On the North-Eastern corner of the SkiWelt, Ellmau is a part of one of Austria's largest linked ski areas with a stunning 284km of skiable runs.
The village, although sizable, has fantastic charm with quaint chalets, welcoming bars and spectacular scenery. With a good bus service offering transport to and from ski lifts in the SkiWelt area throughout the day, access to brilliant skiing is easy and convenient.
Resort Altitude: 820m
Resort Skiing: 1,870m
Total Ski Area: 284km
Blue Runs: 122km
Red Runs: 129km
Black Runs: 33km
On the North-Eastern corner of the SkiWelt, Ellmau is a part of one of Austria’s largest linked ski area with a stunning 284km of skiable runs. The village, although sizable, has great charm with quaint chalets, welcoming bars and spectacular scenery. With a good bus service offering transport to and from ski lifts in the SkiWelt area throughout the day, access to brilliant skiing is easy and convenient.
Ellmau has a great range of slopes available for beginners through to advanced level skiers. With excellent instructors and varied terrain Ellmau is a haven for first time and unpractised skiers. For the more advanced skiers, Kitzbühel is accessible via Brixen and offers some more challenging pistes.
Ellmau is a great place to learn to snowboard with relaxed and easy local slopes. Large cruising runs are perfect for boarders that prefer a relaxed style of riding. For those more advanced there is a terrain ark with everything from beginner to expert features.
Ellmau provides three ski schools all with good reputations and held in a high regard by those who have learnt to ski or honed particular skills with them. Depending on what suits your group and ability best, it may be worth opting for private lessons over mixed groups.
A ski crèche is available for children between the age of six months and four years. Parents can choose whether this is for a full day or just for a few hours so they can squeeze a few runs in.
There are several small food stops offering food and refreshments on the mountain. These restaurants include places such as the Jägerhütte, the Rübezahl Alm and Siglu where you can eat great food and enjoy a pleasant atmosphere. Ellmau has a selection of 20 restaurants available for you to choose from through the day and night. These include; Bergland, Restaurant Bergkaiser and The Ellmauer Alm where you can dine in with your family or friends and unwind after a long day on the mountains.
There is a bar for everyone in Ellmau, with almost every taste covered so that you can enjoy your time off the slopes. In the early evening, the resort becomes more animated and is well equipped with eight bars and pubs as well as a club. Memory is one of the most popular pubs in the resort and gets lively during the early evening. Pub 66 have regular themed events that are always entertaining. The Ellmauer Alm has live entertainment regularly and is a lot of fun.
Ellmau is a large ski resort and offers alternative activities to engage non-skiers throughout the day. Examples include ice skating, bowling, swimming and paragliding. The larger neighbouring resort of Söll also has plenty to do for those who aren’t skiing. Excursions to Innsbruck, Salzburg and Vitipeno are easily arranged but if you want to stay in the resort the funicular offers the opportunity to head up the mountain and relax in a mountain restaurant.