Ellmau

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Best village in the Ski Welt
Resort Summary
Resort Name Ellmau
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Resort Altitude 800m
Winter Season Dec to April
Terrain Overall: 250km of marked pistes
Beginner: 43%
Intermediate: 48%
Advanced: 9%
Lift System 91 lifts including gondolas, cable cars, all kinds of express chairs and a furnicular train out of Ellmau
Highest Lift 1890m
Lowest Lift 690m
Vertical 1200m
Longest Run
Avg Snowfall App. 4 metres
Terrain Parks Yes
Snow Sports Skiing, snowboarding, cross country, rhodelling
Facilities
Nearest Town Kufstein
Lift Pass
Adult 5 Day $
Adult 1 Day $
Child 5 Day $
Child 1 Day $


Overview 

Smallish village located on the northern side of the Ski Welt - the largest connected ski area in Austria. The village is of traditional Austrian design with a small centre and lots of outlying areas that are reachable by bus. The Wilder Kaiser mountain range to the north is one of the most spectacular in Europe.

Location

App. 120km from Munich in the Austrian Tyrol

Pros

  • HUGE ski area
  • Great lift system
  • Extensive snow making
  • Cute village
  • Great for children and beginners

Cons

  • Low elevation often means poor snow
  • Some accommodation is a long way from the lifts
  • Limited nightlife
  • Some short runs
  • Very little to please advanced skiers/boarders

Contacts

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Planning

Getting There

Fly into Munich, train to Kufstein, bus to Ellmau. Public transport in the area is very reliable and safe

Accommodation

On Mountain

There are some large hotels in the village centre, with pensions spread throughout the village

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Lift Tickets

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Ski School

There are 3 schools to choose from. The Hartkaiser School has a good reputation.

Equipment Hire

You can hire from the ski schools.


Resort Facilities

Getting Around

There is a free bus service that runs between the lifts and the main accommodation areas

Parking

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Activities

Rhodeling 

Get a taxi to the top of the mountain, have a meal and plenty of schnapps at one of the restaurants up there, jump on your rhodel (wooden sled with steel 'blades') and slide all the way back to the village on the purpose built 'rhodelbahn'. Great fun!

Dining

There are small cafes and traditional restaurants scattered around the village. The tiny Buckingerstuberl at the base of the beginner area serves the best weiner schnitzel mit dumplings und saurkraut in the world.

Bars & Entertainment

Memory bar is a popular apres venue.

Shopping

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Children

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Ride Guide

Beginner Areas

There is a large beginner area right next to the village.

Groomed Runs

Groomed runs are everywhere. The runs down the Hartkaiser back into Ellmau are long and great fun.

Off Piste

There is some quality off piste terrain below the gondola at Scheffau. From the top of the Hohe Salve there is a steep area back towards Soll and Scheffau. You can hire guides to take you off piste from Scheffau down to the village of Soll.

Out of Bounds

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Cross Country

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Parks & Pipes

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Bumps

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Powder Zones

Under the gondola and through the trees at Scheffau can be amazing.

Sheltered Runs

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Snowplay

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Other

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Geography

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History

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Resources

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