Brixen im Thale used to be one of the resorts on the edge of the SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser-Brixental – but since an expansion of the network a few years ago it has been at the very heart of this huge wintersports area packed with pistes and lifts. Thanks to the new 8-person gondola leading up to the Choralpe mountain it is now possible to access the pistes in Westendorf directly from Brixem im Thale. To reach the centre of the SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser-Brixental, one of the largest ski areas of its kind in Austria, all you need to do is take the lift to nearby Hochbrixen.
With around 90 lifts and cable cars, 70 huts and several funparks, the SkiWelt is so big that skiers and snowboarders can be forgiven for losing their orientation a little. However, Brixen im Thale is a relatively small cog in this huge wintersports machine and is particularly popular with families and beginners. The Skischule Aktiv at the bottom of the lifts and the Skischule Brixen im Thale at the top of the lifts have plenty of professional instructors who will be happy to help you improve your technique on the slopes. In Hochbrixen there is also the Kinder-SkiWelt practice area for children with Bobo's Miniclub. Throughout the resort there are plenty of wide open slopes ideal for gentle cruising. On the sunny side of the valley there are three different pistes catering for all abilities: experts can test themselves on the Kaslach black piste, while the Joch-Abfahrt is rated red (intermdediate) and the Tanzer-Abfahrt blue (easy) for beginners and families with children. The Tanzer-Abfahrt is considered by many one of the most beautiful pistes in the SkiWelt. There is a shuttle bus transporting skiers and snowboarders back to the bottom of the lifts.
Speed freaks and adrenaline junkies can measure their speed on the slope next to the Filzbodenbahn lift or test their skills on the slalom course at the Zinsberglift. After all that action, why not kick back and relax at the Alpeniglu-Dorf near the top of the lifts in Hochbrixen. This unique igloo village has 18 igloos, an ice sculpture exhibition and fondue served, of course, on tables made of ice – those who dare can even stay the night in an igloo suite!