Awards received by our Wildkogel Arena ski area

Take a ski vacation with a test winner!

The family-friendly Wildkogel Arena ski area in Hohe Tauern National Park Holiday Region has been the proud recipient of numerous awards. We invite you to browse a few of the distinctions we have received:

Test Winner

The ski resort Wildkogel – Neukirchen/Bramberg has been presented with the Top Ski Resort Award by, the largest ski resort test portal in the world. The Team has extensively tested the ski resort covering 18 evaluation criteria during the 2017/2018 season. Wildkogel – Neukirchen/Bramberg achieved a top rating with 4.3 out of 5 possible stars. You can view the detailed test report from here.

Test Winner

The Wildkogel Arena ski area was evaluated by, the world's biggest test portal for ski areas, and received an award in the category "Insider Tip: Leading ski areas up to 80 km".

Check out the test report >>


On 25 April 2017, the Ski Area Winter Awards 2016/17 and presentation of the International Piste Seal of Quality took place on Achensee in Tyrol. Members of International Ski Area Test were once again out and about undercover, evaluating ski areas, services and facilities according to established criteria. The results of their quality check were announced at the 22nd Ski Area Test Awards:
In January, 508 tobogganers set a new world record in Wildkogel-Arena Neukirchen & Bramberg: Creating the longest-ever toboggan chain, they were officially awarded the title by Guinness World Records™. In addition, Ski Area Test honored the occasion with its own award for the Best Event. The International Sled Run Seal of Quality, presented this year for the first time, also went to the Wildkogel Arena, home of the world’s longest toboggan run spanning 14 km and dropping a grand total of 1300 meters in elevation. In addition to that, the lift company itself was proud to receive recognition in the form of the award for Friendliest Lift Employees.

Test Winner

The Wildkogel Arena ski area was evaluated by, the world's biggest test portal for ski areas, and received an award in the category "Insider Tip: Leading ski areas up to 80 km". The team of put our ski area through a comprehensive battery of tests based on 18 different evaluation criteria during the 2014/15 season. Earning 4.1 of a possible 5 stars, we received the top score.

Check out the test report >>

Awards Ceremony

At the Winter Awards ceremony hosted by the international SKI AREA TEST, the recognitions were practically snowing down on the family professionals of the Wildkogel Arena.

The Wildkogel Arena was crowned Family Ski Area of the Year 2015.

We even garnered an addition distinction: the International Piste Seal of Quality in Gold. In this case, we scored the highest-possible points for outstanding piste maintenance and grooming, as well as for an exemplary piste navigation and safety system. We were particularly delighted to receive an additional award for the friendliest lift staff.  Test platform SKIGEBIETE-TEST.DE also presented us with an award for our family-friendliness.


Insider Tip

 Skiing holidays are often associated with masses of people, long waits at the lifts and crowded pistes. But that's not the way it has to be! Here in the Alps, there are still a few precious gems where you can truly relish every moment of your skiing experience. Far removed from the tourist meccas, they offer great pistes, unique panoramas, and often inexpensive lift tickets.

And that's exactly what you find here at Wildkogel-Arena Neukirchen & Bramberg, which is why we received this fantastic distinction from!


We want our up-and-coming ski stars to enjoy a fantastic skiing experience as well. That's why we came up with a whole bunch of great ideas. Ski kindergartens, adventure lands and colorful side programs are guaranteed to put a gleam in the youngsters' eyes, also promising a relaxed vacation for the whole family.  That's precisely what you find with us in Wildkogel-Arena Neukirchen & Bramberg, which is why we received this great award from!

Top Ski Area

The Wildkogel Arena ski area was selected a Top Ski Area by, the world's biggest test portal for ski areas. Their team tested us during the 2013/14 season according to 18 different criteria. The result: Wildkogel Arena earned 4.1 out of a possible 5 points, and thus received the top score. Test Winner 2013 and 2014:
Insider Tip: Leading Ski Area up to 80km
Test Winner: Eco-Friendly Ski Resort




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Status Typ Name
I Wildkogelbahn I
II Wildkogelbahn II
III Smaragdbahn I
IV Smaragdbahn II
V Ganzeralm
VI Frühmesser X-press
VII Pfeifferköpfl
VIII Braunkogel Schlepplift
IX Gensbichlalm
X Ganzeralm Tellerlift
XI Wolkenstein Tellerlift
XII Preimis Schlepplift
XIII Eggerfeld Anfängerlift
XIV Wennser Gletscher I
XV Wennser Gletscher II
XVI Kaserboden
XVII Wildkogelscharte I
XVIII Wildkogelscharte II
XIX Ganzer X-press
Status Typ Name
19 1 Wildkogelbahn Berg - Mitte
18 1a Wildkogelbahn Mitte - Neukirchen Talabfahrt
18 2 Pfeifferköpfl Berg - Smaragdbahn Berg
19 2 Wildkogelbahn Berg - Pfeifferköpfl
20 2 Pfeifferköpfl
18 3 Ganzeralm
19 3 Ganzeralm
18 4a Wildkogelbahn Berg - Ganzeralm
18 4b Smaragdbahn Berg - Braunkogel / Ganzeralm
18 5a Pfeifferköpfl (Autobahn)
18 5b Geisl Hochalm - Ganzer X-press
18 6a Wildkogelbahn Berg - Gensbichlalm
18 6b Neukirchen Talabfahrt
20 6 Neukirchen Talabfahrt
18 7 Gensbichlalm
19 7 Gensbichlalm
18 8 Gensbichlalm - Braunkogel
19 9 Braunkogel
20 10 Braunkogel - Ganzeralm
19 11 Braunkogel / Frühmesser Süd - Ganzeralm
19 12 Frühmesser - Ganzeralm
18 13 Frühmesser
19 14a Smaragdbahn Berg - Mitte
19 14b Smaragdbahn Mitte - Bramberg Talabfahrt
20 16 Braunkogel
18 17 "Skimovie" Rennstrecke
20 18 Ganzer X-press
18 1b Skiweg Stockenbaum
18 14a Skiweg Bramberg
18 14b Skiweg Smaragdbahn Mitte - Bramberg
18 15 Skiweg Neuhaus
22 32 Pfeiferköpfl
Status Name
Talloipe Bramberg
Loipe Neudau
Loipe Dürnbach
Loipe Rosental
Loipe Sulzau
Loipe Trattenbach
Loipe Schönbach
Loipe Einöd
Loipe Markteinstieg Stockerfeld
Status Name
14a Rodelbahn Bramberg
14b Rodelbahn Smaragdbahn Mitte - Bramberg
1b Familien-Rodelbahn Stockenbaum
15 Familien-Rodelbahn Neuhaus
Rodelbahn Kühnreit