Flachau – Ski Destination Where Legends Are Born
The words Flachau and ski holidays go together like bread and jam. People have been flocking to this destination for years and not without good reason. It is part of a collection of resorts that make up one of the largest ski areas in Austria (the Saltzburger Sportwelt Amade Ski Area). It is home to Hermann Maier the Olympic and World downhill champion so you would think that the skiing here has to be good, and indeed it is. It is leaned slightly towards the intermediate skier with 9 different red runs, all of which are wide and beautifully cut. Flachau also caters extensively for the novice or beginner as there is mile upon mile of gentle nursery slopes with 6 blue runs totalling 11 kms and for the complete beginner there is a 2 km green run in operation. As for snowboarders....well there is a specialist snowboard school, with a fun park and a half pipe, plus kilometres of fresh terrain for carving out some excellent moves.
The resort boasts 3 separate ski stations, 3 separate valleys and around 860 km of well tendered pistes. The pistes are maintained using the latest in snow making equipment. A combination of chairlifts, draglifts, cable cars and gondolas (totalling over 100) are capable of transporting over 60,000 snowboarders and skiers to their destinations. The elevation is around 1100 metres with the maximum point being at over 2000 metres. The season begins on 27th November and continues until 19th April.
About the village
In the evenings, Flachau effortlessly transforms itself from a serious ski resort into a fun, party place. It offers a fantastic choice of restaurants, bars and huts ranging from cosy relaxing eateries, through to bars and discos where you can really let your hair down. The majority of the clientele is Austrian or German and as a result, the nightlife is more friendly than frantic. The food here is mainly Austrian and although beautifully delicious, it tends to consist of dumplings and pastries, which aren't particularly good for the waistline.
The shops here are mainly sports orientated; however there are a smattering of souvenir, craft and the odd fashion boutique. If you do fancy some serious retail therapy and a day away from the slopes, take the 45 minute drive into Salzburg (it's a real must!). For those of you who are self catering, you will be spoilt for choice with the wide variety of food outlets available to you.
Accommodation in Flachau is plentiful and offers a myriad of different apartments, lodges and bed and breakfast venues. If you fancy a hotel, Flachau has a good selection ranging from small and friendly 2 and 3 star establishments right up to grand 5 star lodgings.
Přímý autobus z vlakového nádraží
Přímá kyvadlová doprava z vlakového nádraží
Podrobnosti o lyžařském střediskuVšechny sjezdovky: 111 km
Nejdelší sjezdovka: 6 km
Běžecké tratě: 220 km
Modrá: 26 km
Červená: 74 km
Černá: 11 km