You can have some great ‘thrills and spills’ on the toboggan runs (Rodelbahns). The Ski Amadé has plenty of marked and pisted runs throughout the area. You can even enjoy this in the evening, speeding down under the stars, as several of the runs are floodlight. On the Flachau slopes there are 4 long toboggan […]

Cross-Country Skiing

There is an equally extensive 714km of cross-country loipes throughout the Ski Amadé Region, and plenty on our doorstep in the Flachau and Sport Welt Ski area. Sport Welt: Flachau has >160kms of interconnected trails. Wagrain has 50 kms of trails. Altenmarkt-Zauchensee has >120kms of loipes St Johann – Alpendorf have 2 loipes of 6km […]


There are hundreds of kilometres of marked trails, which will take through the hills, forests and mountains of the region. Do remember that many of the ski lifts and gondolas remain open, so it’s not a major exertion to get up onto the higher plateaus! The Tourist Information Centre and booths at the lift stations […]

Grossarl – Dorfgastein

This area has long and varied runs, including an 8km run lining the 2 villages. It also has a good mix of tree lined and higher open slopes, in a really stunning location.


This is a true winter wonderland area skiing above the picturesque villages of Maria Alm, Muhlbach, Hintermoos, Hintertal and Dienten. It’s often less crowded, (so very queues) and has some spectacular scenery along an extensive range of slopes; including some large off-piste back bowls.


The Gastein valley is an extensive and snow sure ski area, with lots of varied slopes, very long runs and lots of off-piste options. It has 4 very different centres: the ‘old world’ spa town of Bad Gastein, the spacious spa village of Bad Hofgastein, the spartan hamlet of SportsGastein and then to the rustic […]

Schladming – Dachstein

Schladming combines an extensive ski area, covering 4 mountains with old world Austrian charm. You can spend days covering miles and miles of pistes through beautiful tree covered areas.

Salzburger Sportwelt

This is the home of the legendary Hermann Maier and its ski area which SummerHaus backs onto. It has an extensive size of > 250 kms of piste. The area covers several sectors: Flachau, Wagrain and Alpendorf which are all linked up by a 3 minute ski bus between lifts; Flachauwinkl, Kleinarl and Zauchensee which […]

Ski Amadé Region

This area is rightly called “Austria’s Greatest Ski Paradise”. It has the world’s largest ski area on a single lift pass offering a massive >850kms of piste, 360 lifts, 270 slopes, with 25 resorts and 5 ski areas. For many British skiers this is ‘uncharted’ domain, as most of these resorts (except Schladming) are mainly […]

Winter Activities

Flachau lies in the heart of one of the largest ski areas in the world ‘Ski Amadé’: Austria’s Greatest Ski Paradise with >850 kms of piste. There is a fantastic variety and range of winter sport activities to suit everyone: limitless skiing for alpine skiers, boarders, and cross-country skiers and for the non-skiers there’s tobogganing, […]