Tyrol

Westendorf - SkiWelt Overview

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Part of Austria's largest lift-linked ski area, the Ski Welt (250km), although Westendorf is the only village on the pass not lift-linked in to it. However it is a lovely village, voted the most beautiful in Europe in 1998, and has some of the region's best skiing all to itself. There is a dedicated snowboard park above Westendorf which includes a half pipe and 'boarders have access to all pistes/trails and lifts. The ski area can be largely negotiated by chairlift and there's bottom to top access by gondola is a major plus point. In the wider Ski Welt, linked by bus, the greatest concentration of manufactured 'boarding terrain is on the Hohe Salve mountain above Söll where there's a fun park with three half pipes. Closer than Söll, indeed only a 10 minute bus ride away, there's another fun park with an 80m half pipe above Brixen in Thale, which was first established for the '96 - '97 season. A fourth option is another Park above Scheffau. The Ski Welt in general has a 'boarder friendly attitude as well as some useful terrain including natural gullies and fun features that develop in the woods at the edge of the trails. In the evenings Westendorf has the active nightlife that fits in with the off-snow model for most 'boarders' ideal winter holiday.

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Westendorf - SkiWelt Lodging

Best Time for Snow

Total Snowfall

180cm
113cm
75cm
38cm
0cm
0cm
Nov
20cm
Dec
150cm
Jan
6cm
Feb
5cm
Mar

Terrain Overview

44%
Intermediate Runs
44%
Advanced Runs
12%
Expert Runs
233
Runs in Total
288 km
Runs in Total
7.3 km
Longest Run
288 km
Skiable Terrain
13 km
Night Skiing
229 km
Snow Making

Total Lifts: 90

17
Gondolas & Trams
4
Eight Person Lifts
11
High Speed Sixes
3
High Speed Quads
11
Quad Chairs
2
Triple Chairs
3
Double Chairs
39
Surface Lifts

Elevation

1957m
Summit
1337m
Vertical Drop
620m
Base
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