Skiing holiday in the Salzburger Land - Austria - Ski Amadé
Boundless winter fun in Sankt Johann-Alpendorf.
Right nearby to the Apartment Gern are is the ski-area of Gern-, Sonntags- and Hirschkogel.
The slopes can take you almost back to the doorstep, which is very convenient for our guests.
A variety of ski slopes and an illuminated toboggan run lead down to the resort.
Sankt Johann - Alpendorf is known as the first step into Salzburg "Sports World" in the midst of Austria's largest ski area, the "Ski amadé". Ski amadé puts 5 top skiing regions in Salzburg and Styria onto one card.
A single ski pass is valid for 270 modern lifts, gondolas and chairlifts, more than 860 km of excellent ski pistes in the regions Salzburger Sportwelt, Schladming – Dachstein, Gastein, Hochkönig’s Winterreich and the Großarltal.
You see, the central location of the apartment makes it one of the favourite addresses.
News from the ski area: The Alpendorf gondolas are investing in two new modern chairlifts on the "Gernkogel" for the winter season 2013/14.
The St. Johann-Alpendorf ski resort in Austria offers:
Demanding, long ski runs
Pistes for beginners and experienced skiers and snowboarders alike
Great practice areas
A ski kindergarten for the smallest skiers
The “betterpark” Alpendorf snowboard and freestyle ski park
A timed race track for snowboarders and skiers
Ski Rental and Ski Courses
Several ski schools in Alpendorf offer skiing and snowboarding lessons, as well as entire ski and snowboarding courses for your ski holidays to Austria. Why bring heavy ski gear on a plane when you can rent the latest equipment on location? Once you have visited the stores and hired equipment or booked your lessons, your Austrian ski holidays can begin on the doorstep of apartment Gern!
The Salzburger Mountains are calling!
Book your holiday at apartment Gern.
The cable car - FANTASTIC - new sinds 2013
G-LINK WAGRAIN is a cable car which stretches over the valley between the two ski mountains and connects the middle station of the "Flying Mozart" gondola with the junction between the top station of the Grafenberg Express I and the bottom station of the Grafenberg Express II.
Because of the huge, two kilometre free-hanging span, a cable car system with a carrying cable and a pulling cable is necessary. The future cable car shuttle will have two cabins, each with a capacity of 130 people plus a cabin attendant, with a maximum capacity of 1300 people per hour in each direction.
The bottom station of G-LINK lies at 1233m and the top station on the Grafenberg at 1240m, giving an incredible altitude difference of seven metres to be mastered during the six minute ride. A cable sag of up to 150 metres must be expected with full cabins.
This type of skiing has become more and more popular.
Ascend the mountain by muscle power, enjoy the breathtaking views from the summit and the subsequent skiing down the valley trough pristine slopes is truly a highlight of alpine skiing.
Our ski instructors in Alpendorf will gladly provide you with tips on your tour choice. Of course, you also have the possibility to enjoy this unique experience to the fullest with the assistance of a professional ski instructor (reservation requested)!
Ask for your own safety at the Alpendorf gondola about the snow conditions and avalanche danger.
Cross Country Skiing
Fully enjoy every moment – beginners and advanced.
Anyone who has ever enjoyed cross-country skiing through glittering winter forests and breathed in the clear winter air knows that it is a wonderful thing for your body, mind and soul. Cross country skiing is ideal for endurance and wellness athletes.
Salzburg's cross country skiing trails are more than 2,000 km in total!
St. Johann-Alpendorf offers 3 well prepared cross country skiing trails (classic/skating):
Cross country trail "Plankenau": 6,2 km (medium)
Cross country trail "Alpendorf": 4 km (medium)
Beautifully situated high-altitude cross country trail "Obergassalm" on 1,600 m: 3 km (medium)
Tobogganing in Alpendorf
The winter toboggan runs in Alpendorf are great fun and a unique opportunity for socialising.
In downtown Sankt Johann (3 km from Alpendorf) there is also a lighted toboggan run.
