Ellmau Ski Resort
Located in the district of Kufstein in the Austrian region of Soulland, Ellmau offers picturesque views of the Alpine countryside and a variety of winter and summer activities. It isn't one of the highest resorts in the world at 820m above sea level, yet it gains its fame from having close proximity to the Wilder Kaiser Mountains. If you want to take in even more awe inspiring Austrian scenery, consider booking a skiing holiday in Obergurgl.
Part of the Ski Welt skiing area, Ellmau helps give the Ski Welt region its reputation for being the biggest lift linked ski area in Austria. The lift linked areas start at Ellmau and stretch through the resorts of Soll, Scheffau, Brixen and finally reach Westendorf. The Ski Welt offers 279km of piste, with the main run being 10km long. There are also over 1000 snow cannons and the highest lift reaches 1825m above sea level. Part of the village of Ellmau borders Kitzbuhel, another great skiing resort close to the Kaiser Mountains.
Places of interest
There are plenty of fantastic nature walks in Ellmau but if you have the time make sure you visit Ellmi's Zauberwelt. This adventure park offers mystical nature walks where you can get great views of the Wilder Kaiser Mountains. A viewing tower gives stunning views across the mountains and surrounding countryside.
There are many winter activities available in Ellmau. The resort hosts weekly night demonstrations from the local ski instructors, a 4.5km long toboggan run, 55km of prepared winter hiking trails and nursery slopes for beginners in the village centre. The nightlife is lively with a variety of bars and restaurants to choose from and if you fancy doing something different to skiing or snowboarding then visit the swimming pool centre which is full of leisure activities.
If you want to get that little bit extra out of your next winter holiday, why not book a skiing holiday in Avoriaz, with plenty of additional activities on offer alongside a slightly more challenging ski it could make for a fantastic alternative.
To make a booking for a winter holiday call 0800 652 8552.