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“Our most favourite holiday destination ”

Ellmau Ski Resort and Village
Ranked #1 of 10 things to do in Ellmau
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

We've been coming to Ellmau every winter since February 2015. At first we were spending Christmas in the also lovely village of Niederau (some 25 minutes driving south west of Ellmau), and the February half term holiday in Ellmau. But we have come to love Ellmau so much, that from this winter we have been spending both our December and February winter holidays in Ellmau. Ellmau is a beautiful Austrian village, so typical of the Tirol area. But having seen much of this area of the Tirol from Fieberbrunn to the beautiful Wildschoenau area, we have been slowly falling in love with Ellmau. The setting is simply breathtaking with the Wilder Kaiser mountains right behind the village. The village is so pretty that it just makes us feel good every time we are there. No wonder it has been the film set for so many movies and documentaries. The skiing in SkiWelt is second to none, with hundreds of kilometres of wide pistes that just run and run. And finally the people: everyone in Ellmau makes us feel like family. And that just beats everything else. Although we have been back in England now for a week, our hearts are still in Ellmau.

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Reviewed 21 February 2017

What a lovely little village. Very compact but good access to other villages with a good network of lifts. Can be crowded early on but it soon settles down and there's plenty of space for everyone. Regular free ski buses running through the village all day.

1  Thank BowcockFamily
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

The facilities are world class, the variety of ski run options from beginners through to the experts.
Wide open ski runs all perfectly groomed, to narrow winding roads for the adventurous.
The ski routes enable you to travel many kilometres to numerous restaurants/rest areas. It would take years of holidaying there to see them all.
I thought the prices in the village and on the Ski runs was great value for money, not only well priced but attention to detail, that in my opinion makes a big difference.
To not only get a good meal and a hot cappuccino when stopping for a break, but to get the coffee in a decent china mug, not some polystyrene/plastic rubbish.

Every morning turning up to the ski runs to perfectly groomed surfaces. It just starts your day off perfectly.

In the words of a famous Austrian...I'll be back"

2  Thank johnU9783CE
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Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

What better than the whole area home run challenge?

You will NOT (I have never in 45 years) find a better ski area, ever!

A whole day blast from Ellmau to Brixen home run, up to Westendorf and their home run to the village, back up to the top again and another home run back to Brixen. Gondola up to Hoch Brixen and bast down to Hopfgarten, gondola up and down to Itter then over to Soll home runs. A mountain traverse back to Scheffau and that home run followed by the Down Hill blast home run to Ellmau and loads of to end it! Loads!


I suggest a very quick lunch at Soll?

3  Thank Jim_Oxford
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Reviewed 6 February 2017

Great resort with lots of blue runs and the usual ski bus to take you to the other gondola's . There is also a great toboggan run too that seems to last for ages. Everything is in walking distance and the bars are friendly and not expensive as the french. Book tours as soon as possible as we missed out on a husky tour as they book up quickly.

Thank carol g
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