Altenmarkt, Austria

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Altenmarkt ski holidays

Established in 1928 the Austrian ski resort Altenmarkt lies at 856 metres altitude in the Salzburgerland region of the Austrian Alps / Alpes. With the highest lifts and ski slopes at 1700m the area is not snow sure. Over 15 snow cannons ensure artificial snow making covers 2.5km of trails, which equates to around 25 of the slopes. The nearest airport transfer to Altenmarkt is Salzburg at a distance of 70km or approximately 60 minutes driving time. Their season runs from December to June.

SNO-man says

A pretty, traditional village with a moderate ski area that plays host to World Cup races. The ski slopes provide beautiful views over Altenmarkt and neighbouring Radstadt and the surrounding mountains. The ski area is especially suited to families and novices as it boasts easy pistes and nursery slopes at the base stations. The new Königslehen 8-person cable-car in Radstadt takes you quickly and safely to the top of the mountain.

Alpine Downhill Runs

Beginner Trails
 0 runs 0km
0%  Intermediate Trails
 7 runs 8km
40%  Advanced Trails
 4 runs 8km
45%  Expert Trails
 1 runs 1km

Resort and Holiday Stats

Apres Ski
Family/child Friendly
Value for money
Lift Pass Prices (adult 6 day)€210.5 - €218
Traditional Village / Purpose Built Resort
Resort OpensDec 2014
Resort ClosesJun 2015
(snow conditions often influence opening/closing)

Mountain and Slopes

Downhill Runs17km
total length of Altenmarkt trails
Longest Lift-Served Run5km
longest piste or trail reachable by lift
Slope OrientationNW
direction Altenmarkt area faces
Top Altitude1700m
top station of highest lift
Bottom Altitude856m
bottom of lowest run
Resort Altitude856m
centre of Altenmarkt ski resort
Vertical Drop844m
total descent from top lift to bottom piste
Skiable Vertical^v 844m
can include extra hike up above top lift

Skiing in Altenmarkt

12 pistes and trails means approximately 17km of runs. 10 Altenmarkt lifts have capacity to transport 6000 per hour. The longest run in the Austrian ski resort is over 5km.

SNO-man says

The mountain has 0% beginner runs or nursery slopes, 40% intermediate, 45% advanced slopes and 15% for experts - the most difficult piste is the ?km ? run, with a steepness/slope angle of ?%. There is no night skiing.

Rating for skiing gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Snowboarding in Altenmarkt

Of the 10 ski lifts, 7 are surface lifts or "drag lifts" - this gives an indication of how modern the lift system is and how good Altenmarkt is for snowboarding - especially for beginners learning to board. Facilities include 1 terrain parks and 1 half pipe (longest half pipe length is 0 metres), 1 quarter pipe and 0 boardercross courses.

SNO-man says

Rating for snowboarding gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Altenmarkt Apres Ski

Off-Slope activities include:

20 apres ski bars 20 restaurants 1 bowling 3 night club 0 cinema 0 billiards / pool 0 games room 1 concert 0 indoor swimming 0 outdoor heated pools 3 saunas 0 hot tubs 1 solariums 4 masseurs 0 indoor ice skating 1 outdoor ice skating 1 indoor sports centre 0 indoor tennis 0 squash racquetball 4 sleigh rides 0 ballooning 3 horse riding 0 prepare winter walks 0 climbing 1 golf 1 fishing 2 museum 0 library Plus these additional apres ski facilities Aerobics, Brass Band Concerts, Fishing, Fitness Centre, Folklore Evenings, Horse Riding, Fitness Circuit Solarium,.

SNO-man says


Rating for apres ski gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

"Altenmarkt" by any other name

The Austrian resort is also known as Zauchensee and has common misspellings:

The direction which the various Altenmarkt slopes face can make or break your ski holiday. To guarantee good snow conditions, choose a resort with piste which face the right way for the time of year you're travelling.

- In the coldest winter months of January and February pick a resort with sunny south facing slopes, so your days on the snow doesn't feel like a polar expedition. Conversely, in the warmest spring skiing months of March and especially April, a resort with cool and shady north facing trails will ensure you're not riding on slush, but benefitting from best late season snow. The best destinations have areas which face in all directions so that you're guaranteed greating conditions whatever the weather. Altenmarkt has slopes facing NW.

Rating for snow gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

Main Ski School in Altenmarkt

Altenmarkt ski school - snowboarding course & skiing lessons

The official ski/board school is called Skischule Happy and has 15 teachers teaching in German, English, Dutch and taking students from a minimum age of 6070

Altenmarkt for beginners         gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Altenmarkt for intermediates  gets 5 stars out of 5 overall    

Altenmarkt for expert skiers   gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Altenmarkt for snowboarding  gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Mountain & Snow Sports in Altenmarkt

Altenmarkt snow sports - off slope winter mountain sports

Cross Country Skiing (langlaufen) in Altenmarkt: 160km X C ski trails, Lessons available? Y

Easy XC Ski Trails: 65km     Intermediate XC Trails: 65km   Difficult XC Trails: 30km

Telemark Tuittion: Y     Telemark Rental 1      Paragliding schools: 0

Snow mobile Rental: 0     Toboggan Run Length: 4km

Non Skiing Winter & Snow Activities in Altenmarkt

Altenmarkt snow fun - off slope winter activities

Outdoor Ice Rink: 1 Indoor Ice Rink: 0 Balloon Flights: 0

Prepared Winter Walks: 0 Snowshoeing: 0 Hang Gliding : 0

Snow mobile Rental: 0 Toboggan Run Length: 4km Paragliding schools: 0

Altenmarkt non skiing facilities also include Aerobics, Brass Band Concerts, Fishing, Fitness Centre, Folklore Evenings, Horse Riding, Fitness Circuit Solarium,.

Altenmarkt reviews, 4.3 star rating and information is collated by SNO man from staff experience and customer feedback.
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