So after a night drive ( we left at 00.00 friday night) we arrived at 7.30 in Ellmau. We had a massive snow storm from 180KM above Munich until in Austria, but after Munich it lightened up a bit. After brekkie in Ellmau we headed up the HartKaiserbahn and had quite a bit of mist. We boarded/skiied until 14.00 and then headed back down to Ellmau to check-in in the AlpKing Hostel in the center of Ellmau. I would not recommend this place to anyone unless your really stuck for a place like we were. The room wasn't ready/empty and we had to wait till +/- 17.00 to get in. Being a hostel it's shared toilets and bathrooms ( fairly clean) , but very noisy and the breakfast wasn't worth writing a report :-), one roll per person and only toast and jam. Coffee and tea was there, but the OJ was watered down. A good brekkie before a days ride is what you really need, and we didn' find it there.
Sunday was a complete white out and the trail markings in Ellmau/scheffau aren't that great which made riding quite tough.
We took 2 ski-routes down to scheffau, one was a nice long 5KM run, the other was a black run full of moguls, but fresh snow, as not many people had been over this run in the last week since it snowed. It was the worst trail I have ever rode. Esspecially with the mist it was tough. I made a massive smack and for one moment though I would have to be picked top and taken down in a banana boat or even a heli, I was dizzy and fairly sore with a massive headache. I hit a mogul trying to get a bit of speed for the uphill after it, but didn't see the second mogul and made a nice double front flip and landed somewhere in between on my head. , goggles and beanie were about 10m behind me, and I headed the snow as deep as my mouth ;-)... Still got a sore neck at the moment.
We packed it in at about 13.00 to head back down to Ellmau and left at 13.30 to drive back to Belgium. Got home at 20.00.
Even though all the b&b's were full and we just managed to find a bed, I found the slopes empty and no waiting at lifts.... maybe we were just die hards and no one else wanted to ski in the mist
I'll be back there next weekend with a mate, hopefully a bit of fresh snow( they forecasted more than 15CM of snow last thursday/friday/saturday, but unfortunately nothing fell
) and no mist/fogg
I found the Cantina/bar mexican a good place to drink & eat
, also great staff!