Visitor reviews for Seefeld Ski Resort

Seefeld Ratings

Overall: 4.1. Based on 14 votes and 24 reviews. Vote

Snowsure: 3.8

(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.

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.

Off-piste: 2.8

(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.

Scenery: 4.6

(1) An ugly resort in a bland setting, (3) average mountain views and resort, (5) a spectacular setting and a beautiful / historic resort town.

Access: 4.9

(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.

Accommodation: 4.8

(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: 3.4

(1) No budget accommodation available, (3) just one or two hostels so book ahead, (5) several cheap hostels and pensions available.

Luxury Hotels: 4.8

(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.

Childcare: 4.3

(1) There are no child care facilities at Seefeld, (5) the resort has excellent child-care facilities including at least one reasonably priced creche.

Snowmaking: 4.4

(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: 4.8

(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.

Shelter: 4.2

(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: 3.0

(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: 4.6

(1) The staff at Seefeld are rude or unhelpful, (5) lift staff at Seefeld are pleasant, cheerful and eager to help.

Crowds/Queues: 3.9

(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: 4.8

(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.

Beginners: 4.9

(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.

Intermediates: 3.8

(1) No intermediate terrain at Seefeld, (3) intermediate skiers will get bored after a few days, (5) vast areas of cruising runs.

Advanced: 2.6

(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.

Cross-country: 4.6

(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.

Luge/Toboggan: 3.0

(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: 4.2

(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.

Eating: 4.8

(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.

Apres-Ski: 3.8

(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.

Entertainment: 4.4

(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: 4.7

(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: 3.8

(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): 4.1

(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): 4.0

(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.

