[R696R, Söll] in the ski welt has announced special package deals for visitors arriving for its ski opening weekend to mark the start of winter. The resort, in the Wilder Kaiser mountains, will be celebrating the new lift connection of the Skiwelt region, of which it is a part, to Westendorf, which is, in turn, linked to Kitzbuhel's ski area. The newly interconnected region will boast over 400km (250 miles) of linked runs, making it one of the world's 10 biggest

The Winter Opening Package costs from Euro 119 per person and includes two nights' accommodation in a private pension, as well as breakfast. The price also includes a two-day lift pass for the full 250km (157 miles) of the SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser - Brixental pistes and access to the Ski Test in Hochsöll, as well as entry to Party Tent for evening entertainment. Other packages include Euro 149 per person to stay in a three-star hotel, Euro 169 to stay in a four-star hotel, or Euro 185 in a top-class hotel.