Ski Amade Skiing HolidaysSkiing & Snowboarding in Ski Amade

Amade Region in AustriaSki and Summer Holidays in Austria's Eastern Alps

Overview

Ski Holidays in Amade - named after Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the Amade region in the Eastern Alps is a network of 25 villages with 760km of pistes. Together, they form the second largest ski area in Europe after the Dolomiti Superski area in Italy.

Salzburg is the main city and gateway to the Amade region with transfers to most ski resorts taking around 40 minutes.

Where is the Amade region

Ski Amade sits in the Eastern Alps starting at Salzburg and stretches up to Styria. It includes the mountain ranges of Steinernes Meer, Hochkonig, Dachstein and Tauernkamm which are much colder than their western counterparts being closer to the Siberian winds. So even though the mountains are not as high as the 4000m plus peaks in the French and Swiss Alps, the snow conditions are usually excellent.

Mountain Facts

chalets for rent 25 ski resorts
highest ski lift 2914 m
number of kilometers of slopes 760 kms
number of ski lifts 270
number of green slpoes
number of intermediate skier slopes 189
number of good intermediate skier slopes 192
number of slopes for advanced skiers 42
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The 5 Ski Areas of Ski Amade

Summer adventures

The amade region is just as busy during the summer as the ski season with so much to see and do for all the family. As well as summer skiing on the glacier, other popular adventures include...

Hiking

Mountain biking

Via Ferrata

White water rafting

Paragliding

Golf

Summer Skiing on the Dachstein Glacier


The Dachstein, at 2700m, is one of the most visited destinations in Styria whether for skiing and snowboarding in the winter or for nature enthusiasts, skiers and hikers during the warm summers.

Depending upon the snow conditions, there are typically 4 pistes open on the glacier for summer skiing and 5km of cross-country trails plus a snow-park where you often see the professionals training.

Highlights

  • On the glacier, there is the Sky Walk where you walk out on a glass floor over the Hunerkogel rock face that drops down 250
  • There is also the suspension bridge 400m above the Dachstein massif giving spectacular views of the surrounding peaks
  • Explore the Ice Palace deep inside the glacier
summer skiing dachstein glacier

Our view on Amade holidays

The Amade region is known for being one of the best areas in the Eastern Alps for family ski holidays. With welcoming villages, stunning scenery and home to one of Austria's main glacier resorts - Dachstein - the area certainly earns it's reputation as being a fun place anytime of year.


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