Hotel Fichtenhof

Hotel Fichtenhof is located in the small but atmospheric ski village of Grossarl. This hotel is authentically Austrian, with a cosy bar and an excellent communal lounge. There is also a heated indoor pool, where you can relax after a day out in the open air. All rooms of the hotel are equipped with a desk and a private bathroom. In the morning you can enjoy a continental breakfast at Genusshotel Fichtenhof, and in the evening you will have your pick of delicious menu items.
  • Enjoy the pool
  • Delicious food
  • Fantastic location
  • Shuttle service

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Board basis

Halfboard

Location and surroundings

Großarl

Großarl is a popular winter sports village with an old-fashioned, cosy, and typically Austrian atmosphere. There are also many facilities available for children, and no long queues for the ski lifts. A car is also not a must in Großarl: all shops, restaurants, etc. are within walking distance, as is the ski lift. The fashionable and bustling Gastein Valley also lies on the other side of the pistes, and is reachable by lift and ski.

Small-scale

The special thing about Großarl, which is located in its own valley, is that its accommodations try to blend harmoniously into the natural environment. Most accommodations are therefore small-scale, which emphasizes the cosy character of the village even more. So, you’ll find no high-rise apartment buildings here, but plenty of atmospheric and characterful hotels, with stunning views of the breath-taking nature.

Großarl

  • Charming, authentically Austrian village
  • Stunning scenery
  • Easily explored without a car

Ski Amadé

The massive ski region of Ski Amadé is ideal for ski holidays and consists of five different areas: Salzburger Sportwelt, Hochkönig Winterreich, Schladming-Dachstein, Gastein and Grossartal. Together, they account for around 270 lifts and 860km of perfectly prepared runs. These ski areas are among the best in the world. The world champions are held here regularly, meaning if it’s good enough for the professionals then skiing in Ski Amadé is good enough for everyone.

Ski holidays in the Ski Amadé region benefit from long seasons and the Dachstein Glacier makes the Schadming-Dachstein ski area relatively snow-sure meaning you can usually ski until late April. If, for any reason, there should be less snow than expected, don’t fret, the snow canons will cover up to 88% of the slopes with beautiful white-powder snow making skiing in Ski Amadé possible in any weather condition.

One thing that makes skiing in Ski Amadé special, is the ability to stay connected and share live updates to your social media friends and followers. There are around 300 WiFi hotspots located in the valley, the mountain stations, the huts and the restaurants on the slopes. The WiFi hotspots are also great for planning your ski route for the day. With the Ski Amadé ski pass you can ski in all five areas and use the public transport system to get from one area to another.

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Skiing in Salzburg Sports World | Skiing in Ski Amadé

The ski resorts of Flachau, Wagrain, St. Johann im Pongau, Radstadt, Altenmarkt-Zauchensee, Kleinarl, Eben and Filzmoos together, from the Salzburger Sportwelt. There is approximately 350km of runs and over 90 ski lifts which makes skiing in Ski Amadé varied and accessible. If you are an avid skier, then this is the perfect destination for you as there is so much to be discovered in this beautiful area.

The variety of the pistes ensure that beginners and intermediate skiers can enjoy the entire ski area when skiing in Ski Amadé. Although, there are also a number of challenging black runs, particularly Zauchensee, which is accessible via Flachauwinkl.

Please note that the ski resort of Filzmoos is not directly connected to the other ski areas.

Skiing in Hochkönig Witerreich | Skiing in Ski Amadé

This hospitable and quaint ski area at the foot of the Hochkönig is a dream for skiers, snowboarders, cross-country skiers, hikers and families with children. In short, skiing in Ski Amadé’s Hochkönig Witerreich is ideal for everyone.

From the picturesque villages Mühlbach and Maria Alm you can enjoy a beautiful day on the snowy slopes. Snow canons make sure that both resorts are snow-sure and the gondola from Maria Alm brings you directly to the 2000m high Aberg top; the starting point for some of the most spectacular runs in Ski Amadé.

Hochkönig Witerreich offers lots of variety. There is approximately 150km of runs and 31 ski lifts and Maria Alm and Mühlbach are connected by a ski bus. For cross-country skiers, there is approximately 47km of trails to explore with the longest trail being 12km located in Maria Alm. The trail is also lit during the evening offering stunning views.

