There are 4 major ski areas, which you can enter with one ski pass:
- Altenmarkt / Radstadt / Eben / Filzmoos;
- Zauchensee / Flachauwinkl / Klein-Arl / Flachau / Waigrain / St.Johann / Alpendorf;
- Schladming / Pichl / Rohrmoos / Haus Ennstal;
- Mühlbach / Maria Alm / Dienten / Hinterthal.
The different ski areas are not all directly connected, but the free ski bus that passes every 10 minutes at 100 meters from the chalet takes you to 1 of the 4 ski areas for free!
The slopes have a wide variety of levels, so there is something for every skier. Beautiful blue, red and black runs. In Altenmarkt is a small slope for beginners and (small) children. This is located halfway down the Zauchenseestraße towards Zauchensee.
There is a brand new ski lift in Altenmarkt called Bifang Alm that takes you all the way to the top. At the bottom of the lift is a practice area for the little ones and a beginner's slope with pancake lift.
Click here for an overview of the ski slopes.
Lift pass costs
You can buy your lift pass quickly and easily at the large ticket office above the underground car park in Zauchensee. The cost of this ski pass varies per season; in the early season it is cheaper than in the high season.
In addition, there are discounts for children, youth and the elderly. A family with more than 3 children only has to pay the cost for the oldest 2 children, for children under 6 years you pay nothing!
The current prices of this lift pass can be found at the ticket office.
There are several ski schools, all with Dutch-speaking ski instructors. You can choose ski or snowboard lessons in a class, but there are also possibilities for private lessons.
Skischule Top Alpin Walchhofer
Tel. +43 6452 4016
Skischule Happy Recommended for ski lessons, both with English ski instructors.
Tel. +43 664 340 4049
Kinderskischule is Balla in Zauchensee.
Tel. +43 664 533 1493.
Rental of equipment
You do not have your own ski equipment? No problem.
In Altenmarkt (and its surroundings) are plenty of ski rental companies where you can rent suitable ski boots, lats or a snowboard.
One of the better rental shops is Intersport Schneider or the Intersport branch in Zauchensee.
Intersport Schneider, Wagnergasse 4, Altenmarkt im Pongau
Tel. +43 6452 5479
Intersport Filiale Zauchensee Roßkopf, Zauchensee 18
Tel. +43 6452 30054
To the slopes
The ski areas around Altenmarkt are easily accessible both by car and by the free ski bus. The four largest ski areas are all very close, and the ski area of Altenmarkt is also walkable.
By car you are also so, the ski area of Altenmarkt begins after only 5 minutes drive, the areas of Flachau and Zauchensee are within 20 minutes, the ski areas of Schladming among others at about 25 minutes and the ski areas of Müglbach among others at 35 minutes.
With the bus stop 100 meters from the chalet, it is sometimes even easier to take the ski bus. This runs to all major ski areas and continues until late in the evening.
After the slopes
After a day of wonderful and strenuous skiing or snowboarding, it's time to relax and that's just fine here! There are several bars and cafés where you can go for a beer, a glass of wine or a real Austrian schnapps.
But for the real partygoer, a village like Flachau is highly recommended. Here you can enjoy the many entertainment venues until the late hours. There are excellent public transport connections just as there are more than enough Ubers to get back to the Chalet.
Parking in the outdoor car parks is free of charge. The cost of parking in the indoor/underground garage in Zauchensee is free provided you have a ski day/pass.
Note: Make sure you always have snow chains in your car! If you find it difficult to drive with snow chains during snowfall we recommend using the free ski bus! The first stop is within 100 meters of the Chalet. The ski bus can take you to all ski resorts in the area.