With incredible snow-covered landscapes, charming Austrian resorts and pristine ski slopes, winter in the Austrian district of SalzburgerLand is a truly magical experience.
But a winter holiday in SalzburgerLand isn’t just about life on your skis. It’s about all the experiences that come alongside it, those unique and varied experiences that make up the perfect winter holiday. To enjoy the best of winter in the mountains, SalzburgerLand is the place to be.
Yes, I know we just said that winter in SalzburgerLand isn’t just about the skiing – but if it were, you would be in for a treat. As the birthplace of legendary ski racer Marcel Hirscher, there’s no surprise that SalzburgerLand’s slopes are some of the best in the world.
SalzburgerLand has a rich history of skiing, with the first glacial ski area in Austria opened here in 1965 on the Kitzsteinhorn. Now, 70 resorts are dotted across 22 ski areas in SalzburgerLand, with a grand total of 2000km of ski slopes.
Perfect For Ski Touring
Not just a great destination for downhill skiing, SalzburgerLand is also an ideal place to head up the slope! Head off the beaten track and find some of the area’s best powder runs, or take on your first ski touring adventure with one of SalzburgerLand’s highly experienced guides.
Across SalzburgerLand, a number of ski touring trails and touring training routes are available in resorts such as Kitzsteinhorn and Obertauern, and keen skiers can even visit the first ski touring mountain in SalzburgerLand at Zell am See-Kaprun.
Modern Skiing With A Traditional Feel
At the forefront of advances in lift systems and on-slope facilities, SalzburgerLand is a destination where skiing gets bigger and better each year. Whether it’s the cable car companies implementing new technologies or the expansion of the ski resorts, many of which are becoming combined to create huge skiing potential, this is a destination showcasing skiing at its 21st Century best.
However, though SalzburgerLand is well and truly a state-of-the-art ski destination, it has lost none of that traditional Alpine charm that so many skiers adore, particularly in the “Alpine Pearl” towns of Neukirchen am Großvenediger and Werfenweng.
And then there’s the famous Austrian hospitality! Many of SalzburgerLand’s accommodations remain family-run, with friendly, honest local hosts on hand to ensure you enjoy your perfect winter holiday.
Over 207,000 beds are available across the area, from wellness hotels to cosy mountain chalets, design apartments and family-run B&Bs.
Off The Slopes
Often lively, loud and continuing way after the lifts close, energetic après-ski is a staple of many Austrian resorts and this is no different in SalzburgerLand. What is different though, is that you can easily swap an afternoon’s skiing or an evening dancing in your ski boots for a host of other unique and equally as entertaining activities. So, whatever you feel like doing off the slopes, your perfect option awaits you here.
You may have seen Segway tours in busy cities, but have you ever driven one through a snowy winter landscape? How about orbing across a ski slope or ice climbing to keep those adrenaline levels topped up? In SalzburgerLand you can take on all these activities, and more! Why not try laser biathlon, an entertaining Olympic style challenge that combines cross-country skiing with laser shooting (particularly fun for those with a competitive streak!).
Or, if your idea of a perfect ski holiday is more about calm relaxation than competition, SalzburgerLand offers many ways to wind down and enjoy the unique sense of peace that only the mountains can offer.
Escape the excitement of the pistes by enjoying picturesque hikes in the Rauriser Forest, accompanied by National Park Rangers showing you all the best sights. Or take a romantic horse-drawn carriage ride through a winter wonderland, where you might even get the opportunity to feed some wild mountain animals!
Muscles aching after a day on the slopes? Head to one of SalzburgerLand’s many relaxing spa facilities, or to one of the six thermal baths and wellness centres that provide welcome tranquility after a day’s activity. You can even take on a ‘mermaid workshop’ at the Therme Amadé Spa – what an experience!
Fantastic For Foodies
We all know that delicious Alpine food is an important part of any perfect holiday, and SalzburgerLand does not disappoint in this respect. Exceptional culinary offerings available both on and off the mountain are the result of centuries-old traditions and focus on fresh, local ingredients.
What’s more SalzburgerLand has even created a dedicated ‘Via Culinaria’ for ski hut fans. This taste trail running through the area’s winter regions allows you to combine a day on the slopes with some of the area’s best culinary delights. Delicious!
So whether your idea of the perfect ski holiday includes carving down perfect pistes from dawn to dusk, hurtling across the snow in an inflatable orb, relaxing in a spa under the stars or sampling the best of Austrian cuisine, winter in SalzburgerLand is sure to deliver.