Ski Wildkogel-Arena emanates from the villages of Neukirchen am Grossvenediger and Bramberg. Surrounded by Austria’s beautiful Hohe Tauern National Park, and situated in a natural snow belt, skiers and snowboarders will find pretty reliable snow, plus snowmaking at this area with elevation up to 2200-meters, 7,300′.
Wildkogel’s unassuming base areas, with a few ski shops, hosts an old gondolas that deliver skiers up to a high plateau big intermediate ski bowl with lifts all around, and a few mountain huts.
The 75-kilometers of prepared trails are primarily red and blue, in fact it’s 85% intermediate terrain. Intermediate heaven, a few snow parks, making it ideal for families and ski groups learning to ski. We found it popular with the Dutch, in fact.
Wildlkogel’s ski lifts include several high-speed covered chairlifts, 4 to 8 passenger bubbles, and some T-bars.
Wildkogel’s bear mascot is out and about most days to wave to kids on the ski slopes and pose in photos, proof that this is a very family-friendly Austrian ski area.
Wildkogel’s fun claim to fame is its 14-kilometer sledding adventure, one of the world’s longest toboggan runs. In summer Wildkogel is a family fun park with waterslides and hiking trails, which you can reach from riding the gondola to the upper mountain plateau.
For free riders and skiers at Widlkogel- there’s some “wild” terrain, just off piste there’s open snow fields between trails.
During our visit in January, we enjoyed skiing the prepared trails, riding lifts from 4, 6, and 8 passenger chairs with bubbles, and the few gondolas, as well as several T-bars.
We parked in Neukirchen am Grossvenediger. The ski trail to the base here ends with a long walk or short bus ride back. So we chose to ski Trail 1 down to the gondola mid-station then download to our car parking.
Wildkogel-Arena Ski Stats:
Elevation: 819 – 2235-meters, 7300′
Vertical: 1416-meters, 4.645′
Trails: 75- km of prepared pistes
A family ski week in Austria’s is easily reached from Innsbruck or Munich. You can also ski the Zillertal Valley nearby, Grossglockner Kals-Matrei, St Jakob im Defereggental, Lienz, Obertilliach, Sillian-Hochpustertal, even Kitzbuhel, all on the Tirol Snow Card, all within a half hour drive or free bus ride with your ski pass.
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