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Ski holidays in Seefeld

A superb choice for both downhill and cross-country skiers

Seefeld is an exceptional, all-round destination for a winter break. Enjoyable, laid -back skiing in alpine terrain at 1200m above sea level with spacious pistes and state-of-the-art lift facilities. The extensive cross-country trails through absolutely gorgeous mountain scenery means the cross-country skiing in Seefeld is possibly the best Austria has to offer.

 

The winter walking is exceptional too. There are 142km of cleared hiking trails around Seefeld which take you through idyllic plateaus, tranquil forests and stunning river valleys – a veritable winter wonderland. And we haven’t even mentioned the downhill skiing yet!

 

Seefeld’s place in the history of skiing was assured when local ski instructor, and two-time World Championship slalom winner, Toni Seelos invented the parallel turn. Today, the wealth of blue runs makes this an excellent destination for beginner skiers.

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Ski and Snowboard Information

Skiing Levels
  • Beginners
  • Intermediates
  • Advanced
  • Snowboard
  • Cross Country

Beginners skiing and snowboarding in Seefeld

There are few better places to learn to ski and snowboard than on the gentle slopes right in the centre of the village. With help from the friendly, English-speaking ski instructors, beginner skiers and snowboarders progress quickly. The ski schools meet in the Geigenbulle ski area. With short, simple blue runs all accessed by drag lifts and magic carpets, this is a perfect area from which to develop your skiing and snowboarding skills.

Intermediates skiing and snowboarding in Seefeld

Typified by wide, open blue and red runs, on-piste cruising in Seefeld is a fantastic experience. Those who have taken a break from skiing for a year or two will enjoy the area around Gschwandtkopf with its wealth of blue runs. More accomplished skiers will find exhilarating runs on the Rosshütte side of the valley where the cable cars and lifts take you higher up the mountain. We recommend going to the top of the, Seefelder Joch and the Härmelekopf.

Advanced skiing and snowboarding in Seefeld

Advanced skiers and ambitious intermediates may find the on-piste terrain a little limited compared with more dedicated downhill resorts. That being said, there are a couple of short black runs on the Rosshütte side of Seefeld. And for free riders there is a challenging off-piste area above the Härmelekopf cable car. We strongly recommend an experienced mountain guide if you plan to leave the safety of the pistes.

Cross-country skiing in Seefeld

With 279km of trails the Seefeld plateau is a cross-country paradise. It is Austria’s leading resort for cross-country skiing and one of Europe’s largest cross-country ski areas.  Seefeld has consistently hosted international cross-country or Nordic skiing competitions, twice hosting the Nordic skiing disciplines at the Winter Olympics.

The extensive cross-country ski trails, which are divided into classic trails (154km) and skating trails (125km) link five villages throughout the valley: Seefeld, Leutasch, Mösern, Reith and Scharnitz; and range across altitudes of 1180m – 1550m. Many of the trails start from the beautiful Seekirchl chapel and are suitable for all levels, with a variety of routes graded as easy, medium and difficult.

Downhill skiers will appreciate the fact that there is no need for a lift pass to enjoy cross-country skiing. There is a one-off fixed cost to use the trails for an unlimited duration – all you need to do is purchase a Seefeld Guest Card. And your Inghams representative in resort can sell you a detailed cross-country trail map.

If you’ve never taken a cross-country ski holiday before but would like to ‘give it a go’ then Seefeld is the perfect destination to learn. Specialised cross country ski schools can be found locally. And the technique takes no time to pick up, especially for those familiar with downhill skiing. You’ll be able to explore snow-dusted pine forests and open areas of beauty at a gentle pace while spotting wildlife in the snow. What a wonderful way to spend time in a winter wonderland.

