Tyrol - Scheffau
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Chalet Heidi, Scheffau, Tyrol
Summary
Officially Austria's largest lift linked ski area with 279km of piste, 90 lifts and 70 mountain restaurants, all under one lift pass. Scheffau is a pictureque village with Tirolean charm and a winter wonderland feel. SkiWelt is particularly suited to skiers from beginner to advanced intermediate.
Description
SkiWelt is Austria's largest ski area, being made up of numerous satellite villages, all lift linked into one vast ski area. The main villages within the system include Going, Ellmau, Scheffau, Soll, Itter, Hopfgarten, Westendorf and Brixen. The villages circle the vast area and all provide exceptionally long "valley runs" from top to bottom. SkiWelt is particularly good for families and children with dedicated learning zones for young skiers.

The skiing is picturesque, tree-lined and un-crowded, with hardly a lift queue of more than a couple of minutes. There are 90 lifts of which most (in the main system) are modern chair lifts or gondolas. The pistes are: 108km blue, 120km red, 22km black together with several more challenging "ski routes". The system also has 3 fun parks. After a good snow fall there is a fair amount of off-piste to be found under lifts and between pistes.

SkiWelt is not high by some standards, but it does have one of the world's biggest snow making facilities with over 700 snow canons. Even when lacking natural snow SkiWelt can create snow on 190km of piste!!

Night life in Elmau and Soll can be lively! whilst the other villages provide quieter accomodation just a taxi journey away. Essentials are very reasonably priced, with a large beer costing around 3 Euro and a good lunch on the mountain costing from 4 to 8 Euro. (plus drinks).

Getting to SkiWelt is fairly easy being just 1 hour from Innsbruck and Salzburg, and only 1 1/2 hours from Munich.




Resort News
The new gondola from Brixen into Westendorf creates yet more piste and makes SkiWelt and Kitzbuhl the third largest lift linked area in the world!!
Distances to Airports
Scheffau to Innsbruck (Austria) is 55 mins
Scheffau to Salzburg (Austria) is 1 hr 10 mins
Scheffau to Zurich (Switzerland) is 3 hrs 40 mins

 


Skiing Facts
Resort height:
750mm
Green runs
15
Blue runs
35
Red runs
58
Black runs
8

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