Having a short journey from the airport to your ski destination maximises your time on the slopes. There are so many great choices for any type of skier near Salzburg airport. That’s why our ski experts have created a guide to the best ski resorts near Salzburg.
Seefeld is a beautiful and stylish Austrian ski resort. It is mainly known for its vast amount of cross-country routes with 250km of tracks to enjoy. The FIS Cross-Country World Cup regularly visits the area where the very best athletes race against each other. Alpine skiing in the area is mainly suited to beginners and intermediate skiers. There is 27km of pistes which are mainly gentle in gradient. Off the slopes, there are around 50 different restaurants to enjoy. In addition, there’s fantastic luxury accommodation to book.
If you want a quiet winter retreat, Filzmoos is one of the best ski resorts near Salzburg. This charming traditional alpine ski resort has beautiful panoramic views and a relaxed atmosphere. You can ski 13km of pistes which are most suited for intermediate and beginner skiers. There is one black run that’s named after World Cup ski legend Michaela Kirchgasser. Off the slopes, there’s a classy cocktail bar and lovely restaurants to visit.
Part of the Ski Amade region, Flachau is a great ski resort for all abilities. There is 210km of pistes with great links to neighbouring ski resort Wagrain. If you’re an intermediate there are a lot of rolling reds to enjoy. More advanced skiers will like the black runs towards the Alpendorf area. Every January the women’s World Cup visit Falchau to compete in a night slalom on the Hermann Maier run. The main town of Flachau is more lively than the smaller village of Flachauwink.
Schladming-Dachstein is made up of four connected mountains that are all accessible from the main village. It is one of the best ski resorts near Salzburg with a vast amount of terrain on offer. You can ski 238km of slopes which are suitable for all levels of skier. In addition, there are brilliant off-piste tree runs to enjoy too. It is also home to the iconic World Cup night slalom on the Planai slope. The restaurants in the area serve great traditional alpine cuisine. On top of that, there’s a great après scene with fantastic bars and clubs.
Saalbach and Hinterglemm are interconnected ski resorts based in Tirol. It has 270km of pistes to explore which are suitable for all levels of skier. The sunny south-facing slopes are more suitable for intermediate skiers, whereas the north-facing pistes are great for advanced skiers. Off the slopes, Saalbach has a reputation for great après ski bars and clubs. There are plenty of places to enjoy food too, with many restaurants with different cuisines.
Zell am See is one of the most beautiful ski resorts near Salzburg. Admire stunning views of towering mountains and the tranquil Lake Zell on and off the slopes. You can ski 138km of slopes that are suited to all levels of skier. This is ski resort is fantastic for families with great activities and childcare facilities. However, there is also a thriving nightlife within the village with many great bars to visit. The Eichenhof is a must-visit restaurant with beautiful views looking over Lake Zell.
Down the road from Zell am See, is the wonderful resort of Kaprun. It is a very snowsure ski resort with its glacier skiing and a high altitude of 800-3,203m. You can ski a total of 138km of pistes if you buy a full area ski pass. Throughout the season it’s mainly quiet and has uncrowded slopes that are ideal for intermediate and beginner skiers trying to progress. In addition, there’s fantastic off-piste terrain to enjoy. There are over 30 places to eat in Kaprun and there are great bars to enjoy too.
Obertauern is a brilliant snow-sure ski resort with a high altitude of 1,740m- 2,313m. You can ski 100km of slopes in the area with pistes suitable for all abilities. There are delightful open bowls and gentle slopes lower down for intermediate and beginners. Advanced skiers will enjoy the black runs and the great off-piste terrain on offer. Off the slopes, there’s a good mixture of lively après and more relaxed secluded bars.
Kitzbühel is one of the most well-known Austrian ski resorts because of its ski racing history. It is home to the famous Streif slope which hosts FIS Alpine World Cup races every year. Despite this, Kitzbühel slopes are most suited to intermediate skiers with 234km of pistes to enjoy. The village itself has a traditional alpine feel and beautiful views. The nightlife is lively and there are plenty of places to enjoy a bite to eat.
Part of the Ski Welt ski area, Ellmau is an ideal destination for a family ski holiday. The ski area prides itself on having excellent activities for kids and brilliant childcare facilities. If you buy a full lift pass you can ski 284km of slopes, with excellent links to nearby ski resorts Söll and Westendorf. There’s something for every ability of skier. There is a selection of 20 restaurants available with some great bars to enjoy after a day on the slopes.
To find out more about the best ski resorts near Salzburg, please call our ski experts on 0207 471 7700.
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