Austrian Alps guide 

Innsbruck – The capital of Tyrol, with a very rich history, from where you can go to the mountains for skiing.

Kitzbühel - The Hahnenkamm, the most famous and most demanding alpine race in downhill skiing, is held here.

Ischgl - You can enjoy this resort not only during the day, but also at night. Ischgl is nicknamed the "Alpine Ibiza".

Zell am See - Located on a beautiful lake and offers skiing and water activities.

Sölden - The James Bond movie Specter was filmed in this ski area.

Flachau - Among other things, the Alpine Skiing World Cup is held in this resort.

Schladming Dachstein – Not only skiing lovers but also water sports lovers will enjoy this area.

The Austrian Alps
The Austrian Alps 

The Austrian Alps, a vast mountain range occupies a large part of Austria. This mountainous region is known for its breathtaking landscapes, high peaks, glaciers, lakes and mountain streams. The Austrian Alps stretch to the west of the country and form a border with Italy, Switzerland, Germany and Liechtenstein. They include several important mountain ranges such as the Eastern Alps, the Western Alps and the Southern Alps.

The highest peak of the Austrian Alps is the Grossglockner, which reaches a height of 3,798 meters above sea level.

There are also several picturesque mountain lakes in the Austrian Alps, such as Achensee, Wolfgangsee and Zeller See.

One on the Alpine lakes
One on the Alpine lakes

Several national parks, such as Gesäuse National Park and Hohe Tauern National Park, protect unique natural ecosystems.

The Austrian Alps are a popular destination for lovers of hiking, mountain biking, skiing and other outdoor activities. In winter, the Alps are the center of ski resorts, offering ideal conditions for skiing, snowboarding and other winter sports. In summer, visitors can enjoy beautiful mountain hikes, walks around lakes or more challenging mountain biking. You can also play golf here. More than a third of tourists visiting Austria go to Tyrol, which makes it the most visited region of the republic.


Innsbruck, the capital of the state of Tyrol and the 5th largest city in Austria, is famous for its beautiful mountain environment, historical heritage and sports opportunities.

Innsbruck is located in the western part of Austria, in the valley of the Inn River, surrounded by the Austrian Alps, therefore it is an ideal starting point for trips to the mountains.

Inn river
Inn river that gave name to Innsbruck

In the winter, winter sports enthusiasts come here, in the summer it offers opportunities for mountain hiking, cycling and other outdoor activities.

Innsbruck hosted the Winter Olympics in 1964 and 1976. Near Innsbruck stands the 134 m high ski jump Bergisel, where the World Cup race and the Tour of Four Ski Jumps are held.

Olympiaworld Innsbruck is a complex of sports facilities that includes various halls, swimming pools, ice rinks and other sports equipment.

The city has a rich history dating back to the Middle Ages. You can see many historical buildings and monuments here, including the Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) from the 15th century, which served as a tribune for Emperor Maximilian I. Interesting exhibits from the Middle Ages to the present can be found in the Tyrolean Art Museum. A university is also located here.

Innsbruck city centre
Innsbruck city centre

Alpenzoo Innsbruck specializes in alpine fauna and is one of the highest zoos in the world. It is located on a hillside overlooking the city.

Innsbruck is important not only as a tourist destination, but also as an important regional city that serves as the economic and cultural center of Tyrol.

Transport to Innsbruck and to the slopes

You can get here by car, by train or by plane because in Innsbruck there is the international airport. 

From December till the end of March, free ski buses run from Innsbruck to many ski resorts in the area. Detailed ski bus information you can find on this web: Gratis Skibus


In Innsbruck you can choose from more than 300 different accommodation options from hostels to apartments, guest houses, hotels. Lovers of something unconventional can even book a stay on a farm (e.g. Nockhof or Hoarachhof located in a renovated 12th-century farmhouse). Some of the hotels offer free shuttle service to the ski resorts.

