The Wildkogel Arena Ski Area

A paradise for families, rookies and returning skiers

The Wildkogel Arena, our family-friendly ski area in the Hohe Tauern National Park Holiday Region, offers a magical snow-sports experience for beginners and experienced skiers on 75 km of beautifully groomed pistes. With the Wildkogelbahn lift in Neukirchen and the Smaragdbahn in Bramberg, you will be able to enjoy a comfortable ride up to 2100 m above sea level, where you will be greeted by glorious views of the 3,000-meter peaks of the Hohe Tauern range.

Once at the top - whether you prefer a more-laid back experience or an exciting high-speed adventure on skis, want to cut your own tracks through the deep-snow on your snowboard or set out on a ski tour through virgin nature - the Wildkogel Arena, in the heart of the Kitzbühel Alps, promises ideal conditions for a wide selection of winter sports. Due to a full range of difficulty, with slopes that are mainly rated "blue" or "red", the multiple-award-winning ski area on the Wildkogel is ideally suited for families, beginners and those returning to the sport after a bit of a hiatus. And for your added enjoyment, other extended ski areas, such as the Zillertal Arena and the Kitzbühel Alps - with around 300 kilometers of pistes in total - are also located close by. Likewise, winter hikers and sun worshipers also discover their own piece of heaven with us.

In the Ski Area

    • FIS piste rules for skiers and snowboarders
      1. Show consideration for other skiers and snowboarders
      2. Control your speed and manner of skiing
      3. Choose the appropriate route
      4. Maintain a sufficient distance when overtaking
      5. Pay attention when entering, starting and moving uphill
      6. Stop only at the edge of the slope or at clearly visible places
      7. Climb and descend at the edge of the slope only
      8. Observe all signs, markings and signals
      9. Offer assistance
      10. Provide identification in the event of an accident


    • Ski Helmet Requirement in Austria:

      Minors under 16 years of age must wear a standard commercial winter sports helmet whenever using the ski slopes to participate in winter sports.  

      • Parents, guardians or chaperones are responsible for insuring to the greatest possible extent that those in their charge comply with this requirement.
      • Head protection must also be worn on maintained pistes when using all types of winter sports equipment, such as ski bobs and toboggans. 
      • The helmet requirement only applies in the following Austrian provinces: Salzburg, Upper Austria, Styria, Lower Austria, Carinthia, Burgenland and Vienna. 
      • No legal requirement is currently in effect in the provinces of Tyrol and Vorarlberg. However, Vorarlberg has issued a public recommendation that ski helmets be worn.
      • The law does not foresee inspections to insure that the helmet requirement is being met. Guardians are also not subject to penalties if a child does not wear a helmet. The intent is purely to make people clearly aware of the dangers associated with children skiing or snowboarding without a helmet.
      • That said, failure to comply with the helmet requirement may result in problems with insurance providers, who may refuse to cover costs resulting from an accident. 

      Nonetheless, outfitting children under your supervision with helmets (which can be borrowed either for free or at minimal expense from area rental centers as well as ski schools) is the most sensible step, since most skiing accidents also involve a high risk of severe head injury – with a helmet, you can significantly reduce the risk of major head trauma.

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    Contact us

    If you have any questions at all about the Wildkogel Arena, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us. Your Wildkogel-Arena team at the tourist offices in Neukirchen and Bramberg will be glad to assist, clear up any concerns and ensure you have all the information you need for a wonderful summer or winter holiday in the Wildkogel Arena.

    • Opening Hours

      High Season:
      Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 12 noon and 1 - 5 p.m.
      Saturdays we are available by telephone from 8:30 a.m. - 12 noon

      Low Seasons:
      Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 12 noon and 1 - 5 p.m.