St Johann in Tirol Ski Resort

St Johann in Tirol is a small characterful ski resort in the heart of the Kitzbüheler Alps. With good beginner skiing and wide range of other activities for non-skiers, St Johann is favoured by families seeking a relaxing and affordable skiing holiday in Austria.

Sankt Johann, to give the resort its proper German name, is a traditional Austrian market town in the North Tirol, situated just 15 minutes drive, or 7 minutes by the fastest train, from its more illustrious neighbour Kitzbühel. The town has a long history and retains its traditional feel despite some modernization.

The ski area is relatively small, with just 42km of pistes in the immediate ski area. The high proportion of blue runs means St Johann is well suited to beginners with its excellent ski schools. Confident intermediates and advanced skiers will quickly exhaust the local skiing in a day or two, but most local area passes for longer than this include days in other ski areas such as KitzSki (Kitzbuhel, Kirchberg etc) and SkiWelt (Soll, Ellmau, Westendorf etc). Advanced skiers can also take advantage of the ski touring options in the nearby Wilder Kaiser.

St Johann is easily accessible from several major airports. Accommodation is noticeably cheaper than in some of the neighbouring ski resorts. The village doesn't have a big après ski scene - just a handful of restaurants for visitors wishing to explore beyond their hotels or take an evening off from cooking in their self-catering apartments. The food on the mountain, however is outstanding: St Johann has some of the Tirol’s best mountain restaurants, including the Angereralm, run by the President of the Austrian Somelier Association.

And lunching and skiing are not the only activities. There is paragliding, tobogganing and snow hiking too, and St Johann also has some of the best cross country skiing in Austria. And if that is not quite enough to exhaust you there is a nice ice skating rink near the centre of town.

Ski & SnowBoard Hire in St Johann in Tirol

There are fewer ski rental shops in St Johann that there are in larger resorts and they tend not to compete on price if you just walk into them when you arrive. works with several shops in the resort and can get you discounts of up to 35% if you book online in advance here. 

SKISET also has good outlets in St Johann and it too gives discounts if you book via this link.

St Johann in Tirol Pros & Cons

+ Good for families
+ Excellent mountain restaurants
+ Choice of winter sports activities
+ Reasonably priced
+ Good for beginners
- Immediate ski area is only 42km
- Minimal après ski
- Low altitude

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St Johann in Tirol Statistics

  • CountryAustria
  • StateTirol
  • RegionSchneewinkel
  • Base670 m
  • Peak1,604 m
  • Vertical934 m
  • Ski Area42 km
  • Ski Lifts17 
  • Gondolas
  • Chair Lifts
  • Surface Lifts10 
  • 6 day lift pass€ 206

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