Flachau landscape

Get to know the ski basics in Flachau:

Navigation issues – where to go skiing in Flachau?

Flachau belongs to the Ski Amadé ski region and specifically to the Snow Space Salzburg, which includes the areas of Flachau, St. Johann – Alpendorf and Wagrain. How can you reach your ski area? This question is easy to answer because Snow Space is only 50 minutes away from the city of Salzburg and can be reached by bus, train and car. Snow Space provides shuttles to the cable cars and the ski area can be started from seven different starting points. From the Pongau and Flachau motorway exits, the main roads lead directly to the ski area on the mountain, so you are instantly ready to shred down the slopes!

When can you shred the slopes in Snow Space/Ski Amadé and how many slopes are provided?

The ultimate ski experience can be enjoyed from the beginning of December until mid of April depending on the snow situation. The related cable cars and lifts run daily from 08:30 am until 16:00 pm, which allows you to have a well-deserved break in the mountain huts as well! Regarding slopes, you do not have to worry to run out of meters of piste. In total the ski region provides 68 slopes with 45 lifts that bring you up the mountain, and for people who prefer ski touring: two piste tours are provided, but of course, you can choose your own off-piste tour as well!


Why is Flachau special?

On the one hand, Flachau is the hometown of the famous ski racer Hermann Maier, and on the other hand, the Audi FIS Women’s Ski World Cup takes place here once a year, which is not to be missed as it is combined with a big party and get-together! The ski resort has also been named the best ski resort in the world several times – there must be something to it!

Ski schools and ski rental in Flachau:

Wide and clear slopes, children’s areas located directly at the valley station as well as on the mountain, ski kindergartens for children from the age of three, and lunchtime childcare? Flachau provides all of this and much more. The ski & snowboard schools of the World Cup resort have a varied offer that perfectly complements the diversity of the Snow Space Salzburg ski area. Whether group courses or private lessons, ski courses for beginners or advanced skiers, snowboard courses or special courses – you are guaranteed to find the right ski course for your skills during your Salzburg winter holiday!

Five of the ski schools are called: Fischi`s Qualitätsskischule, Fun & Pro ski and snowboard school, ski school Flachau and ski school Hermann Maier and ski school Sport am Jet – with all of them we guarantee to be in good hands and to be able to rock the slopes!
What would be skiing without professional gear? Right, nothing! Therefore, Flachau alone already provides ten different ski rental shops, which are located directly at the valley stations of the cable cars or split up in the valley itself.

cable-car Flachau

Ski- Eat – Drink – Sleep – Repeat!

What is on the menu today and where are the drinks after skiing?

In the Snow Space region in general there are 60 mountain huts provided, Flachau itself comprises 23 of them. No worries – you do not have to stay hungry during your ski day!

The good thing about Flachau’s gastronomy is that restaurant and après ski is already comprised in one, the location does not have to be changed as soon as your seat is heated! Some well-known huts and après ski spots are Ansitz/Ötzi-Schirmbar, Dampfkessel and Lisa Alm! It is never too early to have your first Rum-Kakao!

Flachau landscape
Flachau landscape

There is always somewhere for you to sleep in Flachau!

Flachau has a wide range of accommodation to offer, from single rooms to flats to chalets and much more. You don’t have to worry about the type of accommodation either. Do you want a luxury suite or a cosy, traditional hut where it feels like home? – In Flachau you have the choice.

The location of the accommodation is also very convenient, because almost all of them are in the centre of Flachau and are therefore not far from the slopes and the free shuttle goes right past. One of the luxury ones is, for instance, Hotel Alpenhof, and for the more traditional part there is, for example, Haus Aicher Ingrid. Furthermore, for people who love Airbnb – there is a lot to offer all around Flachau!


How much does the fun of skiing in Flachau cost?

About the ski pass:

The ski passes can be either bought online, at the ticket shops in town, or at the ticket machines. They offer, day passes, multi-day tickets, group tickets as well as family passes, and season cards. As our blog focuses on students we point out the relevant prices here:
The Ski Amadé Season Card “All in White – Card”, encompasses ski regions that belong to Ski Amadé:

Ski Amadé Season Card

The Super Ski Card, includes ski regions all around Salzburg, Kitzbühel, and some of Carinthia and Styria:

Super Ski Card

Day tickets for Snow Space are around 60 euros for adults based on experience as detailed prices are not available on their home page. Finally, for groups of at least 20 participants is a special discount provided as well as one free ski pass.

Restaurants on average:

In general, restaurants and mountain huts in Flachau are affordable and are located in the middle price segment, based on online reviews. Those who want to spend a lot of money can do it for sure, but for the money savers among us, there are enough options to choose from.

Special discounts for students:

Unfortunately, for students, there are no special discounts available in the region of Flachau. 

lift Flachau

How well does Flachau perform overall?

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More information about skiing in Flachau can be found at https://www.snow-space.com/de/winter/region/orte/flachau!

To experience another top ski destination in Salzburg visit: https://experience-salzburg.at/saalbach-hinterglemm-leogang-fieberbrunn-skiing-in-salzburger-land/!

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