The Snow Space Salzburg ski area in Flachau, Wagrain and St. Johann, together with the Flachauwinkl/Zauchensee ski connection, is one of the five largest ski regions in Austria and is one of the most diverse winter sports destinations in the Alps with its varied range of slopes, including two World Cup runs, modern ski lift facilities and internationally known freestyle and freeride spots. Due to the especially high altitude and the extremely efficient snow-making facilities, this ski resort offers the best slope conditions from the beginning of December through to springtime skiing in the Easter holidays.
In Gastein Valley, in which Bad Gastein is located, you can experience 201 piste kilometers spread over 5 mountain peaks, and something for all levels of skier. In the valley there are five different ski areas: Bad Gastein, Bad Hofgastein, Dorfgastein, Sportgastein and Grossarl. The area that houses these five areas offers skiing from 835 meters up to 2,686 meters, which increases the snow safety. The area offers slopes for all levels, whether it is the beginner, who prefers the blue slopes or the more experienced, which prefers the red or black slopes.
In Bad Hofgastein you can find the brand new Schlossalm lift, which will take you up the ski area that connects Bad Hofgastien, Bad Gastien and Angertal. From Bad Hofgastein, there is also the possibility of jumping on the ski bus and going to the beautiful Sportgastein for a solid game of off-piste and powder, or you can go to Dorfgastein and Grossarl, which offer large boulevards so you can practice your carving skills.
For many years, Wagrain has been a preffered favorite for many families with kids. In 2013, the G-link lift opened, which now connects the two mountainsides Grafenberg and Griesskareck, which means that Wagrain is now well connected with both St. Johan and Flachau, and has resulted in the possibility of long day trips.