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Part of the Schneewinkel area (170 kilometres of piste including Fieberbrunn and Waidring), the popular resort of St Johann in Tirol is located between the Kitzbüheler Horn and the impressive Wilder Kaiser mountains. The resort has a good après-ski scene and is a great choice for beginners, intermediates and mixed ability groups. With Salzburg Airport one hour away and Innsbruck just a little over one hour, St Johann is an excellent choice for a short ski break or ski weekend. Its location is also ideal for exploring a number of other nearby ski areas: Kitzbühel, Söll, Ellmau are all within 15 minutes and are covered on the larger Kitzbuheler Alpen All-Star pass.
St Johann’s north-facing slopes offer around 65 kilometres of piste locally that are mainly tree-lined, wide, long and great for cruising. Lift passes from three days upwards cover the neighbouring resorts of Fieberbrunn and Waidring (Schneewinkel area – 170 kilometres piste) and Kitzbühel is easily accessible by train or taxi for day trips (The Kitzbuheler Alpen All Star pass covers all areas).
With more mountain restaurants per kilometre of piste than any other Austrian resort, St Johann is definitely a resort for the more social rather than the die-hard skier.
Novices start on the gentle nursery slopes at the foot of the mountain before quickly progressing onto the many blues and easy reds above the resort. Most of the runs make for ideal cruising terrain well-suited to intermediate skiers who will find more than enough mileage here and on the Schneewinkel area to keep them happy.
For good advanced and off-piste opportunities, it is best to head for nearby Fieberbrunn which is covered on the Schneewinkel lift pass or consider a day trip to Kitzbühel just ten minutes away by train or taxi.
St Johann offers a snowboard park and half-pipe and is great for learning.
Bar Max at the bottom of the slopes attracts the bulk of the après-ski crowd and there are plenty of other lively bars in town to explore later on. Nearby Kitzbuhel offers a bigger and better choice of nightlife and is a short taxi ride away. Other activities available include the Recreation Centre with indoor pool, sauna and solarium, massage, gym and tennis courts, a floodlit toboggan run, ice-skating, bowling, excursions to Salzburg, Innsbruck and Kitzbühel, and live music.
There is a great choice of restaurants serving traditional and international cuisine. For larger groups, our Resort Manager will be more than happy to book restaurants prior to your arrival in resort.
The Kitzbuheler Alpen All-Star lift pass brings together 10 ski areas, over 1000 kilometres of piste, 350 lifts and 250 mountain huts. Resorts include Fieberbrunn, St Johann in Tirol, Kitzbuhel, St Johann in Tirol, Ski Welt, Alpbach, Wildschonau, Saalbach and Zell am See-Kaprun.
If you are staying in Fieberbrunn or St Johann and fancy a day trip to Saalbach or Kitzbuhel or indeed further afield, it is well worth the premium of around 15% on the standard Schneewinkel pass.