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Visitor reviews for Seefeld Ski Resort
January 11, 2016
Bev A from United Kingdom
We've been twice to Seefeld, and are about to go again. I can't comment of the downhill facilities, but the cross country ski area is excellent. 150km of well prepared tracks, good changing facilities, friendly instructors and pleasant apres-ski. The ski/bus pass is excellent value, and allows access to all slopes at a very reasonable cost. We tend to do about 10 - 20km a day, so there's plenty for us to do (although slope B2 has yet to be open when we have been there...). Easy reach from Innsbruck, no complaints!
Overall: 4.1. Based on 12 votes and 24 reviews. Vote
(1) At least one overnight stop, (2) requires a whole day, (3) requires more than half a day – you may have time for a few turns (4) arrive by lunchtime and ski all afternoon, (5) there is a main airport within an hour of Seefeld.
Public Transport: 4.9
(1) There are no buses or taxis to Seefeld, (3) there are slow or infrequent buses / trains available, (5) getting to the resort is easy with frequent bus / train connections.
(1) An ugly resort in a bland setting, (3) average mountain views and resort, (5) a spectacular setting and a beautiful / historic resort town.
(1) No places to stay in/near Seefeld, (3) a few places to stay in the resort, (5) a wide variety of accommodation suitable to suit all budgets.
Cheap Rooms: 3.3
(1) No budget accommodation available, (3) just one or two hostels so book ahead, (5) several cheap hostels and pensions available.
Luxury Hotels: 4.7
(1) No luxury accommodation available, (3) just one or two luxury hotels so book ahead, (5) several up-market hotels in Seefeld.
Ski in/Ski out: 3.9
(1) The ski area is located far from any accommodation, (3) a free ski bus takes you to the ski area in a short trip, (5) Ski-in ski-out accommodation is available.
(1) There are no child care facilities at Seefeld, (5) the resort has excellent child-care facilities including at least one reasonably priced creche.
(1) Occasionally gets enough snow for skiing, (2) is often closed due to a lack of snow, (3) occasionally suffers from a lack of snow, (4) rarely suffers from a lack of snow, (5) Seefeld is snowsure even in the poorest seasons.
(1) Seefeld relies entirely on natural snow, (3) there are just a few snow cannons, (5) there are snowmaking facilities on all pistes.
Snow Grooming: 4.7
(1) There are no snow groomers at Seefeld, (3) occasionally some pistes are left ungroomed and in a poor state, (5) all the runs at Seefeld are groomed daily.
(1) there is nowhere to ski when it is windy or visibility is bad and lifts often shut, (3) there are some trees for poor visibility but main lifts sometimes close, (5) Seefeld is mostly in forest where you can ski in flat-light and windy days, lifts rarely close.
Nearby options: 2.9
(1) If snow conditions are poor at Seefeld, it will be poor everywhere nearby, (3) there are good alternatives within an hours drive, (5) other locations on the same lift pass provide a rich variety of snowsure ski conditions.
Regional rating: 3.9
(1) Seefeld usually has poor snow conditions compared to other resorts in region, (3) has average conditions for the region, (5) usually has the best snow conditions in the region.
Lift Staff: 4.5
(1) The staff at Seefeld are rude or unhelpful, (5) lift staff at Seefeld are pleasant, cheerful and eager to help.
(1) the resort is always busy and there are usually long lift queues, (3) it is quiet apart from occasional weekends and school holidays, (5) it is uncrowded and lift queues are very rare.
Ski Schools: 4.7
(1) No ski schools available, (2) one or two ski schools but local language only, (3) a few ski schools but book early for multi-lingual instructors, (4) plenty of ski schools and multi-lingual instructors available, (5) excellent ski schools with friendly multi-lingual ski instructors.
Hire and Repairs: 4.8
(1) Nothing can be sourced, not even ski-wax or ptex. (3) there are some ski shops but rentals need to be booked in advance, (5) good quality ski equipment can be purchased or hired and overnight repairs are possible.
Variety of pistes: 3.3
(1) The ski runs are featureless and unvaried, (3) the ski runs are varied but not extensive enough for a week, (5) Seefeld has diverse and interesting pistes including forests and high alpine terrain.
(1) Beginners can only watch others ski and snowboard, (3) a few gentle slopes but beginners will get bored in less than a week, (3) Vast areas of gentle terrain.
(1) No intermediate terrain at Seefeld, (3) intermediate skiers will get bored after a few days, (5) vast areas of cruising runs.
(1) Nothing for advanced skiers and snowboarders, (3) enough steep terrain for a few days with some good offpiste, (5) Enough steep terrain and offpiste areas to entertain advanced skiers for at least a week.
