A Very Large Ski Area More For Families And Beginners…
Scheffau am Wilden Kaiser feels to be the center of the ski area and a good base to stay if you want to explore all corners of these mountains.
Scheffau is around 1-hour drive from Innsbruck airport and 1 hour 15 minutes from Salzburg airport.
There are no direct trains going here and you will need to change for the bus service for each different village, so travel will take you longer if using these services. The trains and buses go very often, except for Sundays. So if you arrive on this day and want to ski, we do recommend you take a taxi to save time.
This ski resort is almost connected to Kitzbuhel and the KitzSki area. A 15-20 minute taxi journey will take you to Kitzbuhel from Ellmau and an opportunity to explore the KitzSki area as well. Note that it’s not valid on the same ski pass.
The more challenging runs can be found around Söll and Hopfgarten. Another lovely area is by Westendorf. This is usually less crowded with some longer enjoyable runs.
There are many options for food and drinks that can be found all over these mountains. Don’t forget to go see the Iglu bar and hotel which can be found near Hohe Salve and Hochbrixen.
Scheffau & Söll & Hopfgarten-Markt & Brixen Im Thale
Families & Beginners
- EASY 43% 43%
- INTERMEDIATE 45% 45%
- HARD 12% 12%
The mountains are calling and I must go…
Eat & Drink
Great place to dine with a superb wine menu in Söll!
Top place for wining and dining in Ellmau.
Great place for wines and snack platters, but also good for dining.
Places To Stay
Very modern hotel with wooden features, great wellness area and a lovely lounge bar.
Modern stylish hotel with great amenities in Scheffau.
Old and traditional in style and a great stop for lunch or drink with increadible views!
Restaurant at the highest peak, great views and good food.
(note that there are only steep slopes back down from here)
6 & 22 & 45
The steeper longer routes by Hohe Salve and Hochbrixen.
There’s a few restaurants and bars nearby or an easy 10-15 minutes walk to the center of Ellmau for some more options.