Ski Holidays in Flachau, Austria
Flachau is considered to be the most innovative and modern of skiing areas. It is the home country for skiing and snowboarding. Here, the skiing champion Hermann Maier, and the snowboarding-queen Manuela Riegler ingested the skills that world champions are made of.
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Skiing in Flachau
Snow Space Flachau has won several international skiing-destination awards in the categories of: friendliness, grooming of the pistes, snow, safety, snowboarding, action, reception and presentation.
Ski holidays in Flachau offer a selective range of ski runs, excellently groomed slopes and the fantastic alpine panorama. Snow Space Flachau with its manifold possibilities of things to do is the very heart of Ski Amade, and is the perfect destination for those seeking pleasure, fun and excitement on their ski holidays in Flachau.
All types of slopes are to be found on ski holidays in Flachau - from the world cup piste, time-yourself run, the flood-lit slope, to family runs and practice slopes. 3 lower-station stops enable individual boarding, translating to skiing fun right down into the village.
Flachau is the very heart of Ski amade - Austria's largest skiing group - boasting 5 top regions and 25 skiing destinations. One ticket is all you need to experience - Ski amade live - with a total of 860 kilometres of slopes and 270 lifts.
Hi-tech lifts, with a 26,000 person uplift capacity per hr, guarantee a fast and comfortable ascent without delay.
The Snow Space Bus will bring you directly from your quarters to one of the lower stations. The City Ski-bus leaves every 15 min. Bus fare is free for all skiers.
For children Snow Space Flachau is a fun-filled eldorado for children - thanks to the "snow- spacester" lifts - just for the little one. For the teeny guests - who haven't developed a love for the snow yet - there is a kindergarten for them to amuse themselves during their ski holidays in Flachau.
Snow conditions in Flachau
There are 275 snow making facilities covering the pistes in the Snow Space ski area which with natural snowfall makes for guaranteed skiing throughout the season.
Apres-ski, restaurants and other activities in Flachau
With 21 skiing lodges, mountain restaurants and sun-terraces allow you to top off your day perfectly in accordance to your personal wishes - from cosy rustic ambience to totally hot apres-ski fervour.
Schnitzel, pizza, boiled beef and pancakes, whatever you fancy. Flachau's restaurants and guest houses offer a wide range. Local and international specialities combined on one menu.
Transfer time in Flachau
The closest airport to Flachau is Salzburg which is 73 km from resort. Innsbruck and Munich are the next closest international airports which are around 250 km away.
Ski Hire in Flachau
There are normally a number of shops where you can pick up your pre-booked ski or snowboard equipment from. Which shop you go to will depend on where you are staying in Flachau. Here is a guide to ski or snowboard hire in Flachau:
|Ski Hire Type||Adult 6 days||Child 6 days|
|Bronze - Skis and Boots or Snowboard and Boots||£67||£46|
|Silver - Skis and Boots or Snowboard and Boots||£77||£49|
|Gold - Skis and Boots or Snowboard and Boots||£98|
You can book your ski hire for your trip to Flachau here
We usually choose high altitude resorts but wanted a change from wide open, often bleak runs and to ski amongst trees. We are all over 60, 2 of us use Snowbikes and 2 ski. We have been skiing in Austria for over 15 years. Location: Flachau is about 50 mins drive from Salzburg Airport, motorway most of the way. There are train stations in St. Johann, Radstadt, Altenmark, Eeben, Bischofshofen and a Shuttle bus service from Salzburg. We booked a private transfer costing 200 euro round trip for 4 passengers from www.taxi-jaeger.at Booked everything direct DIY as UK TOps don’t go to this resort. The resort: The village itself sprawls out along a busy road, not a typical chocolate-box town and no real centre from what we could see, but we didn't venture into town other than to the Spa Supermarket. But it’s not a purpose-built concrete jungle either. There is a local farming community and this is a summer resort too. Usual facilities available ski shops, hire shops, doctor, pharmacist, places to eat, a few bars but certainly not St Anton. Lift system: Very modern, chair lifts often with heated seats. Few drag lifts but only on nursery slopes so good for boarders. We did find one other but they are rare. Lift system links well often with more than one lift travelling to the same area. New G-Link cable car now links to Wagrain and Alpendorf. The ski bus takes you to 9 other satellite towns with their own runs. Flachauwinkl links by mountain to Zauchensee. The terrain: 760 kilometers of pistes (275 km blue, 390 km red and 95 km black) 270 lifts. Pistes go up to 2,700 m above sea level. Flachau on the mountain is a very child-friendly place and if you accidentally go during the Dutch holidays, it’s very busy with lots of little people! Flachauwinkl and Zaunchensee were much quieter. Mostly intermediate skiing. The lifts don’t leave from the town of Flachau itself; you need a ski bus or longish walk. There are a few hotels clustered around the base of some lifts (where there are lockers) so you need to decide what your priorities are, being in town, or near the lifts. Runs: The last part of the red home run #4 under the Achterjet gondola lift is very busy at the end of the day and pretty cut up despite is being very wide.#2 Blue from the top of the Starjet 3 is a lovely long run through the trees. #33 from the top of the Flying Mozart is challenging for a red and the markings disappear as soon as you leave the lift and don’t appear again until you reach the G-link to Wagrain. In general we found the runs to be far longer than average, nearly all can be skied from the top of the mountain to the town so less time on lifts, more time skiing. For some strange reason they have named the majority lifts with the suffix “jet” at the end. This makes for quite a lot of “map out of the pocket” time as you try to remember if you need Spacejet 1,2 or 3 or Starjet 1,2 or 3 and the Achterjet, especially in bad weather when you can’t see well. Why they didn't give them all completely different names I can’t think. The snow: Snow making covers 90% of the runs – we had amazing snow for late Feb, even though everywhere in Europe had a really late start to the season. Couldn't have asked for better and it snowed heavily whilst there. This has restored our faith in low-altitude resorts. Pisté management was good, no ice, no bare patches. Not sure how much off piste there is but we did see lots of tracks through the trees, under the lifts and anywhere that you could get off the runs and back on again. There is a pretty extensive Snow Park (we are told) in Flachauwinkl. We loved this place and even after a week we had hardly touched the Ski Amadé area, it's vast. We will return in 2016, avoiding the Dutch holiday weeks! If anyone out there is interested we hired our Brenter Snowbikes from www.sportamjet.at
Apres Ski: 3/5