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December 04, 2003
Geoff Steventon from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
Excellent family resort. Skiing limited for advanced but superb for the rest of us! Ski school excellent, friendly, relaxed and fun. Three main areas to ski all accessible from the village in minutes. Good family bars with good food, particularly at the bottom of The Schrancoff (please forgive the spelling)Lots to do for none skiers or on your day off. Regular trains into the heart of Innsbruck takes only about 20 mins for a great day out. Casino worth a visit in the evening. Transfer from Innsbruck airport is certainly a serious plus, takes about 30 to 40 minutes...brilliant. All the hotels are good, everyone very friendly. Despite it's low level (village 1200mtres) our experience of snow has been faultless,we have visited every year for the past 10 years and never seen a green field!
December 31, 2003
Trevor and Barbara Barclay from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
Stunning natural resort that we visited for the first time feb 2003.We drove via eurotunnel(book before jan for half price offers)and had no problems with the drive or resort parking.Booked hotel direct via Austrian tourist board .excellent site.)Saturday is a bit busy on local roads with w/e skiers.Took my 66year old mother for 1st time(didn't ski)but asked to come again within hours of arriving.With a small train up the Rosshutte area its ideal for non skiers to experience the mountain and bars/atmosphere etc.The other two ski areas and beginners areas combine to make a loverly well groomed and run resort, for most skiers.The crosscountry ski-ing in resort adds a new opportunity for fun.All the bars resturents and hotels are of a very good standard (3-5 star.)and the natives are very friendly.The in resort ski buses are well run and punctual,and in most cases you are only mins from one of the ski areas,in some cases you can walk onto the slopes.In all a lovely 5 star resort(if a little small),we are booked for feb 2004 to stay in the Kaltschmid 4 star, looked very nice last year.(Stayed in the Astoria 5 star last year,excellerent but wanted a bit more of a central lively spot this time).We looked at alot of hotels last year so any ? ask us for an impartial veiw.
July 18, 2004
Graham Gibson from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
Not sure where to start really, just returned from Seefeld where a wonderful week of walking up high on the mountains coupled with relaxing on a pedalo on the wildsee made for a fantastic holiday. After skiing at this resort twice I had to see it green as opposed to white and I still cannot believe the difference. Stayed at the Kaltschmid for the second time, a truly fantastic hotel with it's fourth floor swimming pool and panoramic pool. Seefeld has to be heaven on earth whatever the season, those who have seen the view from the gschwandtkopf, rosshuette or seefelder spitze will i'm sure agree that this place takes alot of beating. Back again next year, can't wait!!!
December 20, 2004
Lee, Sally and Daisy Jones from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
We are going for the 8th time on Thursday. Seefeld is quite simply the best all round ski holiday if you have a young family. A true fairytale village. We always stay at the Kaltschmid as it has its own kindergarten. We ook/travel independently and children stay at huge discounts - in fact under 5's go free !! The skiing could be better but it is ideal for us. Our 6 year old will attend full time ski school this year and perhaps this gives us the option of travelling to other resorts (we have tried many) but I think we will still come back to Seefeld once a year.
November 23, 2005
Mr G Hoyle from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
My wife and twins visited Seefeld for the first time Dec 17th 2004. Needless to say we are going again this Dec. We hope it snows in time. Forecast good. Seefeld we found to be just what we had imagined. The hotel Kaltschmid is wonderful especally the Jacuzzi on the roof in the open air. We tried the candle light walk and enjoyed the complete contrast of Austrian simple life to snow. We thought the biggest bonus was the non Christmas commercialism until 5 days before Dec 25. I tried the Cross Country sking and picked up the knack in 3 days. Put Seefeld on your list as it is a true fairytale.
March 29, 2006
Steve Manton from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
We have just returned from a great week in Seefeld. Having stayed in the autumn, relaxing and walking, we decided we wanted to see it in the snow, and lots of snow we had. We stayed at the beautiful Hotel Seelos overlooking the village where the service was once again excellent. Lots to do, cross-country sking and snow walking instruction as well as curling. Would recommend Seefeld and the Hotel Seelos to anyone at any time of the year.
December 10, 2006
ali from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
I went to seelfeld for the new year last year and stayed in hotel Kalssmit. It was wonderful but the food let it down a bit. Force fed duck !!!! But apart from that I loved it and went skiing everyday. It was one of the best times of my life. It is the 2nd best ski resort I have visited. The best I have been to was Zermatt in Switzerland. Everywere you went to you could see the marvelous Matterhorn and the food was magnificent and so was the skiing. There were no pertol cars there, only cars running on electricty, so that ment the air was fresh. I also met a celebrity there!! Thanks, I'm 15 by the way.
February 04, 2007
neil fallows from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
Going to Seefeld for a second time and already booked for 2008. The hotel Alpina is fantastic, the food is a joy, all top quality. Situated close to the nursery slopes and a couple of minutes walk from town. The staff are fantastic, nothing is too much for them. I don't ski so we chose it for the cleared winter walks. Use the train to get out and walk back.
December 03, 2008
lisa mellor from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
Seefeld is an absolutely fantastic resort! I've been going there with the family now for 4 years. We stay at the hotel Kaltschmid (which is right in the centre) which has a lovely Austrian atmosphere and homely feeling with the wood fire by the reception; the staff are very friendly and polite. They have many rooms to choose from and I would recommend one with a balcony. Seefeld has an excellent spa facility with 3 traditional steam rooms and 2 huge saunas, a real highlight is the panorama pool, which has one of the sides as glass so you can overlook the village while swimming, also the open air rooftop jacuzzi which, when it's snowing, is an experience in itself. The food is great and the restaurants in town are superb, especially the Italian one. We're going for new years for the second time and the experience is amazing, especially as everyone brings their own fireworks to the square and just lets them off. There's a real party atmosphere. The town has a real fairytale look with beautiful Austrian buildings and chalets, which look even better after a fresh dump of snow. There are many small little 'alms' dotted around the town which sell Gluvine which is a delicious type of mulled wine which everyone enjoys. Take a trip to Eedits in the centre of town and have a drink with the locals while watching the snow fall in a traditional wooden hutte. The village of Seefeld has a lovely Austrian feel to it and the skiing and all 'round experience is not one to be missed. The resort doesn't only offer downhill skiing there's ice skating and some of the best cross-country skiing in the Alps. For anyone who has never been skiing and wants to try it I would highly recommend Seefeld. The nursery slopes are in the centre of town and the bus trip to the Rosshutte (where there are many restaurants and alms) has a restaurant at the top where you can sit outside on a huge balcony and eat or sunbathe even in winter whilst enjoying the spectacular views. This is only 10 minutes from the bus station which is right at the bottom of the nursery slopes. You could walk to the Gschwandkopf hill if you wanted but there's a bus every 30 minutes (inc Rosshutte) so there's really no need. The skiing is limited for the advanced at Seefeld but for intermediates or beginners there's plenty. If you're a beginner the ski school is world renowned as being one of the best. There's loads of ski rental shops in the town so shop around to get the cheapest deal, the one at the bottom of the nursery slopes has lockers to keep your skis in instead of having to lug them back to the hotel. I've been to Bulgaria recently which was a huge let down. Nearby Niederau-Wildschonau was very pretty but the low altitude sometimes means unreliable snow. Oberau has the same problem, similar to Neiderau.
December 11, 2008
Mike Bird from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
We have been skiing in Seefeld for about seven years. Some years we have gone a second time because we enjoy it so much. We usually drive from Bedford. It is about 750 miles and takes us 13 hours including the Eurotunnel. Driving through the night is a good option if you can share the driving and stay awake but you don't see many other cars. I agree with all the other reviews in that Seefeld is a magical winter wonderland and has all the typical Austrian charm. We decided to see what Seefeld was like in the summer this year. We were completely blown away with it's beauty and the general summer atmosphere to such an extent that we have taken a long term rent on a property with a view to buying. We just love it.