If you are looking for accommodation in the historic center of the city, check out the Boutiquehotel Weisses Rössl, which is located a short distance from Zlatá Střechy. In the local restaurant with almost 600 years of history and with a terrace, they cook both traditional Tyro dishes and seasonal specialities.

Historical centre of Innsbruck
Historical centre of Innsbruck

You can enjoy breathtaking views of the mountains at the 3* Hotel Isserwirt, which is located 7 km from the city center. You can stay either in rooms or apartments. You can park at the hotel for free, you can relax on the hotel terrace or in the garden. You can play golf near the hotel.

The Edenhauserhof is also a great base for ski trips. You can stay in a room with a terrace or a balcony in this mountain guesthouse, located about 5 km from the city. In addition to the sunny parking lot, terrace and garden, you will also find a ski storage room here.

The Alps arround Innsbruck
The Alps arround Innsbruck

If you are looking for cheap accommodation, check out the Montagu Hostel in the center of Innsbruck. It offers both mixed rooms and private family rooms. In the hostel you will find a bar, a terrace and a shared kitchen, simply everything you could wish for in a hostel.

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Ski resorts nearby

The surroundings of Innsbruck offer many great possibilities for skiing. If you want to visit several ski resorts, it pays to get the "Ski plus City Pass". Here are some of the popular ski resorts near Innsbruck:

Patscherkofel, a ski resort just outside of Innsbruck, offers a variety of pistes for all levels of skiers, including advanced tracks. Its proximity to Innsbruck makes it ideal for short ski trips.

Map of Patscherkofel ski resort
Map of Patscherkofel ski resort

Axamer Lizum, another popular ski resort near Innsbruck. It is known for its beautiful mountain environment and diverse pistes. Axamer Lizum hosted skiing competitions during the 1964 and 1976 Winter Olympics.

Nordkette, a mountain resort that can be easily reached from Innsbruck by cable car. Seegrube and Hafelekar offer fantastic views and skiing and snowboarding opportunities.

Kühtai, the highest ski resort in Europe and is located about an hour's drive from Innsbruck. This resort is known for its high elevation and good snow conditions.

Schlick 2000 is located in the Stubai Valley, not far from Innsbruck. It offers a wide variety of downhill runs for different skill levels.

Stubai Glacier (Stubaier Gletscher), a glacier in the Stubai Valley where you can ski most of the year. It is one of the largest ski resorts in Austria and offers all equipment for skiers.

Olympia SkiWorld Innsbruck represents a group of several ski resorts around Innsbruck, including Patscherkofel, Axamer Lizum, Schlick 2000 and others.

Kinderland Rinn – if you are a beginner or want to teach your children, this ski area will be ideal for you.


This picturesque town in the Austrian Alps is located in the Tyrol region. Although there are less than 10,000 permanent residents, over 100,000 tourists head here every winter, slightly less in the summer. Here you can admire the historic center, the beautiful mountain environment and, above all, the prestigious ski resort with 170 km of pistes. The city lies in the Kitzbüheler Ache river valley.

Kitzbühel is one of the most prestigious ski resorts in the world. It offers extensive slopes for different levels of skiers and snowboarders. It hosts the most famous alpine race, the Hahnenkamm, which attracts the world's best skiers every year. This famous alpine race is part of the World Cup and is considered one of the toughest ski races.

In the city, you can walk through the historic center with narrow streets, picturesque houses and historical buildings. This includes the important church of St. Andrej (St. Andreas) from the 14th century.

Church of Our Lady in Kitzbuhel
Church of Our Lady in Kitzbuhel

In Kitzbühel you will find many elegant boutiques, restaurants and hotels with traditional Tyrolean architecture. Gold jewelry and expensive shops are characteristic of this luxury destination.

Even in the summer months, Kitzbühel offers many activities. Tourists can enjoy hiking, mountain biking, golf and other outdoor activities.

There are several picturesque mountain lakes near Kitzbühel, such as Lake Schwarzsee and Lake Gieringer Weiher, which provide beautiful scenery and opportunities for relaxation.

