Family Fun in St. Johann in Salzburg's Winter Wonderland

Travel a mere 60km south of Salzburg to the pristine slopes of St. Johann in Salzburg, famed for its fairytale scenery and family-friendly feel.


The ideal setting for a family holidays in the snow, St Johann in Salzburg offers direct access to the ski resort Snow Space Salzburg, with 7km out of 120km slopes dedicated for beginners and children on the family mountain Hahnbaum. A range of local ski schools provide group and private lessons for children and adults, taught by highly trained, English-speaking professionals.

While little ones learn, those who have already graduated from ski school can discover the pistes of Ski amadé and explore the 760km of slopes, serviced by 270 high-tech lifts, all with just one pass. Additionally, freestyle snowboarders and thrill-seeking jump lovers can enroll in lessons or show off their skills in the Snowpark Alpendorf.

For fans of cross-country skiing, St. Johann in Salzburg offers three perfectly groomed trails. Choose between the gentle 7km ski run in Plankenau, the intermediate 4km in Alpendorf Obergrass’ more challenging 3km elevation route – all of which provide stunning panoramic views. Similarly, the opportunities for ski tours and ski mountaineering are plenty. Experts and enthusiastic alpinists can enjoy heading off the beaten track, while the resort provides lessons along marked trails for beginners.

A range of cabins and mountain restaurants are dotted throughout St. Johann in Salzburg, tempting visitors in from the snow with hearty and warming meals, freshly homemade desserts and refreshing drinks. Whether you take a cozy seat next to a log-burning fire or recline on a panoramic terrace with a spritzer in hand, it’s always worth taking a break to take in the fresh mountain air and relax your mind.

Off the slopes, holidaymakers can head to Hahnbaum’s free 3.5km toboggan run, zip round the resort’s ice rinks, or experience the winter wonderland on foot with a relaxing walk along the Salzach River. Immerse yourself in festive scenes by visiting the spectacularly illuminated Light Advent Christmas Market or by enjoying a romantic horse-drawn sleigh ride through the snow-covered evergreens.

For those looking to treat themselves, head to St. Johann in Salzburg’s boutique and artisanal shops, in which you can find everything from beautifully embellished traditional dirndls to the most modern, high-tech sporting equipment.

The resort’s accommodation options range from luxurious wellness spots to charming and rustic hotels with incredible views of the surrounding nature.

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