Arrived a day late and so could not make the group beginners course but had to take a private... read more
Skiing is the main activity. However, the lower slopes are overrun by various kiddie groups of different ages. The instructors for the younger groups tend to be girls and there are usually 2 or 3 instructors per group. The... More
Skiing is the main activity. However, the lower slopes are overrun by various kiddie groups of different ages. The instructors for the younger groups tend to be girls and there are usually 2 or 3 instructors per group. The young girls seem to connect well with kids and also they were grouped by language, so English is no problem at all. For more advanced groups the mountain is where they will be taken to and that is another experience altogether. Our boys preferred to ski on the mountain and avoided the lower slopes in an effort to retain their self-image! However, they also enjoyed tobogganing, bum-boarding,and late afternoon sauna and outdoor steam-bath sessions. Not forgetting the usual snow man building and destroying exercise and lots of snowball fighting in-between. If eating and drinking could be described as an activity then they all did pretty well in this category. They systematically worked their way through all the homely meals put in front of them, washed down with their favourite drink (Almdudeler?) and rounded of with a sugary desert or hot chocolate. All said I think that Ellmau is an excellent family ski destination and the ski schools are very professional. We even observed and were very impressed by the ski school custom fit a snow-bike for a handicapped child. We are also aiming to get back to the slopes next year sometime as the kids are driving us crazy with their incessant requests to go back.