Ski Amade in Austria is probably the biggest conglomeration of ski resorts you could find anywhere. It comprises not only five skiing regions but also five independent vacation regions with twenty-eight resorts. A new Ski Alliance Amade lift ticket covers the wide range of nearby resorts which gives a skier a fantastic range of choices.
Ski Amade covers a mind boggling 860 km of downhill slopes and 278 modern lift systems. The resorts are linked either by ski lifts or by free shuttle buses covering the journeys in less than twenty minutes each. The area keeps expanding every year but the main regions are Salzburger Sportwelt, Dachstein Tauern, Gastein, Hochkoenigs Winterreich and the Grossarl Valley.
It is obvious that with such a wide choice there is a right piste for every skier in Ski Amade. Each has its individual characteristic but ultimately there is a degree of similarity between the resorts. The resorts boast of gently sweeping downhill runs for beginners and young families. There are FIS slopes for more experienced skiers and plenty of slopes with deep snow and ski-touring routes for nature-loving adventurers and off-piste skiers. Night skiing on floodlit trails of Flachau and Schladming are available for those who cannot get enough of skiing during the day.
The region Dachstein-Tauern brings together everything that an alpine winter has to offer in the picturesque landscape between the Schladminger Tauern and the impressive limestone reef of the Dachstein. The region comprises of nine very individualistic villages. Many resorts are unchanged over the years and offer an old world ambience with picture postcard landscapes and powdery slopes. Enjoy a relaxed ski vacation of your dreams in Hochkonigs Winterreich.
The Grossarl Valley is filled with sunshine and offers accommodation in its inviting mountain huts. The pristine countryside offers undiluted skiing pleasure. The Hohe Tauern National Park offers skiing and snowboarding on 200 km of pistes in this pristine haven.
The Ski Amade resorts offer every imaginable type of après-ski from clubbing to family outings and wellness spas. The warm waters at the spas of Gastein are excellent for relaxation. Salzburger Sportwelt offers skiing and carving as well as night skiing. There is a 1.5 km long floodlit ski piste at the Achter Jet in Flachau.