Summer in Snow Space Salzburg
Well-known as a premium ski region, Snow Space Salzburg in the heart of the Salzburg mountain world again has lots of opportunities for the whole family to enjoy some adventures and relax this summer. From the two children’s adventure worlds on the Grafenberg and Gernkogel to the Wagrain Bike Park and adventure hiking trail in Flachau, there is something for families on holiday, adventure-seekers and also those looking for enjoyment during the mountain summer in Snow Space Salzburg. Delicious food can be enjoyed in the sixteen mountain guesthouses and chalets around the cable car mountain stations and along the various hiking trails.
Mountain adventure worlds for young and old
Wagrainis Grafenberg in Wagrain and Geisterberg in St. Johann offer a world of adventure for a varied summer holiday in Snow Space Salzburg. Visitors are transported up the mountains in comfort in the cable cars and it is also no problem to take pushchairs. As a further highlight, all young mountain hikers can solve challenging puzzles as they hike along the Floris adventure trail in Flachau.
The Wagrainis Grafenberg natural world of adventure is located near the mountain station of the Grafenberg cable car in Wagrain and invites visitors to play and discover. Cross the lake with the raft or on the suspension bridge to the “busy bee” trail and then down the Hachau slide into the rope garden, where dexterity and coordination are required to tackle the various courses with balance elements and swinging ropes. All of the exercises are at a low height, which certainly doesn’t make them any easier. Young visitors then continue to the swinging forest, where particularly brave kids can try out the giant swing or go to the climbing stadium where different routes, distinguished by the grip colours, can be tackled on the boulder wall. At the end of the course is the “Path of fascination” that leads through the Wagraini water playground and back to the children’s alpine meadow.
Geisterberg in St. Johann
“Welcome to the kingdom of the funny spirits”: that’s the motto in the Geisterberg in St. Johann during the summer months. More than 40 large and small play stations for children are located along the largely pushchair-friendly hiking paths. Highlights are the Geisterberg castle, village of the spirits, water games, climbing towers, swings and lots of slides. The Geisterberg tractor train travels part of the route and offers a shorter way from the mountain station to the centre of the Geisterberg. As soon as they arrive in St. Johann, visitors can discover a spacious children’s play paradise at the valley station of the Alpendorf cable car. From a giant jumping mat, mini go-cart track and water boats to a range of slides and swings, there is something for every taste.
Floris adventure trail
Starting point for the pushchair-friendly circular route is the mountain station of the Starjet 1 cable car in Flachau. The route can be completed in approximately 1.5 to 2 hours on foot and children and their parents can enjoy challenging puzzles and several adventure stations such as a flying fox, climbing wall and outdoor cinema. All puzzle fans who correctly answer all the questions along the adventure trail will receive a surprise gift in the Flachau tourist office.
Wagrain Bike Park – the hotspot for downhill bikers
Located alongside the Flying Mozart cable car, the Wagrain Bike Park is well-established as a hotspot for the international downhill elite. As well as challenging downhill and endurance trails, it also offers some varied mountain bike routes. Bikers can travel up the Grießenkareck in comfort with the Flying Mozart cable car. The pure biking adventure begins as soon they arrive at the mountain station. A total of seven different trails with a good mix of jumps, tables and natural single trails will get bikers’ hearts racing. As a special service, there is a large bike wash system in the car park at the valley station and two shower rooms in the station building. The Wagrain Bike Park is a member of the Gravity Card scheme, a season pass for bikers that can be used in twenty established biking destinations in six countries.
Snow Space Salzburg hiking paradise
Five cable cars transport visitors in comfort from the three holiday resorts of Flachau, Wagrain and St. Johann up to the Snow Space Salzburg hiking paradise. A number of different hikes start directly from the cable car valley stations. From gentle hiking tours, such as the Geisterberg hike in St. Johann (two kilometres; altitude difference of 150 metres) to the challenging circular hike around the Grießenkareck (approximately ten kilometres; altitude difference of 526 metres), mountain hikers of all ability levels will find the right challenge to suit them. All routes are signposted and marked. There are also sixteen mountain guesthouses and chalets that invite hikers to take a break and enjoy some typical regional Salzburg cuisine.
A combined summer card for Snow Space Salzburg und Filzmoos mountain railways
There are a wide range of different cable car tickets for the mountain summer adventure in Snow Space Salzburg, ranging from single trips and day tickets to multi-day tickets and season passes. Since last year there has also been a combined summer card together with the Filzmoos mountain railways, which can be used in the five cable cars in Snow Space Salzburg and the Papageno cable car on the Rossbrand.
A seal of quality for the summer offer
The cable cars on the family and adventure mountains in Snow Space Salzburg have been recognised many times as being some of the “Best Austrian summer mountain railways”.
The “Best Austrian summer mountain lifts” seal of quality is awarded by the Austrian Association of Cable Railway Operators of the Austrian Economic Chambers only to companies that offer quality-tested adventure programmes and fulfil stringent criteria. Regular inspections ensure that this promise is kept. A colourful variety of adventures range from beautiful themed hiking trails and natural downhill routes to fantastic panorama restaurants. The Snow Space Salzburg cable cars are members of the “Best Austrian summer mountain railways” initiative. The Grafenberg cable car with Wagrainis Grafenberg and the Alpendorf cable car with the Geisterberg are certified as a family mountain and the Flying Mozart with the Wagrain Bike Park as an adventure mountain.