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Seefeld Ski Resort Guide

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Seefeld, Austria

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Seefeld Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForIntermediates, Beginners and Apres-Ski.
Total Piste Length27km
Highest Lift2,100m
Resort Height1,200m
 Nearest AirportsSalzburg and Bolzano
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Seefeld at a glance

A complete winter and summer destination resort with a world-beating six five-star hotels. There are numerous sports facilities as well as a large ski area with 90% snow-making, and it is included on the 'Happy Pass' with major German resorts. Après ski is often lively.

Since 2003 the area including smaller adjoining villages have marketed themselves jointly as Seefeld Olympia Region, (Olympiaregion Seefeld), which means some of the facilities listed may be in neighbouring villages, although most remain in Seefeld.

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Seefeld Facts, Stats and Ratings

Seefeld Rated

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How High is Seefeld?

Max Vertical and Resort Altitude for Seefeld
Highest Lift2,100m
Lowest Piste1,200m
Resort Altitude (Seefeld)1,200m
Max Vertical900m

Ski Area, Pistes and Lifts

Seefeld Ski Area

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Olympia Region Seefeld Ski Area

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Seefeld Summary

The Austrian Ski Resort of Seefeld is part of the Olympia Region Seefeld ski area with access to 27km of downhill skiing, with 19 marked pistes, served by a total of 23 ski lifts. In addition to the skiing in Seefeld itself (27km of pisted ski runs), the appropriate ski Lift Pass will allow you to ski or snowboard in the other Olympia Region Seefeld ski resort of Mösern.

With ski lifts as high as 2,100m, snow cover is generally reliable.

Seefeld Piste Map

Seefeld Piste Map

Seefeld Overview

Although many ski centres claim to be year round destination resorts, few if any can match the range of facilities offered by the understated Olympiaregion Seefeld with its world-beating five 5-star hotels. The villages of the region - Leutasch, Mösern/Buchen, Reith, Scharnitz and Seefeld - are located between 960 m - 1200 m above sea level on a sunny plateau, open to the south, and the 'higher than average elevation for an Austrian resort' means that good snow-cover is the norm and the large ski area has 90% snow-making to make up if mother nature fails to produce the white goods.

The largest and by far the best known of the villages, Seefeld, has a wonderful ambience with its old centre and picturesque mountain scenery. Horse drawn carriages depart from the pedestrianised heart of the village by the Gothic-style pilgrimage church of St. Oswald.

The region is located just south of the German border, next to the Karwendel nature reserve and only 25 km (15 miles) northwest of Innsbruck which also adds to its popularity with ski holiday connoisseurs. Many visit with their own transport so that they can make the most of the 'Happy Ski Card' which includes major neighbouring German resorts such as Ehrwald, Garmisch-Partenkirchen and Mittenwald.

Apart from downhill skiing the region has a strong reputation for Nordic sports, and was the venue for the cross-country skiing in the 1964 and '76 Innsbruck Winter Olympics. The 1985 World Championships and numerous world cup events have also been staged in the area. The Olympiaregion Seefeld is a marvellous hiking area at all times of the year.

On the Mountain

The longest possible descent in Seefeld is 6km long and the most difficult run is the 'Reither Kar ./ Hohe Mund', which is 5km in length.

 Skiing in Seefeld

The downhill skiing in the Seefeld Olympia Region is concentrated in Seefeld in two sections - the smaller Gschwandtkopf mountain (south-west of Seefeld) and the larger Rosshütte/Härmelekopf mountain (to the north-east). Gschwandtkopf is a gently rounded hill with wooded slopes and beginners tend to progress on to it from the nursery area on the Geigenbühel hill in the centre of the village. Most of the runs are blue and two of the resort's six chairlifts are here.

The Rosshütte, reached by a funicular railway, offers Seefeld's serious skiing. There are often moguls on the red trail at the top of the Seefelder Joch that would be black in many resorts and there are several notable off-piste trails on the Härmelekopf which can be undertaken with a guide. The area pass covers many exciting runs and should be adequate to satisfy even the most demanding skiers.

