Westendorf and Kirchberg / Kitzbuhel go large

11th November 2005, by Chris Gill

Austria’s SkiWelt area is set to grow this season when a new gondola opens to link Westendorf with the neighbouring resorts of Kirchberg and Kitzbühel.

The new eight-seat gondola, ‘Ki West’, named after the two resorts it joins, will whisk visitors up from Aschau in the Kirchberg valley to Westendorf’s Gampen mountain, forming the third largest interconnected ski area in Europe. From the top of Gampen peak a new 4 km long run winds its way back to Aschau, from where a shuttle bus will take you the short distance to Kirchberg’s Pengelstein gondola station and its ski area.

The resorts of the http://www.skiwelt.at”>Ski Welt already enjoy access to 250 km pistes and a network of 94 lifts. By linking Westendorf and Kirchberg, the new gondola will give skiers and boarders the opportunity to explore another 145 km of runs in the popular http://www.kitzbuehel.com”>Kitzbühel sector.

The KitzbühelAlpen Ski Pass gives access to all the lifts in the SkiWelt, along with Kitzbühel and Kirchberg. Seven other nearby resorts are also included - extending the total area covered to 670km of pistes. It is available for three or more days.

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