Fieberbrunn - PillerseeTal - Ski Resort and Snow Summary
Fieberbrunn - PillerseeTal - Ski Resort in Schneewinkl, Austrian Alps - 35km of Piste (800m to 2020m)
A sprawling village on the Schnee Winkl Pass with St Johann and other famous resorts. Fieberbrunn is also a major snowboarding centre. Legendary snow cover thanks to the local microclimate.
Key Facts for Fieberbrunn - PillerseeTal
|1||Black Piste (3km)|
|13||Red Pistes (22km)|
|7||Blue Pistes (13km)|
|27km||Cross Country Pistes|
Fieberbrunn - PillerseeTal
The Austrian ski resort of Fieberbrunn - PillerseeTal is part of the Schneewinkl ski area and has direct access to 35km of downhill skiing, with 35 individual pistes, served by 13 ski lifts. In addition to the skiing in Fieberbrunn - PillerseeTal itself (35km of pisted ski runs), the appropriate ski Lift Pass will allow you to ski or snowboard in the other Schneewinkl ski resorts of Kirchdorf, St Johann in Tirol and Waidring.
With skiing above 2000 metres, snow cover is generally reliable.
Snowmaking :- Fieberbrunn - PillerseeTal is able to augment natural snow, on 33km of ski runs, with 30 Snow Cannons.
Ski Lift Capacity :- The 13 Ski Lifts of Fieberbrunn - PillerseeTal are able to uplift 20,000 skiers / snowboarders per hour.
There are four Airports within two hours drive, so ski weekends, snowboard breaks and short ski holidays to Fieberbrunn - PillerseeTal are perfectly feasible. Salzburg Airport is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.
Skiing in Fieberbrunn - PillerseeTal
For most people the ski day begins with a ride up the mountain on either the gondola Streuboden or the Expo-gondola Doischberg
Beginners may initially stay at the bottom of the slopes in a special beginners area with its own lift in the Skiwies'n Lords area, which also has handy slopeside rentals as well as several cafes to take a rest in.
Most of the terrain is simply fun. The pistes are primarily blues and reds but powder fields all around offer wide expanses to carve up. Experts can head further off piste with a guide in to the trees, there's also a slalom stadium for racers and a several groomed black pistes.
The Expo Gondola, which was added as recently as 2001, is so named because it was originally built to carry people across the 2000 World EXPO at Hanover in Germany. The Leitner built eight-seater was famous at the event because of its bright yellow cabins. The comfortable cabins are large enough for users to carry their skis inside, rather than requiring the traditional gondola requirement of an external rack.
The gondola doubled the route's capacity from 1000 skiers per hour offered by the old T Bar lift it replaced to 2000 skiers and boarders per hour. The lift is 1576m (about a mile) long and has a top speed of five metres (17 feet) per second.
Cross country skiers are well looked after with 40km of trails through the woods and across the snow covered meadows. This links in to a larger network of 110km around the Pillerseetal.
Snowboarding in Fieberbrunn - PillerseeTal
Fieberbrunn is one of the world's leading snowboard centres and has a long history in the 'new' snow sport. It staged the Snowboard Masters World Cup in 1997 (Giant Slalom, Parallel Slalom, Half Pipe) and the ISF European Snowboard Championships (Lords of the Boards - Giant Slalom. Parallel Slalom and Halfpipe) in 1998 and the ISF World Pro Tour in '99 including the 'Lords of the Boards,' with many more major events since.
For 2004/05 the Skiwies'n Lords area was created at the base of the gondolas, incorporating existing terrain features and adding to them. This giant terrain park incorporates serious attractions like the floodlit Lords of the Boards Halfpipe, kickers and jumps with facilities for beginners and children and après ski facilities including the Biwak and Enzianhütte.
Fieberbrunn - PillerseeTal Aprés Ski
Fieberbrunn is normally lively and has a good selection of bars and pubs, including a high percentage of themed venues. There are several après ski spots including an ice bar right on the slopes so they're busy all day and especially once the lifts above close in the late afternoon. In the village the Riverhouse has some excellent beers and whiskies and has live music often. For Margheritas try Bar Dos Piranhas which does a range of cocktails. Other options include Lokel Baustelle s'Plauscherl and the Fever Fountain Saloon - themed as a Western Bar in the Alte Post.
The Tanzbar Tenne discotheque on Dorfstrasse opens at 9pm nightly until late.
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Fieberbrunn - PillerseeTal in brief
Fieberbrunn - PillerseeTal Ski Resort is:
Ok for Expert Skiers.
Very good for Intermediate Skiers.
Ok for Beginners.
Excellent for Snowboarding.
Fieberbrunn - PillerseeTal Season Dates
Opened : December 7, 2013.
Closes : April 6, 2014.
Usual opening - Early Dec.
Usual closing - Early April.
NOTE:- Opening subject to Snow Conditions in Fieberbrunn - PillerseeTal.