One of the Best Winter Seasons Ever

„This has to be one of the best skiing seasons ever“, commented Andi Ruetz when we visited him in Sport Ruetz on the penultimate day of the 2018 season. The snow management in Westendorf  is superb with piste teams maintaining top conditions throughout the winter.

Westendorf sits on a plateau in the sunny tirolean Brixen valley and is a very popular resort. It is an ideal starting point for winter-sports fans being an important link between the huge SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser Brixental (one of the world’s largest and modern ski areas) and the famous Kitzbühel / Kirchberg region. The village of Westendorf has much to offer and our modern, luxuary apartments at Sport Ruetz are right in the centre.

Boarders Playground

Snowboarders and freestylers can find one of the best funparks in Austria here – the boarders playground. Ski and snowbaoard fun knows no limits in Westendorf from the start of the winter season right through to Easter and the start of spring.

Highlights alongside the pistes are the excellently prepared cross country ski routes and the well prepared and maintained winter walking paths through beathtaking, peaceful, winter landscapes.

Westendorf – Top Class

Our superbly equipped apartments make for an easy to manage, trouble-free winter holiday. The village of Westendorf offers top-class restaurants and abundant night life with transport links to nearby facilities.

Breakfast in Westendorf, put on your skiis just outside the apartment and you’re off. Morning coffee and Torte at the top of Talkaser. Wienerschnitzel for lunch with friends above Kitzbühel. Stop off for refreshments in the afternoon in Hoch Söll, Après-Ski at the Bruchstadl back in Westendorf. Park your boards and skiis overnight in our free heated ski-depot. Check how many km you have clocked up on the website. Enjoy.

„English speaking guests have been greeted in Westendorf since George Ager opended the first ski-lift in 1948“ said ski teacher Richard D. from London. „The resort welcomes back many return winter sports enthusiasts from Ireland and the UK, families as well as skiers in their 60s, 70’s and 80’s.“

Family Skiing in Westendorf, Austria.

Westendorf is an elderado for beginners and advanced winter-sports fans but is also super for young families.

Rachel, a guest from New Zealand, stayed with us in February and wrote : „Considering a family ski holiday? You can’t get better than Westendorf, Austria. The ski area is massive, catering for all ski/boarding levels. There is a vast array of blue runs, which are interesting and thrilling for beginners and experienced skiers alike. Thus skiing with the children is an absolute pleasure.“

„Westendorf is a compact village, with services very close to the slopes. I hired the children’s ski equipment from Sport 2000 Ruetz, who I would highly recommend. They were also very helpful with the usual unexpected purchases e.g. new gloves and goggles. I now own the best pair of goggles in the world! “

„There are several ski schools to choose from. I went with Tops, who I couldn’t fault and my daughter’s (5 and 8) reported were great. Certainly their progress throughout the week was remarkable. I was impressed and reassured by Tops’ focus on child safety.“

Wonderful Food

„The food on the mountain is wonderful. I can attest to the quality of Apple Strudel and hot chocolate (my two favourites) on the slopes. There is no wrong time of the day to eat pudding. There are also a number of good café’s in the village, which are well worth a visit.“

„Etiquette on the mountain is second to none. People stop and help if children fall or look distressed. They even help adults! Having said this, it is slightly different at the lifts especially first thing in the morning.

Would I go again? In a heartbeat!“

Rachel flew into Innsbruck with easyJet and used the free Austrian Railways ÖBB app in English on her SmartPhone to purchase through tickets to Westendorf. „Easy to use, it gives you all the alternatives updated in real time. The ticket inspector simply scans a QR code on your phone. And you can swap between bus and train.“ „No barriers, no questions asked.“

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Andi and his brother Michael studied English at college but also by spending time immersed in the language with families in England. (ed)

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