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Werfenweng Ski Resort

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The Ski Resort

Top station of Gondola Ikarus
Top station of Gondola Ikarus © Bergbahnen Werfenweng GmbH

The ski area Werfenweg in the Salzburger Land is only 45 km away from Salzburg and offers winter fun for action freaks as well as for families. In Werfenweng, special attention is also paid to sustainability, which is why everything here is under the theme "Soft Mobility". If you arrive by public transport without a car, you can use the free shuttles and many other offers. A winter holiday in Werfenweng means leaving everyday life behind and enjoying nature.

Werfenweng offers 27 kilometres of slopes and is located at an altitude between 1,000 and 1,830 metres. The ski area is especially popular for families. At the Zaglauliften near the valley, young skiers can take their first turns with the help of the local ski schools and Bobo the Penguin. New is the Kids Snowpark at the 8-seater cable car Ikarus.

Who already stands safely on the boards floats with the Ikarus Railway up to the summit. The long panoramic descent (no. 1) and descent no. 2, which leads to the rest of the ski area, are very attractive. Here you should definitely try the Eiskogelblick carving track and the training track.


Interesting facts

  • It is among the 10 most family-friendly ski Resorts in Salzburg.
  • The vertical drop from summit to base is 3058 ft. The average difference in altitude between base and summit of Ski Resorts in Austria is 2362 ft. The high point of the ski resort is located at an elevation of 6017 ft.
  • Average snow depth during the season is 34 " at summit elevation and 20 " at base elevation. Snow coverage is usually best during February, offering an average snow depth of 42 " at summit elevation and 25 " at the base.
  • Werfenweng features 44 sunny days on average per season. The average for all ski Resorts in Austria is 44 sunny days. January is the sunniest month with an average of 14 sunny days.

Snow Safety & Snowmaking

Snowmaking Share
Snow Making Machines: 30
Snowphone+43 (0)6466 614 10
Average snow depth of the last years (Summit)
(in ")

On Mountain Dining

There are nine mountain restaurants in the ski area. High up on Bischlingshöhe stands the restaurant of the same name, which offers a unique panoramic view of the Salzburg mountains. Even if you only want to stop for a short break, this is the right place for you, because there is not only tasty food here, but also an umbrella bar.

The Sportalm Strußing spoils its guests with regional delicacies. Here you can also rent a room and then start your skiing day in the middle of the skiing area. In the valley area there are also several places to stop for refreshments, such as the Barbarahof, the Restaurant Straßreith or the Restaurant Tennenblick.

Must-Ski Runs

The Panorama descent (No. 1) is a special experience in Werfenweng. For sporty skiers there is also a real challenge with a black marked section. Drivers who are not yet so experienced do not have to be afraid, the heavy section can also be bypassed.



Werfenweng 2019


Perfect place for paragliders.
Perfect place for paragliders. © B. Bergmann

Werfenweng has a lot to offer off the slopes. It is for example known as Paraglider Eldorado. The paragliders start directly at the terrace of the restaurant Bischlingshöhe. If you want to ascend to airy heights yourself, you can book a tandem flight with one of the local providers.

The 6 km long toboggan run offers special fun for families. The start is at the Strussingalm, which can be easily reached with the Ikarus Railway and the Strussing Lift. There is also an illuminated toboggan run, the Köpfl-Flitzer, which is about 1.5 km long. The steep curves make the rapid ride a unique experience!

Especially when snowshoeing and during the horse-drawn sleigh rides you can enjoy the magic of the snow-covered winter landscape. Also winter hikes are ideal to leave the stressful everyday life behind and simply enjoy nature. From leisurely walks, such as the hike to the Zistelbergerhof, to more demanding tours for active sports enthusiasts, everything is on offer.

Number toboggan runs: 2
Toboggan run lighted
Toboggan hire

Après-Ski and Nightlife

You should not miss out on Après ski, either, during your skiing holiday. In addition to the Schirmbar on Bischlingshöhe, the Salettl Alm at the valley station is a popular meeting place for party people. Also the Jagastüberl on the Schnapfenriedel invites you to a hut party.

Number of Bars and Pubs: 5
Number of Clubs: 2

Dining and Restaurants

The restaurants and inns in Werfenweng offer a mixture of regional and international cuisine. The Travel Charme mountain resort Werfenweng radiates modern alpine charm. The resort accommodates several restaurants with different orientations, such as the gourmet restaurant Alpenzeit and the Feinspitz with show kitchen. The Seealm Stüberl and Wenger Alpenhof offer traditional alpine cuisine.

Number of Restaurants: 5

Infrastructure & Rental


Number of Skischools: 2
Number of Snowboard Schools: 2
Cross Country Lessons
Carving Lessons
Freestyle Lessons

Number of Ski Rental

Ski Depot
Sports Store
Ski Rental
Snowboard Rental
Cross Country Ski Rental
Backcountry Ski Rental

Getting here

Werfenweng is a model location for environmentally friendly travel and therefore supports travel by public transport. Guests arriving without a car enjoy a special service of the participating accommodations, such as a free shuttle service.

By car

Werfenweng can be easily reached via the Tauern motorway A10. Leave the motorway at the exit Wengen.

With public transport

Take the train to Bischofshofen. From there, the Werfenwenger SaMo shuttle services will take you comfortably to the ski area. The shuttles can also be used on site free of charge. 


Current Offer

  • Accommodation as booked
  • 2 days, 3 days or 6 days lift pass Werfenweng (value of lift pass up to 221 ,-) Exceptions see booking process
  • Bed linen
  • Towels
  • Final cleaning
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last update on Dec 13, 2023
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Rate the Ski Resort
on 11 Dec 2008
A lovely small village. Not a lot of km, but it is a nice place to skie. The Bischling-slope is absolutely fabulous!
We stayed at Gasthof Sonneck, an cosy small hotel. It was great.

SUPER! Be attented of the ski area! Not really for families with little children! The "liftboys" smoling and joking about families!


Super! Wenn jeder Eintrag zuerst "zensiert" wird, tja dann weiß man schon was es geschlagen hat!!! Liebe Zensur, ich war nun schon einige Male im Schigebiet und mir sind einige Mängel aufgefallen:- Liftpersonal (die jungen Mitarbeiter können nicht zusehen, wie sich junge Familien abplagen - sie drehen sicheinfach um - die "Eingesessenen" helfen sehr wohl.- Kommunikation: Wenn man Auskunft über Zeiten, Pisten... haben möchte - keine Ahnung!- Gästebuch: Schön langsam verstehe ich, dass die Bergbahnen kein Gästebuch einrichten...Schöne GrüßeTom HarlanderSantnergasse 285020 Salzburgg_rauris@yahoo.de

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Mountain Stats

Elevation2959 ft - 6017 ft
Opening DayDec 8, 2023
Closing DayApr 1, 2024
Capacity 12869 Persons/Hr.
Hours8:30 AM - 4:00 PM


Total 10

Skiable Terrain

16.8 miles
Overall Slope Length 16.8 miles
Number of Slopes 16

Weather (6234 ft)

Open Lifts & Trails


1 day adult €53.50
1 day youth €38.50
1 day child €28.50
All rates & fees