Enjoy a toboggan ride through snow-covered winter forests, stop at a cosy hut and warm yourself up with a glass of mulled wine, traditional and popular as ever.
Winter at the apartment Gern is simply wonderful!
Winter Hiking - Snow Shoe Trekking
Winter hiking in unspoiled nature.
Enjoy and discover untouched snowy landscapes, breathtaking panoramic views, the fresh air and the silence, leaving you with the memories of a wild-romantic winter dream.
There are numerous footpaths which invite you to go on extended walks.
Ski holidays in Austria are varied and full of beautiful experiences in the crystal clear air and the white winter wonderland that Austria becomes in the cold months. Winter walking and winter hiking are two of the most fascinating experiences to be enjoyed during your Austrian ski holidays. Grandiose impressions and overwhelming views provide unforgettable winter holiday moments. Walk through a snow-covered landscape on snowshoes – once tried, you are certain to want to do it again on your next ski holidays in Austria.
In St. Johann-Alpendorf you have access to a whole network of winter walking routes and a walking path network to the other winter resorts of the Salzburg Sportwelt holiday region. Walk across powdery snow on hills and down into valleys.
Enjoy the beautiful huts on the slopes.
Good food and drinks at affordable prices in a fantastic setting.
Oberforstalmhutte, Kreistenalm, Buchau hutte, ...
Many popular meeting points for après-skiing fans after they have spent a great day out on the slopes.
Lots of après-ski fun and cool drinks as well as the best music hits of all times are to be enjoyed here. Let your skiing day end with a well-deserved drink or two!
The tradition of après-ski is almost as old as skiing itself: and Austria, the home of alpine skiing, is of course an ideal place to try both skiing and après-skiing.
A visit to the 'Tenne' is a must during your Austrian ski holidays in Alpendorf! Come by and enjoy – the Tenne-Team are looking forward to meeting you!
Fun, airtime & pures freestyle
Paradise for the freestylers
Freestylers will find everything they need for a perfect day in the park. From the Pro / medium line, jib area to cross track - let's have a fun day!
jumps and fun betterpark alpendorf
Park Length: 675 m
Location: at Panorama Lift II / Hirschkogel web
Park Farm: Wille Kaufmann
daily maintenance by the shapers team led by Per and mini
Easy and Medium / Pro Line
about open from late December to mid-March
The park is closed every Wednesday from 14 clock for inspection work.
Enjoy the winter in a breathtaking alpine setting.
Salzburg offers you a wide range of winter activities such as skiing, ski touring, skating, cross-country skiing, toboggan, romantic carriage rides ...
Relax and stop at an alpine hut or have a loud après-ski party. Enjoy the possibilities the "Salzburger Land" offers!
Sankt Johann in Pongau
Sankt Johann is a traditional town about 60 km from Salzburg and offers plenty of atmosphere and first-class tourist facilities. Thanks to its scenic and accessible location amid the Salzburger Land region, Sankt Johann makes an ideal base for walking and hiking tours as well as excursions of all kinds.
Alpendorf, located about 3 km from the center of Sankt Johann, is a peaceful holiday oasis. Alpendorf not only offers a great choice of sports facilities but also supervised entertainment and activity programs for kids. In winter Alpendorf serves as gateway to the Salzburger Sportwelt, a superb skiing area amid famous Ski amadé.
... things to know about Sankt Johann-Alpendorf
The Alpendorf gondola - to get into Austria's largest skiing area - "Ski amadé"
Modern gondolas and chairlifts ensure skiing pleasure in the "Salzburg Sports World" or in the 3 valleys ski area
Reliable snow conditions because of the snow-making-machines
"betterpark Alpendorf" - snowpark in slopestyle with spectacular downrails and ski-jumps
Cross country skiing
Ski- and snowboard schools
Lighted sledging paths
Ski- and toboggan rental
Figure ice skating rink at the center (opened from mid-November until mid-February)
Tennis- and squash hall
Free ski bus shuttle
Après Ski, discos, bars