Scheffau, Ellmau & Ski Welt Ski Resort and Ski Holidays

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Scheffau, Ellmau & Ski Welt area
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  Resort Information
Season Dec - Mid April
Nearest Airport Munich,Innsbruck or Salzburg
Ski Area 279km (Ski Welt Area)
Ski Lifts 91
Ski Runs 128
Longest Run 8km
Resort Height 750-820m
Snowball Ratings
Beginners 4 / 5
Intermediates 4.5 / 5
Experts 3.5 / 5
Families 4.5 / 5
Nightlife 4 / 5
Affordability 4 / 5
Non Ski Activities 4 / 5


The picturesque village of Scheffau enjoys a spectacular setting in the foothills of the towering Wilder Kaiser mountains. The resort is linked to, and is actually one of the best starting-points for, the huge Ski Welt circuit - Austria\\\'s largest, fully integrated, ski area with over 290kms of runs. The mountain \\\'bowl\\\' above Scheffau provides some of the best snow conditions in the area. It is also a great place to learn to ski or board with wide, gentle runs and modern lifts. Children will love the \\\'KinderKaiserland\\\' ski area - the perfect place to make their first tracks on skis. It is no wonder that many first timers to this area return to this area year after year.Close to both Munich or Salzburg airport too.Popular too for short breaks of 3 or 4 nights, as well as the usual week trip.Its a perfect choce though for groups of all ability levels.

Ski School info is on info@skischule-scheffau.com


This delightful resort is located right in the heart of Austria's lovely Tyrol. The village of Ellmau is attractive and picturesque, sited between Austria's dramatic and rugged Wild Emperor mountains and the gentler Kitzbüheler Alps. Skiing holidays in Ellmau give you access to the vast Ski Welt circuit, a renowned ski circuit linking several superb resorts including Söll and Westendorf.

 All this means that skiing in Ellmau delivers a great ski experience. You will enjoy access to more than 250km of gorgeous piste. There are wide, easy, gentle nursery slopes close to the centre and there is a convenient, regular bus service running between the nursery area and the village. There is a convenient ski bus that links with the main lift and the Hartkaiserbahn, Austria's longest and potentially most dramatic mountain railway.

If you are a relatively inexperienced skier you will enjoy skiing Ellmau for the resorts generous choice of nicely challenging blue runs and really easy red runs. Many of these link Ellmau with popular ski resort of Söll. Skiing in Ellmau gives you a wonderful variety of friendly, warm apres ski activities including vibrant bars and lively restaurants. Plus, for non-skiers, there is plenty of good snow-based and snow free fun, with everything from tobogganing to curling.Check out the excellent and very affordable options too in some of the interlinked villages, one of them being the excellent Brixen im Thale, where do have some superb accommodations.From Brixen you can catch the gondola over to Westendorf or the gondola over towards Soll.A perfect location but often neglected by operators.

Ski Welt Area

The 90 cable cars and lifts in SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser-Brixental - Westendorf now have 180 km of slopes assured of snow – at least 100 km of which can be covered with snow in 3 days and if there is also real snowfall by December, then SkiWelts' excellent reputation as Austria’s largest ski resort, with over 270 km of interconnected slopes will be fully appreciated. The 3 SkiWelt circuits, in addition to the vast number of slopes, are the Kaiser, Salve and Westendorf circuits, which spectacularly lead skiers and snowboarders to the most beautiful areas in SkiWelt region. Depending on your fitness and ability, you can ski down from up to 4,000m altitude.The tireless can also carve around at night in Brixen, Ellmau and Söll thanks to floodlighting. There has been expansion of the night-time skiing, offered by 3 further runs in Höchsöll. Furthermore, the illuminated toboggan run is now equipped with a snow-making system too.

SkiWelt is not only Austria’s largest interconnected ski resort; of all of the comparable large-capacity regions, lift tickets are offered at the lowest prices here. As always, children up to the age of 6,ride and ski for free. 'The much frequented Ski Bunny Club'; The Ski Bunny forum has been very well received for years, enabling like-minded people to search for their ideal skiing or snowboarding companions on the internet at www.skiwelt.at beforehand.

As if 280km of interlinked pistes is not enough for anyone, you can now add in Kitzbuhel and a further 170km of pistes, which is connected via the Ki West Gondola, though you would need the Kitzbuheler Alpen All Star ski pass for this recommended area.


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