Ellmau, Austria

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Zwee posted Jan-2009

Has anybody got any views, advice or info on this resort - or are you going there?

Staying in Alpenhof on 31 Jan with OH and 2 kids (9 & 12)- we've got 8 years experience but neither of us are very confident, the kids have got 3 years.

Any info gratefully received - please don't let it all be negative!!!

Thanks,
Zoe.

Micric
reply to 'Ellmau, Austria'
posted Jan-2009

Hiya,first message,be gentle with me!Are you going with a tour operator?

Zwee
reply to 'Ellmau, Austria'
posted Jan-2009

Yes - Crystal! Used them last year for a Chalet Hotel holiday in Soldeu, Andorra and everything was fine.
Z.

Micric
reply to 'Ellmau, Austria'
posted Jan-2009

Super,was there at Christmas,had a super week,even if the weather was a bit dodgy.You'll find Ellmau a very traditional village,not a modern ski resort,so you get lots of little pubs and restaurants on the main street,horse drawn sleighs,that sort of thing.The nursery slopes are within easy walking distance but its a bit of a walk on to the funicular railway,but ski buses run to it from outside the alpenhof so problem solved.there is a short cut up the nursery slope drag lift and back down the toboggan run to a 4 man chairlift,ideal for your party!up to the Astberg,from there a gentle red takes you down to the railway.Once up the train it brings you to the Hartkaiser,a massive restaurant with panorama windows and you can see for miles,weather permitting.From there you can go anywhere,250km of slope,108km rated easy and only 22km rated black,so you'll be lucky if you even see them!I found most mountain restaurants to be generally good,nice food,clean and not excessivly expensive,beer being 4Eu a pot and chips at 3Eu a basket.For you're confidence,I can only suggest you have a word with your Crystal reps at the welcome meeting,it should be either Greg or Mike,they do guided tours,3 days in the week,and bribe them with sneewasser,get them to take you round the easy bit till you get your confidance back,have a good time and when you get back,let me know how you went on please,Cheers.

Stack72
reply to 'Ellmau, Austria'
posted Jan-2009

i skiied into ellmau last week and it seemed a lovely place - i can confirm that the funicular is a bit out of the resort center but i agree that top of the HartKaiser is lovely and from there you can ski into close resorts of Going and Scheffau

have a lovely time - its a great time to be going to the skiwelt as the weather is nice [conditions are a bit icy though ]

Zwee
reply to 'Ellmau, Austria'
posted Jan-2009

Thanks to everyone so far!
We've pre-booked lessons which I believe are 10-12 and 2-4...
Will this give us time to visit Going etc on our own?
Is it worth having the kids supervised for some lunchtime periods - does this mean they (or we) can go further afield with the lessons?
Cheers.

Paul McD
reply to 'Ellmau, Austria'
posted Jan-2009

Hi,
I went a few seasons ago and loved it apart from a few flat bits. There are really sweet log cabin restaurants in the mountains including one full of eerie witches...great weissbier at lunchtime.
www  Bon ski! Paul McDermott www.ownersdirect.co.uk/ france/fr1457.htm

Stack72
reply to 'Ellmau, Austria'
posted Jan-2009

Zwee wrote:Thanks to everyone so far!
We've pre-booked lessons which I believe are 10-12 and 2-4...
Will this give us time to visit Going etc on our own?
Is it worth having the kids supervised for some lunchtime periods - does this mean they (or we) can go further afield with the lessons?
Cheers.


hi im not sure about the ski school times out there. but im sure the last day of ur ski school does a safari tour and you will go further afeild that day

Topic last updated on 26-January-2009 at 23:15

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