We are thinking of a trip to Ellmau for 6 (now) non-skiers. Know there is a toboggan run, what else is there to do? Bus/train to nearby towns? Thanks.
Dear Chris and Clive,
Ellmau is a beautiful alpine resort. My understanding is that you will be travelling during winter, so I will describe the winter setup (we've never been there in the summer - yet). Indeed in the winter it is mainly geared up for skiing. The tobogganing run you are referring to is in the nearby resort of Going. There is a free ski bus system that runs constantly from Ellmau to Going and the other resorts - Scheffau and Soll. For the tobogganing run in Going you will need Bus Line D. Aside from skiing and tobogganing, you may take the gondola up to the top of the Hartkaiser mountain for some scenery seeing and while there you can also see the Ellmi's winter world (mainly a kids attraction). But most of all, while you're there you can have a very nice lunch in the Bergkaiser restaurant (good value for money). There are plenty of bars and restaurants in Ellmau itself, so you will be able to go out. I'm afraid though, that in terms of other things to do my agenda is limited as we are avid skiers and every time we go there we are up on the slopes all day, every day. We've been tobogganing in Ellmau (me and our nine years old daughter) a few times early in the evening after skiing, at the bottom of the Votterstat slope by the Top Ski School. That was fun indeed, but we walked up the slope as the lift is only for skiing (and it was closed by then anyway). If you don't mind that, you'll have plenty of fun. That's all I can say really, but the people are very friendly and the village is nice. I'm sure that you'll find many ways to spend your time even if you're not skiing. I hope you all have a great time.
It's a beautiful place to visit summer or winter, lots of walks, low level and in the mountains, you can get a lift pass to take you up to high level walks or if you just fancy going to one of the lovely mountain. Resturaunts for a meal, then maybe walk down if you feel up to it, or get back on the sk lift. Buses run from Ellmau to various other place, Sol, Kitsburg etc, the Tourist information in the village do trips as well, to Insbrook and Saltzburg, you won't be short of things to do, Enjoy xx
Hi. Sorry about the late reply. My reason for the stay at Ellmau was for skiing so I never really looked at other activities. I do know there is a toboggan run includes the activity at night also.
I went there as a non skier but with a few lessons (the school right outside my hotel) I ended up enjoying what skiing has to offer. The lesson costs were excellent value for money. I also discovered that for a tourist environment the stay was quite inexpensive.
I skied in the first 2 weeks of February and have since returned for another week before the season closes.
I've spoken to many other holiday makers who have been returning to this same venue for many years.
It will certainly be my resort of choice in the coming years.
We stayed here in January to ski so didn't venture any where else other than the mountains. I think it would depend on what time of year you go as well. You can hire bikes in the summer months if not skiing. There is a leisure centre near by too but if your staying in a hotel that has a pool and spa you wont need it. Sport hotel had great facilities. Try contacting the tourist information centre located on the main road in the centre of Ellmau, they have all the information you would need for tours in and around the area. Husky tours were twice a week but booked up in way advance.
The ski bus's run all day except for a two hour lunch break and are free but do make sure you get on the right bus going in the right direction as there are several routes and these may be limited in the summer months.
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