Excellent skiing and tobogganing for beginners and familiesThe Wildkogel Arena is a small ski resort in the Salzburger Land between Neukirchen am Großvenediger and Bramberg am Wildkogel, which is characterized by smooth runs and short distances. Both places are located in the high valley of the Salzach, between 800 and 900 metres above sea level. The actual ski area can be reached from both villages; it reaches up to 2,150 meters above sea level, the highest point of the lift. In total, there are 75 kilometres of mostly snow-covered slopes available, almost half of which are blue, ie. beginner. For the 17/18 season, a state-of-the-art gondola lift opened the Ganzeralpe and with it, 15 hectares of slopes for free-riders. The absolute highlight on the Wildkogel is Europe's longest illuminated toboggan run.
The excellent facilities for kids make this ski area ideal for families with (small) children.
You can not only ski but also enjoy cross-country skiing, tobogganing, winter hiking and much more!
This area is a bit smaller scale making it ideal for families, seniors and beginners.
About Wildkogel Arena
Each season, fans of the Wildkogel Arena are enthusiastic about its unique versatility, not only in terms of skis but other winter sports too. Six deep snow slopes provide more experienced alpinists with a unique adventure feeling. Snowboarders and cross-country skiers will also find many opportunities here. For toboggan fans, the Wildkogel Arena is a must. Here, you will find the longest illuminated toboggan run in Europe, which runs for a total of 45 minutes at a time. All in all, you will be sledging for 14 kilometres!
If you travel with family, you’ll be pleased to know that the Wildkogel Arena also offers children's ski schools. Sleigh rides with the horse through the snowy landscape, a fun park, snowshoeing, expeditions and feeding of wild animals complete the adventure for the young guests. In the evenings, adults can enjoy different slopes, huts, bars and inns. Local culture is also offered, such as a visit to the show mine, which specializes in crystals and gems.
The ski resort Wildkogel Arena in numbers
- 75km of slopes
- Ski area up to 2,150 m
- the longest illuminated toboggan run in Europe
- children’s ski schools
What the Wildkogel Arena offers skiersYou will be amazed at the possibilities that open up on the Wildkogel in only a small space! Flat and steeper slopes are situated close to each other and feature state-of-the-art lifts.
Ski SchoolsIn the Wildkogel Arena, there are various ski schools where you can learn skiing or snowboarding techniques in small groups. The excellently trained ski and snowboard instructors based in Neukirchen teach you all techniques and styles. Book a one week program in a group or take a private lesson and take beautiful ski tours or deep snow cruises with highly trained guides.
Children will benefit from their own courses at the children's ski schools. In the Kogel-Mogel Kinderland, there are also children's restaurants, daycare, games and fun. Below, you will find more information about ski and snowboard lessons. For more information about the extras that you can book per apartment, see the "Extras" heading on each page of the apartments.
Lifts and Slopes
- 46% blue slopes
- 41% red slopes
- 13% black slopes
- 4 chairlifts
- 10 towed lifts
- 5 gondolas
- 6 marked deep snow descents
- 1 fun park
Ski PassIn the Wildkogel Arena, you can use the Ski-Arena-Wildkogel-Pass. With this pass, you have access to all lifts of the Wildkogel Arena. With the Zillertal Super Ski Pass and the Zillertal Arena Ski Pass, you have access to all lifts in the Zillertal Arena. Thanks to the latest chip card technology, the ski pass can even remain in your bag. To acquire a chip card, you’ll be required to provide a deposit fee of 2 euros, which you’ll get back once you return the card undamaged at one of the return points.
Ski BusThere are plenty of free ski buses from Wald im Pinzgau (Zillertal Arena) and Neukirchen. There are also free buses between the villages and the base stations of the Gerlosplatte, Hochkrimml and Königsleiten. With a valid ski pass, you can use the free ski bus that runs between Neukirchen, Wald, Königsleiten and Krimml.
More Winter Activities
SnowboardingThe various deep-snow runs and groomed slopes are perfect for snowboard enthusiasts. There is also a snowboard fun park with ramps, backside and much more. Whether you are a beginner or a professional, you can improve your skills here.
Reserve your ski gear online!ChaletsPlus, together with Sport 2000 Herzog in Neukirchen and Sport 2000 Bernert in Bramberg, allows you to reserve your ski equipment online. This will help you to avoid unnecessary delays during your holiday and you will also receive a discounted rate. Check out Ski/snowboard rental Sport 2000 Herzog or ski/snowboard rental Sport 2000 Bernert.
Cross-Country SkiingFrom December to April, you can enjoy the fresh snow on 45 kilometres of beautiful, carefully prepared trails.
TobogganingThe toboggan run on the Wildkogel is a sensational 14 kilometres in length and is open daily until 22:00. The Wildkogelbahn (from Neukirchen) and the Smaragdbahn (from Bramberg) bring you to an altitude of about 2300 metres. From the Wildkogelbahn cable car, take a short walk of just 15 minutes; the Smaragdbahn takes you directly to the start. For 45 minutes, you’ll glide down a height difference of 1200 meters. Even more toboggan runs are available for use at the Stockenbaum toboggan run, with a length of 4.2km and the somewhat shorter Kühnreit toboggan run.
More information: Tobogganing in the Wildkogel Arena.
Après-SkiOf course, there is a life after skiing and that has a special culinary impact in Pinzgau. Here, one is very proud of the local cuisine and the hospitality cultivated for centuries. At the same time, you can enjoy a happy get-together where you’ll find opportunities to celebrate at practically all mountain, middle and valley stations. Whether in the middle of the mountain pasture or comfortably in the village, the atmosphere leaves nothing to be desired.
Even More Winter FunIce skating, curling, horseback riding and horse-drawn sleigh rides—it’s not just fun for the children, but for the whole family. If you want more, you can even try winter paragliding! There’s no shortage of local culture to discover either. The upper Salzachtal was formerly a mining area for gems and coveted rock crystals. If you want to know more and be amazed, you can have a look at the history of the precious stones in the museum and in the mine.
What the ski resort Wildkogel Arena offers
- 3 ski and snowboard schools
- 6 huts and snow bars
- Snowboard fun park
- Lift capacity of 17,877 people per hour
- 14km illuminated toboggan runs on the Wildkogel
- Free ski bus
Apartments in the Wildkogel ArenaThe two base stations of Neukirchen and Bramberg are friendly, relatively large alpine villages with everything holiday guests need.
- Neukirchen am Großvenediger
- Bramberg am Wildkogel
- Wald im Pinzgau
Of course, we offer attractively located and modern chalets in each of these locations. Apartments in the ski resort Wildkogel Arena.