The city hosts various cultural events, festivals and markets throughout the year, offering tourists and locals a diverse range of experiences.

Kitzbühel is close to other interesting destinations in Tyrol, such as Innsbruck or Salzburg, allowing tourists to discover a wide range of attractions in the area.

Tyrol Alps
Tyrol Alps

Transport to Kitzbühel and the slopes

The nearest airport is in Innsbruck. Salzburg and Munchen are not so far. Kitzbühel can also be reached by train and bus as well.

Since most accommodation facilities in the city offer free parking, traveling by car seems to be the best, most convenient and most efficient way.

The cable cars for both hills start right in town. You can use as well ski buses and a ski train to make your trip to the slopes as pleasant as possible.


In Kitzbühel you can choose from almost 200 accommodation capacities. Here you will find not only hotels of all categories, but also guest houses, apartments, even villas and holiday homes.

From most of the accommodation capacities you can enjoy panoramic views
From most of the accommodation capacities you can enjoy panoramic views

Among the most popular accommodations in Kitzbühel is, for example, the Aktiv Hotel Schweizerhof, which is located a short distance from the Hahnenkamm cable car, thanks to its location you can ski right to the hotel. In addition to great accommodation, it also offers its own wellness center and a sun terrace from which you can admire the surrounding panoramas.

Other popular hotels in the city include, for example, the centrally located, three-star Hotel Resch. You will find it only 150 meters from the Hahnenkamm cable car. You can also enjoy the specialties of the hotel restaurant on the terrace with a beautiful view.

If you like to indulge in luxury, you can book a room or suite at the elegant A-ROSA Kitzbühel resort. In addition to the nearby slopes, you can enjoy an extensive wellness center with various procedures. You can play golf right on the premises, and parents of smaller children will certainly be pleased with the possibility of babysitting in the hotel club.

The pleasant guest house Gästehaus Maier is located in a quiet part of the city, a short distance from the historic center. The free ski bus stops 50 meters from the accommodation. You can stay here in apartments with a fully equipped kitchen. For families with children, there are many children's toys and equipment available here, from cots to sledges or bobsleighs.

Outside the center, you can stay for example at the Filzenhof farm, surrounded by meadows and mountain panoramas. You can stay in a room or in an apartment with a kitchen. In winter, you have a ski storage room, in summer, for example, a barbecue in the garden.

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Ski resorts nearby

Streif - Hahnenkamm (Kitzbühel) - Kitzbühel is particularly famous for the slopes on the Hahnenkamm mountain, where the famous Hahnenkammrennen race is held. The town itself serves as a starting point for many great skiing opportunities.

Kitzbühel – Kirchberg - This extensive ski area connects Kitzbühel and Kirchberg, offering over 200 kilometers of pistes. It includes slopes of various skill levels, in the lower part you will also find slopes for children and beginners with a free lift.

Ski slopes around Kitzbuhel
Ski slopes around Kitzbuhel


This small but popular ski resort can be found in the Paznaun ski area in Tyrol. Only 1,600 permanent residents live here. It became famous not only for its excellent skiing conditions and modern cable cars, but also for its lively atmosphere and rich nightlife.

It offers extensive and high-quality pistes, modern cable cars and ski lifts, which attracts skiers and snowboarders from all over the world.

Ski slopes near Ischgl
Ski slopes near Ischgl

Ischgl shares the Silvretta Arena ski area with the Swiss town of Samnaun. The area offers over 230 kilometers of pistes and is known for its good snow and long skiing until late spring.

Ischgl is also known for its lively après ski parties and festivals. After a day on the slopes, the town comes alive with music, dancing and nightlife. It holds an opening and closing ski festival every year, which brings many well-known musical artists to the city. For example, the Black Eyed Peas band will perform here in the spring of 2024.

Party in Ischgl (AI)
Party in Ischgl (AI)

For those looking for relaxation, Ischgl offers wellness centers and spas. After a day on the slopes, visitors can relax in the sauna or swimming pool.

In the summer months, Ischgl is a popular place for cyclists. The local bike park offers slopes for mountain bikes of various levels of difficulty.

