Yesterday, we decided we had had enough of visiting museums, eating lunch, drinking coffee, walking and eating again. It was time for a little more adventure (and perhaps to replace some of the eating with exercise). In Salzburg, going on an impromptu ski trip to the Alps is almost too easy. Call up by 6 p.m. the day before you wish to leave and make your reservation on the daily, free ski shuttle that takes you to Flachau.
Flachau is a family ski resort about 45 minutes from Salzburg. It has over 100 trails and connecting trails for you to visit the trails of other ski areas on the mountain. The day we went it was snowing, so we didn’t have the most spectacular views, but tons of fresh powder.
Using the free shuttle sets you up to easily ski for a day. A lift pass costs €48.50 and your shuttle guide gets it for you to avoid lines. Don’t have equipment? Skis, poles and a helmet cost €36 to rent for the day. Lacking snow pants too? The guide will rent them out for €10. In the end, you spend just under €100 for a full day riding some great trails in the storied Alps.