Wilder Keiser/Brixental in the Tirol Mountains unites nine resort villages located at the elevation from 621 to 804 m. The region is fairly called Ski Welt (Ski World). Tourists will find here 250 km of groomed downhill trails, over 90 lifts in the ski zone located the elevation of 620 -1829 m above sea level, cross country trails (165 km), and virgin slopes. Ski bus goes between all the villages and ski-pass is valid all over the region.
The region was called after the great and beautiful Wilder Keiser range, but tourists can enjoy its jads only distantly: Wild Keiser slopes are not appropriate for alpine skiing. The center of skiing is Hohe Salve Mountain (1829 m), it is easy to reach its top by lift starting from almost any village. Only in Westendorf and Kelchsau located somewhat aside you should go by ski bus first and then change for lift.
However, each village of the region is located at the mountain bottom and has its own ski zone: Astberg (1267 m) in Going, Hartkeiser (1525 m) in Ellmau, Brandstadl (1650 m) in Scheffau. Soll, Itter, Hopfgarten are the closest to Hohe Salve. From Brixen skiers go to Hochbrixen (1300 m) or Kandleralm at the opposite side of the Brixental Valley. Westendorf guests are a stone's throw away from Choralpe slopes (1820 m), and from there they can easily get to Fleiding (1892 m). There is relatively small number of prepared slopes at Kelchsau, but there is a half-pipe for snowboarders (120 m). By the way, Westerndorf fun park also has a half-pipe (100 m).
Hohe Salve top is the starting point of the most difficult trail (to Soll, over northern slope) and the longest trail (to Kraftalm and Itter, 800m, elevation change 1200m). Hochsoll-Soll trail (3000 m) is lightened from 19.30 to 21.30 (except Sunday and Monday).
Yet, Wilder Keiser region popularity is explained not by difficulty and length of individual slopes, but by the variety of sports as well as après-ski and “when skiing” opportunities. Numerous cabins, restaurants, and snackbars are waiting for sportsmen on solar terraces of the local mountains. Every village that now became a sport center offers its guests historic or present-day sights or entertainments. Thus, you can see old castle and church in Itter. Going is considered to be a typical Tyrol village carefully preserving its traditions.
Keiserbad complex in Ellmau has indoor pool (water slide – 92 m), sauna-center, Jacuzzi, indoor tennis and squash, fitness-center. Soll also has indoor panoramic pool. However Soll is popular rather by its bars, pubs and discos: night life here is in full swing. But inveterate alpine skiers will rather go to Ellmau, where “skiing night” is announced every Thursday: torchlight skiing, climbing artificial ice walls, retro skiing, folk shows, and mulled wine flowing like water. Going, Itter, Scheffau and Soll offer night tobogganing (up to 4.5 km of runs), and Westendorf offers paragliding with experienced instructors of flying school.