THE REGION


Situated 55km South of Salzburg, the Salzburger Sportwelt Region, one of Austria’s largest interconnected ski areas, offers wonderful winter sports terrain suitable for all skill levels.

With just one ski pass you can ski in the whole of the Salzburg Sportwelt, the Schladming-Dachstein area, the Grossarl valley, Gastein and the Hochkönig region. That is over 860km of well-prepared ski pistes all there for you. Tailored very much towards school groups, most of our accommodation is based near the massive Salzburger Sportwelt – the heart of the Ski Amadé.

Winner of “best groomed pistes” and voted the best ski resort in Austria 2015, the Salzburger Sportwelt Ski area has developed into one of Austria’s premier ski regions. Offering over 350km of beautifully groomed piste, the area offers an amazing choice of interconnected skiing made up of three areas, Flachau, Wagrain and St Johann-im-Pongau.

The area boasts one of Europe’s best snow records. The resorts central alpine position ensures that whenever a snowstorm arrives in the Alps, from either the South or the North, it is going to fall on the slopes of the Sportwelt area. The season starts in early December and runs through until late April.

The Salzburger Sportwelt invests huge amounts of money annually in the comfort and technology of their 270 modern alpine lifts and cable cars. The resort is covered by over 1000 snow canons, improving the reliability of snow cover and therefore maximizing your ski experience.

This area excels at providing après-ski for school groups offering possibilities including billiards, bowling, swimming at Aqua Salza Fun Pool and Therme Amadé, a visit to Salzburg, Ice-cream and pizza nights and mini golf. There are also many shops, cafés and bars.

 
 

THE SKIING

Your students will be totally spoilt for choice with the sheer volume of pistes and slopes in this incredible resort.

Most groups will head up the 6 seat high speed Gondola to the Gondl Stubn meeting point. From there groups can enjoy the wide runs down from the Hirschkogel top station or head over to the superb beginners area at the Kreisten Alm restaurant. Once up and running the groups can really take advantage of the long red and blue runs that spread out from Hirschkogel & Sonntagskogel peak and enjoy the two-valley ski safari over to the town of Wagrain. Intermediate skiers can explore the whole area as the wide variety of red runs offer great opportunities for a young person to improve their skiing skills. Advanced skiers, will find that the area is not without its challenges; not least the 6km run from the Griessenkar ridge in Flachau.

To get the most out of your tour we will ensure that your group will visit each of the areas during your stay by planning a provisional ski timetable based on the current snow conditions. Our ski school partner will be working towards the beginners in your group being able to ski from Flachau to Alpendorf all in one day! A massive achievement for the first timers.





ALPENDORF AREA

Most groups will head up the 6 seat high speed Gondola to the Gondl Stubn meeting point. From there groups can enjoy the wide runs down from the Hirschkogel top station or head over to the superb beginners area at the Kreisten Alm restaurant. Once up and running the groups can really take advantage of the long red and blue runs that spread out from Hirschkogel & Sonntagskogel peak and enjoy the two-valley ski safari over to the town of Wagrain.

WAGRAIN AREA

The magnificent piste of the Grafenberg Mountain will put a smile on everyone’s face – the wide-open piste with the stunning views across towards the Dachstein Glacier are simply amazing. The long beautiful runs down towards the village, which at 800m gives you a run of over 5km from top to bottom, offers a fantastic teaching area for groups. It is also compulsory that groups visit Uncle Tom’s Hut for lunch – conveniently half way down! – the welcome you will receive is easily one of the best in the valley. The linking of the three valleys will be further enhanced over the next two seasons with the construction of two new lifts between Wagrain and Flachau.

FLACHAU AREA

From Wagrain groups head into the next valley – via the Flying Mozart Gondola to the home of the legendary Olympic champion Herman “The Herminator” Maier – that itself is a testament to the quality of this wonderful ski area. On the village side of the mountain you will find some of the widest and best blue & red runs in the area. The efficient ‘Space Jet’ lift system will ensure that you spend more time on the slopes. For more progressive skiers the long winding red runs back towards Wagrain will have you whooping with delight (and looking for new legs at the bottom!).

To get the most out of your tour we will ensure that your group will visit each of the areas during your stay by planning a provisional ski timetable based on the current snow conditions. Our ski school partner will be working towards the beginners in your group being able to ski from Flachau to Alpendorf all in one day! A massive achievement for the first timers.


 
 

RESORT FACTS

  • Resort Height: 2168m (Glacier)
  • No. of Lifts: 270
  • No. of Trails: 144
  • Easy Runs: 145
  • Medium Runs: 181

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  • Difficult Runs: 30
  • Skiable Area: 350+ km
  • Longest Run: 3.2km
  • Snow Making: 90% coverage
  • Lift Pass: Salzburger Sportwelt

APRÉS SKI

  • Billiards
  • Bowling
  • Swimming at Aqua Salza Fun Pool
  • Pizza Night

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  • Visit to Salzburg
  • Ice-cream Night
  • Mini Golf