Chalet Hartkaiser   Ellmau , Austria 2.5 Stars

Our view: A comfortable chalet with magnificent views over the majestic Wilder Kaiser mountains.

Ellmau is based in the heart of the Ski Welt making this resort one of the most sought after areas in Austria. The Chalet Hartkaiser has proved to be a long-standing favourite with all our guests as it is ideally situated for both the resort centre and the ski lifts. Evening meals are 6 days a week, allowing you the freedom to try one of the many excellent local restaurants on one evening. The breakfast/dining room has great views of the Wilder Kaiser mountains.

  • Sleeps 17
  • Quality accommodation
  • Children welcome all season
  • All rooms ensuite
  • Stunning views from chalet
  • Package Summary
  • Catered chalet
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  • Holiday Ref: 23744C
Booking information: Prices are per person and based on maximum occupancy of the lowest-priced room. Room and flight supplements may apply. Special offers and ski deals are subject to availability and may sell out at any time. Terms & Conditions

Chalet Hartkaiser


  • Sleeps 15 - 17
  • Terrace/Balcony
  • Catered chalet

· 7 minutes walk to ski lifts and ski school · 5 minutes walk to village centre

Rooms - sleeps 15-17 (room numbers in brackets):

Ground floor:
Entrance, kitchen and dining room.

First floor:
Three twin rooms with en suite shower and WC and balcony (1, 2, 3)
One triple room with twin beds and a single bed, en suite shower, WC and balcony (4)

Second floor:
Two twin rooms with en suite shower and WC (6, 8)
One triple room with twin beds and a sofa bed, en suite shower, WC (7)


· dining room · services of chalet host · 8 bedrooms


• hearty breakfast with one cooked option (6 mornings a week) • afternoon tea with home-made cakes or biscuits • 3 course evening meal with house wine and coffee (5 evenings a week) • 4 course farewell dinner on final evening • early children's suppers available

Breakfast and dinner will be served on 6 out of 7 days and a continental breakfast will be left out on 1 morning.

NB: Cots can fit in rooms 2, 3, 5, 6 and 8.
Chalet has no lift.

Ellmau Resort Info

The Ski Welt area is one of the largest in Austria, with a total of 250km of pistes. However, its component parts make the territory rather similar, as it's basically made up of a number of smaller, lift- or bus-linked resorts. Ellmau (55km of runs) is probably the quietest of the resorts, with skiing that largely caters to the beginner and family market. There are great nursery slopes and a good ski school, although classes can be big. There is also reasonable cruising for intermediates of medium ability. Boarders will also find the Ski Welt a good place to learn, but there is only one park and half-pipe in the area (at Soll). 'Langlaufers' are well provided for. Unfortunately, Ellmau and its neighbours suffer from a poor snow record. They have tried to bolster natural snow with new snowmaking facilities, but it still remains a problem and queues often ensue.

Ellmau village itself is traditional, quiet and full of ambience. For nightlife, it's probably best to go to Soll. There aren't that many activities for non-skiers, either. Accommodation is mostly hotel-based and buses are needed to get to the lifts. Eateries on the mountain are surprisingly good, while village grub is found in the hotels, which serve mostly traditional Austrian fare. Overall, Ellmau is a quiet alternative to Soll, best for new skiers and boarders and those looking for a fairly traditional ski experience.

More Ellmau resort information

Ellmau Snow & Weather

Snow Report - 19 Mar 2018
Last snowed 16-Mar-2018
Fresh snow3 cm
Lower slopes70 cm
Upper slopes145 cm
Piste stateGood
Runs to resortGood
Off piste snowVaried
CommentsGood skiing on well groomed pistes
Lifts open77
Lifts total91

Snow Overview - Austria  (snow news updated 04-Dec-2017)

As the season comes towards its end in Austria, it seems that winter will continue for a little while yet. Fresh snow has been falling across the resorts that remain open, and temperatures have been as low -5C in some places, meaning that conditions up high are excellent for the time of year. Around the Obergurgl region, which is where the majority of our featured resorts are still operating, there has been around 5cm of new snow for Kaunertal (127/194cm), and 20cm for Obergurgl 25/120cm). Although visibility was limited on Thursday due to the continuing snow and cloud, once the current front moves over skiers are likely to find a nice mixture of packed powder on piste and great areas of untouched snow off to the side. Elsewhere, Kitzbuhel (0/70cm) in the Skiwelt was still running 4/57 lifts on Thursday, and received 6cm of new snow overnight. However, whilst conditions up high continue to improve, the lower runs to resort remain closed. Over the remainder of Thursday and into Friday more snow is forecast, and Hintertux (70/235cm) could receive 85cm. The weather is then expected to change on Saturday as a band of high pressure starts to creep in.

European Weather Outlook

Across the central European Alps, snow and cold temperatures are forecast to stick around until Saturday. Accumulations of snow on the upper slopes could be huge for the time of year, with some Swiss resorts predicting around 80cm over the course of today and Friday. By the weekend the snow is predicted to subside in many regions and a mixture of sun and cloud is expected for much of Austria, France, Italy and Switzerland. In the Pyrenees, Saturday should be the pick of the day for any skiing in Andorra. Our featured resorts are now closed for the season, but for anyone strapping on their skins, you can expect a mixture of sun and cloud, with temperatures around +3C In Germany, 44cm of fresh snow is being forecast for Garmisch (0/380cm), who will be in disbelief at the moment for all the snow they have received of late. Further north you can expect temperatures of around -3C and snow showers in Norway, which are set to continue right through to Sunday for resorts such Trysil. Across the border in Sweden, the weather should be fairly similar, but any snow that does fall is likely to be light and bring only 1-2cm. Despite some recent biting temperatures and cold winds in the UK, any snow that does fall on the Scottish mountains is most likely to be on Thursday. Thereafter, rain could destroy any hopes of some late season turns.

All snow report information supplied by Ski Club of Great Britain Ski Club of Great Britain