Book tickets to Salzburg
Book tickets to Salzburg
Skiing and Mozart
The city of Salzburg is widely known as the birth place to composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The house in which he was born is now a museum. Salzburg's famous music and scene academy is named Mozarteum.
Salzburg's old town is listed on the UNESCO world heritage list. Above the old town, Festung (fortress) Hohensalzburg stands majestically. The fortress was built in 1077 and features towers and walls, almost like a Disney castle.
Salzburg has 150 000 inhabitants. The city center is compact and easy to navigate.
With proximity to the Alps, Salzburg is one of the major hubs for skiers in the winter season. Well known ski resorts such as St. Johann, Bad Gastein, Kitbuhel, Zell am See, and Kaprun are all reachable in less than 90 minutes drive from Salzburg airport.
St. Johann in Tirol
Popular St. Johann in Tirol is just an hour by car from Salzburg Airport. St. Johann is a classic alps town with a beautiful medieval center. You will find a large selection of shops, restaurants and bars.
The ski resort offers 17 lifts, 5 of which are cable cars. There are 22 groomed runs in beautiful surroundings. If you want a break there are more than15 places to eat on the slopes.
St. Johann is family-friendly with a separate childrens' area and a ski school.
Bad Gastein offers skiing up to 2700 meters above the sea. With a descent of 1500 meters and a modern lift system you can expect a wonderful holiday with skies on your feet.
Bad Gastein has been a favorite for Nordic visitors for decades. Well groomed runs, a large number of slopes, and a stable climate makes this moutain attractive for tourists. The season is from mid-November to early May.
Child-friendly with kids' slopes and ski school.
Kitzbühel has some of Austrias most challenging runs. Among others, you can ski "Der Streif", which is famous for world cup races. Kitzbühel offers a vast number of slopes with 9 cable cars, a large number of chairlifts and smaller lifts. It will take you several days to ski all the runs and Kitzbühel has something to offer for everyone. Have a look at the piste map.
Kitzbühel is a haven for skiers with a little experience.
Zell am See
Zell am See is one of Austria's most diverse ski resorts. The resort offers all kinds of slopes, from green new-beginner slopes to black carving runs for experienced skiers. Zell am See offers a total of 77 kilometers with slopes, one the world's longest fun slopes and you can ski in the evening as well in parts of the resort.
From the top of some of the lifts you can admire more than 30 mountains reaching altitudes above 3000 meters.
Perfect for all skiers - from families with small kids to the expert skiers.
Saalbach Hinterglemm is located in Glemmtal and Saalfelden Leogang in Austria. This ski resort offers an impressive 70 lifts and 270 kilometers with groomed slopes. With such a high number of slopes and lifts, there is room for many skiers on the runs. Saalbach Hinterglemm is a ski resort that is popular among families with children.
Slopes, total length: 270 km
Top skiing: 2096 m.o.h.
Largest descent: 1266 meter