The potential is indeed as big as it sounds. Because we are most knowledgeable about Scheffau, it is this village that gets most mention. This however does not demean the others, its just that Scheffau is the one we have visited most.
Good skiers will be pleased with the expanse and satisfied with the varying degrees for challenge. Immediately above Scheffau, the skiing is varied but tending to be most appealing to the fairly experienced recreational skier. There are some bumpy runs which should please better punters, and plenty of scope for beginners.
Scheffau has it’s own lift pass, and holders of that item, as well as village guests with the larger all inclusive pass, get priority entrance to the lift system from the Scheffau starting pint. The lift pass for the whole area costs in the neighborhood of 1,300 Austrian Schillings for a six day period. The pass which covers Scheffau only is much cheaper. Scheffau has it’s own capable ski school which has enough English speaking teachers as well as ski kindergarten.
Although the village is both spread out and on the quiet side, there is plenty of very pleasant après ski activity. It is therefore and ideal destination for families, clubs and others who would like to sample a bit of Austrian life without high prices and high tourist profile.
Munich and Innsbruck are the best airports. Cross into Austria at Kufstein if you are coming by car.