Flachau - Ski Area Guide
Ski Resort in Salzburger Sportwelt, Austrian Alps - 350km of Piste (930m to 1,980m)
Part of one of Austria's largest ski areas, the Salzburger Sportwelt Amadé, Flachau is directly lift -linked to Wagrain, Kleinarl and Flachauwinkl, and from there to Zauchensee and Alpendorf. The village has been made famous in recent seasons by the spectacular achievements of its famous son Herman Maier, World and Olympic Champion. The nearby village of Reitdorf, lift-linked to Wagrain, is part of the Flachau domain.
Flachau Snow News
The next notable snow forecast for Flachau is 3cm, expected on 26 March, with around 5cm forecast over the next 7 days. There is some snow currently indicated by the long-range (7 days+) forecast; but too far ahead to be relied upon.
Who is Flachau good for?
Flachau Ski Area
|9||Red Pistes (43km)|
|6||Blue Pistes (11km)|
|1||Green Piste (2km)|
|160km||Cross Country Pistes|
Salzburger Sportwelt Ski Area
Flachau Ski Area Height
|930m||Resort Altitude (Flachau)|
The Austrian Ski Resort of Flachau is part of the Salzburger Sportwelt ski area with access to 760km of downhill skiing, with 144 individual pistes, served by 270 ski lifts. In addition to the skiing in Flachau itself (350km of pisted ski runs), the appropriate ski Lift Pass will allow you to ski or snowboard in the other Salzburger Sportwelt ski resorts of Altenmarkt-Zauchensee, Filzmoos, Goldegg, Kleinarl, Radstadt, St. Johann-Alpendorf and Wagrain. Flachau is directly linked by Ski Lift to the ski areas of Wagrain.
There are five Airports within two hours drive, so ski weekends, snowboard breaks and short ski holidays to Flachau are perfectly feasible. Salzburg Airport is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.
Skiing in Flachau
The area proudly boasts it is the home of Hermann Maier, the Herminator, Austria's World and Olympic Downhill champion, so one has to assume the skiing has much to recommend it! And it does, if you are an intermediate skier, that is. With mile upon mile of wide, cruisey, beautifully groomed runs, most skiers will have a great wonderful time. Expert skiers, too, will find that the area is not without its challenges (don't worry, you don't have to race Hermann) not least the 6km run from the Griessenkar ridge.
Thanks to the wealth of easy blue runs, beginners will find themselves with plenty choice when the time comes for them to graduate from the nursery slopes and skiers of all standards will be able to enjoy exploring the area together. The local ski schools can be excellent but make sure you are assigned an instructor who speaks your language. Cross country skiing is very popular around Flachau, with at least 160kms of trails of all standards to explore.
Snowboarding in Flachau
The Riegler sisters, Claudia and Manuela, stars of the snowboard world cup circuit, hail from Flachau and snowboarders are very welcome here. There is a specialist snowboard school, a fun park (with chillhouse) and a half pipe. The wide easy terrain is marvellous for carving and free riders may find some more radical terrain to suit them, especially when there is fresh snow.
Flachau Aprés Ski
Flachau is an Austrian farming town and most of the skiing clientele is Austrian or German. As such the resort has an atmosphere the locals describe as gemutlichkeit (cosy and relaxed). There are several bars and discos (check out Yeti's Partyhaus) where guests and locals alike can drink and dance the night away but you are likely to find the nightlife is more friendly than frenetic.
Flachau in brief
Flachau Ski Resort is:
Ok for Expert Skiers.
Good for Intermediate Skiers.
Ok for Beginners.
Good for Snowboarding.
Flachau Season Dates
We have no confirmed season dates for Flachau.
Usual opening - Early Dec.
Usual closing - Mid April.
NOTE:- Opening subject to Snow Conditions in Flachau.
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Flachau Snow Making
Snowmaking :- Flachau is able to augment natural snow, on 56km of ski runs, with 200 Snow Cannons.
Flachau Ski Lift Capacity
Ski Lift Capacity :- The 100 Ski Lifts of Flachau are able to uplift 60,000 skiers / snowboarders per hour.
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Skiing at Flachau
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