities include tobogganing on its 7.5km floodlit toboggan run, winter hiking trails, ice climbing, ice skating, curling, horse drawn sleigh rides, or stay overnight in an Igloo. Visitors can also combine their ski holiday with a city break to nearby Salzburg, Munich or Innsbruck.
Transfer times to Brixen im Thale
Innsbruck (INN) - 1 hr
Munich (MUC) - 1 hr 20 mins
Salzburg (SZG) - 1 hr 30 mins