Hotel Hochfilzer

  • SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser-Brixental Area, Austria, Ellmau

  • 4.5

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This authentic Austrian hotel, owned by the Hochfilzer family since 1832 is cosy and welcoming. It's famed for its high standards of cuisine and service. The Hotel consists of two parts, the main hotel and the 3 star ‘Haus Garden’ which is across the road. 

Exclusive to Inghams

As a ski specialist tour operator we carefully select the very best accommodation in our resorts and package them with flights and transfers, so that you can make the most of your holiday. We have an exclusive agreement with Hotel Hochfilzer making us the only UK tour operator to package and sell holidays here - all the more reason to book with Inghams today!


  • Resort altitude: 820 m
  • 270 km of skiing in the SkiWelt region
  • 114 km Blue, 120 km Red, 10 km Black runs, 26 km Ski routes
  • Transfer time: approx. 1 hour 30 mins from Salzburg airport and 1 hour 45 mins from Innsbruck airport by coach

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, Ellmau lies within the vast SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser-Brixental Area which links several resorts enabling access to 270 kms of piste. 

Skiing and snowboarding in Ellmau

The linked SkiWelt area includes Söll, which is a similar size to Ellmau with a more boisterous nightlife, Scheffau and Hopfgarten. The resort has about 55kms of its own runs.

Ellmau has wide and gentle nursery slopes which are close to the centre. A ski bus ride to the main lift will open the wider ski area with plenty of intermediate and more demanding runs.

A ten-seater gondola transport skiers to 1,530m in less than nine minutes and all cabins have Wi-Fi and heated seats for ascent and descent.

Where to stay in Ellmau

There are multiple options of accommodation in Ellmau and something to fit everybody's budget.

Bars and restaurants in Ellmau

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.

What's included in an Inghams holiday to Ellmau

Flights, transfers and accommodation based on self catering, half board, chalet catering, full board or all inclusive. Optional add ons include equipment hire, lift pass and tuition, please see the 'Ski extras' tab below for more information on these.

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Skiing levels
Cross country

Mountain facts
Ski area 270 km
Runs 0 0 0
Longest run 7 Km

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

Lifts Drag lifts 39, Chairlifts 35, Cablecars 0
Slope direction N,E,S,W
Ski/resort bus True
  • No. of rooms: 68
  • No. of buildings: 2
  • No. of floors: 4


Haus Garden Annexe across the road

  • Official rating: 4


Standard Austrian twin rooms are around 18-22m² and have bath or shower, as well as a balcony.

Komfort Austrian twins are more spacious at 20-25m². These rooms have a shower and can sleep up to three using the extra single sofa bed.

Deluxe Austrian twins offer the most space at 30-25m². These rooms have a bath with showerhead and can sleep up to four (double sofa bed). Please call to book this room category as they are on a request basis.

Standard Single rooms are around 15-18m² and have a shower.

Haus Garden Annexe Austrian twin rooms are around 15-20m². These rooms are across the road from the main building and have a bath or shower.

Bedroom Facilities

  • Wi-Fi
  • Cable TV
  • Safe
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • Bathrobes
  • Hairdryer
  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: No

Swimming pool/spa areas have no wheelchair access however hotel is on flat in centre of village. Easy access to reception/restaurant. Bath lift available on request. There are three rooms which are for wheelchair users on request. No lift in the Haus Garden Annexe.

Lift Passes

Lift Passes

Lift Passes Days Season


Born before 2005 


2005 - 2007


2008 - 2017

Area Pass 6 Low £294 £220 £147
High £326 £245 £163

SkiWelt Area Pass covers Ellmau, Scheffau, Brixen, Söll & Westendorf.

Low season - 01 Nov - 22 Dec 23 & 16 Mar - 01 Apr 24

High season - 23 Dec 23 - 15 Mar 24

Free child lift pass for children born after 2017 . Beginners should book in resort for reduced prices. Proof of age may be required.

You can upgrade to a super ski card in resort to access the world's biggest ski pass area (paid locally). You'll have access to 2,750km, 900 cable cars, 3 glaciers and 22 ski regions including the Ski Amade, Ski Juwel, Skicircus, Kitzski & the Zell am See area and many more.  

Prices and supplements are correct at the time of publishing. Up to date prices will be confirmed at the time of booking.


Ski Equipment

Ski Equipment (6 days) 

Please see here for a description of hire categories. 

Equipment Description Blue Red Black
Adult Skis £69 £102 £128
Skis & Boots £103 £135 -
Snowboard & Boots - £102 -

Child (6-12yrs)

Skis & Boots - £47 -

Prices and supplements are correct at the time of publishing. Up to date prices will be confirmed at the time of booking.



Tuition Days Times Adult Child
Ski 4 10.00am-12.00am
& 1.30pm-3.30pm
£161 -
Ski 5 10.00am-12.00am
or 1.30pm-3.30pm
- £166

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

Levels of tuition:

  • Beginner = never skied before
  • Level 1 = advanced beginner; can control speed, snowplough and change direction on gentle slopes 
  • Level 2 = low intermediate, snowplough turns and start to ski parallel
  • Level 3 = Good intermediate, Parallel turns 
  • Advanced = Fully confident on all slopes, looking to improve technique

Prices and supplements are correct at the time of publishing. Up to date prices will be confirmed at the time of booking.

Longitude: 12.303454
Latitude: 47.51365

  • Situated in the centre of Ellmau
  • Main gondola for resort 2km away 
  • Nearest bus stop 50 metres away
  • 150 metres to the nursery slopes 
  • Nearest Lift:

    Hartkaiser cable railway




  • Refurbished bar and reception area
  • Lounge with open fireplace
  • Extended rustic residents’ restaurant with wintergarden
  • à la carte stube
  • Leisure area with indoor pool, sauna, steam room, infrared cabin and jacuzzi
  • Fitness room
  • Massage (pay locally)
  • Terrace
  • Cinema room with English and German films
  • Wi-Fi
  • Lift in main building

Family Facilities

  • Family friendly hotel
  • Cots & linen
  • Highchairs in restaurant
  • Early child meals and child's menu available in restaurant
  • Hot & Cold buffet breakfast
  • Four course evening meal with three choices of main dish plus daily salad buffet
  • Weekly gala dinner and farmers’ buffet
  • Guests staying in the Haus Garden eat in the main hotel
  • Christmas and New Year gala dinners included.
  • One Vegetarian choice daily 
  • No of restaurants: 2

Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Diabetics - Insulin can be stored
  • Vegetarians

Special dietary requirements will need to be requested in advance.

Reviews of Hotel Hochfilzer

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per person from £1259
15/03/2025 - 7 nights
2 adults
From London Luton
Half Board
Hotel Hochfilzer
SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser-Brixental Area, Ellmau
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