Ellmau enjoys a great reputation for families, thanks to the short transfer time and impressive selection of beginner and intermediate slopes. Being on the northern side of SkiWelt ski region, the resort also boasts consistent snowfall despite its lower resort height (820m).
In addition to the beginner friendly slopes, there is also plenty for the more experienced skiers, the ‘Black East’ section of the mountain would be the place to go for a more challenging descent.
The picturesque setting is featured in the German-Austrian television series "Bergdoktor" (Mountain Medic), so expect some fantastic scenery along with the occasional celebrity encounter. Finally, even though this may be seen as a family orientated resort, it is still Austria, meaning après won’t be hard to find.
The family feel of the resort itself is reinforced by the skiing available. Of the 280km of available pistes, the majority will be beginner/ intermediate, keeping the first time skiers interested with plenty of choice.
The Intersport Kaiserpark gives beginners and experts the chance to practise their freestyle skills together, with easy and more challenging lines on offer. The accompanying chill out area is the perfect place to exchange your tales of the best tricks of the day.
Those who are feeling brave can test their speed and challenge their friends on the ‘speed measurement runs’. What better way to see who’s buying the first round.
Continuing the family theme, Ellmau is well set up for kid’s activities, but the rest of the family won’t have trouble keeping themselves entertained either.
There won’t be any difficulty finding traditional and interesting cuisine in Ellmau. The resort may not be as vast as some but it still packs a gastronomic punch all throughout the day and into the evening.
With fantastic facilities for kids, both on and off the slopes, Ellmau may well become your Austrian resort of choice.
The Kaiserbad leisure centre is well-equipped to keep the whole family entertained when you’re not making the most of the wide selection and beginner and intermediate pistes.
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Report last updated at:
Sat 30th May 2020