The ski resort Filzmoos is part of the ski association Ski amadé. With its 760 kilometer (472 miles) of skiable terrain it is definitely the biggest ski network in Austria. Decide on a ski pass for longer than 1,5 days and you can ski through the whole terrain without extra charge. Filzmoos is a family oriented ski resort with 12 (7,45 miles) out of 13 kilometers (8 miles) blue and red trails. Intermediate winter athletes won´t miss out either with about half of the trails being red.
The Papageno cabin lift takes the visitors from the base to the peak of Schnörgialm. Once you´ve reached the top station you´ll find a red trail that descends right into the valley. You could also switch to a blue trail on your way down.
Grab the Grossberg chairlift to get to Kleinbergalm where you have the choice of taking a blue or red run back to the base. Both give you access to FIS Michaela Kirchgasser trail, one of the highlights in the resort. A challenging black run that will even please the most courageous skier and snowboarder.
Most of the easier ski trails are located right around Schwaigalm, serviced by Mooslehen chairlift. Here are two blue runs to choose from, one that brings you back to the base station of Mooslehen chairlift and the second one takes you to the base station of ski tow Schwaigalm in Neuberg.
For all beginners who are still not satisfied: there are three more descend areas in form of shorter blue slopes. Ride ski tow Bögerain or ski tow Retteneg to get there. By skiing the blue run at Kleinbergalm you´ll find the ski tow Halsegg that gives you a ride to an additional blue run.
On Mountain Dining
Ready for a break? Filzmoos offers many casual and cozy lunch options to please every palate. Located at the slope off lift Papageno you´ll find the comfortable mountain hut Moosalm. In addition to a view over the slopes from the generous sun deck you get to enjoy great food. Check out Kleinbergalm at chairlift Grossberg top station to take a break in a real Canadian log cabin. That´s for sure something you can´t find everywhere in the Austrian alps. However, it remains true to the Austrian location with typical Austrian dishes and pastries.
Schörgi Alm gives guests a big sun deck where you can wind down your day with a drink and a magnificent panorama. Together with Schneebar are these one of the most popular places to eat lunch on the mountain right at Papageno cabin lift top station. Here, little guests enjoy the Purzelwiese and older guests the Apres-ski choices.
Hit the slopes from the top stations of all lifts to find a wide range of slopes that will take you back to Filzmoos. The black FIS Michaela Kirchgasser is a challenge that even makes the best skiers think twice and a real highlight in Filzmoos.
The wide choice of non-skiing activities make the ski resort a holiday spot par excellence for winter fans of every age. The wellness and leisure center Filzmoos with heated indoor and outdoor swimming pools is without doubt the perfect source of relaxation. Enjoy sauna, steam room, solarium tubes, remedial massages and play facilities for children after a long day of skiing.
Don´t miss 50 kilometers (31 miles) of well-groomed winter hiking tracks. Almost every trail in the ski area features a panoramic view on the surrounding peaks and takes you through the snowy forests.
If you never did a horse sleigh ride you should actually really book a tour here. One tour takes about 3,5 hours and includes a stay at Unterhofalm or Oberhofalm for 1,5 hours. Plan to be busy for three hours if you decide for a ride to Gsengalm where you stay for one hour and the actual ride takes 2 hours.
Moreover, you shouldn´t miss tobogganing. It´s fun for the entire family to explore the lighted natural toboggan night run in Kleinberg. Rent the toboggans and slide down the 3 kilometer (1,8 miles) long run to feel the thrill of speed. It´s a blast to overcome 350 meters (1148 ft) of height difference.
Ski all day, party all night that could be the motto for Filzmoos apres-ski scene. End your successful ski day in the Kalahari bar. Dance through the night and enjoy tasty cocktails. But be aware, a hangover on the trails isn´t really fun. The ever-changing program including alternating Djs and live bands guarantees there´s always something new going on. An other address you should have on your to-do list: the traditional dance bar ´Kenn ´di´. Of course you must try the Happy Alm where Apres-ski starts as early as 4 pm. Live-acts, funny shows, DJs and karaoke make this Apres-ski experience to one of a special kind!
Expect exclusive creations in the restaurant of the award-winning cook Johanna Maier and her sons, the Relais & Chateaux Hotel in Filzmoos. Go on a gourmet journey that includes fresh herbs, the best sun-ripened fruits, fresh fish and organic meat that is prepared freshly in the best possible way. And if you want to copy one or the other deliciousness you tasted in the restaurant you can just book a cooking class in the cookery school of Johanna Maier and her sons.
Make a reservation for Hotel restaurant Dachstein in Filzmoos as well. The owner Wolfgang Knechtl himself is chef de cuisine and spoils his guests with creative gourmet dining using only local ingredients. His meat and fish specialties have become known far beyond Filzmoos borders.
By car Come via Tauern freeway A10 and leave at exit Eben in Pongau from where you follow the road for 11 kilometers (6,8 miles) to Filzmoos.
By Public Transportation Coming with the train get off at train station Eben in Pongau or Radstadt. From there take a cab or bus to the ski resort Filzmoos.