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At a glance
St Johann in Tirol, Austria
“Great all-rounder, great base, great value”
St Johann in Tirol is located between the Kitzbüheler Horn and the impressive Wilder Kaiser mountains in the heart of the Kitzbuheler Alps region. The ski area is ideal for beginners and intermediates and this traditional resort town is perfectly placed for exploring the nearby resorts of Kitzbühel, Ski Welt and the Ski Circus.
The pretty, pedestrianised resort centre has lots to offer with plenty of places to eat, drink and relax and, with Salzburg and Innsbruck around one hour’s transfer away, St Johann is an excellent choice for a short ski break or ski weekend.
On the Mountain
The St. Johann in Tirol ski area is owned and managed by the Scandinavian company SkiStar who have made significant recent investments in new lifts (Eichenhof Gondola opened December 2017) and increased snow-making facilities.
With its north-facing slopes, a snowline lower than further west in the Alps and a good natural snow record, you can expect good snow conditions locally from December to the middle of March.
The local ski area has just under 50 kilometres of piste and 17 lifts accessing mainly wide-open, tree-lined blues and reds to the valley floor and St Johann is definitely one for the recreational than die-hard skier boasting wonderful, rustic mountain huts and alpine vistas.
For more piste mileage, upgrade to the 3-Laender Freizeit Arena pass (previously Schneewinkel, 170 km piste) which includes the Steinplatte at Waidring plus other resorts or purchase the Super Ski Card (2,750 km) which includes all the resorts in the Kitzbüheler Alps, Ski Circus Saalbach-Hinterglemm-Leogang-Fieberbrunn, Zell am See-Kaprun plus more. Free ski buses connect with Waidring and Kitzbühel is just 12 minutes on the train.
Off the Mountain
St. Johann in Tirol is a classic, Tyrolean market town with a year-round, friendly atmosphere based around much more than just tourism. The centre has a cobbled square, ornate buildings and a wide selection of shops, restaurants, bars and cafes.
Max’s Pub at the foot of the slopes attracts the bulk of the après-ski crowd and there are plenty of other bars in town to explore later in the evening. Nearby Kitzbühel offers a bigger and better choice of nightlife and is just a short 15 minute taxi ride away.
Eating out is excellent value with a wide choice of restaurants serving traditional and international fare. For larger groups, our Resort Manager can book restaurants on your behalf.
Other activities available include the Recreation Centre with indoor pool, sauna and solarium, massage, gym and tennis courts, a floodlit toboggan run, ice-skating and hot air ballooning.
Insider Guide :: Resort Highlights
- Lap up the atmosphere in St Johann’s highest, rustic mountain hut – the Harschbichlalm
- Sample the selection of local Huber Brau beers at the local ‘skyscraper’ brewery.
- Explore the other resorts in the 3-Laender Freizeit Arena
- Enjoy traditional, Tyrolean hospitality at the rustic Grander Schupf (top of the Eichenhof lift)
- Drink in the views of the mighty Wilder Kaiser mountains
- Still need more piste mileage? Check out the Super Ski Card (2,750 km piste!)
- Take to the skies with a Hot Air balloon trip.