SkiWelt: The Lowdown

As the largest connected ski area in Austria, SkiWelt certainly has its advantages! Whether it’s the groomed runs of varying difficulty that take your fancy, or you’d prefer to take your skis off-piste for some rugged adventure, SkiWelt has something for everyone.


As far as skiing in Austria is concerned, SkiWelt is one of the best places to be. With 279km of terrain, ranging from nursery slopes for beginners to hone their skills, to the blue, red and black runs for the more competent skier, you can guarantee to find plenty of options to suit your skiing requirements.

The two main routes that you can opt to take are the Salven Circuit and the Kaiser route. Regardless of which route you choose to take, make sure that you know how long it will take you to get back to your accommodation and make a note of what time the lifts close! This is particularly important for the Salven Circuit – it’s recommended that skiers reach Westendorf by 1pm to ensure arrival at the lifts before they close.

There are a couple of popular ski resorts that link to the SkiWelt ski area, Söll and Ellmau. From either of these two resorts, you can access the ski area and all the glory that it provides.

Söll is lively, energetic and has an authentic Tyrolean buzz that adds charisma to this beautiful resort. The gondola in the heart of town allows skiers to reach the SkiWelt in super-quick time. Meanwhile, Ellmau can be found at the base of the Kaiser Mountains, with the KartKaiser funicular delivering winter enthusiasts into the heart of the circuit ready for action.

Whichever resort you choose to stay in, access to the SkiWelt area is simple, quick and well worth the gondola or funicular ride. If you want to enjoy skiing in Austria at its finest, Söll or Ellmau would be perfect options for you.


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