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St Johann in Tirol

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St Johann in Tirol, Austria

Rated: 4/5 (from 6 ratings)

St Johann in Tirol Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers, Intermediates, Beginners, Snowboarders and Apres-Ski!
Total Piste Length60km37 miles
Highest Lift1,700m5,577ft
Resort Height700m2,297ft
 Nearest AirportsSalzburg and Innsbruck Airport
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St Johann in Tirol at a glance

Popular and picturesque resort and bustling market town with lots to do for non-skiers and skiers alike. Located between the Kitzbüheler Horn and the Wilder Kaiser Mountains with a web of well prepared trails separated by acres of powder snow..

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St Johann in Tirol Facts, Stats and Ratings

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Ratings for St Johann in Tirol
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How High is St Johann in Tirol?

Max Vertical and Resort Altitude for St Johann in Tirol
Highest Lift1,700m5,577ft
Lowest Piste700m2,297ft
Resort Altitude (St Johann in Tirol)700m2,297ft
Max Vertical1,000m3,281ft

St Johann in Tirol Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats for St Johann in Tirol
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 1 7km4 miles
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
 9 23km14 miles
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
1030km19 miles
Total Length
60km37 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
275km171 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Kitzbüheler Alpen Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats for Kitzbüheler Alpen
Number of runs
Total Length
621km386 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

St Johann in Tirol Summary

The Austrian Ski Resort of St Johann in Tirol is part of the Kitzbüheler Alpen ski area with access to 621km386 miles of downhill skiing, with 344 marked pistes, served by a total of 197 ski lifts. In addition to the skiing in St Johann in Tirol itself (60km37 miles of pisted ski runs), the appropriate ski Lift Pass will allow you to ski or snowboard in the other Kitzbüheler Alpen ski resorts of Fieberbrunn - PillerseeTal, Kirchberg in Tirol, Kirchdorf, Oberndorf, SkiWelt and Waidring.

St Johann in Tirol Piste Map

St Johann in Tirol Piste Map
St Johann in Tirol

St Johann in Tirol Overview

St Johann is a popular and picturesque resort and bustling market town with lots to do for non-skiers and skiers alike. Nestling below the Kitzbüheler Horn and the Wilder Kaiser Mountains it is 10km (six miles) from Kitzbühel and part of both the giant Kitzbüheler Alpen Ski Pass which covers 1.081km (672 miles) of trails in more than 25 resorts, and the smaller local Schneewinkel Pass, which covers half a dozen neighbouring resorts (linked by a bus service) and costs less.

The local skiing extends to 60km (38 miles) of runs with a web of well prepared trails separated by acres of powder snow. The vertical of over 1000 metres is impressive but the village height and top lift are not high by modern standards. However the north and north west facing slopes have a good record for holding snow - the reason skiing grew up here in the first place, and the resort has recently invested in a snow making system which now covers virtually 75% of the trails.

Visitors will appreciate St Johann's rich history which stretches back for many centuries. This was the most significant market town in this area that is today a network of world famous ski areas, important religeous and political figures of what is now the Tyrol lived here and have left behind them ornate buildings, some dating back 700 years, and traditions still practised today.

On the Mountain

The longest possible descent in St Johann in Tirol is 7km4 miles long and the most difficult run is the 'Sauregg 7A'.

 Skiing in St Johann in Tirol

St Johann's skiing can be accessed from five different points, but all are on the outskirts of the town so unless you happen to stay in accommodation nearby, you're likely to have to face a walk or need to take the ski bus in the morning. At one end of town at Eichenhof a long drag (number 13) links to the top of the mountain but there's also a relatively quiet nursery area. The second access point is at Übungslift Baumoos not far from the rail station which again has a nursery slope. The Hauptkassa at the base of the gondola is the main access point and the fastest way straight to the top, it is located about 700 metres from the village centre. Chairs 3 and 4 in succession serve intermediate and easy terrain. Finally by driving over to Oberndorf you can take the fifth route by gondola.

Beginners will find wide open and well prepared nursery slopes at the base of the mountain with more runs to progress to all over the ski area. Intermediates will probably enjoy St Johann the most with interesting and varied terrain at their standard here and at many of the neighbouring resorts on one of the multi-area passes available. From the top of the ski lifts at Harschbichl there's a good choice of 4 - 5km (3 mile) reds and blues back down to the village. The long Lacknerabfahrt run down from Jodlalm is especially highly thought of. Most of the terrain is cut through forest but there are powder fields and plenty of off piste opportunities which a guide can show you.

The one black Penzing run down to Oberndorf is regarded as being worthy of a special visit for many expert skiers that are in the area. Now protected by snow making it's long, steep and full of bumps. Advanced skiers can also use St Johann as a base and then visit other areas with more good skiing for their ability level that are included on the pass, these include Fieberbrunn on the Schneewinkel Pass and many more on the larger Kitzbüheler Alpen ticket, including, of course, Kitzbühel itself. It's also worth noting that St Johann's ski area is dotted with more than a dozen cozy mountain huts serving meals and drinks throughout the day.

St Johann is also a mecca for cross country skiers with extensive trails extending in to a wider network of over 275km (170 miles).

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

 Snowboarding in St Johann in Tirol

St Johann's varied terrain, lively nightlife and terrain park all combine to make it one of the major 'boarding spots in the area. The natural terrain features off the forested trails and powder fields have a lot of mileage in them, and access to the top of the slopes by gondola or chair is easy. The pass coverage of more than two dozen other ski areas nearby perhaps also contributes to the success of St Johann as a home of some of the world's best known 'boarders in recent seasons. All four ski schools offer snowboarding tuition and the terrain park incorporates a 60 metre half pipe. A new ski and snowboarding park woodside: Ski run 7A Tauwiese Oberndorf: contains quaterpipes, tables, boxes, slides, rails, jumps and kickers, overall park length of 500 meters.

When is St Johann in Tirol open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates for St Johann in Tirol.

Usual opening is early December, and usual closing is Early April.

NOTE:- Lift and Piste openings are always subject to Snow Conditions in St Johann in Tirol.

Snow Making

St Johann in Tirol is able to make snow, on 45km28 miles of ski runs, with 284 snow cannons.

Ski Lift Capacity

The 17 ski lifts of St Johann in Tirol are able to uplift 20,400 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Where is St Johann in Tirol?

St Johann in Tirol is in the Austrian Alps in Sankt Johann in Tirol, Kitzbühel, Austria.

How can I get to St Johann in Tirol?

 By Air

The nearest airports to St Johann in Tirol are Salzburg, Innsbruck Airport and Munich. There are six airports within three hours drive. Salzburg is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.

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Off the Mountain

St Johann in Tirol Aprés Ski

St Johann has a reputation as a lively place to stay with the pedestrianised central area full of activity day and night. There are more than fifty bars and restaurants to suit all tastes. Some of the more popular include Bunny's Pub, Rogi's Stadl, Medusa Bar Lounge and Max's Bar. The Rainer on Speckbacherstraße is open daily to 2pm, with a session from 4.30pm - 7pm after the lifts close. There's a Tirolean evening here on Mondays. The Club Scala, also on the main Speckbacherstraße plays modern international dance music until 3am daily.

Apart from other evening activities, such as sleigh rides, swimming, tennis, night skiing and the toboggan run which is floodlit until midnight, there are regular organised weekly events. These include the St Johann Ski party every Tuesday and a free guided winter walking tours every Tuesday & Thursday.

New is the cafe-bar lounge Medusa - Disco fever, live music, brunch on Sundays... Open from 10hoo - 4hoo'

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