If you like the sound of the large, undemanding SkiWelt circuit, Ellmau has a lot to recommend it as your base. Ellmau sits at the north-eastern corner of the big SkiWelt ski area. Other parts of it are covered in our chapter on Söll. You can also progress (via Brixen) to the slopes of Kitzbühel; these and various other ski areas within reach are covered by the Kitzbüheler Alpen AllStarCard ski pass.

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


Low altitude can mean poor snow

Main lift a bus or drag from village

Runs on upper slopes mostly short

Few challenges on-piste

Getting there

  • Innsbruck airport: 1 hours
  • Munich airport: 1 hours
  • Salzburg airport: 1 hours

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