Flachau Ski Resort
Lying an hour to the south of Salzburg, Flachau is a great, convenient resort for keen piste skiers looking for a short transfer from the airport.
After linking to in 2013/14 to neighbouring Wagrain, a network of 120km of linked pistes was formed to make the Flachau ski area one of the biggest in the Ski Amade Region. Most of the local slopes are suited to intermediates and are marked as red on the piste map, but there are some bigger challenges towards Alpendorf and off the Topliner chairlift – the highest in the region. Speaking of lifts, the lift system is extremely impressive, with a fleet of fast 6-seater and 8-seater chairlifts littering the piste map.
There are four choices when looking to base yourself at the foot of the Flachau slopes. For the liveliest holiday, best choice of restaurants and most variety of accommodation, stay in Flachau itself at the foot of the Starjet chair. A little outside of the main village, there are options at th efoot of both the Achterjet and Spacejet lifts, whilst the village of Flachauwinkl (with its own linked ski area with neighbouring Zauchensee) is another option further up the valley.
Resort website: www.flachau.com