Westendorf is magical. Our first ski trip so everything was new and we have adopted an uncritical conclusion.Ski facilities are excellent - known for its facilitation of beginners as well as experienced skiers. Reds skischoll was first class , great instructor called Hans Peter (a local guy) for 4 days - adults and teenagers. Very good blue, red and black slopes. Superb lift facilities and options. And this year (Jan 2006) broght the best snows on record. Just our luck for a first time out.We will definitley be going back for more and more.Also stayed in Mesnerwirt hotel right in centre of village with ski facilities within 100 metres - yes 100m. Nice friendly, traditional Tirolean family run hotel. No pretentious nonsense, just nice friendly hospitality.