St. Johann is a quaint and charming spot for a ski holiday in Austria, set close by to the renowned Kitzbühel ski resort. The town itself has a classic Tyrolean aesthetic, with traditional buildings and pretty churches dusted with snow. The atmosphere is laid back, with several restaurants and après ski spots peppered around the resort.

This area is a real hit with families, with plenty of activities to be enjoyed both on and off the slopes. The St. Johann ski area is packed full of everything you could need for a ski holiday. There is a fantastic nursery area for kids and those finding their ski legs. More experienced skiers can enjoy the range of blue and red slopes that flow through the resort. St. Johann’s is part of the Tyrol ski area, which offers access to an abundance of varied slopes and off-piste adventures if visitors wish to explore further afield.

St. Johann Transfer Time
Salzburg
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Best For...

  • Beginner skiers
  • Families
  • Stunning scenery

Resort Statistics

  • Resort Altitude 700m
  • Skiing Altitude 1,604m
  • Total Ski Area 43km
  • Lifts 16
  • Blue Runs 21.5km
  • Red Runs 18km
  • Black Runs 0.5km
  • Cross Country 250km

Ski Accommodation in St. Johann, Austria

Our collection of St. Johann ski accommodation has been hand-picked by our ski experts. Whether you’re looking for a luxury escape, a boutique hotel or something suitable for the whole family, our experts would be delighted to help you find the perfect accommodation for your ski holiday.

Ski Areas St. Johann

Ski Areas in St. Johann

The ski area in St. Johann is fantastic for families and beginners, with its spacious nursery area and wide slopes. There is a good range of runs for intermediates, further up the mountain. Wherever you ski in St. Johann, you will find exceptionally well-kept pistes, courtesy of the various snow cannons around the resort. Skiing or snowboarding in St. Johann is wonderfully scenic, with numerous tree-lined runs and expansive mountain views.

Skiing St. Johann

Skiing in St. Johann

St. Johann is a great place for finding your ski legs, with its easily accessible beginner area and gentle runs located around the village. Intermediates can enjoy an array of slopes in the St. Johann ski area and neighbouring resorts. There is a great choice of racy red slopes that flow down towards the village. There is one black slope that is highly regarded by ski experts and locals alike. Experienced skiers and snowboarders also have plenty of off-piste to enjoy.

Snowboarding St. Johann

Snowboarding in St. Johann

Boarders will appreciate the wide slopes that flow around St. Johann, perfect for speedy carving and practising your switch. The pockets of deep powder in the tree-lined area’s a real hit with experienced boarders. For tricksters, there is a small snow park with boxes and rails near the village.

Ski Schools in St. Johann

Ski Schools in St. Johann

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 travelling during a peak week be sure to book these well in advance.

Creches in St. Johann

Crèches in St. Johann

There are plenty of facilities for childcare in St. Johann. Award-winning Kita Familycare is in the town centre and offers a spacious and comfortable spot for your little ones to play.

Top Runs

Blue 6
This wonderfully long run flows from the top of the Penzing chairlift. Cruise all the way down to the base of the Tuawiesenlift.


Red 4b
Traverse off the Blue 4a run to access this thrilling red slope. Head through the trees and race down the piste, before reconnecting with the Blue 4a.


Black 7a
A long, steep and challenging run that starts from the top of the Penzing chairlift.

Restaurants in St. Johann

Restaurants in St. Johann

Angerer Alm – The oldest mountain hut in the area, offering classic Tyrolean cuisine.

Villa Masianco – Perfect for groups with mixed preferences. Here you can find a mix of cuisines from Italian to Asian and Mexican.

Grander Schupf – A cosy mountain restaurant that serves produce from its own farm.

Après Ski St. Johann

Après Ski in St. Johann

Schirm Harschbichl – The highest après ski spot in St. Johann, perched at 1,604m.

Max’s Pub – A popular, outside umbrella bar, with a lively atmosphere and karaoke on Wednesday nights.

Tauwiesen Stüberl – A cheerful après ski station at the base of the Tauwiesen lift.

Non-skiers in St. Johann

Non-Skiers

There’s plenty to keep visitors busy off the slopes, from thrilling toboggan runs, paragliding and speedy zip lines, to relaxed horse-led carriages and hot air balloon rides. For those who like to keep active, there is rock climbing, tennis, fitness facilities and a swimming pool. For something a little different, check out the winter archery experiences.

Map of St. Johann

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