WINTER 2017/2018

CROSS COUNTRY PASSES FOR ONE DAY OR MORE - BUY LOCALLY 

Day pass - pre-purchased without a Guest Card* € 10,00
Day pass - pre-purchased with a Guest Card** € 5,00
Day pass - purchased on the track, with/without a Guest Card € 15,00
Multi-day pass with a Guest Card (only pre-purchase available) € 15,00

Mountain Facts
  • Area 28 km
  • Resort Altitude1200m
  • Ski Alt. From1200m
  • Ski Alt. To2100m
  • Runs
    33
    8
    3
  • Longest Run5
  • Lifts Chairlifts 6 , Cable car 2 , Draglifts 19
  • Lift Times

    0830-1600

  • Lift Ski LockersNo
  • Local Pass Lifts28
  • Night Skiing IncludedNo
  • Mountain Restaurants10
  • Cross Country Trails

    154km of classic trails and 125km of skating trails.

  • Night Skiing

    A 3km trail is floodlit Wednesday only.

  • Off-piste OptionsYes
  • Off-piste Restrictions

    Limited

  • Slope Direction,N,E,S,W
  • Walking143
  • Ski/Resort bus

    Free bus with lift pass


  • from£819pp
  • 140 rooms
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Situated in a quiet location with lovely views, this superior hotel specialises in family holidays and has excellent sport and leisure facilities, including indoor and outdoor pools, squash, indoor golf and bowling alley.

  • from£464pp
  • 150 rooms
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Owned by our good friends the Kaltschmid family, this superior hotel occupies an ideal location in the centre of the village with easy access to cafés, shops and nursery slopes.

  • from£683pp
  • 20 rooms
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One of Seefeld’s best loved hotels, the small and exclusive Hotel Helga is just a short walk from the village centre and surpasses its superior three star rating by offering superb personal service and quality.

  • from£699pp
  • 44 rooms
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Right in the heart of Seefeld, the popular Hotel Karwendelhof shines in a new light with its recently refurbished restaurant and wellness area as well as renovated bedrooms and bathrooms.

  • from£899pp
  • 70 rooms
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Set in the heart of the village square offering a great base for alpine skiing, cross-country and winter walking enthusiasts, Hotel Krumers Post & Spa has a reputation for first-rate service, comfortable rooms and excellent cuisine.

  • from£919pp
  • 99 rooms
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Set in a scenic position in Seefeld, the superior Hotel Schönruh is an elegant spa hotel owned by the Kaltschmid family. It is known for its first class cuisine and excellent leisure facilities.

  • from£526pp
  • 56 rooms
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Decorated in pretty Tyrolean style with comfortable traditional furnishings, the cosy Hotel Seefedlerhof is ideal for those who like to feel at home and our guests return annually for its welcoming atmosphere and good food.

  • from£699pp
  • 61 rooms
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Set in an idyllic location at the lakeside, the superior Hotel Seespitz offers picturesque views and excellent facilities. Soak up the surrounding panorama from the heated outdoor pool and enjoy excellent cuisine in the elegant restaurant.

  • from£649pp
  • 45 rooms
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This lovely, rustic hotel is full of Tyrolean charm and ideal for those who prefer a smaller, more informal and cosy hotel in a quiet location. Offering great value for money, it is available on a bed and breakfast or full board basis.

The hotel does not accept children under the age of 16.

  • from£1299pp
  • 75 rooms
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With an unbeatable reputation for service where nothing is too much trouble and guests are made to feel so welcome, this little gem attracts many returning guests.

Inghams Plus

 

  • Groups - Up to 1 in 7 go Free
  • Early booking offers at selected hotels
  • Inghams Rep based in the resort

Special Offers

Things To Do

Restaurants, food and drink

Anyone familiar with Austrian food will be well aware of how hearty and full of flavour it can be – a perfect accompaniment to a day spent skiing. Seefeld has a wealth of restaurants serving the full range of delicious, traditional Austrian dishes. One of our personal favourites is the Südtiroler Stube, located in the heart of the village near the village square. Serving sophisticated Tirolean cuisine in classic Stube surroundings, the restaurant has a delightful atmosphere.

