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Superlative winter sports


Situated in the center at the foot of the Wilder Kaiser, Ellmau not only fascinates with the fantastic natural scenery, but also with hardly any surpassing offer of winter sports activities.

Cross-country skiing, winter hiking, paragliding, snowshoeing, Segway, Fatbiken, curling or a romantic carriage ride - Ellmau offers a wide range of activities. Numerous bars and pubs and rustic huts invite you to après-ski or cozy hut evening with Tyrolean specialties like "Jagatee".

Toboggan fun in Ellmau

A "tobogganing evening" is part of the winter holiday. In the evening sit comfortably on the hut and enjoy the Tyrolean cuisine and then flit over the 4.5 km long illuminated toboggan run into the village. The toboggan run Astberg is lit until midnight and provides the ultimate toboggan run.

The Wilder Kaiser has long been known and loved for tobogganing with its natural and well-maintained toboggan tracks. A total of 16 kilometres, partly covered by snow cannons, spread over five toboggan runs gives plenty of scope to let the toboggan go at full speed.

Whether taking a romantic run down forest trails like those in Going from the Graspoint Niederalm or on the Tannbichl, or a sporty run on the 4.5 km long Astberg toboggan track with runs down to Ellmau and Going, sledging fans can enjoy leaning into the bends in the tracks set in the spurs of the Wilder Kaiser or in the forested slopes of the northern Kitzbüheler Alps.

The 3 km long Hexenritt section of the toboggan track in Söll is interspersed with various scenes to provide surprises on the way down and the 3.8 km long, 6 metre wide Moonlight toboggan track also in Hochsöll is ideal for families.

Winter walking

113 kilometres of winter walking paths in the Wilder Kaiser region in Tyrol

With its sunny valleys lying between the hilly spurs of the Kitzbüheler Alps and the steep slopes of the Wilder Kaiser mountain massif, the region is an inviting place for extensive winter walks. It is particularly impressive to walk along glistening fields of snow through some of the Tyrol's most beautiful countryside using the comprehensive network of 113 kilometres of prepared winter walking paths. There's plenty to discover away from the pistes around the four villages of Going, Ellmau, Scheffau and Söll - winter walking in Austria!

Winter walking paths in Ellmau, Going, Scheffau and Söll

In Ellmau alone there are over 55 kilometres of winter walking paths on both sides of the Söllandl valley. A top tip is the walk along the cross country track at the foot of the Wilder Kaiser up to the Wochenbrunneralm at 1,080 metres. The reward is a refreshing break with a stunning view down into the valley.

In the neighbouring parish of Going there are 10 kilometres of marked paths around the idyllic village. Romantic winter walks on the timber trails through the snowy forest or panoramic walks like the one up to the Hollenauer Kreuz. There's no better place to get a closeup of the Wilder Kaiser in all its splendour!

An atmospheric valley walk awaits anyone setting out on the Blaikenrunde from the church in Scheffau and crunching along in the snow past the farmhouses. The 18 kilometres of winter walking paths in Scheffau include some up to the frozen lake Hintersteiner See, the path alongside this jewel of nature is particularly impressive in winter with the glistening ice, snow and mountains.

One of the options amongst the 30 kilometres of winter walking paths in Söll is to take the Pirchmooser Rundgang on the Sunnseitweg past the Pirchmooser chapel on a sunny circuit with plenty of places to stop for refreshment and fortify oneself for the next stage with mulled wine and a steaming bowl of dumpling soup.

winter hike in the Wilder Kaiser region is the perfect way to recharge the batteries in the crisp winter air.

Easy winter hikes >
Here you can find easy winter hikes in the region Wilder Kaiser.


Moderate winter hikes >
Here you can find winter hikes with moderate difficulty.



Cross-country skiing at the Wilder Kaiser in Tyrol

The gently undulating countryside at the foot of the Wilder Kaiser could have been made for cross-country skiing. Beginners and competent cross-country skiiers alike can make extensive use of the sunny flat superbly prepared trails between the the four Kaiser villages of Going, Ellmau, Scheffau and Söll.

The Wilder Kaiser region has over 70 kilometres of prepared trails at its disposal. One of these is the Kaisertrail in Ellmau which runs parallel to the picturesque winter walking path and also affords a spectaular view of the Kaiser mountain range. A perfect place to start a cross-country ski safari is on the Blattltrail in Going or on the Sunnseittrail in Söll.

In Scheffau there is a special cross-county attraction - the 1.2 km night trail Scheffau is served by snow cannons and is floodlit until 9.30 p.m. It is also an ideal connection towards Söll or Ellmau. So the skis can positively glow in the valley as well as by alpine skiing!

Ellmau ski night

With a warm mulled wine and great music, you can enjoy the great skishow every Monday. The spectacle is opened with a flag parade. Afterwards you will continue with the piste artists of the Ellmauer ski schools, who show their skills in demonstration and nostalgia skiing.

After the last descent into the valley, in Ellmau the fun on the pistes continues every Monday with the "Ski Nightshow". Starting at 8.30 p.m. après-ski fun with music, a great atmosphere and mulled wine stands form the backdrop of the show with a flag parade by the ski instructors, continued by the ski artists from Ellmau's ski schools demonstrating their expert moves with some synchronous wedeling and nostalgia skiing. The 'Snow cats parade' rolling down the Stanglleitn-slope in formation show off their 4000 HP, is the finale of every ski night show.