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Flachau, Austria

Flachau ski holidays

Established in 1963 the Austrian ski resort Flachau lies at 925 metres altitude in the Salzburgerland region of the Austrian Alps / Alpes. With the highest lifts and ski slopes at 1980m the area is not snow sure. Over 200 snow cannons ensure artificial snow making covers 56km of trails, which equates to around 100 of the slopes. The nearest airport transfer to Flachau is Salzburg at a distance of 70km or approximately ? minutes driving time. Their season runs from December to April.

SNO-man says

Part of one of Austria's largest ski areas, the Salzburger Sportwelt Amadé, Flachau is directly lift -linked to Wagrain, Kleinarl and Flachauwinkl, and from there to Zauchensee and Alpendorf. The village has been made famous in recent seasons by the spectacular achievements of its famous son Herman Maier, World and Olympic Champion. The nearby village of Reitdorf, lift-linked to Wagrain, is part of the Flachau domain.

Alpine Downhill Runs

Beginner Trails
 1 runs 2km
6%  Intermediate Trails
 6 runs 11km
20% 
Advanced Trails
 9 runs 43km
80%  Expert Trails
 0 runs 0km
0% 

Resort and Holiday Stats

View our detailed Flachau snow forecast or snow report and see all live webcams, piste maps, road and travel maps and lift pass prices. For a picture of historic snow conditions see the snow depths month by month with our Flachau snow history.

Beginners
Intermediate
Advanced/Expert
Snowboarders
Apres Ski
Family/child Friendly
Snow-Sure
Ambience
Value for money
Lift Pass Prices (adult 6 day) €239 - €257
Traditional Village / Purpose Built Resort
Resort OpensDec 2020
Resort ClosesApr 2021
( snow conditions often influence opening/closing)

Mountain and Slopes

Downhill Runs 56km
total length of Flachau trails
Longest Lift-Served Run 6km
longest piste or trail reachable by lift
Slope Orientation S N E W
direction Flachau area faces
Top Altitude 1980m
top station of highest lift
Bottom Altitude 925m
bottom of lowest run
Resort Altitude 925m
centre of Flachau ski resort
Vertical Drop 1055m
total descent from top lift to bottom piste
Skiable Vertical ^v 1055m
can include extra hike up above top lift

Snow Report

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Web Cam

Flachau web cams
Nearby resorts:

Filzmoos

Obertauern

Schladming

Skiing in Flachau

16 pistes and trails means approximately 56km of runs. 15 Flachau lifts have capacity to transport 26000 per hour. The longest run in the Austrian ski resort is over 6km.

The mountain has 6% beginner runs or nursery slopes, 20% intermediate, 80% advanced slopes and 0% for experts - the most difficult piste is the 4km Gamskogel Nord run, with a steepness/slope angle of 40%. You can ski Flachau after dark as there is night skiing on ?km of illuminated piste.

Rating for skiing gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

Snowboarding in Flachau

Of the 15 ski lifts, 7 are surface lifts or "drag lifts" - this gives an indication of how modern the lift system is and how good Flachau is for snowboarding - especially for beginners learning to board. Facilities include 1 terrain parks and 2 half pipe (longest half pipe length is 120 metres), 0 quarter pipe and 0 boardercross courses.

Rating for snowboarding gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

Flachau Apres Ski

Off-Slope activities include:

30 apres ski bars 40 restaurants 0 bowling 4 night club 0 cinema 0 billiards / pool 0 games room 0 concert 0 indoor swimming 0 outdoor heated pools 1 saunas 0 hot tubs 1 solariums 1 masseurs 0 indoor ice skating 0 outdoor ice skating 1 indoor sports centre 1 indoor tennis 0 squash racquetball 3 sleigh rides 0 ballooning 1 horse riding 50 prepare winter walks 1 climbing 1 golf 1 fishing 0 museum 1 library Plus these additional apres ski facilities ?.

SNO-man says

Apart from skiing and its ancillary activities, there is not a huge number of activities laid on in and around Flachau. There are however, tennis courts. an indoor sports centre and sauna as well as sleigh rides and for those who can't stay off the slopes, tobogganing and night skiing. There is no public swimming pool but some of the better hotels (e.g. the Lacknerhof) do have pools and other facilities, such as steam rooms, for residents' use only. Other towns in the area like St Johann im Pongau and Altenmarkt, are well worth a visit (they have facilities such as museums and swimming pools, shops) and the beautiful town of Salzburg is only 45 minutes away.

Rating for apres ski gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

"Flachau" by any other name

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

The direction which the various Flachau 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. Flachau has slopes facing S N E W.

Rating for snow gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

Childcare in Flachau, Austria

Flachau day and evening care plus snow ski schools and babysitting.

Children are alway welcome in family-friendly Austria and most families will love Flachau, with its fairy tale buildings and its choice of skiing for all levels. For parents who want to ski without the little ones, there is the Miniclub Flachau, and the ski school has children's classes for three years plus. Families who like to ski together will have a blast on the vast network of blue and red runs which cover Flachau and the Amade region.

3 stars out of 5 overall    

Flachau Shopping

Flachau shopping - fashion boutiques, outdoor gear and food shops

The village is lovely to wander although there aren't too many shops - most are sports shops displaying their gigantic pictures of local hero Hermann. For serious shopping and souvenir hunting, a visit to the beautiful town of Salzburg (45 minutes away) is a must. Self caterers will find in Flachau as many retail food outlets as they need, from supermarkets to small specialist food shops selling local produce.

Flachau value for money gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

Ski Equipment Rental Shops in Flachau

Flachau hire shops - overview of all shopping in Flachau

The village is lovely to wander although there aren't too many shops - most are sports shops displaying their gigantic pictures of local hero Hermann. For serious shopping and souvenir hunting, a visit to the beautiful town of Salzburg (45 minutes away) is a must. Self caterers will find in Flachau as many retail food outlets as they need, from supermarkets to small specialist food shops selling local produce.

Flachau ski rental shops value rating gets ? stars out of 5 overall    

Main Ski School in Flachau

Flachau ski school - snowboarding course & skiing lessons

The official ski/board school is called Schischule Sportam Jet and has 20 teachers teaching in German and taking students from a minimum age of 3.? www.sport.amjet.at 2090

Flachau for beginners         gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

Flachau for intermediates  gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Flachau for expert skiers   gets 2 stars out of 5 overall    

Flachau for snowboarding  gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

Mountain & Snow Sports in Flachau

Flachau snow sports - off slope winter mountain sports

Cross Country Skiing (langlaufen) in Flachau: 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 Flachau

Flachau snow fun - off slope winter activities

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

Prepared Winter Walks: 50 Snowshoeing: 1 Hang Gliding : 0

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

Flachau non skiing facilities also include ?.


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