The Wildmoos Alm is an on-the-mountain favorite, famous for its strudel trolley and charming and friendly staff. It is a must visit for many regular guests to Seefeld and popular with us for its range of schnapps and strudel. We also recommend the Sportalm at the bottom of Gschwandkopft, well known for its chicken and chips in a basket.

Aprés, bars, clubs, and nightlife

Seefeld has an excellent range of bars for the aprés connoisseurs out there. For those of you looking to sample the local tipple, we suggest you head to Beisl Bar. This cosy pub in the centre of town serves a range of local schnapps.

If sipping a gin and tonic is more your thing, then Woods Bar by the cross-country tracks and ice rink provides a chilled environment in which to enjoy your drink. Head there every Friday and Saturday for live DJ music. The open-air Snowbar on Geigenbulle is a great place to unwind. An open fire heats up the bar from around 4pm and the ambience is complimented by local music. The bar offers snow rafting every Monday and Wednesday.

Shopping 

The pedestrianised town centre is especially good for visitors to Seefeld who would prefer to spend their day shopping rather than hitting the slopes. There are plenty of souvenir shops as well as sports shops making it easy to rent any ski equipment you might require. The beautiful city of Innsbruck is only 30 minutes away by train and has a plethora of shops ranging from exclusively Christmas themed souvenirs to luxury boutiques.

Shops are open Monday to Saturday between 10am–1pm and 2pm–6pm while supermarkets stay open longer, from 8am–6pm and on Sunday mornings.

Spas and relaxation

With many of the hotels in Seefeld offering spa facilities, you can be assured of a relaxing winter break when you visit. The Krumers Post and Spa Hotel provides a fantastic 2,200m2 spa area which even includes a panoramic indoor pool. Should your hotel not provide you with the spa facilities you require you should head to the Olympia Sports Centre. Not only does this come complete with indoor and outdoor pools and water slides, there are over 10 different types of sauna and treatment rooms available for guests to take advantage of.

Arts, culture, and events

Seefeld has a jam-packed schedule of winter events, from concerts and live music performances to competitive sports. Seefeld hosts regular cross-country ski races as well as other winter sports tournaments, including championship snow polo which, with its riders on horseback, makes for an exciting spectacle.

The Seefelder Schneefest der Nationen – or ‘Snow Festival of the Nations’ is a magical event hosted every year. Sculpture students from across the local region transform huge, 3m x 3m blocks of ice into spectacularly carved creations. During the night the statues are lit-up, giving them an ethereal appearance much loved by adults and children alike. The sculptures are complimented by music performances and an evening light parade with costumed fire blowers and women on stilts.

Seefeld has a rich history particularly as a site of pilgrimage. The village became a sacred destination during the 14th century after the ‘Host Miracle’ in which the ground opened up in the middle of a church service, swallowing a knight in punishment for his greed. A monastery was built in 1516 to accommodate the many pilgrims. But today you are much more likely to find skiers than religious pilgrims, and what remains of the monastery has become a local hotel.

Activity Information

Inghams offers a full programme of après-ski events and resort activities during your Seefeld ski holiday. All of which can be booked locally by speaking to your Inghams representative.

Winter walking and snow-shoeing

Winter walking is a way of life in Seefeld and a popular activity for the many visitors the village receives during the snowy months of the year. There are approximately 142km of hiking trails available. We’d highly recommend the walk to the Wildmoos Alm which takes you through beautiful countryside. You can reward yourself at the end of your trek with one of the tastiest strudels on the mountains. All varieties of walking are catered from Nordic walking to llama trekking. Snow-shoeing is a popular past-time and snow-shoes can be hired locally. There are even candle-lit walks for those of you who fancy a romantic night-time stroll.

Bowling

A great evening of fun with your reps – every week in Seefeld Inghams hosts an Austrian Skittles evening. This is bowling with a difference and a free shot is awarded for every strike (this gets rapidly harder as the evening progresses). The evening lasts for about 2 hours and costs about €12 per person. You can also privately hire a lane at the bowling alley. This cost approximately €30 per lane and in high season the venue is open every day except Saturday and Sunday.

