Salzburger Sportwelt

St. Johann-Alpendorf

Sankt Johann-Alpendorf offers a holiday in the heart of the Alps in the middle of Salzburg Province. The small town of Sankt Johann im Pongau and the parish of Alpendorf offer top hotels, many right beside the piste, for the perfect family ski holiday. 


St. Johann-Alpendorf

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Ski in St. Johann-Alpendorf

Sankt Johann-Alpendorf lies in the middle of Salzburg Province, only c. 45 minutes from Salzburg airport. The closeness to the cultural capital of Salzburg, the charming, small-town character of the resort and above all the uncomplicated accessibility due to the central and conveniently situated location make Sankt Johann an outstanding winter sports resort.

Winter sports enthusiasts find with us what they need for a perfect ski holiday in Austria: Fantastic pistes and runs, cosy mountain lodges, top class hotels, the betterpark snowpark for young people, cross-country ski runs, toboggan runs, etc.

  • Alpendorf ski area directly linked to Wagrain and  Flachau
  • Modern lifts, gondola and high-speed chairlifts
  • Piste at all levels of difficulty – ideal for families
  • High reliability for snow due to artificial snow cover
  • New since 2013/14: Gondola G-LINK
  • Top hotels and top-class gastronomy
  • Sankt Johann im Pongau: the small town with plenty of shopping opportunities


Alpendorf Bergbahnen AG
Alpendorf 2
5600 Sankt Johann im Pongau

+43 6412 6260

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Alpendorf Bergbahnen AG

Alpendorf 2, 5600 Sankt Johann im Pongau tel. +43 6412 6260   /   fax +43 6412 6260-83 website   /   e-mail

Ball'azzo Billiard Pub

Färbergasse 45, 5600 Sankt Johann im Pongau tel. +43 6412 7795 website   /   e-mail Details

Play billiards or a game of darts, enjoy a good drink or even come by for dinner. The Ball'azzo Billiard Pub offers everything for a perfect night out.

opening times: Monday till Thursday: 4 p.m. - 12 p.m.
Friday & Saturday: 2 p.m. - 2 a.m.
Sunday: 3 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Dieselkino - Cinema

Bundesstraße 14, 5600 Sankt Johann im Pongau tel. +43 6412 41950 website Details

Watch a hollywood blockbuster movie in one of the 5 modern cinema halls. On some days during the month, movies are played OV (original version). All other movies are in German (synchronized versions).

In addition to the cinema you can find an entertainment area with table football, airhockey, billiard or you can enjoy a drink and have dinner at one of the two restaurants/bars.

opening times: Open daily
Opening hours vary with movie program

Horse-drawn carriage ride

5600 Sankt Johann im Pongau tel. +43 6412 6036 website   /   e-mail Details

What could be more romantic than a ride in a horse-drawn carriage through the magical winter wonderland that is Sankt Johann-Alpendorf? Let your fairy-tale dreams come true! Whisking through fresh snow with warm blanket around your knees, you will be transported to another time and place. Cherish this extraordinary experience – a horse-drawn carriage ride through our scenic valleys.

There are two providers of horse-drawn carriage rides in Sankt Johann-Alpendorf, please contact them to book a ride:

Mr. Hubert Holleis
Tel. 0043 664 3565537

Family Schartner
Tel. 0043 6412 8024 or 0043 664 2031788


opening times: by appointment only


Hauptstraße 21, 5600 Sankt Johann im Pongau tel. +43 664 3858062 website   /   e-mail Details

Café, bar & lounge in the city centre of Sankt Johann im Pongau. Enjoy a drink or more.

opening times: daily from 6 p.m. - 4 a.m.
closed on Mondays

Après Ski Oberforsthof Alm

Alpendorf 12, 5600 St. Johann im Pongau tel. +43 6412 6396   /   fax +43 6412 63964 website   /   e-mail Details

Come and enjoy an ‘alpine living room’ that is renowned far beyond the locality for its exceptional ambiance and atmosphere and whose charm invites all to linger awhile and to relish its delights. In this rustic setting we celebrate sophisticated regional cuisine of the very best - and it is this seeming contradiction that makes Oberforsthof Alm so appealing.

Our ‘Alm’ is situated in the Alpendorf near St Johann im Pongau and offers a wonderful view of the Salzach valley at the heart of the Salzburg region.

It isn’t only connoisseurs who are in the best hands with us. We also know a thing or two about partying! ‘Welcome, Party People’ is one of the meanings of our motto, ‘Nothing’s a sin at the Alm!’ Whether it be an aprés ski, the night before a wedding, a club or society event or another occasion - we’re delighted to arrange parties of all kinds for you where the celebrations can go on into the early hours.

opening times: Open all year round
Hot food served until 4 am
Summer: every day from 15:00
Sat,Sun and pubic holidays all year round from 11:00,
no closing day
Winter: every day from 11:00

blacksheep Irish Pub

Hauptstraße 42a, 5600 Sankt Johann im Pongau tel. +43 660 4950400 website   /   e-mail Details

BLACKSHEEP - the Irish Pub in town.

Good music, good beer, good people - everything you expect from an Irish Pub.

opening times: open daily from 5 p.m.
closed on Sundays

Hahnbaum toboggan run

Premweg 8, 5600 Sankt Johann tel. +43 6412 6036 website   /   e-mail Details

The toboggan is one of the oldest pieces of winter sports equipment in the Alps – quite simply, it’s a classic. To this day, it remains a source of infinite enjoyment for young and old alike, with countless natural and man-made runs throughout Salzburg’s many valleys.

Start: Hahnbaumalm Restaurant (altitude approx. 1.100m)
Finish: city center of Sankt Johann (altitude approx. 650m)

Easy access to the start via the Hahnbaum double chair lift. The chair is open until 4pm, later ascents possible by taxi (approx. €35.00 one way for up to 8 pax, tariff will vary according to the meter).

Kreisten Alm

Oberalpendorf 112, 5600 Sankt Johann im Pongau tel. +43 (0)6412 8228 website   /   e-mail Details

The traditional restaurant "Kreistenalm" is located at the top station of the 6-men chairlift Gernkogelbahn, on the slope to the valley. The family run alpine hut offers traditional dishes with full service.

Mini club ski school Toni Gruber

Alpendorf 2, 5600 Sankt Johann-Alpendorf tel. 0043-6412-7927 website   /   e-mail Details
For children from age of 1: supervision, games and fun, separate baby-care room, opportunity to sleep, and much more. Information and reservation at Toni Gruber's Ski School