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New Year’s Fireworks in Ellmau

Every 1st of January Ellmau celebrates the New Year in a very special way.

With music by the local brass band the ski instructors show their skills during a short ski show. Afterwards you can enjoy the fireworks to classic sounds.

Happy New Year!

Wishing you a happy, prosperous, fun filled, joyful and fortunate new year!

Your SkiAustria Team


Happy Holidays!!!

We hope your holidays will be filled with joy and laughter through the New Year.

Your SkiAustria Team

Have you been good this year?

Everybody knows Santa Claus but who knows is companion „Krampus“? Santa Claus has long been the symbol of Christmas, bringing joy and presents to all the good girls and boys. But children in Austria also know his horned helper…

Rather than giving presents to children, Krampus gives the bad ones beatings with a whip (made from birch sticks and horsehair) and nightmares. As for the really, really naughty kids, Krampus drops them in a wicker basket on his back and takes them away to his lair – the underworld.

So on Krampus Night, the eve of December 5, children took care to not attract the attention of the intimidating beast, in hopes that Santa Claus would bring presents on Saint Nicholas Day, December 6 .

Traditional annual parades also known as Perchtenlauf are still held throughout Austria in which young men dress up in fur suits and carved wooden masks to chase people through the streets snarling and shaking chains at onlookers.

Image: © Zell am See-Kaprun Tourismus – / Walter Schweinöster