Small chalet with homely atmosphere in this picturesque resort.
- Catered Chalet
- Sleeps 10
- Good central location
- Attractive, cosy chalet
- Children welcome all season
• 1 minute walk to Hartkaiser Funicular • 3 minutes walk to resort centre
Sleeps 10 (room numbers in brackets):
ground floor: Entrance, kitchen, lounge, dining room, shower room and separate WC.
first floor: Three Austrian twin rooms with wash basin (1,3,4). One twin room with Austrian twin beds, wash basin and balcony (2). Shower room and separate WC.
second floor: One Austrian twin room with wash basin (5).
• breakfast/dining room • lounge with TV and DVD player • services of chalet host • 5 rooms
• 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 nights a week) • 4 course farewell dinner on final evening
Additional room information:
- Rooms do not have cot space
The chalet has no lift.
- Twin room without balcony
- Twin room with balcony
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.