Seefeld Region. Real Winter. Real Experiences.
Seefeld is an old farming village located between the Wetterstein mountains and the Karwendel, in Innsbruck-Land District in the Austrian state of Tirol. The Wildsee, also called the Seefelder See ("Lake Seefeld"), gave the village its name.
Seefeld is the “postcard pretty” Austria that you have in your mind.
The village itself is luxurious and exclusive. There are few other places in Austria with such a high density of four-star and five-star hotels as Seefeld. And yet, at the same time, visitors and locals will find plenty of fun activities such as tobogganing and skiing in winter and everything from gentle walks to challenging high-alpine hikes in summer. Thanks to its protected location, Seefeld is one of the most snowsure resorts anywhere in Austria but also one of the few which manages to attract as many guests in summer as in winter.
Seefeld is the home village of Anton Seelos (1911-2006), an Austrian alpine skier and world champion, who in 1930s invented the parallel turn.
Skiing in Seefeld Region means you can choose between 5 areas according to your ski level: Rosshütte, Gschwandtkopf, and Katzenkopf- Leutasch, offer fantastic skiing opportunities for beginners and intermediate skiers. Boasting ideal practice terrain for children, the Birkenlift & Geigenbühel, and Neuleutasch ski areas offer superb conditions for newcomers to the world of winter sport.
Located between 1,200 and 2,064 meters, the Rosshütte ski resort is the largest ski area in the Seefeld Olympic Region. 20 kilometres of slopes perfect for families, beginners, and leisure skiers.
The Rosshütte mountain restaurant at 1,760 meters above sea level offers the perfect place to meet up and in winter, where skiers, ski tourers, and winter walkers can rendezvous on the sun terrace. From the restaurant you can enjoy a fabulous view over the Seefeld plateau, the Inn valley, and the surrounding Alps.
On the inviting sun terrace of the Reitherjoch Alm, the host family Rutnik serves homemade specialities and desserts from Tyrolean cuisine.
Every Friday the Rosshütte ski area is open for Night Skiing from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
The ski resort Rosshütte Seefeld was awarded by Skiresort.de, as test winner 2021 in the category "Insider tip: World's leading ski resort up to 20 km slopes"!
In the Gschwandtkopf ski area you will enjoy superb skiing and views of the Region Seefeld that will remain etched in your mind forever.
From the highest point, Gschwandtkopf mountain at 1,500 metres above sea level, there is one main piste and several smaller tree-lined slopes leading down to the village of Seefeld. Despite its relatively low altitude, this resort offers good snow conditions as most of the pistes are north facing. At the top of the resort you will find the Sonnenalm hut, where skiers can enjoy fabulous views of Seefeld’s plateau and the Inn Valley as they sample some excellent local food.
Located in the village of Leutasch, the Katzenkopf ski area is situated at an altitude of between 1,100 and 1,360 m above sea level.
With consistently good snow conditions and a variety of terrain (4km of blue, 3km of red, and 1km of black pistes), this area is especially popular with local experienced skiers.
At the top of the mountain, the idyllic Katzenkopf Hut welcomes guests all year round who enjoy hiking, skiing, tobogganing or simply relaxing.
The medium-difficulty floodlit toboggan run Katzenkopfhütte is about two and a half kilometers long and has a gradient of about 12% from Katzenkopf to Seewald / Leutasch, covering 250 meters in altitude. The toboggan run is open on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
from 18:00 to 20:00.
Cross-Country Skiing in the Seefeld Region
Seefeld is a winter wonderland for Nordic skiing, with 245-kilometre network of cross-country skiing trails.
Cross-country skiing is one of the best ways to experience winter in Tirol. The region offers a huge network of well-maintained trails inviting experts and beginners alike to explore the alpine wilderness at their own pace.
Seefeld is one of the world's best cross-country skiing regions in the world. National and international teams come to the center of excellence with its biathlon facilities to train.
Seefeld is one of the ten "Tiroler Langlaufspezialisten", a group of cross-country ski areas in Tirol that have received the prestigious "Loipengütesiegel" award from the regional government in recognition of their outstanding cross-country skiing infrastructure. Seefeld have received very good reviews in the ADAC Ski Guide, the most popular ski resort guide in the German-speaking world.
Seefeld has hosted the Nordic disciplines of Olympic Games on three separate occasions – the 1964 and 1976 Winter Olympics as well as the 2012 Winter Youth Olympic Games. In 1985, and again in 2019 Seefeld hosted the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships.
Every year (except in 2019 due to the World Championships) it also serves as one of the key stops on the FIS Nordic Combined World Cup as part of the Nordic Combined Triple in Seefeld.
This winter the Olympic venues of Seefeld will host the world for the Nordic Combined World Cup in late January again, including the “Nordic Combined Triple” and the very first women’s World Cup events.
The Seefeld region is the perfect place to fulfill of memories our travelog. A variety of winter experiences are available to the visitors coming to this fairytale place. From winter walking, to playing a traditional form of curling called Eisstockschießen, in the five villages of the Seefeld region you will enjoy some of the most rewarding experiences in the Alps.