St Gilgen, close to Salzburg in Austria, is a year round holiday destination. Located in the Salzkammergut Lake District, on the shores of St Wolfgang, it offers both winter and summer sports. As a ski resort, St Gilgen sits at an altitude of five hundred metres with the pistes between seven and seventeen hundred metres. The gentle slopes on the lower pistes are ideal for chidren and those donning skis for the first time. Intermediates and advanced skiers have a good choice of terrain with a maximum vertical run of twelve hundred metres. They can also ski in St Wolfgang and Strobl. Cross country skiers have fifteen kilometres of trails.
In the summer, water sports abound as well as hiking and trekking, mountainneering and horse riding. It is very relaxed and ideal for families in all seasons.
The ski season lasts from early December until early March. Many regional airports have direct flights to Salzburg and Munich which have fairly short transfer times. You can check on Cheekytrip to see if your own local airport offers a direct service.
When you book a cheap St Gilgen holiday, you can be confident that the standards of accommodation and service will be high as Austrians take a pride in the quality of care that they offer visitors. You are always sure of a warm and friendly welcome. This historic town, the birthplace of Mozart's mother, is very pretty with baroque and rococo architecture and with an onion-domed church. The views across the lake to Schafberg mountains can only be described as spectacular. It is recommended that you take the cable car to the top of the Zwolferhorn for breathtaking vistas. If you are doing a fair bit of sightseeing, the Salzkammergut Card would be a good investment. It gives it gives a thirty percent reduction on public transport and the entrance fee into many attractions.
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