- The vertical drop from summit to base is 2461 ft. The average difference in altitude between base and summit of Ski Resorts in Austria is 2356 ft. The high point of the ski resort is located at an elevation of 6234 ft.
- Season starts on Dec 14 and ends on Mar 15 (92 days). Average season duration in Austria is 178 days.
- The day pass at Postalm is €36 making it one of the 10 cheapest ski Resorts in Salzburg.
- Average snow depth during the season (Dec 14 to Mar 15) is 64 " at summit elevation and 22 " at base elevation. Snow coverage is usually best during February, offering an average snow depth of 78 " at summit elevation and 24 " at the base.
- Postalm features 37 sunny days on average per season. The average for all ski Resorts in Austria is 42 sunny days. January is the sunniest month with an average of 18 sunny days.
The Ski Resort
The Postalm Arena on Lake Wolfgang is a perfect beginners' and family ski area in the Alps. With magnificent views of the Dachstein massif and the Bischofsmütze, around seven kilometres of slopes invite you to ski and snowboard. The five kilometres of blue runs are the ideal terrain for beginners. Wide, gentle descents, such as the Panorama slope at the Strobler lift or the family descent at the Welser lift, offer enough space to hone your technique. If you are already a bit more experienced, you can explore the high plateau on 1.6 kilometres of medium-difficult descents. Here you can choose between the sunny slope or the racing slope at the Welser lift.
The little ones are in good hands at the Children's park of the Postalm Ski School. Here they can try their first attempts on the boards. A transport railway and a rope lift ensure comfortable transport to the top. If the kids are already safely on their way, the fun children's forest descent is an absolute highlight. Parents can also let the kids explore the slopes on their own in the open ski area. Thanks to the star-shaped arrangement of the lifts, everyone arrives back at the central starting point and no one is lost.
All around the high plateau Ski tourers can undertake seven different tours. Light ski mountains in the west of the Postalm are for example the Labenberg or the Pitschenberg. A somewhat challenging route leads to the 1,782 metre high Egelseehörndl, the highest elevation in the Osterhorn group.
Snow Safety & Snowmaking
On Mountain Dining
If it is time for a relaxing break, there are various mountain restaurants to choose from in the ski area. The restaurant „Zur blonden Hütte“ attracts with its beautiful sun terrace. From traditional snacks to Kaiserschmarrn, there are numerous homemade delicacies on the menu. The Huberhütte, idyllically situated on the edge of a forest, can be reached via Lift 3. Winter sports enthusiasts can look forward to regional home cooking here. The Stobler Hütte uses local products for cooking. The rustic hut with sun terrace can be reached from the mountain stations of the lifts 2 and 3. Hungry skiers can choose between Kasnocken, Gröstl, Knödel and delicious Strudel. Directly opposite the ski school is the Lienbachhof. In addition to original Salzburg delicacies, the fresh pastries taste particularly good here.
If you want to enjoy the winter landscape in peace and quiet, you can follow the cross country ski tracks Lienbachloipe or the Panoramaloipe or follow the Postalm winter hiking trail. Numerous snowshoe tours, such as the Moosberg round, the Gschlössl-Round or the Pitscherberg-Tour, also lead through the deep snow-covered nature. The winter fun park with tubing track, snow fox and much more offers pure snow pleasure away from the slopes. Even non-skiers get their money's worth here. In addition, the snowbike workshops, the winter bow course, the trial biathlon and the winter survival training with igloo construction ensure lots of fun and action.
Après-Ski and Nightlife
The winter sports enthusiasts can celebrate the wonderful day of skiing in the "Blonde Hütte". Here tasty drinks and good music create an exuberant atmosphere.
Dining and Restaurants
Infrastructure & Rental
Salzburg is about 50 kilometres from the ski resort. The best way is to follow the B158 past the Lakes Fuschl and Wolfgang to Strobl/Weißenbach. From there, the Weißenbachstraße leads up to the plateau. There are numerous parking spaces directly at the valley station of the ski area.
With public transport:
The nearest airport is in Salzburg. From there, buses run to Strobl and on to the Postalm / Welserhütte junction.