Ischgl is therefore the ideal place for those looking for a combination of excellent skiing conditions, a lively atmosphere and relaxation in a mountain environment.

Transport to Ischgl

The nearest internation airport is in Innsbruck, cca 100 km from Ischgl. The journey from this airport takes about 90 min in light traffic and good weather conditions.

If you prefer to fly to Switzerland, Zurich lies about 230 km from Ischgl.


The Ischgl ski resort is one of the most luxurious in all of Tyrol, and this is also reflected in the accommodation prices. On the other hand, the quality of all hotels, apartments and pensions in Ischgl is really high. You can choose from almost 300 different accommodation facilities. Don't forget, however, that the popularity of the center is still increasing and available accommodation, especially during the winter season, tends to be quickly occupied. So if you decide to go to Ischgl, book your accommodation well in advance.

Imperial Villa in Ischgl
Even Austrian emperor had his villa in Ischgl

Among the luxury hotels right in the center of Ischgl, you can choose, for example, the Elizabeth Arthotel. It is located right next to the slopes, 10 meters from the cable car to the Silveretta Arena area. On the roof you can enjoy panoramic views from the pool or from the sauna.

If you prefer modern buildings, Chasa Allegria was built in 2015 in a quiet location 4 km from the city center. The ski bus stops 50 m from the accommodation. Here you will find 8 apartments with beautiful views and underfloor heating.

The pleasant guesthouse Apart Garni Sesvenna is located about a kilometer from the center of Ischgl, a short distance from both the ski bus and the public bus stop. The Pardatschgratbahn cable car starts 600 meters from the accommodation.

If you can no longer find free rooms in Ischgl, an alternative solution is accommodation in the neighboring town of Kappl.

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Ski resorts nearby

Silvretta Arena Ski Center - ski area connecting the Austrian town of Ischgl and the Swiss Samnaun. Traveling between Austria and Switzerland is one of the unique features of this area. Silveretta Arena is famous for its excellent infrastructure, a wide range of pistes for different levels of skiers and modern cable cars. Thanks to its high altitude and high-quality artificial snowmaking, the area usually has good snow conditions for most of the winter season.

The total length of slopes in the Silvretta Arena area exceeds 230 kilometers. The diverse slopes are suitable for all levels of skiers, from beginners to advanced. Modern cable cars and lifts ensure convenient access to the mountain tops and connect different parts of the ski area.

Silvretta Arena is also known as a popular destination for snow weddings. Couples have the opportunity to celebrate their big day in a picturesque mountain setting.

Zell am See

The picturesque town in the Austrian Alps got its name from the beautiful Zeller See lake. The city is located in the Salzburg region and is surrounded by high mountains. Tourists go here both in winter and summer.

Lake Zeller See, one of the most beautiful lakes in Austria, offers opportunities for water sports, including swimming, windsurfing and yachting. In winter, ice events are also organized on the frozen lake.

Zell am See is connected to the Kaprun ski resort. Near Zell am See are the Kaprun dams, including the Mooserboden and Wasserfallboden dams, which are used to generate electricity and are also tourist attractions.

Kaprun dams
One of Kaprun dams

The city has a preserved historic center with narrow streets, historic buildings and traditional Tyrolean houses. The dominant feature is the church of St. Hippolyta.

Zell am See hosts various cultural events and festivals throughout the year. Among the most famous are the Zell am See Summer Festival and the Christmas markets in the historic center.

In Zell am See, life is alive even in the summer. The city has modern spa facilities and swimming pools. Here you can enjoy summer activities such as mountain hiking, cycling and wellness. There is also a golf club with beautiful courses and lake views.

Near Kaprun, you can visit the Krimml Waterfalls, the highest waterfalls in Central Europe. They are part of the Hohe Tauern National Park and will amaze you with their beauty.

Krimml Waterfalls
Krimml Waterfalls


Zell am See is easily accessible by train, car and bus. If you travel from far away, you can use the airport in nearby Salzburg. 


