There are a million reasons to visit the region of Salzburg in Austria for your ski holidays. Be it a love for classical music (Salzburg was the hometown of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart himself), or an intense love for Julie Andrews, or simply a desire to experience some of the most beautiful scenery that Europe has to offer, you’ll struggle to find a more appealing ski holiday destination than Salzburg.
Easily accessible by the Salzburg airport, the region of Salzburg in Austria is ideally located to get to some of the most popular ski resorts in the Austrian Alps. Within just over an hour’s drive you can get to Kaprun, Zell am See, Badgastein and Bad Hofgastein. The region is known for its rolling tree-lined valleys, lakes and beautiful architecture.
A heaven for winter sport enthusiasts, the slopes in the Gastein and Glemmtal Valleys and around the Kitzsteinhorn glacier are some of the best you can find in Austria. With 200km of Groomed pistes in the Gastein region alone, you will be spoilt for choice for diverse terrain to tackle on your skis.
Enjoy the Austrian ambience whereby you can enjoy authentic ski chalets and architecture, ideal weather with blue skies and fresh mountain air. Typical gastronomy of Salzburg includes mulled wine, schnapps, schnitzel, beef broth, smoked meats and cheeses. The après ski culture in this part of Austria is truly diverse, where you can choose to go all-out and party well into the night, or simply enjoy a some good food and a few cozy drinks together as a family. It’s up to you!
Some of the iconic landmarks include the 11th Century Fortress Hohensalzburg which towers at the top of the Festungsberg hill. One of the largest medieval castles in Europe, it puts a stamp the landscape and overlooks the charming town below. Within its sights, on the lowland area of the UNESCO World Heritage Site town, is the Mirabell Palace and its stunning gardens. Featuring in Robert Wise’s iconic movie The Sound of Music, the Mirabell Palace was built in 1606 and has a long history as a music hall.
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