Chalet Olympic is perfectly placed within the Ski Amade region, a network of ski areas and towns that combined, make up the largest ski area in Europe. The resorts are made up of 28 villages in five principal regions that make up the alliance. The five regions are: Salzburger Sportwelt, Dachstein Tauern, Gastein, High King Mountain Ski Area and Grossarl Valley. Being in the Eastern Alps, Ski Amade is thus colder than the Western Alps. The region has a good record of snowfall during the winter months. There are 860 km of downhill slopes and 278 modern ski lifts, with all the resorts linked by bus, or easy drive.
Filzmoos is part of the Salzburger Sportwelt, and Chalet Olympic is just 100m from the Geierberglift drag lift, that is part of the system that links Neuberg to Filzmoos itself. We tend to spend a day skiing in Filzmoos, which has 6 main lifts either side of the valley, with 15 or so runs. Our days almost always end up with Apres Ski in the Happy Filzmoos, our favourite watering hole! There are at least 12 resorts within a 20 minute drive of the house, amongst our favourites are Wagrain, Flachauwinkel, Zauchansee and Schladming. Please don’t just take our word for it – Ski Amade is perfect for getting out and exploring, with ski runs to suite all abilities. For the more adventurous there is ample opportunity to get off-piste, and for advanced skiers, knowledgeable and well trained local guides are available through Sport Stefan, who we recommend for all our equipment hire.
There are also a number of local ski schools that we are happy to recommend.
The Ski Amade region also boasts an amazing 700km of marked cross country Nordic skiing routes. We can put you in touch with local snow-shoeing guides for a more leisurely view of the beautiful mountain scenery, if preferred.
Tobogan runs are also available at Wagrain and Schladming for the fearless!
The resorts of Schladming/Planai, Reiteralm, Flachau and Zauchensee all have runs which are used for the annual Alpine Skiing World Cup circuit, with our favorite being the night-time floodlit men’s slalom event in Schladming. This is one of Austria’s biggest sporting events, with 50,000 people cramming into the town for the event. The atmosphere is absolutely mental – Make sure you arrive early to get any sort of view !