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Three holiday resorts, two ski areas and unlimited possibilities: two of the best ski resorts in Aus families and sports enthusiasts to Brixental at the heart of the Kitzbühel Alps. On the surface, the Brixental valley presents winter sports fans with a tricky decision Carving on Austria’s largest consecutive ski area or skiing down the legendary Streif? The answer is both. The three resorts of Brixen im Thale, Kirchberg and Westendorf link the Wilder Kaiser-Brixental ski world with the world-famous Kitzbühel-Kirchberg ski resort with their joint ski pass. There are plenty of experiences to be enjoyed away from the pistes too. A diverse weekly programme from torch-lit walks to daily guided ski tours is available in the Brixental valley. New features at the ‘best ski resorts in the world’ The Wilder Kaiser-Brixental ski world is the biggest interconnected ski area in Austria. The area is investing continually in modern lift and snow-making facilities. In KitzbühelKirchberg, where Alpine skiing first started in the 19th century and spectacular moments have been celebrated every year since 1930 as part of the Hahnenkamm race. There’s more than skiing The Gaisberg in Kirchberg has established itself as a magnet for various other activities: the extensive natural toboggan run, complete with snow machines, the iceclimbing park with one of the largest iceclimbing towers in Europe and night ski tours. The Alpeniglu® igloo village at the Hochbrixen mountain station is the perfect place for relaxation as a location for events and experiences, hosting atmospheric dinner parties and après-ski activities on the mountain. A fantastic overnight stay in an igloo suite including fondue on an ice table, ice art workshops or a night-time torchlit walk make for an unforgettable Winter holiday in the Brixental valley.

Whether you stay in Brixen im Thale, Kirchberg or Westendorf, with the Kitzbüheler Alpen AllStarCard you can take advantage of both the Wilder Kaiser and the Hahnenkamm. Tirol’s largest ski association also incorporates 8 additional ski resorts; Alpbachtal and Wildschönau to St. Johann in Tirol, Fieberbrunn, Waidring Steinplatte, Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang, Zell am See and Kaprun - Kitzsteinhorn. This makes a total of more than 1000 km of pistes, of which 81 % are covered by snow-making. Brixental itself boasts 145 modern cable cars and lifts, over 100 huts and mountain guesthouses and 449 km of pistes with 70% covered by snow machines for a double snow guarantee.

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