In the popular destination, the Austrian city of Zell am See, you can choose accommodation from luxury hotels to popular apartments, guest houses and cheaper accommodation. Apartments here are the most represented, from small studios for 2 people to multi-bedroom apartments for families, larger groups or simply for those who like a homely atmosphere and their well-being. Hotels in the 4* category are very comfortable with a high standard of services provided. Most of them have wellness centers with saunas, whirlpools or swimming pools. Popular accommodation locations sought by clients are near the Zeller See lake, with views of the Schmittenhöhe mountain, or in the availability of ski buses leading to the nearby Kaprun or Saalbach resorts.

Popular apartments in the city include Appartement Living Schönwies, which you can find close to the center, the lake and the ski area. Each of the 9 apartments offers a fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and a balcony with a panoramic view. Guests can park at the apartment for free.

Pleasant mountain-style accommodation is offered by the Erlbruckhof. You will find a balcony in each accommodation unit. The guesthouse offers private parking and a garden with a terrace. In the summer, you can barbecue in the garden or let the children go to the children's play area.

You can also stay near the city directly on the mountains. For example, the Schmiedhof Alm at an altitude of 1,720 meters has great reviews. On the sun terrace you can enjoy amazing views of the surroundings, as well as delicious food from the local restaurant.

Another highly situated accommodation, Berghotel Blaickner's Sonnalm, can be found above the town at 1400 meters above sea level. You can only get to this family hotel by cable car, you have to leave your car in the parking lot below. But once you get here, you can enjoy the slopes or mountain trails at your fingertips. You can relax on the sun terrace, in the outdoor hot tub or by the fireplace.

Relax by the lake under Kaprun
Relax by the lake under Kaprun

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Ski resorts

Ski Area Kitzsteinhorn-Kaprun – Kitzsteinhorn, a glacier with an altitude of 3,203 meters is the highest peak in the area. It offers groomed ski tracks for most of the year. The area above Kaprun belongs to the most famous and popular ski resorts in the Alps.
Thanks to the glacier, visitors can experience skiing and snowboarding even in the summer months. The Kitzsteinhorn offers year-round skiing and snowboarding opportunities.

Ski resort Kaprun, Kitzsteinhorn
Ski resort Kaprun, Kitzsteinhorn

Ski resort Saalbach - a little further than Kaprun, but still within pleasant driving distance lies Saalbach. You can ski here in 3 resorts – Hinterglemm, Leogang, Fieberbrunn. A total of 270 km of pistes await you here, of which 140 km are blue, 112 red and 18 black.


Sölden, a popular tourist destination, is located in the Austrian Tyrol. It is spread between three "BIG 3" three-thousand-square-meter houses. This mountain resort was made famous by James Bond, the beautiful alpine landscape and the top slopes.

The town of Sölden lies in the Ötztal valley, one of the longest valleys of the Austrian Alps, on the edge of the Hohe Tauern National Park.

Sölden belongs to the most prestigious ski resorts in Europe. It offers an extensive area of slopes and modern cable cars. The Rettenbach and Tiefenbach glacier slopes on the Rettenbach glacier are also open in the summer months.

A road connection known as "Gletscherstraße" (Gletscher Road) provides access to the Rettenbach and Tiefenbach glaciers up to an altitude of over 2,800 meters.

Ski-in parking lot on Gletscher Road
Ski-in parking lot on Gletscher Road

In the town of Sölden itself you will find many shops with sports equipment, souvenirs and cafes. The city is also known for its wide range of restaurants and nightlife. Galleries and artworks in the town reflect the connection with the alpine environment.

The Aqua Dome, a thermal spa in nearby Langenfeld, offers relaxation in hot springs and pools, a great choice for unwinding after a day spent outdoors.

The alpine lake Stuibenfall is also located near Sölden.

Sölden was chosen as one of the filming locations for the James Bond film "Spectre". For example, the mountain gourmet restaurant Ice Q and the Rettenbach glacier appear in the film.