Snow Park: 2.7
(1) Not even a kicker at Seefeld, (3) average sized park quite well looked after, (5) huge park area and expertly crafted pipes, jumps and boardercross trails.
(1) No off-piste worth mentioning, (2) off piste is out-of-bounds, (3) some varied offpiste that stays fresh for one or two days, (5) a vast array of off-piste routes that can stay untracked for several days.
(1) There is nowhere to go for cross-country skiing around Seefeld, (3) there are some cross country trails available, (5) the area features many spectacular and well maintained cross-country trails.
(1) No designated luge or toboggan runs, (3) there are toboggan runs that open quite often, (5) Seefeld has long and well maintained luge / toboggan facilities suitable for all ages.
Mountain Dining: 4.3
(1) Nowhere to buy food by the pistes, (3) some places to eat up on the mountain but they are often busy and expensive, (5) there is a variety of excellent mountain eateries right next to the slopes to suit all budgets.
(1) Bring your own food, there isn't even a shop. (5) A wide variety of places to eat and drink in the resort, from fast food to fancy restaurants.
(1) Nothing to do, not even a bar, (3) there are a few bars in the resort but nothing special, (5) clubs and bars stay open until very late and have a friendly atmosphere.
Other Sports: 4.5
(1) No sports facilities at all apart from ski lifts, (3) resort has just a small public swimming pool, (5) resort has all kinds of sports facilities, including a full-size swimming pool.
(1) Besides the snow and walking there is nothing to do here, (3) the non-skier will find things to do for few days but may become bored after a week, (5) the resort area is a fascinating place to visit, regardless of winter sports.
Winter Walks: 4.6
(1) Very limited walking and no snowshoe trails, (3) a couple of designated scenic walking/snowshoe trails, (5) extensive and diverse winter walking trails for all abilities.
Ski Pass Value: 3.9
(1) A 1 week ski pass is overpriced compared to the number of lifts available, (3) the ski pass is averagely priced and covers a reasonable number of lifts, (5) ski passes are excellent value for money and cover a lot of lifts spanning a big area.
Value (National): 4.0
(1) Overall, Seefeld is one of the most expensive ski resorts in the country and not worth the money, (3) overall represents average value for money, (5) overall offers the best value resort in the country.
Value (Global): 3.9
(1) Overall, Seefeld is one of the most expensive ski resorts in the world, (3) overall it offers pretty average value for money compared to resorts from other countries, (5) internationally the resort offers excellent value for money.
March 07, 2013
DaveH from United Kingdom
Just returned from a short ski trip (2.5 days) and used Seefeld as our base.
The town itself is lovely but the pisted ski area is somewhat limited for intermediate skiers (we skied virtually the whole Roshutte area in 3hrs!). However, if you rent a car like we did and travel to some of the other nearby ski areas (can recommend Kuhtai) then I'd say Seefeld is a good location for a base over a long weekend (at most) for intermediate skiers.
Somebody has written that it's also a good location for apres-ski. We found a couple of very nice quiet bars in the centre but could find no real apres-ski as we know it (especially if you're looking for St Anton or Ischgl style entertainment!).
March 03, 2013
Tirolerhund from United Kingdom
Just return from my first ski trip (4 days) to Seefeld, having spent many summer holidays there.
Seefeld has a reputation in the UK for being a small ski area with little to attract advanced skiers. For those who believe the tour operator blurb, l suggest you try the off-piste north face of the Haermelekopf to correct that misconception. It's tougher than the back side of Valluga and no Brits have heard of it! Simply awesome and a must but only with a guide!
The ski area is small but there is plenty to keep you from getting bored. The are two hills, firstly the much overlooked Gschwandtkopt which, whilst only having a vertical of 1,000 ft, has fantanstic undulating terrain which can catch you out if you're not concentrating. It's so good the Axel Lund-Swindel uses it for training. The World Cup is in nearby Garmisch. Better still, over half the hill has no artificial snow, so no ice just grippy powder when conditions are right. Ever better the hill is deserted on the Moesern and Reith sides. It really is millionaires skiing!
The Rosshutte is the other ski area and more akin to most Brits idea of the ski mountain with 3,000 ft vertical and a mixture of mostly reds and blues with two short and not to steep blacks.
Subsistance on the mountain is vey good value: Spag bog and half a litre of beer at the charming Hochegg Alm is only 9.70 euros. France take note!
Most people come to Seefeld for the winter walking and cross-country skiing; this makes the alpine skiing so much better as all the slopes are quiet, even at peak times.
We stayed at the excellent Hotel Schoenruh which is a 5 star hotel in all but name and managed by the excellent Christoph Gruber who cannot do enough for the guests. The Hotel is owned by the Kaltschmid family. It is one of a number of first class hotels they own in the resort, and affords exceptional value. Top rooms are exceptional and only 126 euros pp per night for threequarter board. You can only dream of these prices in France!
