Ski holidays in Wagrain
Wagrain is one of the eight ski resorts that make up the Salzburger Sportwelt area, situated in the Ski Amade ski area boasting 760km of pistes, Austria’s largest network of ski resorts.
Since the 2017/2018 winter season it is part of the Snow Space Salzburg brand with the neighbouring resorts of St Johann-Alpendorf, Flachau, Altenmarkt-Zauchensee, Filzmoos, Goldegg, Kleinarl and Radstadt. Wagrain is linked to the ski areas of Flachau and St Johann-Alpendorf by the G-LINK Wagrain, the largest valley-spanning aerial tramway in the world.
Skiing in Wagrain
Skiing in Wagrain is best suited to beginners and intermediates and is also highly rated for snowboarders. The majority of its slopes are classified as reds but they are much easier compared to reds in other resorts.
Although it's a compact village, the slopes are a good walk or bus ride away. Once you get upn the mountain, the Wagrain ski resort is split across two mountains, Grafenberg and Grießenkareck which are interlinked by the G-LINK. Its convenient and modern lifts mean fast ascents to the wider ski area as its three gondolas make it possible for skiers and snowboarders to travel from the valley directly up the mountain without the need to change lifts midway.
Its snowpark is very popular amongst freestylers and families with two sections for each, the Family Run and the Absolut Park which has over 100 features and one of the largest snowparks in Europe.
Wagrain also has 37km of cross country ski trails with 8 easy and intermediate trails. It welcomes all abilities and has a number of resting spots where you can take a break along the way. The easy to intermediate Tauern loipe trail also connects the entire area over a length of 60km.
Snow conditions in Wagrain
Wagrain doesn’t have the most reliable snow with some of its pistes getting too much sun but most of its upper slopes are relatively open. Wagrain is also able to make artificial snow on 85% of its pistes and there is a high guarantee of snow above 2000m.
Après ski, restaurants and other activities in Wagrain
There are a number of bars, ski huts and discos in resort for apres ski. In Wagrain, the partying often starts on the slopes when the cable cars are still running but after dusk is when it kicks off in the valley with live music and dancing. There are also a selection of huts for a more relaxed apres ski for a cosy atmosphere with friends and family.
The resort has numerous facilities and restaurants that are family friendly such as the Wasserwelt Amade pool complex. Wagrain’s Winter World is another highlight for families and children and has a snow tubing track, kids beginner snow park, the dwarf house for arts and crafts, tyre merry-go-round, igloo and a kids speed check. Other activities include snowshoeing and winter hiking, ice skating, sledding, snow biking, igloo building and horse drawn sleigh rides.
Transfer times to Wagrain
Salzburg (SZG) - 1 hr
Munich (MUC) - 2 hr
Innsbruck (INN) - 2 hrs 30 mins
Ski Hire in Wagrain
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 Wagrain. Here is a guide to ski or snowboard hire in Wagrain:
|Ski Hire Type||Adult 6 days||Child 6 days|
|Bronze - Skis and Boots or Snowboard and Boots||£81||£51|
|Silver - Skis and Boots or Snowboard and Boots||£96||£57|
|Gold - Skis and Boots or Snowboard and Boots||£113|
|Platinum - Skis and Boots or Snowboard and Boots||£131|
You can book your ski hire for your trip to Wagrain here