Ski Kelchsau in Austria for a small intimate resort with 12 pistes including a black! Offering good easy and intermediate pistes, it's perfect for a relaxing and quiet ski holiday this winter. You are also linked to the SkiWelt for 280km if you need more.
If you ski Kelchsau, although the resort is not lift linked to Hopfgarten, your ski pass allows you to use their pistes as well as the larger SkiWelt area. Just five kilometres away, there's a ski bus to get you there for the longest and sunniest downhill runs in the SkiWelt ski area. Access to Kelschau is good from a number of key airports including Innsbruck, Munich and Salzburg - so you have some good options to get there!
On the slopes
If you ski Kelchsau, the best thing is you won't have any lift queues to contend with. That's because this is a small resort that you cannot access from other resorts via the pistes. With enough easy and intermediate slopes to be good for absolute beginners or those that only want to take it easy on the slopes and enjoy their holidays. Pistes are wide and cruisy in places, so are perfect to learn on - especially with the good ski schools in Kelchsau.
On to the SkiWelt. Using Kelchsau as a base, you have access via Hopfgarten to more than 90 lifts serving 280km of pistes with a vertical drop of more than 1000m. The runs are shared out predominately to easy and intermediate, although there are some good advanced and expert slopes, not too mention acres and acres of off-piste. There are eight black runs for advanced skiers to enjoy, including the popular run from the top of the Höhe Salve above Söll down through the Leukenwald. If you enjoy cross country skiing you will find over thirty kilometres of cross-country skiing tracks to enjoy locally, and over 170km in the surrounding "Wilder Kaiser-Brixental" region.
If you ski Kelchsau you are also in the ski region of SkiWelt.
Off the slopes
The village of Kelchsau offers a small quiet village that's in the heart of the Austrian Alps. Amongst the trees and mountains, there's a few good bars and restaurants that offer very much traditional fare, but it's not a rowdy après-ski scene by any means. As well as a few winter sports, you also have the town of Hopfgarten a few kms away.