Do you find sled dogs fascinating? Then this workshop is perfect for you! You will be introduced to Mushing terminology and learn the most important terms for controlling the dog cart or sled. You start by doing dry runs to get used to the dog sled. Of course you will also learn all about sled dogs and sled dog racing. Then it's time to “mush”. We invite you to experience an exciting day that you will remember for a long time to come:
19 & 26 February 2020 up to 12 people 10:00 am – 2:00 pm more than 12 people from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
189€/person | for children from 7 years old accompanied by an adult, or on their own from 12 years old | As the number of participants is limited, please register in good time by contacting our Hospitality Desk firstname.lastname@example.org
Daily 9.30 - 12.30 pm. 3 hours for groups of 4 or more. Ski & shoe rental. Free shuttle to the family ski arena.
The most efficient to learn skiing quickly or to improve your technique and style. Daily from 9am - 4pm.
Two Family Spas with Indoor Pool (25m, 32C) at the Schloss and Outdoor Pool (25m, 32C) at the Retreat.
Schloss Elmau is located in a natural preserve and makes every effort to reduce its CO2 foot print to a minimum. For this reason, we heat Schloss Elmau by burning wood waste from the surrounding forests in our 1 MW wood chip power plant. As a backup and to cover peak demand we use our own combined heat and power cogeneration plant (CHP) which is fired by gas and generates 50% of our electricity. Our own hydroelectric power station, which has been in operation for more than 100 years, contributes another 15%.
In addition we have reduced electric power consumption by using LED lamps developed in-house and using software to limit peak demand. We dim halogen ceiling spots – which are still necessary for aesthetic reasons – to just 2% of their possible output. Plastic straws have long been replaced with bamboo straws and plastic bottles with glass bottles. To reduce CO2 emissions by transports, we only use and offer drinking water from our own high quality and mineral rich mountain source.
All our meat and dairy products are produced by farmers in our region. Food waste is disposed of in a biogas plant nearby. Waste glass and waste paper are recycled. Insulation of both hotels, which were build in 2007 and 2015 with local construction companies, exceed the European Energy Conservation (ENEV) Criteria by more than 20%. By 2021 all our cars will be powered by electricity.
Recent awards & accoldades
Guide Michelin (2020) two stars in a row for our Gourmet Restaurant Luce d'Oro Handelsblatt CH 2020, Best Spa in the Alps, Conde Nast US & UK 2020, Gold List, Spa Guide Bilanz CH 2019, # 2 in the Ranking of the World´s Best Spas Travel & Leisure USA 2019, # 1 Best Destination Spa in the World Wellnessheaven D 2019, # 1 Best Wellness Hotel in Europe