So Sölden offers a combination of mountain adventure, skiing and snowboarding, a rich cultural and artistic scene as well as opportunities for summer outdoor activities, making it an attractive place for visitors all year round.

In bad weather or after a hard day, you can relax, for example, in the Sole Felsen Welt wellness complex.

Have a rest in wellness
Have a rest in wellness

Transport to Sölden

The best way to get to Sölden is by car. The nearest airport is in Innsbruck (about 80 km), the nearest train station in Otztal (about 35 km).

You can reach the 2 nearest slopes from most hotels on skis or by ski bus. And if you want to ski on a glacier? The Rosi Mittermaier tunnel connects the village of Sölden with the ski resorts on the Tiefenbach and Rettenbach glaciers. The southern entrance to the tunnel is at an altitude of 2,829 m above sea level, making it the highest road tunnel in Europe.

Ski slopes near Solden
Ski slopes near Solden


In the popular Austrian destination of Sölden, you can choose from more than 400 accommodation options. Apartments are the most represented here. They are followed by cozy guesthouses and hotels in categories from three to five stars. Most of the housing is located along the main road and along both banks of the Ötztaler Ache. They placed most of the hotels near the lifts and slopes of Gaislachkogelbahn or Giggijoch. Popular guesthouses, often of a family nature, offer their guests cozy accommodation with a welcoming and friendly approach.

They built Haus Wiesenblick right on the slope. You can get to the cable car from the house on skis, and from the slope you can go all the way to the entrance. If you are traveling with children, you will surely be pleased that the ski school is located just 200 m from the house. All rooms have a balcony, and there are several restaurants nearby.

The pleasant guest house Gästehaus Falkner Ignaz is located in the center of town, a short distance from the Giggijoch cable car. All apartments have a fully equipped kitchen and a balcony with a view of the mountains. The ski bus stops about 250 m from the accommodation. Guests have free access to the nearby indoor pool and wellness center.

You can indulge in luxury at the 4* accommodation The Secret Sölden. It is located a short distance from the Gaislachkogel cable car. You can relax in the sky bar, wellness center or in the pool. In all fully equipped apartments you will find either a terrace or a balcony. The hotel is surrounded by a large garden with a children's playground and a relaxation zone.

Less than a kilometer from the city center, you can stay in fully equipped Philipp by A CASA apartments. Here you will find a swimming pool, a terrace, a bar and a private parking lot. You can rent ski equipment here and ski right up to the entrance of the building.

Apartments in the Apart Talblick complex have a balcony with a view of the mountains, satellite TV, kitchen. Guests can use the sauna, ski storage or ski equipment rental.

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Slopes near Solden
Slopes near Solden

Ski resorts

Solden Glacier Road - probably the most famous ski area near Sölden. The Rettenbach and Tiefenbach glaciers can be reached via the Gletscherstraße road, which includes the famous Rosi Mittermaier tunnel. These glaciers offer the possibility of skiing even in the summer months, as both rise to a height of over 3,000 meters. Both moderately advanced skiers, who can ride on the wide blue glacier tracks, and very advanced skiers, who will certainly be tempted by the black slope in the lower part of Rettenbach, known from the World Cup, will find their work here.

Gaislachkogl - this 3,000-meter-high viewpoint was made famous by the Bond movie Spectre. At the top, you can visit the luxury experience restaurant ice Q or the Bond museum Elements 007.

Obergurgl-Hochgurgl - if you don't like full slopes, drive to the nearby Obergurgl-Hochgurgl resort, about 12 km from Solden. There are usually fewer skiers here than on the more famous "Bond" slopes.


Flachau, a popular ski resort, is located in the Salzburg region of Austria, about 70 km south of Salzburg. The resort offers extensive slopes for all levels of skiers, from beginners to advanced. Modern cable cars and lifts ensure convenient access to the mountain tops.

Flachau is part of Ski amadé, the largest ski area in Austria. This extensive and varied area also includes Wagrain, Alpendorf, St. Johann and others.

