A comfortable chalet with magnificent views over the majestic Wilder Kaiser mountains.
- Catered Chalet
- Sleeps 15 - 17
- Quality accommodation
- Children welcome all season
- All rooms ensuite
- Stunning views from chalet
· 7 minutes walk to ski lifts and ski school · 5 minutes walk to village centre
Rooms - sleeps 15-17 (room numbers in brackets):
Entrance, kitchen and dining room.
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)
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.
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.