Austria’s Ski amadé

Austria’s Ski Paradise

Ski amadé is regarded as Austria’s greatest ski paradise.  Famed for its well-prepared pistes, most modern lifts, snow reliability and just sheer scale, one lift pass brings together 760 kilometres (475 miles) of slopes, divided into 356 perfectly groomed slopes (yes, that’s one for every day of the year) and served by 270 lifts, spread across five ski regions linking 25 ski villages. 

With only one lift pass, you not only get up to 760 kilometers of slopes and 270 lifts, but you also get a diverse range of experiences: 10 snowparks, 13 funslopes and funcross trails, speed measuring routes, local gourmet tours, the Highest Farmer’s Market in the Alps, culinary highlights in award winning ski huts and much more are on offer throughout the five regions of Salzburger Sportwelt, Schladming-Dachstein, Gastein, Hochkönig and Grossarltal.

Action-Packed 23-24 Season Calendar 

After Robbie Williams gets the season started in Schladming-Dachstein, visitors can look forward to the highest number of sporting events in the Alps in Ski amadé.

There’s something for everyone including the Ski World Cup Night Slalom and the Men’s Night Slalom, in Schladming-Dachstein in January, one of the biggest events in Austria’s sporting calendar, while the Skicross World Cup is hosted at Reiteralm. Meanwhile, the thrilling Snowboard World Cup heads to the Gastein region.

Then there are events that are more for participation than spectating. Ski amadé Ladies Week in Großarl Valley, for example, is a big draw, as is “Palmen auf den Almen” in Sportgastein where visitors can relax in deckchairs under palm trees, enjoy colourful cocktails and listen to hot sounds.

Where To Stay

There’s a huge range of accommodation establishments in the many resorts across Ski amadé. You will find everything from quiet and idyllically situated family hotels, traditional B&B’s brought up to the most modern standards within, rustic guesthouses, luxury chalets, exclusive design hotels, elegant, venerable hotel buildings in the Belle Époque style to five-star hotels or trendy boutique hotels offering urban lifestyle.

How To Get To Ski amadé

Ski amadé is just 50 km to the south of Salzburg, and excellent transport links make it easy to reach quickly by car or train. Alternatively, Munich Airport is also only a two-hour drive away. Travel time to individual resorts is 30 to 60 minutes from Salzburg Airport with various shuttle services available.


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