Ellmau lies at an altitude of eight hundred and twenty metres beneath the magnificent Wilder Kaiser Mountains. Ellmau is one of eight resorts that are linked to form the Ski Welt Wilder Kaiser-Brixental ski area which offers two hundred and fifty kilometres of superb pisted runs. There are runs for all levels of skiing and snowboarding abilities. A good number of lifts gives quick and easy access to the slopes. Ellmau has ski schools offering tuition for adults and children in both skiing and boarding and there are childcare facilities for younger children. A wide range of accommodation from four star hotels to self-catering apartments and rustic chalets satisfies most tastes and budgets. Ellmau has excellent restaurants and a good number of shops. Evening entertainment is generally hotel based although there are one or to bars that provide a lively atmosphere. Ellmau is a very pretty, child friendly resort close to the lifts, and where the ski runs end in the village centre. An Ellmau ski holiday offers wonderful days of fun and excitement on sunny slopes.
Why Go To Ellmau?
Ellmau is a small village which has much to offer holidaymakers. Set in stunning surroundings and connected to the Ski Welt, Ellmau has pistes to satisfy even the most advanced skier. Those who enjoy cross country skiing will find many stimulating trails. The terrain offers great conditions for boarders and there is also a snow park.
Who Is Ellmau Popular With?
An Ellmau ski holiday is popular with a wide range of skiers, including families, as the slopes accommodate all levels of ability from novices to experts. Nightlife may be a little on the quiet side for young revellers.
When To Go To Ellmau
The Ellmau ski season lasts from mid December until mid April. Although the resort lies at a fairly low altitude, at a little under one thousand metres, the highest skiing is over two thousand five hundred metres and has excellent snow cover throughout the season.
Ellmau - The Place
Ellmau is a small picturesque village that gives easy access to the large ski domain, the Ski Welt Kaiser which offers skiing for all on its two hundred and fifty kilometres of pistes. There is also superb off piste skiing and boarding. The lower wooded slopes of the Wilder Kaiser Mountain have good cross country trails and offer shelter for skiers when the weather is inclement. The lifts, which give access to the slopes, are close to the village and at the end of the day visitors will be pleased to find that the ski runs end almost in Ellmau’s centre. The pistes of the Ski Welter accommodate all levels of ability. Advanced skiers can find challenging slopes near the Hohe Salve summit and there are many testing off-piste runs. The funicular railway leads to some excellent red runs, ideal for intermediate skiers and beginners have a wide choice of slopes near the village and also in a high altitude plateau at the top of the Astberg chair lift. Ellmau is a good place to learn to snow board, as the local slopes are gentle. There is now a snow park with kickers and rails close to the Kaiserexpress lift. Ski schools provide tuition for adults and children in both skiing and boarding. There are crèche facilities for young children.
Ellmau has a range of accommodation that caters for all budgets, restaurants that provide a diverse cuisine to suit most tastes and shops for holiday essentials as well as gifts and souvenirs. Evening entertainment is often hotel based although there are some fairly lively bars.
Ellmau is noted for its welcoming, child friendly atmosphere, its stunning scenery and its excellent skiing. It is also very popular in the summer with hikers, climbers and mountain bikers enjoying the picturesque landscape.
Ellmau nightlife is fairly low-key where much of the entertainment is hotel based. There are however a number of lively bars with music. Events are often organised by the larger hotels such as the popular toboggan runs which can be enjoyed by all the family.
Ellmau has a small number of shops with supermarkets for essential provisions, sports shops for the purchase or hire of equipment and clothing, and gift and souvenir shops.
Ellmau has a number of restaurants which serve predominantly traditional food. There are also those which serve a range of international cuisine which caters for most tastes.