For lunchtime, skiers and boarders will find the Rosshütte restaurant serving Tyrolean delicacies and international specialities. Other choices are the Ski-Alm, situated at the base terminal and the best place for après-ski, the Skistadl with 'Murmelebau', or the most recent addition, the Hocheggalm.

Two Olympic Games and Nordic Ski World Championships made the Olympiaregion Seefeld well-known all over the world. There are around 265 km (159 miles) of trails in the area.

Seefeld offers good sking, particularly, for Intermediate and Beginner skiers.

 Snowboarding in Seefeld

Seefeld's Crazy Hole terrain park on the Rosshutte is located between 1580 and 1650m and stretches over about 360m. Boarders and free skiers have a dozen different elements to enjoy including a three jump combination with jumps from four to eight metres, along with two quarter pipes, double waves, rails and three super size steep turns. Elsewhere the wide open trails are particularly well suited to beginner and intermediate levels of 'boarder ability.

Although there's a new gondola, a cable car and a funicular in order to access the highest runs on the Rosshütte, most of the other lifts are T Bars, so it's usually best to go from bottom to top on these lifts then ride all the way down unless you've mastered the ultimate skill of riding a T Bar with a 'board.

When is Seefeld open?

 Opened : 7 December 2019.

 Closed : 4 April 2020.

Usual opening is early December, and usual closing is Late Apr.

NOTE:- Lift and Piste openings are always subject to Snow Conditions in Seefeld.

Snow Making

Seefeld is able to make snow, on 41km of ski runs, with 150 snow cannons.

Ski Lift Capacity

The 23 ski lifts of Seefeld are able to uplift 16,500 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Where is Seefeld?

Seefeld is in the Austrian Alps in Seefeld in Tirol, Innsbruck-Land, Austria.

How can I get to Seefeld?

 By Air

The nearest airports to Seefeld are Salzburg, Bolzano and St. Gallen-Altenrhein. There are seven airports within three hours drive. Salzburg is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.

Off the Mountain

Seefeld Aprés Ski

Seefeld has about a dozen dedicated bars, in addition to hotel and restaurant facilities. There are a further three discotheques. The resort has a reputation for its lively, cosmopolitan and imaginative options as the different venues compete to offer the most original attractions. Many bars are open to 2 or 4am. Among the more unique choices is The Siglu, a glass igloo belonging to the five star Hotel Klosterbräu . You may just run in to prominent people from the world of sports, politics and film coming from all over the world.

Buffalo, open to 4am, is an authentic Western saloon with hot meals (Tex/Mex). Here you can obtain a beer with a coin, a gold mine; there is also a boat containing a second bar. Various figures are posed around the bar including a wooden life-sized Indian and there is live country-music every Thursday. The Britannia is a typical English pub and meeting place for people of all ages, open up to 1am: billiards, pinball and darts are on offer. Other popular bars include Fledermaus and Wildfang.

For the more traditional Tyrolean style, Beisl is a cosy pub also owned by the Hotel Klosterbräu and located on the ground and first floors. It is furnished in the rustic style using the interior of a century-old Tirolean farmer's home which was transported to the building. The Sportpub contains a wine bar in the sports area where you will also find a fitness room, an indoor swimming pool, an indoor tennis court and golf course, table-tennis, bowling lanes, billiards, darts, table football and pinball.

Discothèques include the Full Moon - the latest attraction of the Hotel Klosterbräu. Special events staged here include the disco queen contest, Karaoke evenings, rave nights and more. The new Jeep discotheque which pumps out mainly techno-sound is named after an old jeep, which stands inside the disco! There are also 4 car-racing video games.

Other evening choices include the cinema, a sleigh ride, toboganning or tubing. The Casino Seefeld gives you the option to play a game of Baccara, Poker, Stud Poker, Wheel of Fortune, Seven Eleven, American Roulette, French Roulette, Black Jack, Sic Bo and many more. Open from 3am to 3pm, tournaments and special events are sometimes organised, for example Ladies' Night, Mens' Night, wine tasting and exhibitions.


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