About the resort
Salzburg, the fairytale birthplace of Amadeus Mozart, is also the region where Snowslippers is based. At the centre of the Salzburg province is the picturesque holiday town of St Johann im Pongau; this is where the majority of our accommodation is located. St Johann, unlike many purpose built resorts, is a town that dates back thousands of years and this is reflected in its charm.
Access to the majority of the skiing is via the charming rustic hamlet of Alpendorf, less than 2 miles from St Johann. Alpendorf is your gateway to another 28 ski resorts which come under the umbrella of a collective alliance of ski areas called Ski Alliance Amade.
Superb skiing for all levels
Europe's largest skiing and snowboarding network
The Amade Ski Alliance is your ticket to Europe's largest skiing and snowboarding network. The lifts are fast and modern, comprising mainly of four to eight man chairlifts or cable cars. The lifts in Alpendorf alone are able to move over 56,000 people an hour ensuring, even during the busiest of periods, queues are kept to a minimum and are constantly moving.
The area has an internationally renowned World Cup Run, named after local resident and Austrian legend Herman "The Herminator" Maier, who has 51 world cup wins despite smashing his leg on two separate occations. The run, which is part of the annual Women's and Men's World Cup Grand Prix circuit, has a vertical drop of 1.050m from a height of 1.980m. From 2005 the Women's and Men's European World Cup Final will be held in this region at the end of March.
All abilities catered for
There are endless groomed pistes to explore with good sign postage in English and German.
There are specially landscaped areas for beginners ensuring gradient with a slow finish. The resort is investing several million Euros over the coming months to extend the beginners area and to provide new lifts.
On the other hand, there are world cup endurance runs, steep mogul fields, dedicated automated slalom race runs and virgin powder fields that would challenge even the fittest of all skiers. Snowboarders can go crazy in the terrain parks featuring half-pipes, quarter pipes, fun boxes, gap jumps, and rails.
Altitudes of the resort
|St Johann||800 m|
|Highest point in the Three Valleys||2,105 m|
|Highest point in the Ski Amade region||2,700 m|
For snowboarders there is a whole fun park in the resort for showing off your skills and tricks.
Cross country skiing
Want to do something a little less exhilarating but still enjoy the benefits of exercising in the clean fresh mountain air whilst enjoying the spectacular scenery? How about trying cross country skiing? There are over 400 miles of marked track through the beautiful winter landscape for you to choose from.
There are an abundance of mountain restaurants to choose from all offering an array of different foods at reasonable prices.