Winter trip to Salzburgerland

SalzburgerLand in winter is a symphony of fresh snow underfoot, the whistling of wind while gliding down slopes, glasses tinkling in cozy mountain huts serving up organic delights and gleeful cheers from children on toboggans. 1,140km of blue runs, 1,305km of red and a tremendous 305km of black – all accessible with the Salzburger Super Ski Card – render this region a playground for every kind of skier. From snow-biking to airboarding to ice-climbing, SalzburgerLand’s multitude of unique winter activities promise to enthrall, and its many well- appointed hotels guarantee rest and relaxation.

Travel a mere 60km south of Salzburg to the pristine slopes of St. Johann in Salzburg. The ideal setting for a family holidays in the snow, it offers direct access to the ski resort Snow Space Salzburg, with 7km out of 120km slopes dedicated for beginners and children on the family mountain Hahnbaum. And while little ones learn, those who have already graduated from ski school can discover the pistes of Ski amadé and explore the 760km of slopes, serviced by 270 high-tech lifts, all with just one pass.

For sensational skiing in a region that prides itself on being the ‘Home of Lässig’ – cool, easy-going and laid-back – is Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn. This destination, with 140km blue slopes, 112km red and 18km black as well as snow and freeriding parks, has invested much in recent years to offer visitors optimum levels of comfort and ease during their holidays. To start, the 12er KOGEL modern 10-person gondola, the Reservoir Hochalm II with 251,300m3 snowmaking capacity and an innovative piste orientation system are all new for 2019/20.

Together with Zell am See-Kaprun, Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn also introduces the irresistible offer of the Ski ALPIN CARD this season. The key to three premium regions,it allows access to Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn, Schmittenhöhe in Zell am See and the Kitzsteinhorn Glacier ski resort in Kaprun. This translates to 408km of slopes, 121 cable cars and lifts, 99 huts and mountain restaurants.

Further new for 2019/20 in Zell am See-Kaprun is the ultra-modern, ski-in ski-out tri-cable gondola, the 3K Kaprun-Kitzsteinhorn-K-onnection, linking the Maiskogel to the Kitzsteinhorn. The 12km ride is the longest continuous gondola axis and rises to the greatest elevation in the Eastern Alps. Moreover, the zellamseeXpress offers a new connection from Viehhofen to the Schmitten in Zell am See. Holidays here offer more ways than ever in which to explore the pistes, freeride routes, fun slopes, parks and pipes before heading back to huts and hotels for rest and recreation.

With some of Austria’s deepest snow for freeriding, a long November-May ski season, and one of the steepest mogul slopes in Europe, Obertauern is a paradise for winter sports mavens. The Tauern Round provides a unique ski circuit with 26 modern cable cars and ski lifts connecting 100km of slopes. New for 2019/20 is children’s ski area Bobby’s Monsterpark, with a 200m under-roof magic carpet and plenty of ways in which to keep kids entertained, making this destination even more enjoyable for the whole family.