Horse-drawn sleigh rides

Horse-drawn sleigh rides around the Wildesee lake are one of the most popular non-ski activities for visitors to Seefeld. It is a romantic way to explore this beautiful winter wonderland. Visitors can book this experience locally which costs around €16 per passenger on a 45-minute sleigh ride.

Neuschwanstein Castle

This fantastic guided trip into Bavaria in Germany to see the famous castle of Mad King Ludwig is well worth participating in. The castle has a starring role in the film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and is an icon of fairy-tale, castle design. The excursion also stops at Oberammergau the site of the famous Passion Play. The trip lasts from 08.30am until 04.30pm and costs approximately €39 per person. Entry to castle is not included.

Sightseeing in Innsbruck

The main line from Munich to Innsbruck passes through Seefeld and the train station is located directly in the centre of town. With a journey time of 2 hours 15 minutes Munich can be visited on a long day trip but visiting Innsbruck is really easy. The journey only takes 40 minutes and the trains run hourly. We recommend sitting on the right-hand side of the train towards Innsbruck to witness spectacular views down across the Inn Valley.

Child Care Facilities

Gizzi's Children's Club is a  Snow Kindergarten for children aged 3-5yrs, Mon-Fri with 2 h per day ski tuition plus optional lunch supervision. Lessons are from 9.30am - 11.30am price for 5 days including lunch and supervision 12-2pm is €249 or 12am - 2pm ski lessons without the lunch €143. Bookable locally.

 Other activities in Seefeld:

  • Ice skating and curling rinks
  • Indoor tennis, squash & golf
  • Snow-tubing
  • Bobsleigh
  • Wine tasting 

Ski Extras

Winter 2018/19 Pre-bookable Lift Passes, Ski Hire & Tuition

SKI INCLUSIVE
Ski Inclusive – Save up to £76 per person

Book our Ski Inclusive bundle and save £s on your lift pass, skis/board and boots. See our Ski Inclusive page for details. 

Learn to Ski
6 days 'Blue' ski and boot hire, 6 days tuition
Adult £222 
Lift pass can be purchased in the resort when needed. 
Learn to Cross-Country
5 days cross-country skis & boots, 3 days tuition (2h per day)
Adult £145 

Cross-country pass can be purchased in the resort.

All Saver Packs must be pre-booked in the UK and are not bookable locally.

Lift Passes Days Adult  Youth
16-18 yrs
Child
6-15 yrs
Local Pass 6 £218 £200 £130

Children under 6 years and beginners should purchase in the resort.

Equipment Description Blue Red
Adult Skis/Boots £87/£33 £107/£43
  Snowboard&Boots - £151
  Cross-country skis & boots   £67 -
Youth (7-14yrs) Skis/Boots - £58/£27
  Snowboard&Boots - £99
Child (3-6yrs) Skis&Boots - £57
  Helmet - £18

Please see here for a description of hire categories.

Tuition Days Times Adult Child (4-14yrs)*
Ski 3/5/6 10am-12pm & 2-4pm £146/£197/£222  £142/£174/£199
Snowboard 3 10am-12pm  2-4pm   £138  £138

 * Snowboard school Child 8-14yrs

Prices and supplements are correct at time of publishing but may vary up or down; correct prices will be advised at the time of booking 

Useful Information

Resort Code: ATSE

Languages spoken: German/English

Time difference: GMT+1

Currency: EUR

Travel and Transportation

Departure day To Depart from
Saturday  Innsbruck Gatwick
Heathrow
Stansted
Bristol
Birmingham
Manchester
Edinburgh

Transfer ½ hr by coach

Flight supplements may apply.
Private transfers and Self drive are available.

Car hire available: Yes

Evening resort bus service: No

Local bus services:

Parking available: No

Resort Ski bus available: Yes

Resort Transport:

Free bus with lift pass

Ski bus info:

Free bus with lift pass

Popular resort with skiing up to 2,100m

Winter wonderland scenery & activities

30-minute transfers from Innsbruck

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