Seefeld is a wonderful, stylish and fashionable Austrian ski resort with 250km of cross country skiing and great downhill slopes suiting beginner and intermediate skiers.
The resort offers a number of activities, stunning scenery and a wonderful ambience throughout as well as having a great range of shops. The centre of the resort is traffic free - the only way around is via horse-drawn sleighs. The main downhill ski area of Seefeld is great for intermediate skiers while the lower nursery slopes are ideal for beginners.
Resort Altitude: 1,200m
Resort Skiing: 2,100m
Total Ski Area: 27km
Blue Runs: 19km
Red Runs: 6km
Black Runs: 2km
Cross Country: 250km
Seefeld is the perfect resort for groups of mixed ability skiers, as well as families with younger children. The resort is built around its love of cross-country skiing, and with some of the highest regarded ski schools in Austria, it makes a great spot for first-time skiers, or those looking to improve their confidence on the snow.
Seefeld has two main sectors: Gschwandtkopf and Rosshütte. Both these areas feature runs for all abilities and fast chair lifts to keep the experience easy and efficient. Seefeld is a great beginners resort with its excellent ski school and gentle nursery slopes. There are a number of intermediate runs in Seefeld. The Gschwandkopf is great for the lower intermediates while the Rosshütte offers more challenging intermediate pistes. There isn’t a whole lot of challenging pistes for advanced skiers, however the off-piste is extensive.
The resort is mainly suited to beginner snowboarders, although intermediates and advanced boarders will be able to find some interesting tree-lined areas and off-piste at the top section of the Seefelder Joch. There is a fun park located in the Rosshutte area that can be reached via the funicular. Within the park, there is a selection of jumps, pipes, rails and boxes, nothing too challenging, but excellent for more novice free-riders.
Each plateau village within Seefeld has its own dedicated ski school, making three in total. There is downhill ski instruction, but much of the lessons focus on cross-country, what with the abundance of trails around the resort. Many of the schools will take advantage of the fantastic Nordic skiing, as well as having some smaller ski schools that specialise in it alone. Recently, snowboarding instructors have become easier to find, making Seefeld perfect for novice snowboarders.
There is a choice of around 50 different restaurants serving everything from Tirolean to international cuisine. The most highly recommended places are Südtiroler Stuben, Emilia Romagna, Alt Seefeld and Milchhof.
Seefeld offers many bars with different atmospheres and characters. The most popular establishments offer sophisticated nightlife in a lounge setting. Fledermaus, Jeep and Le Dome are the most recommended bars in the town.
Take advantage of the Olympic sports centre and ice skating rink for the full winter experience. After dark, there are plenty of restaurants, bars and even a casino for those who fancy a roll of the dice. Alternatively, if you feel like exploring the local area, then Innsbruck is easily reachable from the resort, with plenty of shopping and sights to see.