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The Second Largest Ski Area in Europe… any guesses?

One of the most under appreciated ski areas in Europe by UK tourists, we take a look at what the region has to offer and what most of us have been missing out on.

One of the largest ski areas in Europe, with 5 principle regions made up of 23 ski areas, approximately 278 modern ski lifts, 760km of pistes, over 700km of marked cross country Nordic skiing tracks and named after one of Europe's most famous composers... can you guess where it is yet? 

Ski Amadé, Austria, is named after Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart who was born in the city of Salzburg. The region stretches from the south-east of Salzburg to the upper Styrian Ennstal, including the impressive Steinernes Meer, Hochkönig, Dachstein and Tauernkamm mountain ranges.

The 5 regions making up Ski Amadé are: Salzburger Sportwelt, Dachstein Tauern, Gastein, High King Mountain Ski Area and Grossarl Valley.
The region stretches from the south-east of Salzburg to the upper Styrian Ennstal, including the impressive Steinernes Meer, Hochkönig, Dachstein and Tauernkamm mountain ranges.

An interesting fact that you may not know, but most of us will have seen parts of Ski Amadé without realising it. Scenes from the classic film The Sound of Music were filmed around the Salzburger Sportwelt! One scene in particular, where Julie Andrews is singing as she walks along a grassy verge was filmed near the resort of Alpendorf. Just to give you an idea of the calibre of scenery that will surround you during your stay.

Here's a full list of it's composite resorts:
Maria Alm, Dienten, Mühlbach, Schlossalm-Angertal-Stubnerkogel, Sportgastein, Graukogel, Dorfgastein-Grossarltal, Planai-Hochwurzen, Hauser-Kaibling, Ski Reiteralm, Ski Fageralm, Dachstein-Gletscher, Galsterberg, Ramsau, StoderzinkenFlachau, Wagrain, St. Johann-Alpendorf, Zauchensee - Flachauwinkl, Flachauwinkl-Kleinarl, Radstadt/Altenmarkt, Eben, Filzmoos, Goldegg.

Flachau is the perfect example to give you an insight into what you can expect from a trip to Ski Amadé this season. Find out more about skiing in Flachau in our article from March!

Skiing & Snowboarding

 Carefully prepared slopes are just the tip of the iceberg. Using the latest technology, Flachau ensures that every aspect of your skiing experience is fun and challenging from efficent cable cars & lifts to immaculate pistes and one of the largest terrain parks in Europe.

Absolute Park, home of Spring Battle amongst other things,  is one of largest terrain parks in Europe with a length of 1.5km and consists of four different sections in Shuttleberg Flachauwinkl Kleinarl. 

Off the Slopes

If you fancy mixing it up then you have a great selection of activites to choose from:

Long-run, sledding , winter hiking, ski routes, horse carriage travels, ice stick shooting, snow shoe hiking, snow rafting, snow sailing, snow tubing, Telemarking… 

Party & Nightlife

After a day of fun on the slopes, you'll have your choice of bars, pubs & discos to wind down or to party the night away in. Traditionally, the atmosphere at higher elevations becomes more animated and you'll have a selection of huts & restaurants available on the slopes which make great pit stops throughout the day.

Ideal for Families

Thanks to the wide selection of activities, piste & services available in Flachau, whether a beginner or a cool advanced snow boarder, there is something for everyone. 

Check out any of the other resorts and you'll find simiar testimonials, whether you're looking for the rustic charm of Maria Alm, to relax in the thermal springs of Bad Gastien or looking for fresh powder in the snow sure Schladming-Dachstein, you can find exactly what you are looking for this year in Ski Amadé. 

For more information on any specific resort facilties, weather reports, activites and more, the Ski Amadé tourist board has a great website packed full of useful information. You can visit the Ski Amadé Tourist Board here.

You can also view lift pass prices, special offers & the region map for Ski Amadé from the tourist board here.

So far, we havn't even touched on the superb standard of accommodation available that is often better value then their French counterpart. But we think you can make your own mind up on this one...

Ski Hutte 39 - Maria Alm

 

Chalet Pension Hoffelner - Schladming-Dachstein

 

For more examples of Salzburgerland Ski Accommodation & for other properties in Ski Amadé check out Chaletfinder.

 

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