Ski Amadé: more pistes than you can shake a ski pole at
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Ski Amadé
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Ski Amade in brief

 

Visit Ski Amadé for World Cup skiing, wine tasting, thermal spas, Galstiland historical attraction for kids and high-speed runs.

Resort name:

Ski Amadé

Location:

Salzburg and Styria, Austria

Nearest airport:

Salzburg Airport

Transfer time:

1 hr (by car)

Altitude:

619 m to 2,700 m (slopes)

Total ski runs:

760 km

Beginner runs:

275 km

Intermediate runs:

390 km

Advanced runs:

95 km

Activities:

Alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, snowboarding, tobogganing, ice skating, ice curling, snowshoeing

Did you know?

Visitors to Ski Amadé can enjoy skiing in the World Cup areas of  Altenmarkt-Zauchensee and Flachau. Flachau won the International Ski Area Test in 2014 for the quality of its skiing.

 


Skiing in Ski Amadé

Ski Amadé is one of the biggest ski areas in Europe with an incredible 760 km of piste across 5 regions - ensuring there’s definitely something for everyone in this part of Austria. The slopes are spread across nearly 30 distinct ski villages, all served by 270 lifts.

While efforts have been made in recent times to link more of the ski regions, in reality there are still many that you’ll need to reach via a shuttle bus, depending on where you stay. So, it’s worth bearing this in mind when planning your holiday and accommodation in Ski Amadé.

 

Salzburger Sportwelt

Salzburger Sportwelt lies at the heart of the ski network and contains two World Cup ski areas. The region has plenty of red runs for intermediate skiers to tackle and staying in Alpendorf is likely to be the best option for anyone looking to access as many slopes as possible.

  • Zauchensee-Flachauwinkl is a World Cup area and the highest ski area in the Salzburger Sportwelt, meaning that it has some particularly good snow as a result. 
  • Flachau came out on top in the International Ski Area Test in 2014 and hosts the Women’s World Cup Slalom in January.
  • Wagrain comprises the Griessenkareck and Grafenberg ski mountains, which are connected by the G-LINK Wagrain, making it easy to move between the Flachau and St Johann-Alpendorf areas. The Winter World is a great spot to head to with the kids.
  • St Johann-Alpendorf lies close to Salzburg and is made up of the two towns of St Johann im Pongau and Alpendorf. Alpendorf has direct links to Flachau and Wagrain, and the ski area has pistes of varying difficulty. 
  • Flachauwinkl-Kleinarl is particularly popular with snowboarders and freeskiers. Every drag lift and cableway on the Shuttleberg Flachauwinkl-Kleinarl has at least 2 runs, 2 variant groomed pistes, cross passages and freeride slopes.
  • Radstadt-Altenmarkt has a small ski area perfect for beginners and families. Highlights include the 6 km floodlit Königslehen toboggan run in Radstadt and a permanent timed section near the sun lift.
  • Eben-Monte Popolo features a high-quality family ski area and new, modern lifts. The Andrea Fischbacher timing hill is also a highlight for those looking to challenge themselves on the slopes.
  • Filzmoos is an idyllic village with some particularly exhilarating skiing, including the Michaela Kirchgasser FIS course and the Rossbrand 16 km altitude cross-country ski run. There are also plenty of easier slopes for children and beginners.
  • Goldegg can be found on the Buchberg mountain and is a small, quiet resort ideal for a relaxing ski holiday. If you need more of a challenge, it’s easy to get to the St Johann/Alpendorf-Wagrain-Flachau ski circuit from here.

 

Schladming-Dachstein

This ski region is situated in Styria and has a nice selection of mountains to explore on skis, including Hauser Kaibling, Planai, Hochwurzen and Reiteralm. There’s 123 km of pistes served by 44 lifts here, with a good mix of blue, red and black runs.

  • Planai-Hochwurzen offers championship-standard skiing, including a famous 4.6 km FIS run from the summit to the valley, ending with the Planai-Zielhang finishing slope. Also look out for quirkier features like the musical Planai Klangpiste and the Slope of Fame.
  • Hauser Kaibling offers a great introduction to the Schladming 4-mountain complex, complete with excellent snow and 14 mountain lodges. Highlights include 2 valley runs and a children’s ski area in the Kaiblingalm.
  • Ski Reiteralm is a training area for international ski teams thanks to its long, wide pistes. The highest point offers amazing panoramic views and the SEC-RUN course offers timed skiing.
  • Ski Fageralm offers some good pistes on a high, sunny plateau, including 3 children’s ski routes and speed and timed sections.
  • Dachstein-Gletscher is the place to go for amazing high-altitude views on the Dachstein Sky Walk and the Dachstein Suspension Bridge. There are good freeride skiing and snowboarding facilities here.
  • Galsterberg is a popular destination for families thanks to its impressive children’s skiing facilities. Winter hiking trails can also be found here.
  • Ramsau lies at the heart of the 4-mountain ski complex at the foot of the Dachstein, and is home to Styria’s largest children’s ski world and 220 km of cross-country trails. It has 20 km of pistes and 12 lifts.
  • Stoderzinken is a small resort with pistes for all abilities. It has a permanent racing slope and the Kinderschneeland Stoderzinken children's area.

 

Gastein

This region has four ski areas going up to an altitude of 2,700 m, ensuring deep snow for skiers who want to climb to the region’s dizzy heights.

  • Schlossalm & Stubnerkogel features a 140 m suspension bridge over a chasm measuring 28 m deep, as well as the 10.4 km Hohe Scharte Nord run, which covers an altitude difference of 1,440 m.
  • Sportgastein is a high-altitude ski area with pistes for all abilities. Dorfgastein-Grossarltal is a wide, easy run perfect for carving, while the more challenging Graukogel run is used for FIS racing.
  • Graukogel features long, challenging runs through forest areas. Unfortunately, there are no lifts to the other areas in Gastein.

 

Grossarltal-Dorfgastein

This region enjoys a location in the Hohe Tauern national park, making for some particularly scenic skiing, and has around 70 km of pistes.

  • Grossarltal features beautiful rural landscapes, wide pistes and modern lifts. Look out for the giant snow igloo and relaxing in a quiet setting.
  • Dorfgastein has more wide runs ideal for carving and pistes across all skill levels. One highlight is the Gipfelbahn-Fulseck, which takes you on a non-stop journey to the highest point of the ski area for amazing views of the Alps at 2,033 m.

 

Hochkönig

This ski area has 120 km of pistes served by 33 lifts. All of the resorts here are ideal for a relatively quiet ski trip with your significant other or your family.

  • Maria Alm is a relaxing resort with plenty of cosy mountain lodges and some great viewing points. Be sure to check out the Königstour for 32 km of amazing views.
  • Dienten is located in the heart of the Hochkönig region and has good snow conditions and a quiet atmosphere. 
  • Mühlbach is a small traditional ski village with some interesting historical attractions. Ski touring and snowparks are some of the highlights here.

 

 

 

Photo credits ©Ski Amadé

ACCOMMODATION

Apartments Sissi Park Schladming 
Residence Gruber 
Haus Berghof Grossarl  
Haus Tauernblick Radstadt 
Haus Almhof Wagrain 
Kur Camping & Appartementhaus Erlengrund 
Hotel Schloss Thannegg-Moosheim 
Alpenhotel Wurzer 
Haus Izabella 


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