At only 700 m above sea level in the heart of the Kitzbüheler alps you will find the charming Austrian town of St. Johann in Tirol. Among the 119 austria ski resorts in Austrian Tyrol, the town is preferred as a family destination of comfort and ease for a great and relaxing winter holiday. With population of about 8 000, which is more than the lodging base for tourists, St. Johann in Tyrol will welcome you in its ongoing life to become part of everyday Tyrolean habits and entertainment.
The town is part of the Schneewinkel pass in the Tyrolean Alps, which gives direct access to 170 km of skiing runs. Despite of its considerably small altitude, skiable slopes in St. Johann in Tirol are facing north thus guaranteeing great amount of snow from December to April. The longer skiing season attracts many tourists from neighbour resorts, especially in early spring and in weekends. St. Johann in Tirol is perfect mainly for beginners and lower intermediates. 60 km of downhill runs offer novice skiers the best area to initiate and practice. The resort has really taken care of assuring the best conditions for learning and improving – excellent skiing schools with most competent instructors and variety of easy and medium terrains. Families will be pleased to have their children’s first skiing lessons here. The resort also has one halfpipe to please all snowboard fans. Though it is true that expert skiers and snowboarders could not be really tempted by St. Johann in Tirol’s runs, they can take advantage of the town’s cosy and relaxing atmosphere and try the challenging pistes of Kitzbuehel, which is only 10 minutes away. Besides, a modern free ski bys connects the town with the closest skiing resort of Fieberbrunn and Waidring-Steinplatte giving direct access to 168 km of skiable slopes of great variety and opportunities for advanced skiers and boarders.
Cross country skiers will prefer this destination for many reasons. 275 km of beautiful mountain trails and great opportunities to practice and improve! St. Johann in Tirol hosts the annual cross country skiing competition “Koasalauf” with more than 2000 participants taking part in it.
Besides the many opportunities for initiation and practicing your favourite winter sport, St. Johann in Tirol offers you all the advantages and facilities of a resort town. It has a railway station so access is really easy. A lot of nice restaurants, bars and cafes, some of the best zell am see hotels will make you immerse in town’s everyday life – traditions, people, habits and famous Tyrolean hospitality. It gives you, at the same time, the comfort and relax of a small town with unique atmosphere.
Looking for the perfect family vacation, or being an eager amateur skier, this is your perfect winter destination. In fact, many professionals love it for its “civilized” and calm atmosphere combined with the traditional Tyrolean charm and alpine beautiful scenery.