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Beginner ***
Intermediate ***
Advanced **
Type of resort Alpine
Suitable for families **
Apres ski (nightlife) **
Off piste **
Mountain restaurants 70
Snowboarding **
Longest run 7.5km
Nursery areas 1
Night skiing No

An authentic Austrian feeling combined with surrounding majestic views over the Wilder Kaiser, the picturesque ski village boasts a friendly atmosphere and highly-rated skiing holidays suitable for all ages and abilities. The Tyrolean style of ski chalets and charming churches make this village a great choice for your family or group ski holiday. Part of the ‘Ski Welt’ ski area, you will be spoilt for choice with the largest ski area in Austria!

Skiing in Ellmau

Ellmau has easily accessible ski lifts. Beginners will find nursery slopes and kindergarten at village level for perfecting those turns, nice and close to their cosy ski chalet, hotel or apartment. There is another area just a short hop away at the top of the funicular and the local Ellmau ski schools are tip top too. Intermediates will be kept busy with a multitude of pisted blue and red slopes – we think you’ll struggle to ski them all. Advanced skiers and boarders looking for an adrenaline rush will find it at the top of Hohe Salve and Soll, just a short hop away yet still in the Ski Welt region. Ellmau itself has 50km of pisted down-hill slopes, but further afield the Ski Welt area has 250km in total to get stuck into. The area includes popular resorts of Soll, Sheffau and Westendorf along with quieter Itter, Going, Brixen and Hopfgarten. Its snow making system is the biggest in Austria, covering 80% of the pistes.There is a good local ski bus service, however snow permitting you should be able to ski right back to the village anyway.

Snowboarding in Ellmau

If you’re snowboarding in Ellmau, try and tackle the Ski Welt area. One particularly nice run starts at Brandstadl and runs down to Scheffau. Freestylers should head towards the Hohe Salve pistes just perched above Soll and freeriders will find the best board park with half pipes in the Westendorf which is a short bus ride away from Brixen.

Apres in Ellmau

Skiing holidays to the traditional village offer great value for money for off-the-piste activities . The village has several bars to have a well deserved relaxing beer after a hard day’s skiing plus a couple of nightclubs for the later crowd. There is a good Mexican restaurant and a wide range of other quality restaurants to choose from for your evening meal out. Neighbouring Soll has a lively nightlife scene and worth a visit if you feel like a party.

Accommodation in Ellmau

Picturesque Ellmau has some good quality hotels, as well as cheaper apartments further out. Have a look at some of our best ski deals for Ellmau hotels and chalets…

Ellamu Statistics

Runs: Green 2 Blue 62 Red 50 Black 8

Resort altitude 1200m Skiing altitude 1200m-2100m
Transfer time 30mins Longest run 7.5km
Total kms of piste: 290km Cross country 150kms
Snow canons Slope direction N, S, E, W
Nursery area 1 Number of lifts 89
Drags 40 Chairs 36
Cable cars 1 Gondolas 14
Night skiing No Snow making
Season Dec – Apr Mountain restaurants 70
Ski bus Yes Linked resorts Soll, Going, Hopfgaten & Westendorf
Summer skiing No Terrain parks Not local
Half pipe Not local Tree runs Yes
Resort type Alpine


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