Filzmoos Ski Holidays - Stunning Scenery
The Austrian ski holiday resort of Filzmoos is a beautiful skiing area situated in the stunning Austrian Alps. Choosing a last minute ski holiday in Filzmoos is an easy decision as it is ideally located with its own ski area that is a haven for beginner and intermediate skiers, but also has easy links to the surrounding Austrian skiing areas, all of which are accessible with one collaborative ski pass. The cheap ski holiday resort of Filzmoos manages to offer great skiing and excellent facilities whilst still maintaining the charm of a smaller Austrian ski resort that is forgotten by some of the mega-resorts in the rest of Europe.
Last Minute Ski Holidays In Filzmoos - Traditional Austrian Village
The Grossberg chair lift (situated in the heart of the village) services the nearby nursery slopes making sure that beginners don't have to tackle the draglift before even getting on the slopes! The largest area around the Austrian skiing holiday resort of Filzmoos is the Grossberg area where you can also take lifts on to the neighbouring village of Neuberg in the next Valley. Situated on the other side of the village is the Papageno gondola which provides access to some of the most interesting runs and the one black run which snakes down from the Schneekanone Hut. This quaint resort is ideal for a last minute skiing holiday or for low-budget cheap ski holidays in Austria.
Cheap Ski Holidays In Filzmoos - Start From Gentle Nursery Slopes
Cross country skiers will love their ski holiday in Austria at this picturesque last minute ski holiday resort as it is located at the high altitude of 1600 metres. This enables cross country skiing well into spring time and the views in this area are truly stunning. On Tuesdays and Thursdays there are guided cross-country tours around the local area as well as over 20 km of high altitude routes to explore.
More advanced skiers on a cheap ski holiday in Austria should avail of Filzmoos' nearby Dachstein glacier providing 365 days a year of reliable skiing across black, red and blue runs. This coupled with the fact that neighbouring resorts like Flachau provide exciting skiing means that Filzmoos is an ideal Austrian ski holiday location. There is also a guided ski tour for advanced skiers in Filzmoos on Fridays.
Austria has several resorts to offer, you may consider booking a skiing holiday in Saalbach; where there is an extensive blend of beginner, intermediate and expert runs, aswell as fantastic snowboarding.
Filzmoos has taken snowboarding to its heart with three local ski schools opening up comprehensive 'boarding divisions, the Filzmoos Boarding Academy, the Filzmoos - Bögei Ski and Snowboard school and the Ski and Snowboard School "Exclusiv". Although there are no created terrain parks there are wide open slopes accessed by chair lift - a rare combination in Austria, making it a good place for first timers. The more advanced will find plenty of fun natural terrain and of course the opportunities to try out any of the dozens of other resorts on the Ski amadé ski pass.
The competition between Filzmoos' many high quality establishments helps to generate a good selection of lively bars and cafés. The slopeside and cheerfully named Happy Filzmoos is generally one of the busier places to head for as soon as the lifts close when skiers and boarders will find plenty of cosy hotel bars to relax in such as those in the Alpenkrone. Later on there are two choices for late night dancing. Additional après ski opportunities include sleigh rides through the woods, local folk music nights, floodlit toboggan runs, weekly torchlit hikes and weekly night skiing.
The Sports and Leisure centre is open daily except Mondays. Guided snowshoe hikes are organised several times a week. Also out on the snow there's a choice of two toboggan runs. The "Kleinberg" flood-lit toboggan run is approximately three kilometres (two miles) long with rental toboggans available. One of the villages unique attractions is the Hof Museum in the barn of the Oberhof Farm which has been lovingly created by Christian Salchegger Senior, an Oberhof farmer in the barn of the Oberhof Farm. Tours of the museum are staged every Tuesday from 4 to 6pm at no charge. Paragliding is possible from Filzmoos although not in the village itself. Paragliding sampler courses are offered by the "Aufwind" Flight School's at its practice grounds in the Ramsau, about 15km (nine miles) from Filzmoos. You will be picked up in Filzmoos by the "Aufwind" Flight School and the course lasts all day. Tandem flights and hang gliding courses are also available. Horseback riding and carriage or sleigh rides are also offered. The riding school offers excursions to the Hofalm and Hachau as well as children's riding, riding classes on Haflinger horses or ponies. Daytime or evening horse-drawn coach rides to the Hofalm are also available. Excursions to Salzburg are popular.
Filzmoos has about thirty restaurants, almost all connected to the village centre hotels and serving traditional Austrian and local dishes. The village's reputation for high calibre cuisine was typified by a recent victory in the 'Austrian Chef Of The Year' competition by one of the local restauranteurs. Most of the establishments will offer fondues, carveries and often a weekly farmer's buffet in their wood-panelled à la carte restaurants. The Unterhof, Alpenkrone (which has a 19th century drawing room containing family antiques) , Hanneshof and Eschbacher are amongst the many with good reputations.