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St Johann in Tirol

St Johann in Tirol Ski Resort Guide

St Johann in Tirol, Austria

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Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers, Intermediates, Beginners, Snowboarders and Snowfall!
Total Piste Length43km
Highest Lift1,604m
Resort Height659m
 Nearest AirportsSalzburg and Innsbruck Airport
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St Johann in Tirol

Popular and picturesque resort and bustling market town with lots to do for non-skiers and skiers alike. Located between the Kitzbüheler Horn and the Wilder Kaiser Mountains with a web of well prepared trails separated by acres of powder snow.

Summary

The Austrian ski resort of St Johann in Tirol is in the Austrian Alps at an altitude of 659m, with 43km of marked runs.

St Johann in Tirol has direct access to 43km of downhill skiing, with 19 marked pistes, served by a total of 17 ski lifts.

St Johann in Tirol comprises the villages of Oberndorf.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in St Johann in Tirol?

The next notable snow forecast is 4cm, expected on 5 December, with around 16cm forecast over the next 7 days.

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Ski Area Stats

St Johann in Tirol Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 1 4km
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
1024km
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
1016km
Downhill
Total Length
43km
Cross Country
Total Length
250km
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
17

Altitudes

St Johann in Tirol Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift1,604m
Lowest Piste659m
Resort Altitude (St Johann in Tirol)659m
Max Vertical945m

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St Johann in Tirol Overview

St Johann is 10km (six miles) from Kitzbühel and part of both the giant SuperSkiCard Ski Pass which covers 2.750km (1708 miles) of trails in more than 77 resorts, and the smaller local 3-Länder Freizeit-Arena Pass, which covers half a dozen neighbouring resorts.

The local skiing includes 43km (26 miles) of well-groomed pistes. The vertical of around 1000 metres is impressive but the village height and top lift are not high by modern standards. However the north and north west facing slopes have a good record for holding snow - the reason skiing grew up here in the first place, and the resort has invested in a snow making system which covers 90% of the trails.

 Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in St Johann in Tirol is 7km long and the most difficult run is the 'Sauregg 7A'.

Skiing

St Johann's skiing can be accessed from four different points, but all are on the outskirts of the town so unless you happen to stay in accommodation nearby, you're likely to have to face a walk or need to take the ski bus in the morning.

One option is from Eichenhof, accessing the ski area with the new cable car or a 6-seater chairlift, with broad red-graded slopes ideal for carving.

Two more options are available near the center of St. Johann in Tirol, with Harschbichl cable cars or Hochfeld chair lifts that carry skiers quickly to the highest point at 1,604m altitude. You can choose between red and blue slopes. A fun slope is located at the Hochfeld ski lifts with steep curves and wave tracks.

The fourth possibility is the Bauernalm gondola at Oberndorf. Here you will find the steepest slopes and a mix of black, red and blue slopes leading down to Oberndorf.

Beginners will find wide open and well prepared nursery slopes at the base of the mountain with more runs to progress to all over the ski area. Intermediates will probably enjoy St Johann the most with interesting and varied terrain at their standard here and at many of the neighbouring resorts on one of the multi-area passes available. From the top of the ski lifts at Harschbichl there's a good choice of 4 - 5km (3 mile) reds and blues back down to the village.

The one black Penzing run down to Oberndorf is regarded as being worthy of a special visit for many expert skiers that are in the area. Now protected by snow making it's long, steep and full of bumps. Advanced skiers can also use St Johann as a base and then visit other areas with more good skiing for their ability level that are included on the SuperSkiCard pass, such as Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn, Kitzbühel, Zell am See - Kaprun or Skiwelt Wilder Kaiser - Brixental (3 glaciers, 6 world-cup sites & the largest ski network in the world).

It's also worth noting that St Johann's ski area is dotted with more than a dozen cozy mountain huts serving meals and drinks throughout the day.

St Johann is also a mecca for cross country skiers with extensive trails extending in to a wider network of over 250km (155 miles).

There are a variety of pistes to suit all levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert.

Snowboarding

The natural terrain features off the forested trails and powder fields have a lot of mileage in them, and access to the top of the slopes by gondola or chair is easy. All four ski schools offer snowboarding tuition.

Location and Map

Where is St Johann in Tirol?

This ski resort is in the Austrian Alps in Sankt Johann in Tirol, Kitzbühel.

Map

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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to St Johann in Tirol is Salzburg, 60 minutes drive away.

Innsbruck Airport, Munich, Linz, Bolzano and Memmingen airports are all within three hours drive.

Salzburg is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.

Infrastructure

Ski Lift Capacity

The 17 ski lifts are able to uplift 21,000 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 39km of ski runs, with 290 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is St Johann in Tirol open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

Usual opening is early December, and usual closing is Early April.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in St Johann in Tirol, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

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Aprés Ski

St Johann has a reputation as a lively place to stay with the pedestrianised central area full of activity day and night. There are more than fifty bars and restaurants to suit all tastes.

Apart from other evening activities, such as sleigh rides, swimming, ice skating, indoor climbing and the toboggan run (floodlit until 11 pm), there are regular organised winter walking tours (free guided with guestcard), snowshoe hikes or ski tours.

In the Flying Fox winter course in the Hornpark you get to float at unimaginable heights, explore the breath-taking winter landscape around on a segway tour or get to know St. Johann in Tirol from a bird’s eye view during a tandem paragliding flight or a parachute jump.

History and Development

Visitors will appreciate St Johann's rich history which stretches back for many centuries. This was the most significant market town in this area that is today a network of world famous ski areas. Important religious and political figures of what is now the Tyrol lived here and have left behind them ornate buildings, some dating back 700 years, and traditions still practised today.

St Johann in Tirol