Ski Holidays Ellmau
Ski holidays Ellmau

Ski Holidays in Ellmau

Ellmau is one of the villages that form the Ski Welt ski area, one of the largest in Austria, covering 280km of piste. Other well-known villages sharing the ski area include Soll, Scheffau, Westendorf, Going, and Brixen. The total ski area covers 280km of pistes with a ski range between 620m to 1995m.

The village of Ellmau is located in the Northeast corner of this big ski area at 820m. The skiing suits all levels of skiers and boarders. Experts will enjoy the runs from Scheffau and the off-piste skiing as it’s excellent. For intermediates when the snow is good, the Ski Welt is hard to beat for skiers who like to cruise. Beginners are well catered for here with several excellent nursery slopes, with snow cannons to guarantee the snow.

Ellmau offers good value for money, even by Austrian standards. Mountain rest stops are plentiful and good standards of service are common.

Local airports include Innsbruck (105 minutes) or Salzburg (90 minutes). An overnight sleeper train service is also an option from Paris on the City Night Line service.

Ski Line offers a selection of the most popular hotels in Ellmau including some which include a free ski pass.

Call our sales team for help and advice booking a skiing holiday to Ellmau.

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Why Ski in Ellmau?

The ski resort of Ellmau is a friendly and pretty resort which is situated at the North east section of SkiWelt, which is the largest mountain circuit in Austria. This area is linked to many different slopes by 94 lifts and you will find 250km of skiable pistes there. The village is quite compact but the accommodation is spread across the area and the local buses through the resort are well organised.  The village has a cosy atmosphere and a good selection of shops and friendly cafés and bars. A funicular railway to the edge of the village will take you to Hartaiser, from here you can take the long red run that leads you to the Scheffau’s lifts. Ellmau has a very pleasant area of slopes on Astberg which is set away from the main area which families and the not so adventurous skiers will find perfect for them.

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Ellmau Piste Map
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Expert Ratings

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  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Snowboarding

Beginners skiing in Ellmau

Ellmau has a good variety of nursery slopes all covered by the snowmaking facilities. The main one is at Going. If you take the Astberg chair you will also find some higher altitude nursery slopes as well.

Intermediates skiing in Ellmau

The SkiWelt is an intermediates heaven. With lots of blue and easy red runs you can cover a vast area at an easy pace. The slopes on Astberg also have nice runs.

Advanced skiing in Ellmau

There are not so many areas for the more advanced skiers in Ellmau, unless you go off piste where you will find more challenging skiing.

Snowboarding in Ellmau

If you are just starting out as a snowboarder then this is a good area on which to learn. With lots of easy gentle slopes this area is perfect. There is a snow park in Ellmau which has kickers and rails and you’ll find this near the Kaiserexpress lift. Ellmau does have a lot of t bars and no real terrain for the more advanced boarders.

Après ski in Ellmau

A lot of the Après ski takes place in the main hotels however there are bars and restaurants in the area too. There are lots of events that take place during a weeks stay, with live entertainment or ski displays with a party atmosphere.

Activities off the slopes in Ellmau

There is a leisure centre in Ellmau which will allow any non skiers to swim or take a sauna. Also try the toboggan run from the Astberg lifts. The funicular railway is another fun way to enjoy the mountains without having to ski.