Winter holiday in the middle of a magical winter wonderland – staying near the bottom station in Alpendorf

Ski holiday in Snow Space Salzburg

From Hotel AlpenSchlössl it is only a two minute walk to the access point up into the expansive ski region of "Snow Space Salzburg", the winner of the Skiresort.de 2019 award. 120 connected slope kilometres and 45 modern cable railway facilities connect Sankt Johann - Alpendorf, Wagrain and Flachau and there is a 100% snow guarantee. The whole Ski amadé has 760 slope kilometres and more than 270 lifts, cable cars and cable railways on offer for your maximum enjoyment. Whether you ski for fun or are a sporty carver, whether a pensioner or a child – everyone can find their perfectly prepared slope in Ski amadé.

Make use of our practical AlpenSchlössl lift pass service! You receive your personal ski pass (longer than 2 days), directly from us at the reception – and you can therefore get straight on the slopes without having to queue!
Ski holiday in Austria

Ski Schools and Ski Rental

Three professional and child friendly ski and snowboard schools teach you to ski, whilst having fun at the same time and giving the more advanced skiers tips on how the improve their technique. Your AlpenSchlössl host Hansi is also an experienced ski instructor and will be happy to advise beginners and advanced skiers. He will be happy to put together your own personal ski course package or to give you tips on the best runs and the quaintest huts in the region. And the best thing about this is – when booking through us, you get a preferential price at the Ski School Wolfgang Pfeiffhofer - Individual Coaching and at the Alpendorf Ski School.
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Snow guarantee in Snow Space Salzburg
The ski region of Snow Space Salzburg is considered to have guaranteed snow. In addition, performance strong snow canons ensure that there are perfect snow conditions right up until spring. Enjoy the impressive scenery of snow-covered trees and peaks during one of the lift rides, on one of the 270 modern lift facilities. Ski amadé always makes an effort to meet your high standards and therefore 90% (684 slope kilometres) have snow canons and therefore are in top condition for you all the time.
Großansicht öffnenReady for the ski ride
Großansicht öffnenPerfect ski day
Großansicht öffnenSkiing holiday in Snow Space Salzburg
Großansicht öffnenSkiing holiday in Snow Space Salzburg
Großansicht öffnenSki area Gernkogel
Großansicht öffnenDescend with the lift
Großansicht öffnenScenic view
Großansicht öffnenSkiing holidays in Snow Space Salzburg
Großansicht öffnenSki hut
Großansicht öffnenExcellent slopes in Snow Space Salzburg
Großansicht öffnenSnowboard park
Großansicht öffnenWonderful winter landscape
Großansicht öffnenSun skiing
Großansicht öffnenHaving fun in the ski holidays
Snow shoe hike

Winter and Snowshoe Hiking

Winter hiking is one of the fascinating winter sport arts. It is the epitome of romanticism, unforgettable moments and unique views. Do not forget to breathe in our clean mountain air, as then you really feel blessed with happiness. For those who have been snowshoe walking through the solitary snowy landscape, can still hear the fresh snow crunching under their feet when they close their eyes. The winter hiking routes take you through untouched snow, through the mountains and the valley. We will be happy to help you to plan your route!
Cross-country skiing

Cross-country skiing is the ideal sport at any age and fitness level, it is especially suitable for endurance! The beautiful woods in our region, which look like they have been sprinkled with sugar in the deep winter, give you the feeling that you are in a fairy tale.

Along the total of the 714km expansion of cross-country skiing trails in Ski amadé, you have the perfect opportunity to keep fit and explore the wonderful winter landscape at the same time.

In St.Johann – Alpendorf, there are three of the best prepared cross-country skiing tracks (classic/skating) available to use:
  • Loipe Plankenau - partially near the Salzach – 6,2 km (intermediate)
  • Loipe Alpendorf - in Oberalpendorf - 4 km long (intermediate)
  • Höhenloipe Obergassalm - auf 1.600 m Seehöhe - 3 km long (intermediate)

Tobogganing and Ice Skating

Tobogganing is special, whether you go alone, with friends of with your family. Hire a toboggan and off you go down the mountain. Whether young or old, tobogganing is great fun.

Natural toboggan run Alpendorf, approx. 1,5km long, partially lit, free from cars.
Start: Hotel Alpendorf or Alpenhof Stadl (950m)
Destination: Oberforsthof alm in Alpendorf (850m).

