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Forstau Ski Resort Guide

Forstau, Austria

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers, Intermediates, Beginners, Snowboarders and Snowfall!
Total Piste Length10km6 miles
Highest Lift1,890m6,201ft
Resort Height930m3,051ft
 Nearest AirportsSalzburg and Klagenfurt
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A small traditional Salzburgerland village with 520 inhabitabts, with a good vertical, an ice rink, and 20km of cleared winter walking routes. The local ski-mountain is the Fageralm - where the skiing is especially well suited to families with children and skiers who want to relax. There's no stress, no mass tourism and no waiting times at the skilifts. For children there are several ski-slopes with character figures (indian slope, viking-slope, slope with the animals of the Fageralm-forests...). In the small ski-huts (no self-service!!) you can relax and enjoy the Austrian specialities!


The Austrian ski resort of Forstau is in the Austrian Alps at an altitude of 930m3,051ft, with 10km6 miles of marked runs.

Forstau has direct access to 10km6 miles of downhill skiing, with 10 marked pistes, served by a total of 7 ski lifts.


There are a variety of pistes to suit all levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert.


Forstau offers some good boarding.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Forstau?

There is currently no significant snow in the 7-day forecast for Forstau.

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Ski Area Stats

Forstau Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
 4 4km2 miles
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
 6 6km4 miles
Total Length
10km6 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
12km7 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Forstau Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift1,890m6,201ft
Lowest Piste930m3,051ft
Resort Altitude (Forstau)930m3,051ft
Max Vertical960m3,150ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Forstau
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Location and Map

Where is Forstau?

This ski resort is in the Austrian Alps in St. Johann im Pongau, Salzburg.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Forstau is Salzburg, 59 minutes drive away.

Klagenfurt, Linz, Ljubljana, Graz, Munich, Innsbruck Airport and Trieste airports are all within three hours drive.

Salzburg is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.


Ski Lift Capacity

The seven ski lifts are able to uplift 6,699 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 3km2 miles of ski runs, with 4 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Forstau open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Forstau, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Forstau Tourist Office for the latest.