Ellmau

Overview

Ellmau is a traditional and quiet village with plenty of welcoming bars & restaurants. The accommodation is quite spread out but served by an adequate bus service. Part of the SkiWelt region the skiing area is vast, linking seven resorts and providing a wealth of mainly red runs. Experts will find few challenges here, but there are a few steep descents and some good off piste. The area is an intermediates paradise with lots of cruising and plenty of ground to cover, whilst beginners have a choice of nursery slopes and will progress quickly to the easy blues around the area. With a lot of the local slopes being quite gentle, learning to board here is recommended and cross country enthusiasts can explore the 170km of trails.

Positive

  • Austria's largest ski area
  • Good value family resort
  • improved snowmaking
  • Great nursery slopes

Negative

  • Few challenges on the slopes
  • Low altitude affects snow easily
  • Slopes can get crowded
  • Main lift a bus ride away from village

Offslope/apres ski

The relaxed village centre has a range of shops and is dotted with cosy bars and cafes all within easy walking distance of the centre. The Kaiserbad centre houses a swimming pool, sauna & steam-bath and for those looking for still more alternative activities there is tennis, squash, sleigh rides, curling, skittles and ice skating.

Our View

Charming family resort with superb access to the Ski Welt area.

At a glance

Chalets:
2
Hotel & Apartments:
7
Pistes:
250km (area)
Resort height:
800m
Top station:
1830m

Suitability

Experts:
2 stars
Intermediates:
4 stars
Beginners:
4 stars
Non-Skiers:
3 stars
Scenery:
3 stars
Resort charm:
3 stars
Nightlife:
3 stars