|ski area:||Salzburger Sportwelt Amade|
|height at summit:||2020m|
Famous for its well-groomed slopes, the pretty village of Flachau is one of several ski resorts centred around the cathedral town of St Johann im Pongau (not to be confused with St Johann in Tirol).
Flachau's chief claim to fame these days is that it is the home of Hermann Maier. His father (also Hermann) runs a ski school here and younger brother Alexander operates a snowboard school.
Flachau is famous for its immaculately prepared and diverse slopes. The choice ranges from simple pistes for beginners, to a variety of red runs, up to a permanent advanced section. Hi-tech lifts, with a 26,000 person uplift capacity per hr, guarantee a fast and comfortable ascent without delay. 5 storing units with a total capacity of 180,000 m3, as well as 130 snow cannons, provide 100% snow guarantee. The Flachau Cable Car company ( Flachauer Bergbahnen ) has recently invested approximately 6 Million Euros the into the development of the skiing area.
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Summer activities include:
|Apres ski:||very austrian-style apres ski - friendly and fun.|
|Non skiers:||pretty villages, just 60km from Salzburg.|