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Scheffau am Wilden Kaiser Ski Resort

Scheffau am Wilden Kaiser Resort Guide

Scheffau am Wilden Kaiser, Austria

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Scheffau am Wilden Kaiser Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers, Intermediates, Beginners, Snowboarders and Apres-Ski!
Total Piste Length46km29 miles
Highest Lift1,830m6,004ft
Resort Height750m2,461ft
 Nearest AirportsInnsbruck Airport and Munich
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Scheffau am Wilden Kaiser at a glance

A key resort in the Ski Welt, Austria's largest inter-connected ski area, Scheffau is located between Ellmau and Söll. It is smaller than its two neighbours but is otherwise similar, with traditional Tyrolean chalet-style buildings clustered around the white washed church with its sharp spire.

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Scheffau am Wilden Kaiser Facts, Stats and Ratings

Scheffau am Wilden Kaiser Rated

Ratings for Scheffau am Wilden Kaiser
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Intermediate Skiers
Beginners
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Apres-Ski

How High is Scheffau am Wilden Kaiser?

Max Vertical and Resort Altitude for Scheffau am Wilden Kaiser
Highest Lift1,830m6,004ft
Lowest Piste750m2,461ft
Resort Altitude (Scheffau am Wilden Kaiser)750m2,461ft
Max Vertical1,080m3,543ft

Ski Area, Pistes and Lifts

Scheffau am Wilden Kaiser Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats for Scheffau am Wilden Kaiser
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 1 2km1 miles
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
1823km14 miles
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
2217km11 miles
Downhill
Total Length
46km29 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
15

SkiWelt Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats for SkiWelt
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
1317km11 miles
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
74129km80 miles
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
99134km83 miles
Downhill
Total Length
280km174 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
197km122 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
90
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Scheffau am Wilden Kaiser Summary

The Austrian Ski Resort of Scheffau am Wilden Kaiser is part of the SkiWelt area with access to 280km174 miles of downhill skiing, with 186 marked pistes, served by a total of 90 ski lifts. In addition to the skiing in Scheffau am Wilden Kaiser itself (46km29 miles of pisted ski runs), the appropriate ski Lift Pass will allow you to ski or snowboard in the other SkiWelt ski resorts of Brixen im Thale, Ellmau, Going am Wilden Kaiser, Hopfgarten im Brixental, Itter, Kelchsau, Söll and Westendorf.

Scheffau am Wilden Kaiser Piste Map

Scheffau am Wilden Kaiser Piste Map
Scheffau am Wilden Kaiser

Scheffau am Wilden Kaiser Overview

A key resort in the Ski Welt, Austria's largest inter-connected ski area, Scheffau is located between Ellmau and Söll. It is smaller than its two neighbours but is otherwise similar, with traditional Tyrolean chalet-style buildings clustered around the white washed church of St. John the Baptist and St. John the Evangelist with its sharp spire. For some Scheffau is regarded as the most picturesque in the entire Ski Welt area, located at the foot of the spectacular wilder Kaiser (Wild Emperor) mountains and the Hintersteinersee lake.

Scheffau am Wilden Kaiser - On the Mountain

The most difficult run is the 'Alpseite', which is 55km34 miles in length.

Skiing in Scheffau am Wilden Kaiser

Scheffau is well placed at the heart of the largest lift-linked ski area in Austria, the Ski Welt, which also holds the title of having the most artificial snow covering in the country, when needed, covering more than 120km (75 miles) of trails. That being said those who are concerned by the low altitude range of the ski welt by modern standards maybe reassured to know that Scheffau's local slopes in the north-facing Brandstadl snowbowl have the best reputation of all those on the pass. Add to that surety the fact that Scheffau is part of the huge Kitzbüheler Alpen Ski Pass, an alliance of dozens of ski areas offering a combined total of 260 lifts, and you have almost unlimited skiing opportunities.

There is one beginners drag lift on the Übungwiese at the edge of the village, otherwise skiers need to cross the main valley road and the little Weißache river to reach the base of the lifts that link up with the main Ski Welt circuit. There is a further snowsure altitude beginners area at the top of the village gondola. The lifts are located about a kilometre (a free bus service is available) from the village centre and there's a gondola to get up the mountain.

Intermediates will enjoy Scheffau's skiing and the Ski Welt beyond, accessed the most speedily by using the gondola to the top of the local Brandstadl mountain. From here the Eiberg chair accesses a long run down to Aualm. Another good choice is the family run from the top of the Neualm gondola.

The villages of Söll and Ellmau on either side of the resort can be reached by lift and piste, as can Going, Itter, Hopfgarten and Brixen slightly further afield. A circuit which links together more than 20 category red runs is available on request from ticket and tourist offices.

Experts have eight blacks on the circuit to enjoy, one of the best from the top of the Höhe Salve above neighbouring Söll down through the Leukenwald. The local Moderer run is particularly challenging, especially when it hasn't been bashed and a mogul field is allowed to develop.

There are a variety of pistes to suit all levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert.

Snowboarding in Scheffau am Wilden Kaiser

The Ski Welt has a 'boarder-friendly attitude as well as some useful terrain. There are terrain parks in Ellmau (complete with kicker, rails for sliding and a ground loop), Westendorf and Soll.

When is Scheffau am Wilden Kaiser open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates for Scheffau am Wilden Kaiser.

Usual opening is mid December, and usual closing is Early April.

NOTE:- Lift and Piste openings are always subject to Snow Conditions in Scheffau am Wilden Kaiser.

Snow Making

Scheffau am Wilden Kaiser is able to make snow, on 210km130 miles of ski runs, with 1000 snow cannons.

Ski Lift Capacity

The 15 ski lifts of Scheffau am Wilden Kaiser are able to uplift 135,100 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Where is Scheffau am Wilden Kaiser?

Scheffau am Wilden Kaiser is in the Austrian Alps in Skiwelt, Kitzbuheler Alpen, Austria.

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How to get to Scheffau am Wilden Kaiser

 By Air

The nearest airports to Scheffau am Wilden Kaiser are Innsbruck Airport, Munich and Salzburg. There are six airports within three hours drive. Innsbruck Airport is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.

Scheffau am Wilden Kaiser - Off the Mountain

Scheffau am Wilden Kaiser Aprés Ski

Scheffau's nightlife is generally described with words like 'friendly'. 'relaxed', 'low key' or just plain 'quiet'. It is centred on hotel bars and as this is a compact resort with limited guest facilities there is not enough business to generate a string of hedonictic havens - thankfully as far as most visitors are concerned. The Walthofbahn and the Stern Bar are two favourite après ski haunts however.

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