- It is among the 10 most family-friendly ski Resorts in Tyrol.
- The vertical drop from summit to base is 3100 ft. The average difference in altitude between base and summit of Ski Resorts in Austria is 2356 ft. Most runs are therefore relatively long. The highest point of the track is 5262 ft above sea level.
- Season starts on Dec 7 and ends on Mar 29 (113 days). Average season duration in Austria is 113 days.
- Average snow depth during the season (Dec 7 to Mar 29) is 42 " at summit elevation and 22 " at base elevation. Snow coverage is usually best during February, offering an average snow depth of 58 " at summit elevation and 35 " at the base.
- St Johann in Tirol features 46 sunny days on average per season. The average for all ski Resorts in Austria is 47 sunny days. February is the sunniest month with an average of 20 sunny days.
The Ski Resort
On the slopes at St. Johann in Tirol in the Kitzbühel Alps, intermediate skiers as well as beginners and families in particular, but also more athletic skiers will get their money's worth. The ski resort was taken over by the Swedish company SkiStar in 2016 and has since been greatly modernised. Among other things, there is a new gondola lift from the Eichenhof valley station to Grander Schupf and a new 6-seater chair lift from Grander Schupf up to the mountain station.
Beginners are at home in the lower bits of the resort. All base stations are easily accessible via blue runs. Eichenhofabfahrt 1 runs to the new gondola's base station. Pointenabfahrt leads you on to Metzgerkreuz-Abfahrt or Baumooshang and down to the main cash desk or Baumoos lift, and Oberndorf base run takes skiers and snowboarders back to the base station of Bauern Penzing.
Intermediate skiers take the red runs from Harschbichl, 1,700 metres (5,577 ft) above sea level. The runs Harschbichlabfahrt, Lacknerabfahrt, and Eichenhofabfahrt 2 or St. Johann Sportivabfahrt take you to ski tow Eichehof 1's top station or Jodlalm chair lift's base station. If you take Harschbichlabfahrt along gondola Harschbichl 2, you'll get to its mid station. The runs Penzing-Hochfeld and Penzing end at Penzing chair lift's base station.
The highlight for sportive skiers and snowboarders, however, is the black run Saureggabfahrt. This FIS trail starts at gondola Bauernzenzing's top station, and goes all the way to its base station. At the ski cross movie run by chair lift Hochfeld 2 you get to record a souvenir video of your descent to show to your friends and family at home.
A new highlight for families is the Skicross-inspired SkiStar Fun Ride with its velodrome curves, terrain waves, simpler boxes and jumps. For the younger skiers there is also the Valles Fun Ride with Snowman Valle. Snowboarders and freestylers will also find a terrain park in St. Johann. It is located near the blue Hochfeldabfahrt along gondola Harschbichl 1. Furthermore, a halfpipe can be found by Tannlift.
Snow Safety & Snowmaking
On Mountain Dining
Harschbichlalm at 1,700 metres above sea level features the best view over the region. Furthermore, delicious regional cuisine gets you perfectly ready for your next descent. At Gasthof Pontenhof by Jodlalmlift traditional Tyrolean dishes get treated to a new interpretation. The nice restaurant with its cosy winter garden and panoramic view invites you to relax and enjoy.
Angerer Alm has a more classic take on typical Tyrolean fare such as Kaiserschmarrn and Speckknödel. Everything is cooked using regional ingredients from own dairy, herbary, or produce from surrounding farms.
All of the base stations can be reached with a base run. Furthermore, all besides the run along Hochfeldlift 1 and Sauereggabfahrt are marked blue, and hence doable also for beginners. The longest run is from Harschbichl to Eichenhof. It is 8 km (5 miles) long and features a vertical drop of 1,010 m (33 ft).
The most challenging run, however, is the black FIS track Saureggabfahrt. The ski resort's only black run is 3 km (1.9 miles) long and features a vertical drop of 600 m (1,967 ft).
Most Difficult Runs
The red marked Rueppenhang at Hochfeldlift offers an opportunity to go on skiing after nightfall. The run is illuminated for night skiing every Wednesday from 7 to 9.30 pm.
Toboggan lovers should not miss out on the illuminated toboggan run on Harschbichl. From chair lift Harschbichl 2's top station you speed along the bends all the way to chair lift Hochfeld 1's base station. Numerous winter and snow-shoe hiking trails invite you to explore the wintery landscape. The trails are signposted and cleared, and of varying difficulty.
Adrenaline junkies will enjoy Flying Fox Winter Parcours at Hornpark, which is located right by Harschbichl gondola's mid station. Fly high along seven stations for 500 metres. The course is open Sundays, Wednesdays, and Fridays by prior appointment.
Après-Ski and Nightlife
Après-ski parties can be found, for example, at Max Pub. Great party atmosphere as well as a choice of over 80 different cocktails can be found here every day from 17.00 on. Wednesday is karaoke night.
Dining and Restaurants
Platzhirsch restaurant at the 4-star hotel Brückenwird offers traditional Austrian cuisin along with international fare on a high level. At Villa Masianco you can go on a culinary trip around the world. International specialities are served along with local Austrian dishes.
Infrastructure & Rental
Affiliate Ski Schools
You can get to St. Johann from Munich via Inntal motorway A12. Via Kufstein Süd, Eiberg, and through road B178 you get straight to town. From Innsbruck, you also take A12, and exit at Wörgl Ost. Take B178 to St. Johann in Tirol. Coming from Salzburg, you can choose A1 or A10 and exit at Salzburg West or Bad Reichenhall. Afterwards, B21 takes you to St. Johann via Lofer and B178.