Skiwelt Wilder Kaiser-Brixental, Austria's largest interconnected ski area, is undergoing significant improvement for this year's 2009-10 ski season.

This 279-kilometre ski area in the Kitzbueheler Alps is made up of seven main resorts: Brixen im Thale, Going, Ellmau, Scheffau, Söll, Hopfgarten, and Westendorf.

Ellmau will introduce a new detachable six-seater chairlift; the Ellmi's 6er is equipped with heated seats and hoods. Westerndorf has disposed of its one-seater chairlift at the Choralpe - the last one-seater in the SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser-Brixental. Hopfgarten has invested in its snow making facilities.

Kitzbuehel has a new eight-seater chairlift and is offering new ski passes for the Kitzbueheler Horn, the Gaisberg, and the Ganslernhang.

Skiwelt Wilder Kaiser-Brixental was awarded the best winter ski resort in the world by the Ski Resort Service International in 2009. The award was in recognition of the improvements and modernizations to ski runs and lift infrastructure.

British skiers flock to the resorts of Ellmau, Soll, and Westerndorf. Ellmau is particularly popular with families and offers pretty chalets and friendly restaurants while Soll attracts the partygoers to its wide choice of nightlife. Westerndorf is a picture-perfect alpine village on the other side of the Hohe Salve.

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