(age at the date of return)

Ski holidays in Ellmau

Picturesque resorts backed by 280km of SkiWelt area pistes

Ski Ellmau! The attractive village of Ellmau is situated between the rugged Wilder Kaiser (Wild Emperor) mountains and the more gentle Kitzbüheler Alps. Located between the villages of Going and Scheffau, it lies within the vast SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser-Brixental Area which links several resorts, including Söll (about the same size but with more boisterous nightlife!), Scheffau and Hopfgarten, enabling access to 284km of pistes. It has about 55kms of its own runs.

Skiing holidays in Ellmau boast wide and gentle nursery slopes close to the centre and a ski bus links with the main lift, a new 10-seater gondola which has replaced the Hartkaiserbahn and transport skiers to 1530m in less than nine minutes and all cabins are equipped with Wi-Fi and heated seats for ascent and descent. Après-ski is varied with lively cafés and bars or traditional Austrian events. Sleigh rides, a toboggan run, skating, swimming and bowling are all available.

Added value

Groups - Up to 1 in 6 go Free

Free Child Lift Passes children born 2013 or later

Free Lift Pass for children up to 15yrs when 1 adult pre-books (valid 16-31 Mar)

Inghams Rep based in the resort 

Ski and Snowboard Information

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

Beginners skiing in Ellmau

Wide open, gentle nursery slopes lie conveniently opposite our Hotel-Garni Claudia, close to the centre.

Intermediates skiing in Ellmau

Relatively inexperienced skiers and second timers will enjoy the extensive choice of blue runs between Ellmau and Söll. For red-runners there is a circuit of over 20 linked runs in the whole region, many leading directly back to the village.

Advanced skiing in Ellmau

There are a number of black runs for the skier who likes to be challenged; one of the best starts from the peak of the Hohe Salve through the Leukenwald area. 

Snowboarding in Ellmau

Very popular in the Ski Welt region, Ellmau is ideal.

Cross-country in Ellmau

There are 83km of picturesque tracks directly in Ellmau and Going, linking to over 200km in the St. Johann area. 

Mountain Facts
  • Area 284 km
  • Resort Altitude820m
  • Ski Alt. From700m
  • Ski Alt. To1890m
  • Longest Run7 km
  • Run Information

    122km blue runs, 129km red runs, 10km black runs.

  • Lifts , Chairlifts 35 , Baby drags 15 , Draglifts 39 , Gondolas 16 , Rack Railway 1
  • Lift Times

    Every day 9.00-16.30

  • Lift Ski LockersNo
  • Local Pass Lifts20
  • Whole Area Pass Lifts90
  • Night Skiing IncludedNo
  • Mountain Restaurants77
  • Snow Cannon Coverage60%
  • Cross Country Trails

    83km in Ellmau, 200km whole area.

  • Night Skiing

    In Söll

  • Nursery SlopesVillage centre
  • Off-piste OptionsYes
  • Slope Direction,N,E,S,W
  • Snowpark Info

    3 Snowparks - 1 in Ellmau, 1 in Söll, 1 in Westendorf

  • Walking250

  • from£739pp
  • 71 rooms
AktivHotel Hochfilzer in Ellmau am Wilden Kaiser_Winter.jpg

This popular hotel has been owned by our good friends the Hochfilzer family since 1832 and enjoys high standards of cuisine and service.

  • from£656pp
  • 15 rooms
Ellmau_Claudia_Ext winter.jpg

This charming bed and breakfast hotel is owned by the Hochfilzer family and is 150m from the Hotel Hochfilzer where guests eat dinner.

  • from£929pp
  • 140 rooms

The Sporthotel Ellmau is a superior, traditionally Tyrolean hotel with first class spa facilities, and one of Ellmau’s finest.

  • from£580pp
  • 6 apartments
Haus Garden in Ellmau am Wilden Kaiser_Winter aussen.jpg

Located opposite the Hotel Hochfilzer and managed by our good friends the Hochfilzer family since 1832, the Haus Garden Apartments are comfortable and spacious and offer apartments sleeping up to 5 guests.

Things To Do

  • A full programme of après-ski events
  • Kaiserbad leisure centre has indoor pool with water slide, various saunas and steam rooms, indoor tennis, squash and climbing wall
  • Curling 
  • Sleigh rides
  • Tobogganing
  • Fondues
  • Winter walking
  • Ski kindergarten from 3yrs available locally. Booking in advance recommended
  • All buses within the Ski Welt region,Kitzbühel, Kufstein and Worgl are free with your Wilder Kaiser guest card 

Ski Extras

Pre-bookable Lift Passes, Ski Hire & Tuition

Save up to £67 per person

Book your lift pass with us and we’ll give you 50% off equipment hire or carriage. See our Ski Bundle page for details. 

Learn to Ski
6 days 'Blue' ski and boot hire, 5 days tuition*
Adult £219 / Child £166 
Learn to Board
6 days 'Blue' board and ski hire, 3 days tuition*
Adult £219 / Child £166* *  

Lift pass can be purchased in the resort when needed.

*Ski tuition 5 days 4 h per day, board tuition 3 days 2 h per day. * * Child board 8-14yrs. All Saver Packs must be pre-booked in the UK and are not bookable locally.

Lift Passes Days Season Adult  Youth
Area Pass 6 L £199 £149 £100
H £233 £175 £117

SkiWelt Area Pass covers Ellmau, Scheffau, Brixen, Söll & Westendorf. L (1 Nov - 20 Dec, 14 Mar - end of the season), H all other dates.  *Child born from 2014 free only if adult pre-books the same. Beginners should book in resort for reduced prices. Proof of age may be required.

Equipment hire (6 days)  Please see here for a description of hire categories. 

Equipment Description Blue Red Black
Adult Skis £69 £101 £126
Ski Boots £27 £35 -
Snowboard/boots - £69/£29 -
Child (6-12yrs)
Skis/boots   £27/£14 -
Snowboard/boots - £46/£23 -
Helmet £16   -
Tuition Days Times Adult Child (4*-14yrs)
Ski 3 10.00am-12.00am
& 1.00pm-3.00pm
£128 £119
Snowboard* £105 £105
Ski 5/6** 10.00am-12.00am
or 1.00pm-3.00pm
£137 £144

Ski school might be closed on Christmas Day & New Year’s Day. *Child snowboard tuition = 8 - 14yrs; 

**6 days ski school is for children. Ski school lessons 4h per day and snowboard lessons 2h per day.

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: ATEL

Languages spoken: German/English

Time difference: GMT+1

Currency: EUR

Travel and Transportation

Flights depart Saturday

To Innsbruck



Transfer 1¾ hr by coach

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

Flights depart Saturday

To Salzburg




East Midlands


Leeds Bradford

Transfer 1½ hrs by coach

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

Car hire available: No

Evening resort bus service: No

Local bus services:

Parking available: No

Resort Ski bus available: Yes

Good to know

  • One of the largest and very modern ski resorts in the world
  • 284km of classic Austrian skiing
  • Short transfers from Salzburg Airport
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