Ski holidays in Going
Going is a quaint village situated in Austria’s largest inter connected ski area, SkiWelt which has 280km of slopes, linking together the resorts of Brixen im Thale, Ellmau, Hopfgarten, Itter, Kelschau, Scheffau, Söll and Westendorf.
It’s a hidden gem for families and groups who are looking to get away from the crowds as Going offers a relaxed atmosphere. It also has stunning views of the surrounding mountains, of the Wilder Kaiser to St Johann and across to Kitzbüheler Horn and Kitzbühel from the Astbergbahn cable car station.
Skiing in Going
Going is best suited to beginners, although there are a range of pistes that are suitable for all abilities in the wider ski area.
Beginners will feel well accommodated due to the array of Astberg’s easy blues and wide descents. There is also a large practice section in the Ellmau-Going nursery slope with its own practice lift.
A popular run for more experienced skiers is the Astberg piste in Going. It’s wide and steep but also has changes in its terrain throughout to satisfy confident intermediates and advanced skiers. The Kaiser Circuit is also a great one for those looking for a challenging and explore the SkiWelt area. Skiers can decide how to take the route as you can start from anywhere, but if staying in Going it is best to start and finish in Going. It covers about 20km of terrain over 4000m of altitude.
Snowboarders also have terrain to suit them with little flats and there is also a snowpark in Ellmau, Söll and Westendorf which have features including kickers, rails and rainbows. Cross country skiers will also enjoy the 70km of cross country trails in the wider SkiWelt area.
Snow conditions in Going
Snow conditions in Going can be variable due to its low altitude. The resort does however how snow making capabilities with over 1000 snow cannons on 229km of the runs.
Après ski, restaurants and other activities in Going
As Going is a small resort, there isn’t a huge amount of off slope activities and apres ski spots in the resort.
Non skiing activities include tobogganing at SkiWelt’s 4.5km toboggan run, horse drawn sleigh rides, ice skating and winter hiking but there are a wider range of activities in its larger neighbouring resorts.
Transfer times to Going
Innsbruck (INN) - 1 hr
Munich (MUC) - 1 hr 20 mins
Salzburg (SZG) - 1 hr 30 mins