Flachau - The beginning

2010 – Our first Austrian ski trip was towards Flachau. Getting to the ski resort of Flachau was one of the easiest ever. From the exit of the highway it’s about 2 kilometers to the center. It can’t get easier.


The slopes were great and wide. We found options for everybody his level, which was very important in our beginning years. However, I would recommend Flachau as a last minute decision, when you know there will be snow for the season. As the altitude of the resort is not that high. There were years where they suffered a bit with snow quality due to weather conditions. Luckily the conditions were good in 2010. Over the years I learned to take the altitude of the resort into account. Certainly if you want to book couple of months in front.

There are about 236 km of slopes in Flachau.

  • 100 km blue (easy)
  • 124 km red (medium)
  • 12 km black (experienced)


Back in 2010 we could ski down towards the flying Mozart where you also have the Kuhstall. There we had to take the bus towards Grafenberg to continue our ski journey. In 2013/14 the G-Link Wagrain was built to interconnect the ski areas. This must be a huge improvement. Back then we lost quite some time by going and returning by bus.

Flachauwinkl / Zauchensee

The ski pass also contains access to the area of Flachauwinkl and Zauchensee which you reach by bus. We only went 1 day towards that area and combined the both. However, due to bad weather after lunch we returned before the end of the day. There was more to explore over there.

Hofstadl Apres Ski Temple

The bar was located very close to our hotel and is one of the most known of Flachau. We ended up every day in this bar. There was good atmosphere, good songs and daily a huge party.

Hotel Starjet

Situated on the slopes, the hotel has direct ski-in and ski-out. It’s situated close to the ski lift Starjet 1 and the “Hermann Maier Weltcup skipiste”. The hotel has a very friendly staff, great rooms and good breakfast. When we ever made it back to Flachau, we will try to stay here once more.

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