Austria - Skiarea
350 KM SLOPE 100 LIFTS
City height1100 m
Highest skiing2686 m
Longest run10 km
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.
Wagrain offers skiing for all ages and levels, and is undoubtedly the obvious place and a clear favorite among many families with children. The area offers large and wide slopes, which provide the perfect start for both beginners and children. In addition, Wagrain also offers snow parks for the playful teenager and children’s funslopes, which will undoubtedly be a hit among the youngest in the family. For the more experienced skiers, there is many opportunities to improve the carving swings on the fantastic wide slopes, which Wagrain has plenty of. You have a full 350 kilometers of fun in the Salzburger Sports World.
If you want to discover more of the area, you can take the ski bus to Kleinarl, from where you can ski to Flachauwinkl, and visit Austria’s largest snow park, Absolut Park. From the bottom of Flachauwinkl you can hop on the ski bus, which will take you across the motorway to Zauchensee in minutes. In Zauchensee there is opportunity for superb skiing, as well as trying out Zauchensee’s World Cup piste.
Even though you only need 20 centimeters of snow to ski, Wagrain has fully hedged itself against lack of snow. In Wagrain they can open 90 % of their slopes by only using snow canons with temperatures up to +2 degrees.
After a day full of skiing, you can take a trip in Wagrain’s water park, Wasserwelt, where the kids can romp on the slides or swim outside in the heated pool, which offers a fantastic view of the beautiful mountains.
Wagrain is a cozy little town that offers several cozy and good restaurants, where you can get either traditional Austrian food, a large steak or Italian food. Many people connect ski holidays with glühwein and après-ski, and here you can advantageously visit Kühberg Alm, at the foot of Grafenberg after finishing the ski day, where there several days a week are live bands that creates a good atmosphere. If the day ends at Flying Mozart, you can visit Kuhstall, which also offers good après-ski, and a wonderful big a sunny terrace in the right weather conditions.
If you are more into cross-country skiing, Wagrain is also an obvious destination, as the area offers a full 220 km of cross-country skiing tracks. There are both tracks for the beginner and for the more experienced.
The great cross-country skiing experience in the Salzburger Sportwelt is undoubtedly the Tauern track, which runs from Wagrain and 50 kilometers throughout the Salzburger Sportwelt. The Tauern track offers both light and medium tracks. The special feature of the route is that it connects six cities in the region and that it is possible to enter the route from all cities. All the smaller local tracks in the region are connected to the Tauern track. Along the route there are several different resting places.
Another fantastic trip is the trip from Wagrain to Jägersee, which takes you through Kleinarl. The tour takes you around the stunningly beautiful and protected landscape at Lake Jägersee. The trip is about 10 kilometers long and is classified as being moderate.
Ski & Snowboard Schule Wagrain have many years of experience. The skischool is located in three different places in the city of Wagrain, at the top of the Grafenberg Mountain, at Kirschboden at the Juniorland (the skibus stops directly in front of it) and at Rote 8 at the Mittelstation. The skischool has staff whom speaks several different languages.
Among other things the skischool offers:
- Indoor ski kindergarten for the youngest members of the family
- A large children’s land
- Own conveyor belts
- Lots of competent and engaged employees
Ski & Snowboard Schule Wagrain offers a ski kindergarten for all three- and four-year-olds, who are not yet quite ready to attend a real ski course, and may not be completely comfortable with the skis and the surroundings. The ski kindergarten is 2,5 hours every day, filled with lots of fun like playing in the snow, which is used to make the kids comfortable with the snow landscape and the equipment. The ski kindergarten is available both at Grafenberg Bergstation and at Flying Mozart.
Let Alpentravel help you and save money!
If you choose to let Alpentravel help you with liftcard and skirental, you will not only obtain good prices! It is also much easier for you. Furthermore the liftcards will be ready for you to pick up at our reception or in your apartment.
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Sport-Center Rudi Huber
In Wagrain our partner is, Sport-Center Rudi Huber. The store is family owned, and altogether they have 3 stores in the city. Their Flagshipstore is located just below Apartment and Chalet Dorf Wagrain Adapura, with only 80 meters to the Grafenberglift. Besides rental of ski equipment, the 500-m2 big store offer a big variety of nice equipment and competent personnel.
They offer 4 different packages of equipment, depending on your level and your wishes. Below you will find a short description of the packages, which can help you choose.
This type of ski is especially aimed at beginners or those who have tried skiing a couple of times. The skiis are softer, easy to handle, easy to turn and is therefor the obvious ski to practice on.
The Top Ski is a good allround Carving ski in high quality. This type of ski is good for those who are bit experienced with skiing and wishes a ski that is not too soft.
In this category you find the top models, from which you can choose between different types of skis such as: racing, carving, Allmountain etc. The VIP skis are a harder type of ski, which is recommended to the experienced skiers.
Super Vip Ski
The premium models: here you will find the best models to choose from on the market. These are rigid skis, which are aimed at experienced/experts who would like to work a little to make their skis obey.
If you do not wish to bring your equipment to and from the lift each day, it is possible to rent a heated locker in Sport-Center Rudi Huber, just below the Grafenberg Gondola lift. The lockers are heated. Renting of lockers is agreed on site, and you will get a 50% discount of the price.
Our properties in the area
Apartment Dorf Wagrain Alpenleben
Apartment & Chalet Dorf Wagrain Alpenleben offers a number of unique high standard ski apartments from 75 to 100 m2. The apartments benefits from the location that is at the foot of the Grafenberg Mountain, just 80 meters from the lift and a stones throw away from the slope, as well as having spectacular views from the residence. The apartments will give you the perfect base from 4 to a maximum of 10 friends or family.
Chalet Dorf Wagrain Alpenleben
Chalet Dorf Wagrain Alpenleben has a unique location in Wagrain just at the foot of the Grafenberg Mountain and with only a few meters to the lift and only a stones throw away from the slope. Apartment & Chalet Dorf Wagrain Adapura consists of 13 wonderful chalets, all with a great location and wonderful view of the city and the surrounding mountains. Only a 5-minute walk away you will find the center of Wagrain with shopping and restaurants.
Haus Obauer is centrally located In Wagrain, just opposite the town square, with only a 5 minute walk to the Grafenberg lift and right in the center of shopping and restaurants. The apartments in Haus Obauer are spacious, well equipped and all have free WI-FI. The two apartments can accommodate 6 and 8 people.