The Schloss Elmau Winter Sports Experience

Schloss Elmau is the perfect wintersports resort for anyone who wants to enjoy more than just great skiing, but also great concerts, spa facilities and restaurants in one of the best hotels of the world. Guests can use the ski service & rental services, private instructors and a free shuttle to the best slopes between Zugspitze, Garmisch-Partenkirchen & Seefeld.

Mindful Skiing


Enjoy the deafening sound of silence amid snow-covered valleys. "Mindful Skiing" lets you experience the pristine nature of the Bavarian Alps. Around Schloss Elmau there are more than 300 km of cross-country trails, suitable for all levels. Cross-country skiing has a variety of health benefits. According to Mayo Clinic research, it increases mental ability, lifts the mood, and improves sleep. The "Mindful Skiing" experience is complemented by two yoga classes (Basic in the morning and Open in the afternoon); additional meditation classes and treatments may also be booked.

Book five nights & stay one night for free
including private cross-country skiing lessons, equipment &
two yoga classes from monday to thursday.

Free Alpine Ski Courses for Kids

Book five nights and let your kids ages 3-10 enjoy free Ski Courses & equipment rental at no extra charge


Dog Sledding


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”: Test your mushing skills and steer the sled dog team yourself! Each participant takes turns learning to drive the team independently, lap for lap. As a perfect culmination to the day, you experience the powerful surroundings of the Bavarian Alps on a hike in the snow. During this hike you and your Husky are connected by a special belly strap – an unforgettable natural adventure. We invite you to experience an exciting day that you will remember for a long time to come. 159€/person for children from 7 years old accompanied by an adult or on their own from 12 years old


Great, sunny slopes for all levels. Fun Park for snowboarders. Shuttle 20 Min.




Classic & WM Ski slopes for all levels. Funpark for snowboarders. Shuttle 20 Min.



Zugspitze glacier

Skiing on the glacier from November to April at 3000m above sealevel. Shuttle 35 Min.




Slopes for beginners, families & kids, Shuttle 10 Min.





The Schloss Elmau Ski Aacademy is part of the professional ski academy of Alpenwelt Karwendel lead by the former giant slalom world cup champion Max Rieger. You can book your private ski instructor or participate in the daily classes for kids as well as adults at all levels. Guests big and small learn to ski with ease. Varied teaching techniques and individual learning styles are the foundation of our group programs, where we teach in performance groups of different skill levels. Our week-long course ends with a final race and awards ceremony. The latest equipment is available for rent at the hotel.



Our children’s alpine ski school leads little skiers on their first path through the snow with a combination of skiing, playing and excitement. Children’s ski instructors teach, supervise, laugh and comfort. Participants are given free admission to Bruno Bear’s Ski Park, equipped with a Magic Carpet, rope lift, carousel and many more fun features, for the duration of the class. SNOWBOARD SCHOOL 3 hour class per day for groups of 4



explore the best slopes of the day with ski & mountain guide Hermann Glatz 9 am departure at hotel. 6 hour Skisafari. € 40/day in addition to lift tickets. for experienced skiies only - (blue & black pistes) free transfers SKI TOURING High Alpine Ski Tours for very experienced skiers with mountain Guide Zugspitze, Alpsitze, Kämikopf and many more



discover the beauty of virgin nature & listen to the deafening sound of silence on 30km groomed trails or with snowshoes. Hike up to the Elmauer Alm Mountain Restaurant and enjoy breathtaking views and great food. Take a walk to the Ferchensee Lake to the authentic bavarian village of Mittenwald



Over 20 miles of the best groomed and picturesque Cross Country routes in the Alpine Region, accesible directly from the front door of Schloss Elmau. Not everybody knows how to cross country ski, but everybody can learn it in Schloss Elmau. 300 km of the best groomed routes 5 min drive from the hotel starting in the village of Klais to Vorderriss and Leutasch.