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Tirol Lodge - extra

The brand new Tirol Lodge is located right next to the Hartkaiser lift on the slopes of Ellmau, Austria.

Tirol Lodge offers spacious, luxurious rooms all coupled with a gorgeous bathroom. All of the rooms have a wonderful view of the surroundings from the balcony, ideal for those looking to have a relaxing evening.

The ski-in/ski-out hotel houses an incredibly beautiful and large wellness centre containing a sauna with panoramic views of the slopes. There is a heated indoor and an outdoor swimming pool offering views of the snowy peaks.

After an active day on the slopes and a relaxing evening in the sauna, you can head to the trendy lounge and enjoy a glass of wine, or two, beside a crackling fire.

  • Brand new hotel
  • Ski-in / ski-out
  • Spacious, luxurious rooms

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Location and surroundings

Ellmau

Ellmau is a lively winter resort located at the foot of the Wilder Kaiser. There are plenty of excellent pistes as well as fine après ski options in the many bars in Ellmau. If you want to stay active off the pistes you can always head to the sports centre. Here you will find an indoor swimming pool, a heated outdoor pool, slides, various saunas and a beauty parlour. You can also test your ice skating skills in Elmau´s ice rink, hike on some of the 50 kilometers of hiking trails, experience the thrill of racing down an flood-lit sleighing track at night or venture into the snow tubing arena. There are also plenty of very good restaurants in Ellmau as well. There is a beautiful restaurant at the top of the Hartkaiserbahn where you can enjoy a meal and the stupendous panoramic views over the vast Wilder Kaiser region.

Location and surroundings

Wilder Kaiser-Brixental

Skiwelt Wilder Kaiser-Brixental offers some excellent options for both cross country and regular skiers. The villages of Ellmau, Going, Scheffau, Söll, Hopfgarten, Brixen im Thale and Westendorf share approximately 279 km (173 ml) of pistes to form the biggest interconnected ski area in Austria. Additionally, due to there being so many lifts in the area you are unlikely to encounter long queues.

You do not have to worry about the quality of the snow here either. In order to salvage the weaker areas outside of the winter season modern snow canons have been installed. The lift pass is included for the entire ski area of the Wilder Kaiser-Brixental.

Travel information relating to the Coronavirus 

This information has been carefully compiled by Sunweb based on information provided by local authorities. Since  measures mentioned are subject to constant change, no rights can be derived from this and Sunweb accepts no liability for any damage resulting from the use of this information.

Regulations per destination

Distance in public areas (in metres)
Yes
1 metre
Mask
Yes
A mask in mandatory and must be worn in certain areas: In grocery stores, public transport and taxis, during indoor events (except while seated), in cable cars, coaches and excursion boats, in gas stations, bank and post offices, in pharmacies, nursing homes and hospitals as well as in places where health and nursing services are provided and other services, if the 1 metre distance cannot be maintained or no other protective measures.
Covid test before departure or wait in quarantaine
Depends
No, except if you arrive from Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania, Czech republich, Sweden, Spain, Portugal or the French Regions la Ile de France & Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Covid test on destination (random or everyone)
No
Health declaration
No
It is mandatory for all passengers to fill in a passenger location form 48 hours before arriving/returning to the UK. The form can be found here.
Quarantaine
No
Max persons together outdoors
Yes
Max. 10 pers
Allowed to share a room with someone outside your household?
Yes
max 2 householders together
Curfew
Yes
From 17 November you are only allowed to leave the house for specific reasons, such as buying groceries (applies 24/7).
Slopes
Closed
Until 6-12-2020
Skilifts
Closed
Until 6-12-2020
Ski rental
No
Closed until 6-12-2020
Ski lessons
No
Closed until 6-12-2020
Public transport / taxi / skibus
Available
A mask is mandatory
Restaurants
Closed
Until 6-12-2020 . Takeaway is possible.
Bars / Apres-ski
Closed
Until 6-12-2020
Discotheque/Club/Nightlife
No
Events open air or indoor
Yes
No more than 6 people are allowed to gather in public areas. Events must have seat reservations and mask is mandatory (except while seated). Events indoors with a max. of 1.000 people and events outdoors with a max. of 1250 people. For Tirol there is a maximum of 250 people per event.
Shops
Closed
Until 6-12-2020
Supermarkets and pharmacies
Open until 19:00 pm
A mask is mandatory
Not allowed to sell alcohol in certain hours
No
Wellness
Closed
Until 6-12-2020
Additional airline and bus rules
No
Transfer
Available
A mask is mandatory
Petrolstation
Open
A mask is mandatory
Other formalities needed to enter destination?
No
Please always double check the GOV UK website before travelling.
Good to know
Additional measures per ski region
No
Other excursions

Practical information

Capital:

The capital is Vienna.

Language:

The official language is German but English is widely spoken as well.

Time:

There is one hour time difference with the UK (GMT+1).

Money:

The official currency is the Euro.

Tipping:

It is customary in Austria to tip between 5% and 10% in bars and restaurants.