Natural toboggan run Hahnbaum, approx. 3,5km long, partially lit, free from cars.
Start: Hahnbaumalm (1,00m)
Destination: Centre of St.Johann (650m). The Hahnbaum double chairlift is an easy way to get up the mountain. You can take the lift up until 4pm. Afterwards you can take a taxi (single fare for 8 people approx. €35,00, varies according to the taxi metre).

In the centre of St.Johann there is an artificial ice skating rink. There, you can rent some ice-skating shoes. This is open from mid-November to mid-February, from 1.30pm to 4pm and Saturdays also from 7pm to 9pm. Every Saturday there is an ice disco event!
Let yourself be taken off into a fairy tale, as the romantic horse drawn sleigh ride is simply part of a perfect winter holiday. During your ride, you can enjoy the marvellous scenery. Look at a sea of snow crystals, whereby each individual one reminds you of a flawless diamond. Forget space and time and float away from grey everyday life. We will be happy to organise a horse drawn sleigh ride for you.

Horse drawn sleigh ride

Let yourself be taken off into a fairy tale, as the romantic horse drawn sleigh ride is simply part of a perfect winter holiday. During your ride, you can enjoy the marvellous scenery. Look at a sea of snow crystals, whereby each individual one reminds you of a flawless diamond. Forget space and time and float away from grey everyday life.

We will be happy to organise a horse drawn sleigh ride for you.
Touring ski

There is nothing nicer then to pack your touring skis and to get underway. Just the thought of conquering a mountain with your own strength, without any help is a feeling of freedom in itself. Once you have got to the top, you can have a break at one of the huts and enjoy the view of the valley below. Afterwards, you can ski down the mountain and know that you achieved everything with willpower alone.

Choose between numerous tours of various difficulty levels. We will be happy to help you.

Advent, Christmas and New Year

Experience the impressive Advent time with us in our beautifully decorated Hotel AlpenSchlössl or on one of the many Advent and Christmas markets throughout the region. In the “Christmas tree town“ of St.Johann, you will find magnificently lit Christmas trees from the 1st Advent weekend, which do not only decorate the public places but also numerous shop windows in St.Johann and Alpendorf.

Light Advent in St.Johann
The town park of St.Johann is turned into a cosy Advent village with 30 wooden huts. Besides the specially lit installations and Christmassy building lightings, regionality is a main focus point of the Advent of light. Look in awe at the handicrafts or the local exhibitors and enjoy the culinary specialities from the region. There are many special attractions for children at the Advent of light: A goblin room with tales told by a storyteller, a baking room, post from the angles, a children’s snow mountain, horse-drawn sleigh rides etc.

The "Salzburger Bergadvent" is also worth a visit, in the neighbouring district of Großarltal, which is only a 15 minute drive away from Hotel AlpenSchlössl, where you can experience a farmer’s local Advent idyll.
Church in St. Johann im Pongau
The host Family Viehhauser offer their guests in AlpenSchlössl a weekly Advent programme:
  • Reflective warm-up to Christmas time with tea, coffee, punch, mulled wine, chestnuts and Christmas biscuits
  • Asmospheric visit to the Christmas market in the festival city of Salzburg
  • Winter hike or horse-drawn sleigh ride to the Oberhofalm

The AlpenSchlössl looks extra special during Advent time, as it is lovingly decorated and has a wonderful warmth and cosiness. In the afternoon of the 24th of December, we begin in accordance with old Salzburger tradition, the festival of mulled wine, punch, Kletzenbrot bread and homemade biscuits. In the evening we greet our guests with a sparkling wine reception and spoil them with an exclusively Christmassy gourmet set meal. Finally, Santa brings some presents for the adults and the children. Many of our guests end Christmas Eve at midnight mass in the Pongauer cathedral.

The last day of the year is started with a gala dinner of a very special kind – let yourself be surprised. With music, dancing, a good atmosphere and incredible fireworks, we welcome in the New Year.
Skiers massage

Skiing and spa package - the best thing would be to book it now along with everything else!

  • Glacier facial treatment 25 mins with cleansing, massage and face mask
  • Skiers massage 25 mins
  • Cream bath in the softpack

For a beneficial price of € 79,00



Accompany us on a wonderful journey......take part in the weekly programme with Family Viehhauser!

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