When humans first cam to Tirol it is likely that their first stop was Brixental. At least, that is where the oldest remains were found. Whether the people that settled here went skiing is still unknown, but the people living here now sure do. Brixen im Thale is part of the "Ski Welt Wilder Kaiser" or "Wild Emperor Ski World", which while in no way small, is in turn is connected to the massive "Kitzbüheler Alpen" ("The Kitzbühel alps"), making the total skiable area gigantic. (Granted, you have to go by bus a bit - mostly to get from one side of the valley to the other, but this is a minor inconvenience.)
Going here from Vienna or Zürich takes about five hours - after four and a half hours of EuroCity train you change trains in Wörgl (which happens to be pretty much equidistant from Vienna and Zürich) and go by regional train the last half hour.
Above: That's me, outside the Sporthotel Brixen. Below: The main reason you shouldn't park your car near a building, or walk near it. The icicles tend to fall down like a guillotine.
For being such a small village, they sure built a big nice church.
Making sure any undead will be unable to rise from their graves by means of a meter-deep snowcover.