Skiing in Seefeld

Country: Austria

In a nutshell: A real winter wonderland that is great for beginners and non-skiers

We like:

  • A fantastic resort for non-skiers with a raft of winter activities on offer
  • The ski area is great for beginners, with good nursery slopes and plenty of gentle blue runs
  • Lots of swanky hotels with fabulous spa facilities
  • It’s less than 30 minutes from Innsbruck, so a short transfer and good for people wanting to visit the city

We don’t like:

  • The ski area is small with very little to interest advanced skiers or good intermediates
  • It’s a bus ride to the main ski slopes
  • No high-altitude skiing


  • Resort altitude: 1,200m
  • Highest lift: 2,100m
  • Lowest piste: 1,200m
  • Transfer time from most convenient airport:
    • Innsbruck: 25 minutes
    • Salzburg: 2h15m
    • Munich: 2h15m
  • Number of lifts: 23
  • Number of runs:
    • Blue: 10
    • Red: 8
    • Black: 1
  • Ski area size: Small – 27km of piste


  • Family friendly
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for beginners
  • Great for non-skiers


Seefeld is a year round Austrian holiday destination, which also happens to have a ski area attached to it. Unlike other resorts, the skiing doesn’t take centre stage.

Instead there is a wealth of other winter activities on offer such, from the fairly standard skating, to the outlandish snowshoe-yoga. There’s also some of the best cross-country skiing in the Alps. For many that’s a bit too much activity, so relaxing in one of the many excellent spas, taking a long lunch or gentle snowy walk is actively encouraged.

The resort is a charming Tyrolean town with a lot of swanky hotels and a quiet, relaxed atmosphere. It’s a wonderful place for taking it slow, treating yourself and enjoying a winter break in beautiful alpine scenery.

The skiing is well suited to beginners, and Seefeld is a great option for first time skiers. There are some good nursery slopes at the village, and some gentle slopes higher up to progress too. Intermediates wanting to go at a relaxed pace will also enjoy the skiing. There are some challenging runs, but keen skiers will probably get bored of the slopes fairly quickly.

Seefeld’s proximity to Innsbruck make it a great option for people wanting a short break in the mountains, in a real winter-wonderland destination, with a bit of skiing on the side.