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Resort Guide to Westendorf - Austria

Typical Austrian Ski resort linked to the massive SkiWelt area

Westendorf resort guide - A general overview

Westendorf is a small, traditional village with many older buildings and excellent nursery slopes. This small but lively village has a lot of Austrian charm and character. Westendorf is separated slightly from the main ski area but frequent buses to the lifts and to neighbouring resorts mean that it is easy to access the whole of the SkiWelt.

There is a good mix of pistes accessible from Westendorf which vary from high open runs to beautiful tree lined lower slopes. There is an extensive network of snow cannons covering 95% of the pisted runs which ensures that a ski holiday to Westendorf will always offer good skiing. The Heldon Bar, Cafe Memory and the Disco Tenne are all popular joints in town and there are many mountain restaurants to choose from, all serving a variety of local dishes.

Airports

INNSBRUCK
(1hr 30mins)
SALZBURG
(2 hours)

Resort stats

284km

800m - 1,955m

Level of skiing

Beginners
Intermediates
Experts
Snow sure
Off-piste
Ski area

Qualities

Charm factor
Non-skiers
Nightlife
Resort layout
Fine dinning
Short transfer
Resort value

Pros

  • Pleasant and traditional village with charm and atmosphere
  • Challenging local slopes above the resort
  • Good local nursery slopes
  • Part of the large SkiWelt area - Austria's largest interlinked ski area

Cons

  • Local slopes do not offer the ideal progression from the nursery slopes
  • Getting to the main SkiWelt area takes time
  • Snow coverage can vary late in the season

Westendorf Resort Restaurants

Most of the best restaurants in Westendorf are in hotels such as the Kaiserhof which serves wonderful food and has a great atmosphere. Apart from the very good quality hotel restaurants there is not a huge amount of choice - it's a small town.

Westendorf Mountain Restaurants

There are numerous restaurants around the Westendorf area. Plus there are over 70 mountain restaurants in the larger SkiWelt region. One restaurant, the Choralpe, has been given the title of 'the best views in the SkiWelt' by a reporter. There also is the Ki-West restaurant that offers a great location and food. There are other options too such as Brechhornhaus and Gassnerwirt to name a couple.

Westendorf Apres Ski

Despite being such a small town the apres ski scene is pretty lively. There are a couple of main spots in town such as Liftstuberl and Gerry's Inn. Other recommendations are Kiko's Bar which is near the bottom of the nursery slopes. Underneath the Jakobwirt Hotel, in the basement, there is a cafe bar which sometimes has live music.

Westendorf Nightlife

There isn't a huge amount of nightlife as you would expect in such a small town. However, the apres ski bars stay open late and are particularly lively immediately after the sun sets!

Westendorf Resort Map

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  • Chair lift 207bbb7ef0c7c3f5458d8e1b5bb1a59b179909dbc96c70cbc66d08927a59c61f Chair lift
  • Drag lift 9649c8f20eb92153651608a16dced21b25b21acd3ad6ca90cea261c90ea44648 Drag lift
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