Flachau-Wagrain-Alpendorf is the largest of the Salzburgerland Sportwelt ski areas
Wagrain resort guide - a general overview
The interlinked Austrian resorts of Flachau, Wagrain and Alpendorf belong to the wider Salzburger Sportwelt area and together form the largest of the five ski regions making up the total Ski amadé (with a total of 760km of slopes).
In 2013 the G Link modern gondola was opened and this dramatically increased the inter-linked ski area. The ski area was further enhanced with the Panorama Link lift which fully joined the two sides of the ski system with Alpendorf to the west and Flachau/Zauchensee to the east.
There is approximately 100km of blue runs, 170km of reds and nearly 40km of black/expert ski slopes. There is also an extensive network of langlauf (cross country) trails in the main valleys.
The après ski scene in Wagrain occurs immediately after skiing but this is mainly a family winter and ski resort so although there are bars there is no thumping nightlife to speak of. Flachau, which is a neighbouring resort, offers a more lively après ski and nightlife scene if that is what you are after.
740m - 1,980m
Level of skiing
- Snow sure
- Ski area
- Charm factor
- Resort layout
- Fine dining
- Short transfer
- Resort value
- 2hrs 45mins
Pros and Cons
- Very good value skiing in Austria - suitable for all standards
- Interesting & large ski area - three interlinked resort towns spanning 5 separate valleys
- Families looking for a quiet and pretty ski resort
- The local ski area is quite large (over 200km of slopes) and interlinks with modern lifts
- The lowish altitude of base resorts means early and late season skiing is not advised
- Some of the linking lifts are short which adds to the time spent on lifts in general