Filzmoos Ski Resort
The charming little resort of Filzmoos in central Austria is ideal for first timers or those looking to escape the crowds of nearby resorts.
Nestled in a valley just to the northwest of Schladming, the family-friendly resort of Filzmoos may only have 8 lifts, but there's some great slopes for beginner through to intermediate skiers. More advanced skiers will want to head to the bigger resorts in the Ski Amade region, but the Michaela Kirchgasser FIS-approved race course (named after the resort's most famous racer) is a challenge for anyone.
Away from the slopes, the high-altitude Rossbrand cross-country trail is very popular and snowsure, with spectacular views over the Dachstein Glacier and surrounding mountains. Accommodation is fairly limited, but there are some traditional, family-run, Austrian-style hotels to choose from and access from Salzburg Airport is very quick and easy.
Resort website: www.filzmoos.at