The vertical drop from summit to base is 966 m. The average difference in altitude between base and summit of Ski Resorts in Austria is 722 m. Most runs are therefore relatively long. The high point of the ski resort is located at an elevation of 1,980 m.
Season starts on 19 Nov and ends on 17 Apr (149 days). Average season duration in Austria is 118 days.
Average snow depth during the season (19 Nov to 17 Apr) is 100 cm at summit elevation and 39 cm at base elevation. Snow coverage is usually best during March, offering an average snow depth of 136 cm at summit elevation and 46 cm at the base.
Kleinarl Flachauwinkl features 86 sunny days on average per season. The average for all ski Resorts in Austria is 82 sunny days. March is the sunniest month with an average of 21 sunny days.
The Ski Resort
Shuttleberg Kleinarl Flachauwinkl offers visitors 26.5 kilometres of runs to explore. In terms of difficulty, 18.5 kilometres are rated easy, 4.5 intermediate and 3.5 kilometres hard. Fancy testing yourself against the clock and recording your top speed? Then head over to the permanent speed course and timed run. Overall, nine lifts carry skiers and snowboarders up the mountain here. Children and beginners will enjoy the Family Run, a mellow groomer and one of the simplest trails on the mountain. Youngsters can discover the Crazy Shuttleberg Dolls at various points along the slope and collect stickers as they go. And if their energy should run low, then little ones can head for the Sun House. Located at the middle station of the lift in Flachauwinkl, kids enjoy plenty of room to play and chill here as well as an in-house children’s cinema and drawing corner. The Absolut ski school offers special freestyle courses for skiers and snowboarders in addition to the usual ski school courses for beginners, children and adults. The ski area has, however, primarily made its name as a paradise for freestyle skiers and snowboarders. One undoubted reason is the Super Pipe, measuring some 160 metres in length, 30 metres wide and up to 6 metres high. The Absolut Park is also a must for freestyle skiers. It is one of the largest and most popular terrain parks in Europe, and over 100 obstacles are perfectly prepared everyday by the professional shaping crew here. The Absolut Park has no less than six sections, each appealing to different skill levels, from novices to pros. Burton’s The Stash Park was built true to the motto “Back to the roots” using natural elements from the landscape and almost 40 wooden features. The Chill House has video walls, an indoor skate ramp, bouldering wall and comfortable sofas for freestyle skiers and boarders to unwind between sessions. Freeride skiers will find some great, safe and sign-posted routes off-piste on the Shuttleberg for experiencing some incredible powder. Shuttleberg Flachauwinkl-Kleinarl is part of Ski amadé, Austria’s largest ski association. The Ski amadé pass allows visitors to explore five top ski regions with a total of around 760 kilometres of runs in Salzburger Land and neighbouring Styria.
Snow Safety & Snowmaking
Snow Making Machines: 150
Snowphone+43 (0)6457 2800
Average snow depth of the last years (Summit)
On Mountain Dining
There are a number of different restaurants and lodges on the mountain in Kleinarl Flauchauwinkl serving food and drink. Gasthof Walchau serves up local specialities, as do the Frauenalm and Hubertusalm. Winklalm is an inviting place with a generous sun deck at the middle station of the Sunshine Shuttle, also serving regional fare. In the Almstüberl, at the mountain station of the Bubble and Powder Shuttle, you can look forward to a cosy, down-to-earth atmosphere. Schüttelalm serves typical mountain food as well as delicious fish and steaks. Hungry skiers could also head for Berggasthof Pröll for mixed lunch platters and dishes just like grandma used to cook! Liftgasthaus Galler, Zirbenhof and Schirmstüberl are also good places to take a cosy break.
Expert skiers should not miss the tricky black-marked Tauernkar trail. Along its length of 1,450 metres, the run descends some 500 vertical metres into the valley.
Length: 5.5 km
Vertical Drop: 980 m
If you’d prefer to explore the snowbound landscape on some cross-country skis, there are 10 km of trails to discover here. On top of that, there is a good network of excellent winter hiking paths for getting away from it all. The ski area also boasts its own sled run. Therme amadé in Flachau is the place to go to warm up and unwind in the water after a day on the mountain.
Après-Ski and Nightlife
You won’t have to look far to find good après-ski around the Shuttleberg. In Kleinarl, skiers can get started directly next to the valley station in the Schirmstüberl or in the Zirbenhof. In Flachauwinkl, head for the Sunshine Schirm for drinks and laughs by the Sunshine Shuttle lift station. They really party ‘til they drop here.
The ski area is located directly by the Tauernautobahn motorway and easily accessible via the Flachauwinkl exit. From Salzburg it is around 70 km to the ski area, while it’s some 120 km from Villach in the south.
By public transport:
If you are travelling by plane, the closest airport is in Salzburg, roughly 70 kilometres away. The closest station is in St. Johann im Pongau, around 16 kilometres down the road. Skiers and snowboarders staying in the region can make use of the free Skibus service.