The slopes

  • Extent 4 out of 5
  • Fast lifts 4 out of 5
  • Snow 2 out of 5
  • Queues 4 out of 5
  • Terrain p'ks 3 out of 5
  • Expert 1 out of 5
  • Intermediate 4 out of 5
  • Beginner 4 out of 5
  • Boarder 3 out of 5
  • X-country 3 out of 5
  • Restaurants 3 out of 5
  • Schools 3 out of 5
  • Families 4 out of 5

The resort

  • Resort charm 3 out of 5
  • Convenience 3 out of 5
  • Scenery 3 out of 5
  • Eating out 3 out of 5
  • Apres ski 4 out of 5
  • Off-slope 2 out of 5

Key facts covers:

  • Entire SkiWelt

Key facts

Resort800 m
Slopes620-1955 m
Lifts90
Pistes280 km
Price index85

Ellmau

Austria

The village

The upside

  • Part of the SkiWelt, one of Austria’s largest linked ski areas
  • Excellent nursery slopes
  • Quiet, charming family resort – more appealing than Söll
  • Cheap, even by Austrian standards
  • Snowmaking is very extensive and well used; even so ...

The downside

  • Low altitude can mean poor snow
  • Main lift a bus or draglift and run from village
  • Runs on upper slopes mostly short
  • Few challenges on-piste
  • Limited range of nightlife
  • The SkiWelt slopes can get crowded
  • Piste map and signposting poor
  • Latest user reviews

    Very enjoyable week skiing. My wife and I are timid…

    Paul Stanhope 6 Mar 2006 

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    News – 2016/17

    Up the road at Hochsöll, the ancient double Salvenmoos chair lift that served the terrain park was replaced by a 10-seater gondola.

    Summary

    If you like the sound of the large, undemanding SkiWelt circuit, Ellmau has a lot to recommend it as your base; it combines charm, good value and reasonable convenience. But also consider nearby Scheffau and more distant Westendorf.

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    The slopes

    • Extent 4 out of 5
    • Fast lifts 4 out of 5
    • Snow 2 out of 5
    • Queues 4 out of 5
    • Terrain p'ks 3 out of 5
    • Expert 1 out of 5
    • Intermediate 4 out of 5
    • Beginner 4 out of 5
    • Boarder 3 out of 5
    • X-country 3 out of 5
    • Restaurants 3 out of 5
    • Schools 3 out of 5
    • Families 4 out of 5

    The resort

    • Resort charm 3 out of 5
    • Convenience 3 out of 5
    • Scenery 3 out of 5
    • Eating out 3 out of 5
    • Apres ski 4 out of 5
    • Off-slope 2 out of 5

    Key facts covers:

    • Entire SkiWelt

    Key facts

    Resort800 m
    Slopes620-1955 m
    Lifts90
    Pistes280 km
    Price index85