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Neukirchen / Wildkogel

Neukirchen / Wildkogel Ski Resort Guide

Neukirchen / Wildkogel, Austria

Rated: 2/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForBeginners, Snowfall and Apres-Ski.
Total Piste Length30km19 miles
Highest Lift2,150m7,054ft
Resort Height860m2,822ft
 Nearest AirportsSalzburg and Munich
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Neukirchen / Wildkogel

An ideal resort for new skiers, with Kitzbuhel nearby to attract the more advanced. That being said 15% or 4.5 KM of trails are categorised as black. The main ski area is reached by gondola and trails descend to neighbouring villages such as Bramberg.

Summary

The Austrian ski resort of Neukirchen / Wildkogel is in the Austrian Alps at an altitude of 860m2,822ft, with 30km19 miles of marked runs.

Neukirchen / Wildkogel has direct access to 30km19 miles of downhill skiing, with 14 marked pistes, served by a total of 15 ski lifts.

Neukirchen / Wildkogel comprises the villages of Bramberg am Wildkogel and Neukirchen.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Neukirchen / Wildkogel?

The next notable snow forecast is 22cm9in, expected on 25 June.

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Ski Area Stats

Neukirchen / Wildkogel Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 1 7km4 miles
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
 2 8km5 miles
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
1120km12 miles
Downhill
Total Length
30km19 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
35km22 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
15

Altitudes

Neukirchen / Wildkogel Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift2,150m7,054ft
Lowest Piste860m2,822ft
Resort Altitude (Neukirchen / Wildkogel)860m2,822ft
Max Vertical1,290m4,232ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Neukirchen / Wildkogel
Intermediate Skiers
Beginners
Snowboarding
Snow
Apres-Ski

Neukirchen / Wildkogel Overview

Neukirchen-am-Grossvenediger propmotes itself as the friendliest ski area in the Alps and it's hard to argue with that. The ski area is compact and best suited to beginners and intermediates, but advanced skiers can head off-piste with a guide if they get tired of the tougher pisted terrain and the giant ski area around the neighbouring Ziller Valley is just on the doorstep.

The main Wildkogel ski area is reached by gondola and trails descend to neighbouring villages such as Bramberg. Much of the terrain is within a north facing bowl so snow conditions are good throughout the season.

The resort itself is medium sized and can be lively. The surrounding scenery of the Hohe Tauern National Park is both beautiful and spectacular.

 Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Neukirchen / Wildkogel is 14km9 miles long.

Skiing

Neukirchen has 55km (35 miles) of well groomed blue and red slopes plus a single black. Trail options include an incredible 14km (nine mile) winding blue down to the neighbouring village of Bramberg (you need to take a bus back - free of charge) or the plunging five kilometre (three mile), 1300 vertical metre descent from the top of the lifts back down to the resort centre.

Beginners have nursery slopes by the village and at the top of the gondola when snow is short at village level. With most of the area dominated by easy blue runs it's a great choice for those looking to be progressing around the mountain by the end of their first week, or indeed second week skiers who want something challenging but not too intimidating.

Experts have limited options on the piste but extensive off piste powder fields to enjoy in the company of a guide. Alternatively buy a ticket for the nearby Zillertal Arena, accessed via Wald or Krimml, a short free ski bus ride away and opening up 160km (100 miles) of lift linked skiing. The full Zillertal Superski ticket takes in more ski areas in the Ziller Valley including the Tux glacier and Mayrhofen's big ski area.

Neukirchen / Wildkogel offers good sking, particularly, for Intermediate and Beginner skiers.

Snowboarding

A great beginners area for boarders, with easy access by gondola to the powder bowl, but without the intimidating gradients. Both ski schools also offer snowboarding tuition.

More advanced boarders will probably want to head off-piste with a guide to hit steeper powder, or have fun on the resort's boarder - cross course. There are several terrain parks and half pipes at nearby Gerlos, part of the 160km Zillertal Arena a short free ski bus ride away.

Location and Map

Where is Neukirchen / Wildkogel?

This ski resort is in the Austrian Alps in Neukirchen am Großvenediger, Zell am See.

Map

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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Neukirchen / Wildkogel is Salzburg, 100 minutes drive away.

Munich, Innsbruck Airport and Bolzano airports are all within three hours drive.

Infrastructure

Ski Lift Capacity

The 15 ski lifts are able to uplift 18,000 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Season Dates

When is Neukirchen / Wildkogel open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

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NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Neukirchen / Wildkogel, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Neukirchen / Wildkogel Tourist Office for the latest.

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Mountain Bike Hire

There is downhill mountain biking available and you can rent Mountain Bikes in Neukirchen / Wildkogel.

Aprés Ski

Neukirchen can be lively and there are several dozen bars and hotel lounges to try.

Popular bars include the Kanne-Alm, the Salettl and Latino in the Hotel Unterbrunn, the Kellerbar Pferdestall and the Schirmbar in the Gasthof Neuhof. The Schirm bar in the hotel Kammerlander next to the lift station is also popular. The hotel and bar have been run by the same family since 1862.

There are several late night spots. The main disco is the Pinzgauer Kanne but you can also party in to the small hours at the Almbar in the Hotel Unterbrunn or at Musi Box.

Neukirchen / Wildkogel