Food & Drink:

Austria is known for its Vienna Schnitzels and Glühwein. Tap water is safe for drinking.

Opening times shops:

Shops are usually open from Monday until Friday from 09.00 AM to 18.00 PM (some shops close during the afternoon). Most shops are closed on Sunday.

Travelling by car:

Snow chains are obligatory in the Alps. You need a toll permit for the motorways in Austria. You can buy the permit at the AA in the UK or in Austria at the major border crossings. The European Commission advises you to wear a safety reflector jacket in the event of a break down or accident. This vest can be purchased from the AA in the UK as well.

Voltage:

The voltage is 230 volt.

Mobile telephone:

UK mobile phones work in Austria as well.

Travel documents:

You need to be in the possession of a valid passport to travel to Austria.

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Flight information

Sunweb offers flights and transfers packages to this resort. You can select which airport you wish to travel from in the PRICES AND BOOKING tab above. It is possible to select different flight departure and arrival times in Step 2 of the booking process.

All Sunweb flights are booked with EasyJet. Hold luggage and ski equipment as luggage are NOT included in your package price. This can be added as an extra in Step 2 of the booking process. The price of luggage varies, as per Easyjets policies. All flight bookings include one cabin bag per person (maximum size of 56 x 45 x 25cm; including handles and wheels).

Please read more about the luggage rules and regulations on EasyJet’s website. When making a flights booking with Sunweb, you are also agreeing to EasyJet’s Terms and Conditions.

Transfers:

Return airport transfers are included in your package price when booking a flight package with Sunweb. These however can be removed in Step 2 of the booking steps if you would like to add in a hire car or seek an alternative travel arrangement. All transfers are shared transfers to and from your accommodation and the airport.

Due to the nature of shared transfers, there may be a wait time at the airport before your departure. This can be up to 1.5 hours. Please note that there will NOT be a Sunweb rep waiting for you at the airport as the transfer is managed by a partner. All information regarding the transfer (meeting point, departure times etc) will be explained on your travel documents that are sent to you 14 days before departure. The transfer will drop you off in the resort area; you may have not be dropped exactly outside your accommodation.

Departure from the UK:

Please ensure that you are not late and have checked in online before arriving at the airport. In addition to checking in online, you will have to enter your passport information. This is called API (advanced passenger information) and you will receive instructions from Sunweb after you have booked the holiday.

Arrival on Resort:

If you are planning on checking in late on your arrival day, it is almost always possible to get into your hotel or apartment. However, it is very important that this is arranged in advance. You will receive your travel documents two weeks before your departure, and this will include instructions on how to arrange your late arrival and collection of the key.

Please Note:

Once you agree to Sunweb’s Term’s and Conditions you are legally obliged to pay for the holiday and any cancellation fees that may apply.

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Lift pass, lessons and material

A Wilder Kaiser-Brixental lift pass is included in the package.

3-day trip including 2-day lift pass

4-day trip including 2-day lift pass

5-day trip including 3-day lift pass

6-day trip including 4-day lift pass

7-day trip including 5-day lift pass

8-day trip including 6-day lift pass

In step 1 of the booking process, it is indicated which days the lift pass is valid for (eg Sunday to Friday). If you would like the ski pass to start on a different day than shown in the booking steps, you must contact our contact centre by telephone. The booking can then be adjusted.

On destination, it is not possible to change the lift pass start date to another day. An extension of the lift pass can often be booked for an extra surcharge; the price for this can be found in step 1 of the booking process. The discount for "no ski pass" can also be found in the booking process.

Discounts:

The ski pass for children born from 1/1/2015 is free. Children born between 1/1/2002 and 31/12/2014 receive a discount on the ski pass. You will find these discounts in step 2 of the booking process.

Deposit: You must pay the deposit of approximately € 2 on site. You will receive this amount back when you return your pass.

The above surcharges and discounts are only valid when booking through Sunweb. At the destinations, other rates may apply.

You can add lessons in step 2 of the booking steps.

Please Note: If you have booked a short-stay then it is not possible to book lessons through us. You can arrange this at the destination.

The ski lessons start on Sundays.

When selecting your lessons you will be asked for your level:

Beginners: Select beginners if you have never skied before.

Average: Can you already turn and break? Chose average lessons.

Advanced: Can you already ski well yet wish to improve your technique? Opt for advanced.

You can add in ski and snowboard hire when booking.

The following types of material can be booked:

Bronze

This material is ideal for beginners and intermediate skiers and snowboarders. This material is particularly agile, so it makes turning and breaking easy. Parallel skiing is also possible with these skis.

Silver

This is ideal material for intermediate skiers and snowboarders. The material is agile, but also suitable to cut corners sharp. Even at high speeds these skis provide great performance.

Gold

These skis and snowboards are made of high quality material, and are perfect for experienced skiers. This comfortable material is suitable on all track types and snow conditions.

Diamond

These are high performance skis and snowboards with the latest technology, and are suitable for the most experienced skiers.

TIP: Tell our rental partner your exact requirements (eg off piste skiing) so they can help you select the right material.

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