Flachauwinklñ and Kleinarl are two beautiful ski resorts which are especially for freestylers and freeboarders. They are situate on either side of the Shuttleberg Mountain, which makes Flachauwinkl, Kleinarl and Shuttleberg the perfect scenic getaways. They provide a proper set up for all types of skiers and snowboarders, making it much sought after by tourists, snowboarders, visitors and skiers. So, if you’re either one of those, be sure to give all three winter vacation spots a go, you’ll find yourself to be mesmerized by the pale beauty of the snow.
Base Elevation: 1000 m
Summit Elevation: 1980 m
Vertical Drop: 980 m
You will find 19 kilometres (approximately 11.5 miles) of the Family Run piste where you can have a good time skiing down the slopes with your family, as the name suggests. It is a long way so be careful not to lose your way. It is suggested to keep with your group at all times as there have been cases where there are missing people who get injured as a result. However, the good thing is that they have 19 stations, so you are more than likely to find a station when you are lost and contact your group via the station officers.
There are different types of pistes, namely Sunshine Piste, Absolute Sunshine Piste and Schuttalm pistes. The availability of beginner pistes are apparent, so if you have just started to ski or have wanted to ski and learn at the same time, these pistes serve greatly, pandering to your needs. 19 out of 20 pistes are open to using, ranging from beginner and easy to difficult and extreme! So take a chance at your own risk and enjoy the frosty fun.
These pistes are closed from 5 p.m. to 8 a.m., which means skiing and walking on these pistes are forbidden during these hours. However, the rest of the time, it is free to ski on!
There are ten lifts throughout the ski area. There are 5 six-person lifts, 1 two people lift, three people lifts, and 1 four people lift.
It does not matter whether you are alone or in a group, you can avail these facilities at the same timings the pistes are open usually. Good news is all lifts travel throughout the ski area and are present till the summits. So, you could catch a lift from anywhere up the slope or down the slope, depending on where your lodging is located at. These lifts are well equipped for even a beginner or a rookie to handle, and intermediate level skiers will find its ergonomic appeal quite pleasing. Take a ride to the summit for some seriously slippery slopes and fun!
Out of sixteen trails, fifteen are open to ski down. These range in the types of slopes available, for example, cross country run, freestyle skiing, and snowboarding, sledding, etc. They also range in difficulty, but mainly they are divided by racing. Some slopes allow the intermediates or more experienced players to compete in a head to head race, whether it be snowboarding or skiing or sledding. There are also divisions between speeds and what you prefer to play in. For example, the experienced will want to ski faster whereas the beginners would like to take their time with all the learning and processing, not to mention getting used to the cold and being acquainted with it.
However, whether beginner or a professional, you are sure to have a ton of fun zipping down the slopes and having a gala time. Do not be afraid as the general officials will be at your service and will not let anything happen to you or your loved ones! So, it is completely safe, and you do not even have to compromise on your fun!
Skiing has never been more fun, considering these shuttle buses are an hourly delight to reach the slope starts and pistes. They are available at the start of the season as well as in the off-season. Particularly this year, the bus schedules span till around 17th March 2017. That is early summer. Mind you; these buses travel around many other areas than just Flachauwinkl, Kleinarl, and Shuttleberg. The other locations consist of Reitdorf and Skibus Wagrain. This is the traditional route the shuttle buses follow.
One ski rental company or brand, per say, stands above any other ski rental in Austria. This company is called Intersport, providing you with only the best of quality equipment to ensure you have an amazing experience of playing in the snow. Intersport is a high-above-average ski shop that tends to both beginners and intermediates and even professionals. Bending to their costumers’ will, they promise a range of equipment and gear from skis to sleds to snowboards. What’s more is that there are more types of skis and snowboards than you can imagine! The Intersport is located in Flachauwinkl, 5542 Flachau which you can access by cable car.
Make sure you get your share of beautiful and sleek skis and snowboards, so you do not miss out on the luxury.
With all the skiing and properly paced activities, you are sure to have a blast in Flachauwinkl and Kleinarl. Hikers especially enjoy Shuttleberg, and it is a scenic spectrum of white as they scale and topple the altitude. You can partake in these hiking trips too as they go and in hand with the skiing, snowboarding, and sledding. If you are too tuckered out from all the hot footed action on your schedule, then take a shorter hike or a stroll at the base of the mountain. This is good for admiring the view provided by Shuttleberg. It is also an excuse to get away from the noise of the people and hustle bustle of the city.
Hiker equipment is readily available in the Intersport, the company mentioned before. They have everything from backpacks to shoes to protective headgear to shield you from the snow. Hiking is fun during the transition period of the afternoon to evening, in terms of pleasant weather and temperature. Rejuvenation could not get better than this if you are in the right place at the right time.
The assessment passed by travelers unanimously about Flachauwinkl, Kleinarl, and Shuttleberg is that it is not a quiet place, but it has its serene moments. Either way, whichever you seek, you should know where to find it and with that information, you most certainly will. A blanket of white with spots of green, just the right amount of alpenglow and flora for the eye. These famous winter vacation spots are a delight and a half to work through, and they most definitely serve well for sweet memories.
Right from skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing and other fun activities, the place has endless fun on offer. So what are you waiting for? Go ahead, grab your tickets, you’re your bags and head out for this amazing ski location with your family and friends. Witness it first-hand. Book your tickets to the valleys of Flachauwinkl, Kleinarl and Shuttleberg and enjoy the ongoing winter months with your near and dear ones. You won’t regret it, we promise!
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