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Westendorf - Ski Area Guide

Westendorf, Austria

Ski Resort in SkiWelt, Austrian Alps - 55km34 miles of Piste (800m2,625ft to 1,870m6,135ft). Rated: 2/5 (from 6 ratings)

Part of Austria's largest lift-linked ski area, the Ski Welt (250km), although Westendorf and the last village to be lift lionked to it in the 2008-9 season. A lovely village, voted the most beautiful in Europe in 1998, and has some of the region's best skiing all to itself.

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Westendorf Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats for Westendorf
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 1 1km1 miles
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
1124km15 miles
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
1024km15 miles
Pistes
Number of runs
24
Downhill
Total Length
55km34 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
13

SkiWelt Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats for SkiWelt
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
1317km11 miles
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
74129km80 miles
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
99134km83 miles
Pistes
Number of runs
186
Downhill
Total Length
280km174 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
197km122 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
90

Westendorf Ski Area Height

Max Vertical and Resort Altitude for Westendorf
Max Vertical1,070m3,510ft
Highest Lift1,870m6,135ft
Lowest Piste800m2,625ft
Resort Altitude (Westendorf)800m2,625ft
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Westendorf

The Austrian Ski Resort of Westendorf is part of the SkiWelt area with access to 280km174 miles of downhill skiing, with 186 individual pistes, served by 90 ski lifts. In addition to the skiing in Westendorf itself (55km34 miles of pisted ski runs), the appropriate ski Lift Pass will allow you to ski or snowboard in the other SkiWelt ski resorts of Brixen im Thale, Ellmau, Going am Wilden Kaiser, Hopfgarten im Brixental, Itter, Kelchsau, Scheffau am Wilden Kaiser and Söll.

There are three Airports within two hours drive, so ski weekends, snowboard breaks and short ski holidays to Westendorf are perfectly feasible. Innsbruck Airport is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.

Skiing in Westendorf

Westendorf has wide gentle meadows next to the village which, although low level, have good snow records and the protection of snow cannons. There's plenty of space to be able to learn in peace and for more advanced skiers ending their descents from the top of the mountain to be able to give classes a wide berth. The proximity of the nursery slopes to many of the resort's cafes and accommodations also mean it's easy to go back to your lodging during the lunch hour or have a choice of eateries in which to regain your strength. There are further gentle ski areas at the top of the mountain to progress on to or to take first lessons if village level snow is inadequate.

Intermediate skiers are likely to head up the mountain by taking the beginner's quad chair from the edge of the village and then skiing across to the base of the two-stage Alpenrose gondola (or getting the free ski bus there). This ascends to the top of the mountain where the choice of more than a dozen blues and reds really opens up. These descend the wooded slopes of the Choralpe, Fleiding and Gampenkogel mountains.

There's a single black locally down from the Alpenrose Hutte, but plenty more on the full pass, although of course guides can take you off piste for more opportunities.

The resort is part of the SkiWelt pass although for many years it was not directly lift linked to it. That changed in 2008-9 when a new gondola lift, plus a drag lift, conveyor lift and a bridge over the main road, finally made the connection. The SkiWelt is Austria's largest lift-linked ski area with the most snow making. The new gondola runs from the Choralpe mountain and reated a new run with an impressive vertical of more than a thousand metres.

In 2005-6 the resort was lift linked to Kirchberg on the neighbouring Kitzbühel pass with the three kilometre long Ki-West eight passenger gondola creating a nearly-linked area of some 425km, one of the world's largest.

Cross country skiing is particularly popular in the resort with several loops of varying levels of difficulty, including a floodlit course by the village.

Snowboarding in Westendorf

The Ski Welt has a 'boarder-friendly attitude as well as some useful terrain. There are terrain parks in Ellmau (complete with kicker, rails for sliding and a ground loop), Westendorf and Soll.

Westendorf Aprés Ski

Westendorf's size and large proportion of British clientele combine to make it arguably one of the two liveliest resorts on the SkiWelt, along side Söll. There are around three dozen different après ski venues in the village with the main concentration in the centre, right next to the bottom of the nursery slopes and the main return area for all the ski runs.

The action starts as soon as the lifts close, then right on through the night. Music and dancing are normally non stop at Gerry's Inn, Bruchstall, the Wunderbar, the Kegelbahn (bowling alley), Village Pub, Kibo, Friends Cafe, the Moskito Bar, Karat Bar-Pub-Lounge, the Ins Moment bar at the Jakobwirt, which remains open until 1am.

Tyrolean theme evenings are offered weekly in the village hall. Then there are bowling nights and sleigh rides to fondue parties at restaurants in the woods.

Westendorf in brief

Westendorf Ski Resort is:
Ok for Expert Skiers.
Good for Intermediate Skiers.
Ok for Beginners.
Good for Snowboarding.

Westendorf Season Dates

We have no confirmed season dates for Westendorf.

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Usual opening - Mid Dec.

Usual closing - Early April.

NOTE:- Opening subject to Snow Conditions in Westendorf.

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Westendorf Snow Making

Snowmaking :- Westendorf is able to augment natural snow, on 210km130 miles of ski runs, with 1000 Snow Cannons.

Westendorf Ski Lift Capacity

Ski Lift Capacity :- The 13 Ski Lifts of Westendorf are able to uplift 17,340 skiers / snowboarders per hour.

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