Ellmau Ski Resort

On the North-Eastern corner of the SkiWelt, Ellmau ski resort is a part of one of Austria’s largest linked ski areas. With a stunning 284km of skiable runs, access to brilliant skiing is easy and convenient. Ellmau ski resort has fantastic charm with quaint chalets, welcoming bars and spectacular scenery. The whole ski area prides itself as one of the best family ski destinations with many facilities and activities to enjoy.

There are fantastic links to nearby ski resorts Söll and Westendorf. The ski resort is mainly suited to intermediate skiers with plenty of gentle blue and red runs to enjoy. Beginners have easy access to the nursery slope just above the village too.

The nightlife in Ellmau ski resort has something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for a lovely relaxed meal or a lively bar, there’s a variety of atmospheres to enjoy. In addition, there’s plenty of off-slope activities to enjoy such as ice skating, bowling, swimming and paragliding to name a few.

You can maximise your time on the slopes with the short transfer journeys from either Innsbruck or Salzburg airport. Both are under two hours from the airport to the ski resort, making it an excellent option for a weekend getaway.

Call our ski experts today to find out more about Ellmau ski resort.

Ellmau Transfer Time
Map Marker 1h 30m
Map Marker 1h 45m

Best For...

  • All abilities
  • Short transfers
  • Stunning scenery

Resort Statistics

  • Resort Altitude 820m
  • Skiing Altitude 1,870m
  • Total Ski Area 284km
  • Lifts 20
  • Blue Runs 122km
  • Red Runs 129km
  • Black Runs 33km

Ski Accommodation in Ellmau, Austria

Our collection of Ellmau ski accommodation has been hand-picked by our ski experts. Whether you’re looking for a luxury escape, a boutique hotel or something suitable for the whole family, our experts would be delighted to help you find the perfect accommodation for your ski holiday.

Ski accommodation
Skiing in Ellmau

Skiing in Ellmau

The skiing in Ellmau is great for beginners through to advanced level skiers. With excellent instructors and varied terrain Ellmau ski resort 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.

Snowboarding in Ellmau

Snowboarding in Ellmau

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 park with everything from beginner to expert features.

Ski Schools in Ellmau

Ski Schools in Ellmau

With many ski schools and instructors to choose between, there really is something for everybody.

We’ve partnered with New Generation and Oxygène and highly recommend their services. All of our partners offer fantastic lessons for all ability levels.

Book your ski lessons with our recommended suppliers. If you’re traveling during a peak week be sure to book these well in advance.

Crèches in Ellmau

Crèches in Ellmau

A crèche is available for children between the age of six months and four years in Ellmau ski resort. Parents can choose whether this is for a full day or just for a few hours so they can squeeze a few runs in.

Restaurants in Ellmau

Restaurants in Ellmau

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 ski resort 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.

Après Ski in Ellmau

Après Ski in Ellmau

There is a bar for everyone in Ellmau ski resort, 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 has regular themed events that are always entertaining. The Ellmauer Alm has live entertainment regularly and is a lot of fun.

Non-Skiers in Ellmau


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 Sö​ll also has plenty to do for those who aren’t skiing. Excursions to Innsbruck, Salzburg and Vipiteno 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.

Map of Ellmau

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