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Salzburg - Paradise for skiers and beyond

Salzburg, Austria, Fortress panorama

Salzburg Province is a top destination for a skiing holiday in Austria. It has earned a good reputation in terms of mountain scenery, its slopes are in a good condition, and skiing itself, a sport loved by residents of this country and foreigners alike. Thus, the Alps became one of the most important ski centers in the world.

Salzburg Province is an Austrian land in central-western part of Austria, located between the lands of Upper Austria, Styria, Carinthia, Tyrol and the German state of Bavaria and is the provincial capital city of Salzburg. Salzburg is one of the smallest of the country in terms of population, about 520,000 inhabitants. In terms of tourism, Salzburg has no less than 21 areas of tourist interest, more than 100 city-state and numerous lakes (185), of which the most famous is Wolfgangsee.

Ski season in Salzburg is between December and March. As for skiing, Ski Amade is an association of ski areas of Salzburg and the surrounding region. In fact is the largest Ski Amade ski association of its kind in Austria. It is also known as one of the largest ski regions in Europe and the world, covering 860 km of slopes.

The purpose of the association is to provide excellent conditions, professional staff and many opportunities in terms of skiing. Ski Amade in the region are sufficient forms of accommodation to cover 10% of total accommodation units available in Austria.
In Ski Amade can be reached directly from the airport or the city of Salzburg, with special buses.

An advantage of the Salzburg region is that you can stay a week at the same hotel and skiing every day in another resort: Obertauern or Zauchensee, Gastein, Kitzbühel, Schladming, Flachau, Leogang/Saalbach-Hinterglemm, Zell am See/Kitzsteinhorn etc.

Winter sports are numerous from skiing to snowboarding, skating, cross-country, tobogganing, sledding, etc.
Besides the ski slopes of Salzburg, in some places in the south there are hot springs, very pleasant for those who spend their holiday in a resort here. Thermal water pools are not only inside but also outside in some places, so you can bathe outdoors at temperatures below 0 degrees.

Salzburg Christmas markets are some of the most famous in Europe and therefore can be pretty crowded. But you can try local dishes such as mulled wine Glühwein, caramelized almonds and other goodies.

The most famous Christmas market is the Domplatz, Duomo Square. It opens with five weeks before Christmas and is one of the oldest Christmas markets in Europe, competing with Vienna, Paris, Nuremberg and Amsterdam. It was mentioned in a document 500 years old. Other Christmas markets open in Hellbrunn castle, Mirabell in Salzburg fortress etc.