Ski Holidays in Seefeld
Seefeld is an attractive traditional Tirolean style village set on a sunny plateau close to the Tirolean capital, Innsbruck. It has a scenic village centre with a pedestrianised village square and horse drawn carts- the epitome of an Austrian village ski resort.
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Skiing in Seefeld
The resort itself offers only 37km of slopes which, for experienced skiers, can easily be skied in the first couple of days. This is why Seefeld isn’t the resort for advanced skiers looking for mileage, as it offers a more relaxed and leisurely feel that is perfect for non skiers and families.
Seefeld is best for beginners and early intermediate skiers looking to progress and enjoy the more leisurely and gentle runs. Close to the town, alongside the Birkenlift and Geigenbuhel drag lifts is where the best beginner slopes are located. The resort is also highly regarded for its ski schools and the resort offers a host of slopes to progress onto in the Gschwantkopf area.
Gschwandtkopf and Rosshutte are the resort’s two main ski areas which are situated at opposite ends of the Seefeld village. Gschwandtkopf is also reached from the two villages of Reith and Mosern and are perfect for beginners and intermediates as almost all of the runs here are blues with a few reds that go down into Reith.
To get to Rosshutte side, take a mountain railway and from the first peak there are two cable cars. One takes you up to Seefelder Joch at 2046m which is a good area for more advanced skiers as from here there are two black runs down and a couple of reds further down that are accessible by a drag lift. The other cable car goes below Harmelekopf peak at 2224m where there are some red pistes. There are also off-piste trails that run down the back side of Harmelekopf but these must be skied with a qualified guide.
Confident intermediates and advanced skiers can also take a 15-20 minute bus ride to Garmisch-Partenkirchen or Mittenwald, situated over the border in Germany. These resorts are both available on the Happy Card lift pass with Seefeld and are great for those looking for more adventurous terrain.
Snow conditions in Seefeld
Seefeld is situated at 1200m and has reliable snow conditions with an average snow depth of 63cm at the mountain station and 33cm at its valley station. The resort also has artificial snow making facilities that cover all of its pistes.
Après ski, restaurants and other activities in Seefeld
The town is at the heart of the Olympiaregion which is a group of five villages where are best explored by cross country skiing or walking.
Some of Austria’s best cross-country tracks start in and around Seefeld with excellent tuition and equipment. There are 279km of cross country trails that spread throughout the neighbouring villages in the region. Offering both skiers and non-skiers unlimited leisure amenities and entertainment.
The Olympic sports centre offers activities for the energetic or you may wish to explore the resort by horse sleigh, browse round the stylish shops in the pedestrian village square or join an excursion into nearby Italy. Other resort activities include tobogganing, sleigh rides, ice skating, curling, casino, bowling and visitors can also combine their ski holiday with a city break to Innsbruck via a scenic train ride.
You can choose from a selection of Seefled’s 50 restaurants that offer Tirolean specialities to international dishes that also aren’t at extortionate prices. Seefled also has a number of vibrant bars and sophisticated nightlife including Fledermaus, Wildfang, Buffalo, Jeep, Tenne, Pirates and Bräukeller.
Seefeld is very family friendly and with its off-slope activities, it also has an all-day childcare for children ages 2 to 8 years at Gizzi’s Children’s Club near the Geigenbuhel lifts.
Transfer times to Seefeld
Salzburg (SZG) - 50 mins
Munich (MUC) - 2 hrs
Innsbruck (INN) - 2 hrs 30 mins
Friedrichshafen (FDH) - 2 hrs 30 mins
Ski Hire in Seefeld
There are normally a number of shops where you can pick up your pre-booked ski or snowboard equipment from. Which shop you go to will depend on where you are staying in Seefeld. Here is a guide to ski or snowboard hire in Seefeld:
|Ski Hire Type||Adult 6 days||Child 6 days|
|Bronze - Skis and Boots or Snowboard and Boots||£81||£51|
|Silver - Skis and Boots or Snowboard and Boots||£96||£57|
|Gold - Skis and Boots or Snowboard and Boots||£113|
|Platinum - Skis and Boots or Snowboard and Boots||£131|
You can book your ski hire for your trip to Seefeld here
I learned to ski in the lovely Austrian resort of Seefeld, great nursery slopes with friendly ski schools. Great, wide runs with some lined skiing spread over the different areas. Although there isn’t a vast ski area it is well maintained and there is a lot of cross-country skiing for those wanting to try something new. The resort offers family activities with a traditional skittle alley and a great tobogganing run. Add this to the short transfer time and it is the perfect first time resort to get you hooked on the whole ski experience.
Apres Ski: 3/5