Skiing in Schladming-Dachstein | Skiing in Ski Amadé

This world-famous ski area hosts an annual night-slalom, which attracts many skiers and snowboarders not only from the region but from across Europe. The area features nine mountains, with three of them reaching over 2000m in height and four of them are interconnected by several ski lifts and gondolas. The four mountains that are interconnected are Hauser Kaibling, Planai, Hochwurzen and Reiteralm, making the area perfect for day trips and tours. If you wish to have a quieter day away from the slopes, the villages of Haus im Ennstal, Mandling, Pichl, Rohmoos bei Schladming and Schladming are all picturesque and welcoming.

Schladming-Dachstein has lots to offer for advanced skiers. For example, the Planai has very steep and fast slopes and the Reiteralm has, among other things, a black mogul field.  For those who are very competitive, you can even have your speed measured for free whilst descending the run. You’ll be able to post your action shot online and show your skills off to your friends and family back at home.

Location and surroundings

Practical information

Capital:

The capital is Vienna.

Language:

The official language is German but English is widely spoken as well.

Time:

There is one hour time difference with the UK (GMT+1).

Money:

The official currency is the Euro.

Tipping:

It is customary in Austria to tip between 5% and 10% in bars and restaurants.

Food & Drink:

Austria is known for its Vienna Schnitzels and Glühwein. Tap water is safe for drinking.

Opening times shops:

Shops are usually open from Monday until Friday from 09.00 AM to 18.00 PM (some shops close during the afternoon). Most shops are closed on Sunday.

Travelling by car:

Snow chains are obligatory in the Alps. You need a toll permit for the motorways in Austria. You can buy the permit at the AA in the UK or in Austria at the major border crossings. The European Commission advises you to wear a safety reflector jacket in the event of a break down or accident. This vest can be purchased from the AA in the UK as well.

Voltage:

The voltage is 230 volt.

Mobile telephone:

UK mobile phones work in Austria as well.

Travel documents:

You need to be in the possession of a valid passport to travel to Austria.

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Flight information

In the booking steps it is possible to book a transfer. If you book a transfer via Sunweb, it will be a shared transfer to and from the resort.

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Lift pass, lessons and ski/board hire

A Ski Amadé ski pass is included in the tour price.

You can see the surcharges and discounts for extending your ski pass or no ski pass in step 1 (preferences) of the booking process. If a child or senior discount applies, this will be shown in step 2 (price overview). Would you like to know which ski pass is included in your travel time? View our FAQ here .

Discounts 2023/2024:

Ski passes for children born after 01/01/2018 are free. Children born between 01/01/2005 and 31/12/2017 will receive a discount on their ski pass. These discounts can be found in the calculation of your travel sum. Identification is required when collecting the ski pass.

Any surcharges and discounts are only valid upon booking. Other rates are applied locally. It is not possible to redeem your ski pass on another day onsite. An extension of your ski pass can often be booked as an extra; you will find the price for this further in the booking process. A discount for “no ski pass” can also be found during the booking process.

Discounts 2024/2025:

Ski passes for children born after 01/01/2019 are free. Children born between 01/01/2006 and 31/12/2018 will receive a discount on their ski pass. These discounts can be found in the calculation of your travel sum. Identification is required when collecting the ski pass.

Any surcharges and discounts are only valid upon booking. Other rates are applied locally. It is not possible to redeem your ski pass on another day onsite. An extension of your ski pass can often be booked as an extra; you will find the price for this further in the booking process. A discount for “no ski pass” can also be found during the booking process.

You cannot book ski equipment in advance. You can arrange this yourself onsite.

You cannot book lessons in advance. You can arrange this yourself onsite.

Typical prices:
Ski lessons for adults:

5 days of 2 hours of lessons per day:    approximately €180,-*

Ski lessons for children:

6 days of 4 hours of lessons per day:    approximately €210,-*

Snowboard lessons for adults:

5 days of 2 hours of lessons per day:    approximately €180,-*

*Prices are a guideline and are subject to change.

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