Families with children, beginners and advanced skiers alike will enjoy Flachau. Local ski schools offer lessons for those looking to improve their skills.
For snowboarders, Flachau provides several snow parks with various obstacles and jumps - ideal for those looking for an adrenaline rush.

Flachau also lives its après ski life. After a day on the slopes you can visit some of the local bars, restaurants or clubs and enjoy the nightlife.

You can also enjoy Flachau in the summer months. Visitors can practice hiking, cycling, golf and other outdoor activities.

Alps in summer
Alps in summer

Flachau is therefore a great place for those looking for a comprehensive skiing experience in the heart of the Alps. It combines high-quality slopes, modern cable cars and a pleasant atmosphere for a holiday all year round.

Transport to Flachau

Flachau is easily accessible by car or public transport. The nearest train station is in Radstadt, 12 km from Flachau. The proximity to the airport in Salzburg (approx. 70 km) facilitates the arrival of international visitors.

Accommodation in Flachau

In Flachau, you can choose from almost 300 different accommodation options in the form of hotels, apartments, guesthouses or also mountain huts or farms. A wide range of accommodation options gives everyone a choice of exactly what they expect from accommodation.

Those who would like to spend their stay without worries, cooking and enjoying rest after a hard day can book one of the nice hotels such as the 4* Hotel Forellenhof located right in the center of Flachau. Here you can relax in the wellness center with an indoor pool, play tennis or go fishing. A local restaurant will take care of your food.

In the beautiful 4* hotel Schlosshotel Lacknerhof, you will feel like you are in a castle thanks to themed rooms and hotel interiors. When you want to take a break from skiing, you can use the huge wellness center or the hotel's water park.

Another themed accommodation in the center of Flachau is offered by the Hoagascht guesthouse in a renovated 18th-century farmhouse. In addition to wellness, a garden with a heated pool with a waterfall and a sunny terrace, there is of course also a ski storage room and a gourmet restaurant.

The popular OFENTÜRL alpine living aparthotel offers both rooms with breakfast and apartments with an equipped kitchen. The hotel is located a short distance from the ski slope, 5 km from the city center. In winter, you can ski directly to the accommodation. Then you can relax on the sunny terrace.

Pension Landhaus Huber is located 4 km from the city center. You can enjoy a beautiful view of the mountains from the rooms. If you arrive by car, you will certainly appreciate the free private parking, if you arrive in Salzburg, the owners of the guesthouse will help you arrange a transfer from the airport. You can cook in the shared kitchen and relax in the garden or on the terrace.

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Alpine lake
Alpine lake

Ski resorts

Ski amadé - the largest ski area in Austria consists of five top ski areas (Salzburger Sportwelt, Schladming-Dachstein, Großarltal, Gastein, Hochkönig Region). This includes 25 renowned ski resorts. One of the 270 modern cable cars or lifts will take you up, and you can go down on one of the 356 perfectly groomed slopes. A total of 760 kilometers of groomed slopes await you here.

Snow Space Salzburg
Snow Space Salzburg

Schladming Dachstein

Schladming-Dachstein is known for its picturesque landscape, skiing opportunities, and a wide range of summer activities. The area includes several towns and ski resorts including Schladming, Ramsau am Dachstein and others.
Schladming-Dachstein is located in the eastern part of the Austrian Alps, in the region of Styria. The capital of this region, Schladming, lies about 90 km south of Salzburg. The river Enže flows through the area, which attracts water sports.

Schladming is famous for the ski area "Schladming 4-Mountain" (Schladminger 4-Berge-Skischaukel), which includes four main mountains: Planai, Hochwurzen, Reiteralm and Hauser Kaibling.

In another major destination, Ramsau am Dachstein, you can admire a picturesque lake, alpine pastures and views of the Dachstein massif.

The Dachstein, a mountain 2,995 meters high and a massif, offers not only skiing and snowboarding opportunities, but also great conditions for mountaineering and hiking in the summer.
In Schladming-Dachstein, they regularly groom the tracks for cross-country skiers. The local terrain offers beautiful routes suitable for different skill levels.

