What to See in Austria
The Flachau ski resort is located 50 km southeast of Salzburg and is part of the so-called “Salzburg Sports Ring”, which in turn is part of the largest ski region in Europe – Ski Amadé. Flachau is located in a mountain valley at an altitude of 950 m, the highest point of the resort is at 2100 m. The total length of slopes in Flachau is 60 km, most of them are of medium difficulty. Number of lifts – 50. A distinctive feature of Flachau is that it is not the tracks that are numbered here, but the lifts. In addition, there are 34 km of flat trails, a snowpark, a halfpipe and a fun park. Equipment rentals can be found at any ski lift. For entertainment, tourists are offered 40 restaurants, 30 bars and 5 disco clubs. Flachau also has an ice rink, swimming pool, sports center and tennis courts. From Flachau you can go to other major resorts of Ski Amade: Styrian Schladming or nearby Bad Gastein.
In the vicinity of Flachau is one of the most beautiful canyons of the Eastern Alps – Liechtensteinklamm. This narrow canyon was formed by the waters of a mountain river. The width of the canyon is only 4 m, but the maximum height of its walls reaches 305 m. The canyon is named after Prince Johann II of Liechtenstein, who in the 19th century sponsored the construction of tourist wooden paths and bridges along the bottom of the canyon. Upon exiting the canyon, you will see a 60-meter waterfall.
Hermagor-Pressegger See (Austria)
The resort of Nassfeld-Hermagor is located in the southern part of Carinthia on the border with Italy. This is the sunniest ski resort in Austria. The season lasts here from the end of November to the end of March. Altitudes within the resort vary from 600 to 2000 m. Skiers are offered trails ranging from 300 to 7600 m, in total about 100 km of trails of various levels of difficulty with elevation changes up to 1200 m. one of the most modern and longest gondola lifts in the Alps. Snowpark and halfpipe are open for snowboarders. In addition to ski slopes and a snow park, Nassfeld-Hermagor has fan parks where you can ride carves, bikeboards, airboards, snowblades, snowtubes and sleds. Dozens of hotels are offered for accommodation for tourists.and campsites. The infrastructure of the resort includes equipment rentals, ski schools, discos, bars, restaurants, shops, baths, saunas and fitness centers.
Zell am Ziller (Austria)
According to computerannals, the Zell am Ziller ski resort is located 60 km southeast of Innsbruck in the center of the Ziller Valley, a famous Austrian ski region. Around Zell am Ziller 10 ski areas are concentrated, among them – the Hintertux Glacier (1500 m), which allows skiing all year round, and the popular ski villages of Fügen and Mayrhofen. All areas are accessible to tourists with a ski pass. In total, in the valley at altitudes from 550 to 3467 m, more than 450 km of trails of various levels of complexity have been laid, 150 lifts are operating. There are also 65 km of cross-country ski trails, about 20 snowboard trails, fun parks and halfpipes. After skiing, tourists can visit numerous restaurants, bars, swimming pools, an ice rink and even a water park (in Mayrhofen). The Zillertal High National Park (372 sq. km) stretches in the Zillertal valley, where many hiking trails have been laid.
Zell am See (Austria)
The ski resort of Zell am See is located in the western part of the state of Salzburg, about 80 km south of Salzburg. It, together with the ski resort of Kaprun , is part of the European Ski Region.
The main advantage of these places is the Kaprun glacier, which is located at an altitude of more than 3000 m. On the slopes laid along the glacier, you can ride all year round. But still, the official season on most tracks of Zell am See and Kaprunopens in December and ends in April. The distance between these towns is only 12 km, so all the slopes are easily accessible with a ski pass.
In total, there are 130 km of ski and 250 km of flat slopes and 60 lifts. All trails are known for their grooming. The slopes of Zell am See, located at altitudes from 760 to 2200 m, are suitable for middle-class skiers, and the high-altitude slopes of Kaprun, extending to an altitude of 3000 m, will appeal to experienced skiers. In addition, there are several snow parks, half pipes and a fun park for snowboarding in the European Ski Region. The infrastructure of the resorts includes ski equipment rentals, ski schools, about 100 restaurants and cafes, bars, discos, bowling, baths, saunas, swimming pools, tennis courts, gyms and a health center.
It is worth noting that in the summer Zell am See and Kaprun also attract many tourists. In summer, the beaches of the Zellersee lake, on which the town of Zell am See stands, open up, and there is an opportunity to practice water sports, horseback riding and hiking. Another ski region is located
20 km northwest of Zell am See – Saalbach-Hinterglemm. Here, at altitudes from 1003 to 2096 m, 200 km of ski slopes of various difficulty levels are laid, which are serviced by 55 lifts. There are also 10 km of flat trails, 13 km of slopes for snowboarders, a fun park, halfpipes, snow parks, mogul runs and jumps. There are 9 ski schools, a snowboarding school and equipment rentals in the region. Saalbach has many disco bars, clubs, restaurants, cafes and shops.