The Ski Resort
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.
- 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 2388 ft. The high point of the ski resort is located at an elevation of 6017 ft.
- Average snow depth during the season is 36 " at summit elevation and 23 " at base elevation. Snow coverage is usually best during February, offering an average snow depth of 44 " at summit elevation and 29 " at the base.
- Werfenweng features 54 sunny days on average per season. The average for all ski Resorts in Austria is 58 sunny days. March is the sunniest month with an average of 23 sunny days.
Snow Safety & Snowmaking
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Infrastructure & Rental
Affiliate Ski SchoolsOffered Skiing Lessons Werfenweng
Affiliate ShopsSki Rentals Werfenweng (5)
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.
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.