Ellmau gateway to Skiwelt Wilder Kaiser
Ellmau – gateway to Skiwelt Wilder Kaiser
The municipality of Ellmau am Wilden Kaiser with 2.746 inhabitants lies in a summer and winter sports area, surrounded by the fascinating nature of the Wilder Kaiser mountain range. The connection to the third largest ski area of Tyrol, the Skiwelt Wilder Kaiser – Brixental turnes the place into an important gateway for winter sports and into one of the most popular skiing resorts in Tyrol with almost one million overnight stays per year.
Ellmau is located 88 km from Innsbruck Airport and our Innsbruck Airport Taxi takes you there in approx. 1h10min driving time.
Skiwelt Wilder Kaiser
The resort Skiwelt Wilder Kaiser Ellmau in the northern Kitzbühel Alps has been awarded several times in succession as the best ski area in the world. Starting in Ellmau, skier can choose between 90 most modern lifts with 284 kilometres of slopes at an elevation of over 1.800 meters above sea level with perfectly prepared wide slopes for enjoyable carving. 77 cottages invite you to relax. 245 kilometres of slopes are artificially snowed – guaranteeing snow-safe skiing throughout the season.
Cross-country skiing at the Wilder Kaiser
The gentle hilly landscape at the foot of the mountain range Wilder Kaiser is perfect for cross-country skiing. On the sunny plains between the four villages Going, Ellmau, Scheffau and Söll, beginners and experts have fun on perfectly prepared cross-country skiing track. The Wilder Kaiser region has 70 kilometres of cross-country ski runs.
Ellmau as the starting point for winter hikes
The region around Ellmau am Wilder Kaiser invites with sunny valleys between the foothills of the Kitzbühel Alps and the gently rising slopes of the Wilder Kaiser mountain range to extended winter hiking. Ellmau has 39 kilometres of winter hiking trails on both sides of the Söllandl valley. A special tip is the walk along the cross-country trail at the foot of the Wilder Kaiser up to the Wochenbrunneralm at 1,080 meters. The reward is a cosy stopover and a unique view down into the valley.
Après-Ski – A real fun
In the morning enjoy the slopes and in the afternoon relax in the sun. And because ski huts with live music are even more fun. Several different music groups ensure real party feeling.
When it starts to dawn, it does not mean that the celebration has an end. Rustic après Ski bars near the valley station but also in the village of Ellmau it selves ensure all night parties and contemplative evenings!
If you prefer a more relaxed evening after a fantastic day of skiing, then choose between several restaurants and huts with a cosy Tyrolean ambience and sip a tasty “Glühwein”.
Excursion destinations around Ellmau
Kaiserbad Ellmau offers an adventure bath of a special kind and the Bergdoktor practice is opened every Tuesday and Friday from 10 am to 12 noon for the guests to catch a glimpse behind the scenes of the Alpenarztserie „Der Bergdoktor“. The Riedelglashütte in Kufstein, the town of Kitzbühel or the Gasteig cheese dairy is only a 20-minute drive or less from the Wilder Kaiser region. The Wilder Kaiser region is so ideal that a wide range of day trips can be arranged, of course in the Tyrolean country, but also in the adjoining province of Salzburg.