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Ski Holidays in Scheffau, Austria

The picturesque village of Scheffau enjoys a spectacular setting in the foothills of the towering Wilder Kaiser mountains. The resort is linked to, and indeed is actually one of the best starting-points for, the huge Ski Welt circuit - Austria's largest, fully integrated, ski area with 250kms of runs. The mountain 'bowl' above Scheffau provides some of the best snow conditions in the area.

Located next to the ski resorts of Soll and Ellma. It is easy to ski from Scheffau in the morning and visit other resorts on the Ski Welt through the day, and with a short bus transfer it is even possible to ski over to Kitzbuhel via Westendorf. Scheffau is far quieter than its neighbour, Soll and retains a charming village feel. The resorts are linked by bus and one ski pass covers the entire Ski Welt.

It is also a great place to learn to ski or board with wide, gentle runs and modern lifts. Children will love the 'KinderKaiserland' ski area - the perfect place to make their first tracks on skis.

Après Ski

Quiet, friendly and informal. Try: · Kingston Bar & Almrausch.


· Tobogganing · Sleigh rides (in Söll or Ellmau)

Eating out

A variety of restaurants and cafés, all within easy walking distance of the centre. Try: · Maikircher · Weberbauer · Pizzeria · Café Alpenland

Other amenities

· 50kms of cleared walks · Excellent cross-country skiing · Excursions to Innsbruck and Salzburg

Other Info

Scheffau is a great place for your children to learn to ski. You can be sure your child will get top class tuition at Scheffau's fun 'KinderKaiserland' ski school area, located at the top of the main Scheffau gondola. If you're keen for your child to try skiing from the earliest age, the ski school also offer tuition for children 2-4 years incl.

Resort Statistics

Skiing in Scheffau
Level Rating Runs
Beginners 63
Intermediates 57
Advanced 8
Total Runs 128
Good for
  • Families
Resort features Walking Trails Traditional village resort
Resort Statistics
Resort Altitude 752m
Highest Lift 1956m
Total Piste 250km
Longest Run 8km
Directions of Slopes N, E, S/W, N/W
Uphill Capacity 114000
Total Lifts 93
Gondolas/Cable cars 9
Chairlifts 31
Drag Lifts 52