The town is genteel with apres-ski concentrated around the Fledermaus bar but with such a first class hotel it's largely irrelevant.
For someoine who is an Ischgl fan, Seefeld was a revelation, so much so we will repeat the trip next year.
Meanwhile, Ischgl beckons for a week of hard skiing and even harder apres-ski from 9 March. Haben du Ischgl uberlebt??!
January 08, 2012
Jane from United Kingdom
I have been visiting Seefeld in both winter and summer since 1970. We love it there although for more challenging skiing we sometimes go to France! I learnt to ski there as did my kids. I am off there again for a long weekend soon, Easyjet flights to Innsbruck make it all - easy. We paid just 70 pounds each return.
December 21, 2011
David W from United Kingdom
Fantastic resort for young kids, it is impossible to loose them on the slopes, you always meet up at the same place (nearly)!
Been going there since 1980, love the apres-ski and the ski school and ski repair and hire are really helpful.
Instructors really good with kids and speak English.
Swimming, skating, skiing, bowling all good options plus good hotel facilities if you spend the extra money.
December 16, 2010
Langford from United Kingdom
Off to Seefeld for the fourth time in a row and over Christmas again.
Staying at the tremendous Schoneruh - great quiet pool and owned by the same family Kaltschmidt.
Roshutte is good for intermediates and offers some off-piste.
Small and friendly is how I would describe it.
Maybe next year somewhere different, but I hope we will not be disappointed.
March 14, 2010
Reg Roberts from United Kingdom
Just returned from a cracking week in Seefeld staying at the Hotel Kaltschmid. Good food, nice size rooms, great service and a pool and spa area that made me finish skiing half an hour earlier every day just to go there!!
I would definitely recommend Seefeld for learning to ski as prices are reasonable in bars and shops and service is with a smile and not a snarl (many French resorts take note please).
Experts may not find a lot there but there a good few flattering cruisers on both the Rosshutte and Schanfkopf areas; lots to do for non skiers.
However there is a "gentleman " based in the Seefeld area called Mario who runs walking tours and whilst on one of these offered my wife a private ski lesson and promised her better tuiton than the official ski school blah blah blah,
but after having made firm arrangements to meet with a time and place confirmed, my wife waited for nearly an hour but not so super Mario never turned up, avoid this guy like the plague but we will be back, we just love the place.
February 27, 2010
Ian Maclean from United Kingdom
We have visited Seefeld for the last 3 years during February half-term week. Living in Hereford, we drive to Bristol airport (1.5 hours), fly EasyJet to Innsbruck and then taxi to Seefeld (25 mins). With a 7yr and 2yr old, this easy transfer is a good start to the holiday. However, I would say that fog can prevent landing in Innsbruck and diversion to Munich (3.5hrs away) - which makes the final transfer more difficult. The probability if this happening to you is around 10%.
In Seefeld, we have stayed at the excellent 3* Hotel Schonegg. As it doesn't have it's own swimming pool (all of the 4* hotels do), free tickets are provided to the Olympia swimming complex, which I have found to be a major plus for the holiday. The Olympia swimming complex is quite simply the best of its kind I have seen anywhere, with a level of cleanliness and quality unheard of in the UK. It is brilliant for an end-of-day relaxing dip.
I have high praise for the Hotel Schonegg and the owners, Family Schwenniger, who always make us welcome and have a great team of staff.
Our 7yr old has done 2 years of ski school - from 10am to 4pm each day, Monday to Friday. The children can come from up to 5 different nationalities and the staff are very professional.
To entertain our 2yr old, we have a number of options from winter walks, through tobogganing, to swimming.
My wife and I have enjoyed learning to do cross-country skiing, with the huge network of trails around Seefeld providing variety and increasing challenges as we become more experienced.
February 12, 2010
JP from United Kingdom
First time skiing in Seefeld - Jan 2009. Great ski school and area in centre of town for learning and confidence building. Very nice and pretty town centre. Good transfer from Innsbruck, 30-40 mins.
Having been to other resorts since, would consider going back as Seefeld was nice, good skiing, and not overly stated.
For families and those wanting to learn to ski I would strongly recommend it.
December 21, 2009
Judith B from United Kingdom
Counting down the days to our 8th year out of 10 in Seefeld. Always the Kaltscmidt,always early Jan! Children learn't to ski here and we are drive down from WALES!! Take one day out to go somewhere else, schloss neuswanstein(chitty chitty bang bang), Italy for pizza or the Zugspitz for more adventurous skiing. Cannot rate it highly enough for a family friendly holiday!