Flachau Ski Resort

Flachau is one of the biggest ski resorts in the Ski Amadé region. The ski area has a network of 210km of pistes linked to neighbouring ski resort Wagrain. It’s perfect for intermediate piste skiers with a variety of good red runs on the piste map. It’s also very convenient to travel to with only an hour’s transfer from Salzburg airport.

There are a couple of villages to stay in the area. The Flachau main town is the liveliest area and has a great choice of bars and restaurants. It also has a fantastic range of accommodation to book. For a quieter experience, there’s the smaller village up the valley called Flachauwinkl.

The skiing is mainly for intermediates with plenty of rolling red runs. However, more advanced skiers can try the black runs toward the Alpendorf area. There’s an impressive state-of-the-art chairlift system. Comfy 6 and 8-seater chairlifts are across the piste map.

The resort holds an annual World Cup night slalom in January. The best female slalom skiers in the world battle it out on the Hermann Maier racecourse. Thousands of fans turn out to cheer on their favourite skiers each year. A world-class experience.

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Best For...

  • All abilities
  • Hidden gem
  • Stunning scenery

Resort Statistics

  • Resort Altitude 980m
  • Skiing Altitude 1,980m
  • Total Ski Area 120km
  • Lifts 45
  • Blue Runs 34km
  • Red Runs 82km
  • Black Runs 4km
Ski Areas in Flachau

Ski Areas in Flachau

Flachau is considered the focal point of the Ski amadé region, Austria’s largest ski area with 270 lifts and 760km of pistes. From Flachau you can easily access the three ski areas of Wagrain-St. Johann, Flachauwink-Kleinarl and Zauchensee-Flachauwinkl, each offering unique skiing experiences. Flachauwinkl-Zauchensee is the highest ski area in the region, so head here if you want to ski among blue skies and perfect power.

Skiing in Flachau

Skiing in Flachau

With 12 peaks and 5 valleys, Flachau offers endless opportunities for unforgettable skiing. There is a great range of slopes for all abilities. Whether you’re looking for leisurely skiing or more of a sporting challenge, the long runs on top quality slopes make for the perfect day on the snow. If you’re the adventurous kind, you could tackle the 12 Peaks Trophy challenge, which takes you across the most beautiful mountain peaks in the region while looking over stunning panoramic views.

Snowboarding in Flachau

Snowboarding in Flachau

For snowboarders with a penchant for freestyle, Flachau’s internationally-renowned snow parks are the perfect attraction! The Absolut park in Flachauwinkl-Kleinarl is not only the biggest snow park in Austria, it’s also one of the largest and most famous in the whole of Europe. Extending over 1.5km with 7 different sections of kickers, rails, pipe lines and ramps, this really is a snowboarder and freeskier’s paradise.

Ski Schools in Flachau

Ski Schools in Flachau

With many ski schools and instructors to choose between, there really is something for everybody.

We’ve partnered with New Generation and Oxygène and highly recommend their services. All of our partners offer fantastic lessons for all ability levels.

Book your ski lessons with our recommended suppliers. If you’re traveling during a peak week be sure to book these well in advance.

Apres with friends

Après Ski in Flachau

Almrausch Pub-Bar – a friendly and welcoming environment to enjoy a relaxed drink after a long day on the slopes!

Uncle Jack’s Bar & Lounge – a great, casual atmosphere to socialise with friends for an evening of cool cocktails, delicious ice cream, waffles, and small snacks.

Downtown & Showtown Bar –the place to be if you love a party. Open until the early hours of the morning with live bands, you can dance until you drop.

Restaurants in Flachau

Restaurants in Flachau

Emastoa – this trendy café serves inventive alternatives to classic breakfast dishes. The menu includes smoked salmon on horseradish and lime mayo, and quinoa salad with raspberry dressing!

Zum Holzwurm – the best place to enjoy local, organic, and healthy food with the excellent Holzwurm team cooking up unforgettable culinary experiences with every plate.

Sundowner N°98 – this à la carte restaurant focuses on serving seasonal and mainly regional ingredients. With top-drawer service and first-class wines, it’s definitely worth having a drink on the heated terrace with spectacular mountain views.



Flachau is passionate about winter sports whether it is on or off the piste. On offer is a wide variety of winter activities including tobogganing, snowshoe walks and ski touring, all with instruction from professional guides. You can get across the resort in a horse-drawn sleigh, and Flachau even offers the unique chance of heading out on the snow on a Segway or ‘fat bike’, or race down the valley on the Lucky-Flitzer alpine roller coaster.

Map of Flachau

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