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Overview

One of Austria’s all-round holiday resorts for a winter break. Designed in the traditional Tyrolean style with a pedestrian only centre and has a distinct upmarket appearance which the 5 star and 4 star hotels reflect in fact there are around 30 hotels with 4 stars. Being on the main line rail network exploring is a good option especially as Innsbruck is not too far from the area. In fact the airport at Innsbruck is about a 20 minute drive to the resort.

Profile

Seefeld is the Austrian capital for cross-country in the Alps. Often referred to as a smaller Kitzbuhel having 280 km of tracks which caters for all levels of experience with the downhill variety being well suited to the intermediates and beginners. There are three defined areas for downhill skiers with the beginners meeting up at Geigenbuhel Gschwandtkopf, a hill next to the cross country track and is mainly used by the ski school. For the more adventurous the extensive area of Rosshutte has the off piste long trail, a snowboard park and night skiing, and all these are a great challenge.

Mountain Information

There is a free shuttle bus to go to the outskirts of the resort to access the slopes. The nursery slopes are near to the village centre and are gentle and wide with plenty of snowmaking. Gschwandtkopf is 980ft high and is rounded at the top and the intermediates will definitely be happy here. Rosshutte has a half pipe and terrain park and is much more extensive. The top can be reached by an efficient funicular and to continue there is a cable car. Rosshutte has serious off piste steep runs and may also appeal to the intermediates for an interesting day out. Seefeld has probably the best cross country trails in the Alps, all 177 miles. This is obviously a deciding factor as to why Innsbruck was selected twice for the Winter Olympics to make good use of this facility. There are enticing places to eat on the mountain and many image the haute cuisine of the resort. In the Olympic Sport Centre is the kindergarten with dedicated pistes, an area for games and childcare.

Apres Ski

It has been said that this is an all round resort and many visitors come here not primarily for the skiing but for the other activities on offer. Many enjoy the curling, which has become very popular with recent triumphs at the Winter Olympics and skating too is a great favourite for all the family. And others make the most of the excellent swimming pools, so a total fitness regime is easy to achieve here. Being a traditional style resort with good hotels the nightlife is in keeping. Good restaurants with gourmet cooking are plentiful, the Klosterbrau has over 9,000 bottles of wine in a cellar which is aged 500 years. A must for the wine buffs to try out their skills. For the party goers there is a tea dance, live music and plenty of discos. Having so much on offer in the hotels it may be an attractive alternative to going out. One hotel has a large pool and Chinese treatments are a speciality. Another is a 16th century converted monastery with bedrooms that can only be described as sumptuous. That too may be an interesting option!

Swedish Resort Guide

Resort Information • Salen

Resort Height Resort Height 400m
Ski boarding insurance Top Station 1274m
winter sports insurance Bottom Station 400m
Ski insurance quote  Vertical Descent 880m
Drag Lifts Drag Lifts 24
Chair Lifts Chair Lifts 4
High Capacity High Capacity 6
Ski insurance Opening Dates Nov - May
Rating Expert Rating Expert 9
Rating Intermediate Rating Intermediate 10
Rating Beginner Rating Beginner 6
Skiing insurance Apres Ski Rating 8
Ski insurance Snow Reliability 9