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Amade Region in AustriaSki and Summer Holidays in Austria's Eastern Alps
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.
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The 5 Ski Areas of Ski Amade
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...
White water rafting
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.
- 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
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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