Winter in Ellmau in the Wilder Kaiser mountains

Holiday in Ellamu in winter

Urlaub in Ellmau im Winter

In winter, almost everything around Ellmau revolves around skiing. That should come as no surprise given there are more than 284 kilometres of pistes, 90 modern lifts and cable cars and almost as many cosy lodges, making SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser one of the largest ski resorts in the world. Perfectly groomed slopes of all levels offer easy-going skiing fun for beginners, those getting back into skiing and more experienced skiers. You won’t run out of things to do here – even on a longer holiday. To keep boredom at bay, there is night skiing, several fun parks and excellent childcare.

Skiing with a stop

SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser-Brixental has already won multiple awards as the best ski resort in the world, and is particularly child and family friendly. Casual skiers love the gentle slopes and wide blue runs. There are also a few black runs in between for those with more experience. 81 family-run lodges with panoramic sun terraces and cosy lounges provide plenty of opportunities for you to stop for a bite to eat. By the warm fireplace or with a view of the snow-covered mountain panorama, the regional delicacies taste even better.


The Wilder Kaiser region has long been a renowned “tobogganing hangout”. There are four family-friendly and well-maintained natural toboggan runs with a combined length of 12 kilometres. You can even enjoy some tobogganing on the well-lit Astberg, Söll and Hexenritt runs in the evening from Wednesday to Sunday. And of course, a proper evening of tobogganing includes a stop at a cosy lodge!

Cross-country skiing

Between the four Kaiser villages of Going, Ellmau, Söll and Scheffau, you can enjoy wonderfully groomed cross-country ski trails that pass through gently rolling countryside and across sunny plateaus. Both beginners and experts alike will enjoy strapping on their cross-country skis at the foot of the Wilder Kaiser. In total, there are 65 kilometres of groomed trails. If you haven’t had enough fun by sunset, you can get a few more laps in on the 1.2-kilometre-long Scheffau night trail until 9:30 pm.

Snowshoe hiking

Snowshoe hiking lets you escape from the hustle and bustle and leave your worries behind. You can still hear the crunch of the snow glistening in the sun under your shoes and your breath. Experience the stunning beauty of the Alps on unspoiled trails. A guided tour is a good way to get started – especially when it’s atmospheric in the evening with a full moon. Rental snowshoes are available at many sports shoes in the area.

Wilder Kaiser region

Adventure holidays in winter

Even away from the ski scene, the Wilder Kaiser region plenty of other options for snow lovers. Take in the snow-covered mountain landscape on a romantic horse-drawn sleigh ride or roam the white blanket glistening in the sun on cross-country skis or snowshoes. Enjoy leisurely winter hiking on the perfectly cleared paths or action-packed tobogganing down the mountain. The natural toboggan runs have just the right amount of snow and are mostly family-friendly. On the lit-up runs, like the Astberg, the tobogganing fun carries on until midnight from Wednesday to Sunday.

You can also take in the clear winter air at the ice-skating rinks in Going and Söll.

"Fresh snow covers the meadows, only silence far and wide. And instantly I get a sense of eternity."


We look forward to seeing you

Herbert Treichl jun. with Mira Podgorac and the entire Treichlhof team.


Treichlhof Ellmau

Hausberg 5 / 6352 Ellmau / Wilder Kaiser / Tirol / Austria

+43 5358 43369

+43 5358 43369

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