In the summer months, visitors can look forward to mountain hiking, cycling, rafting, horse riding, golf, or even paragliding. The natural scenery and Lake Ramsau invite you to rest and relax.

Tourists are also attracted to a fascinating natural phenomenon - the Dachstein Rieseneishöhle ice cave under the Dachstein massif.

Schladming-Dachstein preserves traditional Alpine culture and local traditions are often presented in various festivals and events.

Local culture
Local culture

In the vicinity you will also find spa towns such as Gröbming, which offer relaxing treatments and wellness.

Transport to Schladming

You can reach Schladming by car or by train. The nearest airport is in Salzburg, 70 km away.
If you buy ski passes, you can use local ski buses for free.

The skier's paradise
The skier's paradise

Accommodation in Schladming

Thousands of tourists go to Schladming all year round, which is related to the offered capacities. The largest share is made up of apartment accommodation, followed by hotels, boarding houses, but also mountain huts, farms or holiday homes.

If you are a fan of hotel accommodation and would like to enjoy a comfortable stay, check out the Falkensteiner Hotel Schladming, for example, which was opened in 2012. The hotel offers a spa, relaxation and fitness center. It has very comfortable and modernly equipped rooms. In the hotel restaurant, you can enjoy Austrian specialties as well as Mediterranean dishes.

Families with children and nature lovers will certainly welcome the offer of accommodation on farms. They mainly offer apartment accommodation. Farms are surrounded by vast meadows and beautiful nature. You can barbecue in the adjacent gardens. In most cases, there is also a children's playground. We can name, for example, the Hoferhof farm, where the owners raise rabbits, cows and ponies, you can rent go-karts or electric bikes here. In case of bad weather, you can use the wellness area with sauna and steam bath.

The sought-after accommodation is mountain huts located directly on the ski slopes. If you're traveling in a larger group, check out Chalets Schladming Ski-in Ski-out, which offers 2 chalets, each with six bedrooms. In addition to a private parking lot, you will find a private indoor pool here.

If you want to enjoy peace and quiet, you can choose, for example, the Pension Oberhorner, which is located in the countryside, 5 km from the city center. All rooms have a seating area and a balcony with a view of the mountains. You can relax in the garden, on the terrace or in the bar.


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Accommodation Ramsau am Dachstein

You can also stay directly in Ramsau am Dachstein. Here you will find more than 200 different accommodation offers, from apartments to hotels and guesthouses. You can count on typical Austrian hospitality. Most accommodation offers both free parking and Wi-Fi, as well as rooms with terraces or balconies overlooking the mountains. Furthermore, bike rentals (some even snowshoes), relaxation in our own saunas or wellness, and gourmet specialties and products from the area.

For example, Hotel Lindenhof at the foot of the Dachstein mountain can organize hiking or climbing trips to the mountains for you in the summer. The local restaurant prepares meals from organic ingredients grown on its own farm.

Hotel Pension Residence is located right next to the cross-country tracks, about 300 meters from the ski lift. You can book accommodation with half board in this pleasant guesthouse.

If you like to cook yourself, take a look at the accommodation at the Forsterhof farm. The rooms are equipped with a kitchen with modern appliances and you can shop in the nearby center of the town. Children can have fun on the playground or play with the animals. The ski bus stops right in front of the accommodation.

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Ski resorts

Schladming is famous for its ski area "Schladming 4-Mountain" (Schladminger 4-Berge-Skischaukel), which includes four main mountains: Planai, Hochwurzen, Reiteralm and Hauser Kaibling. This area offers extensive pistes for all skill levels.

Schladming 4-Mountain ski map
Schladming 4-Mountain ski map

Cross-country skiers probably head to Ramsau am Dachstein most often. Here you will also find the toboggan run from Hochwurzen, where you can also toboggan in the evening under artificial lighting.

The Schladming Dachstein area forms part of the large Ski Amadé complex.