The idyllic Austrian village of Hopfgarten lies at the foot of the ‘Hohe Salve’ mountain, which rises to 1 629m. It has everything you would possibly want a ski resort in the heart of the Austrian Tyrol to be. It is part of the Skiwelt Wilder Kaiser-Brixental ski area where these resorts with ancient wooden chalets clustered around a twin-turreted church and snow-laden fir trees nestled on the slopes of the impressive Austrian Alps leave an indelible memory.
Hopfgarten and its neighboring villages are now a part of one of the largest networks of artificial snow-making machines in Europe, which makes sure that over 180 of the 250 km of trails have the best possible snow conditions. Hopfgarten is the perfect ski vacation resort for all levels of skiers and snowboarders. Well-groomed runs and a friendly, informal atmosphere make Hopfgarten a much sought after destination. The whole ski area is part of the ‘Ski Welt’ circuit that offers over 250 km of pistes with interconnecting gondola, chair and drag lift systems which get you to any area of the mountain in no time at all. More than 90 cable cars and lifts service the vast skiing area.
Beginner skiers or snowboarders will want to take advantage of the local beginners’ lift pass that allows you to ski at Hopfgarten, Itter and Kelchsau. Gentle nursery slopes in the heart of Hopfgarten are perfect for beginners. The ski schools will soon promote you to tree skiing and then onto the intermediate slopes. When you are ready for the more advanced slopes you can upgrade your beginners’ lift pass to one that covers the entire ‘Ski Welt’ region. Intermediates and Advanced skiers or snowboarders can look forward to making the most of the whole ‘Ski Welt’ ski area including the wonderful seven km descent to the village. Do not miss the opportunity to join a guided excursion to discover the hidden pleasures of this wonderful mountain.
After your day on the slopes relax in any of the seventy huts and mountain restaurants in the ski region. Take a romantic ride with your special one through the forested Penningberg on a genuine two-horse open sleigh. A winter holiday is just not complete without an evening on a toboggan run, so go ahead and embrace your inner-child!