Austria Ski Resort Guide for Ellmau

Ellmau Ski Resort Guide

About the Resort

The resort of Ellmau sits at the north eastrn corner of the Ski Welt - Austria's largest linked ski and snowboard area. It still remains a fairly quiet location eventhough it is becoming more commercialised each year. It has a compact centre and traditional chalet style buildings bars and shops. It is quite a cheap resort by Austrian standards and is very good for family holidays. It has recently had a injection of cash which has paid off in the snowmaking department. The resort can become very crowded at weekends and in high season.

About the Mountains near Ellmau

Ski Welt mountain circuit links Going, Scheffau, Soll, Ittr, Hopfgarten and Brixen. The piste amap covering this area is large and difficult to comprehend. Most of the runs are easy and short so the time it takes getting around is only helped by the increasing number of fast lifts. Westendorf is covered by the Ski Welt pass but its local slopes are not linked. The upper mountains are mostly short and offer little for experts or adventurous intermediates.

Apr├Ęs Ski at Ellmau

Overall the the resort has a limited nightlife. The mountain restaurants are said to be fairly consistant in offering good food and service in pleasant surroundings with the large self service ones suffering from long queues. There are cafes offering good coffee and cakes and several busy bars. The night life is mostly rep organised - including bowling and sleigh rides.

Ellmau Resort Ratings Guide

Snowfall RatingSnow Reliability2 Stars
Ski Lifts Number of Lifts 91
Resort HeightResort Height 800 m
2620 ft
Run Length Slopes / Runs 620-1890 m
2030-6200 ft
QueuesQueues 4 Stars
Green Ski% of Green Pistes in resort 0%
Blue Ski% of Blue Pistes in resort 43%
Red Ski% of Red Pistes in resort 48%
Black Ski% of Black Pistes in resort 9%

Local Tourist Office Information

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Telephone: +43 5358 2301