Winter Wonderland in the Almdorf Sankt Johann im Pongau
Since the average temperatures in winter are around the freezing point, your stay in the holiday village Austria promises to be an unclouded experience. The clear air in the mountains intensifies the strong contrast between the snow-capped peaks and the bright blue sky. The impressive stillness of the snowy landscape becomes only interrupted by happy voices of skiers or snowshoe hikers.
Along neatly groomed cross-country skiing and winter hiking trails you can enjoy the beauty of nature combined with sporty activities. In the past snowshoes allowed the inhabitants of the Alps to get around in the deeply snow-covered winter-landscapes. Nowadays the marvellous winter wonderland invites to snowshoe hikes far from hustle and bustle.
In the evening mulled wine in front of the fire place and a hearty, traditional meal in one of the local restaurants warm body and soul. If you decide to stay in the Almdorf Sank Johann im Pongau the unique charm of the Alpine winter wonderland will put its spell on you.
At the end of November, around the first day of advent season, numerous Christmas markets are opening in whole Pongau and Salzburg. During the Licht-Advent many buildings of the district’s capital, Sankt Johann, shine in festive lightning.
Traditional Christmas markets attract with crafty custom and tempting scents of spices and mulled wine. Further the Christmas markets offer a wide choice of the region’s culinary specialities. Christmas songs played on traditional instruments complete the magical flair of advent in Pongau.
Visiting the countless Christmas markets or the famous “Christkindlmarkt” of Mozart’s City, Salzburg, you will find a great collection of unique souvenirs, remembrances or Christmas gifts. In your pre-Christmas-holiday in the Almdorf Sankt Johann there are numerous events that will get you in the Christmas mood:
- Bigger and smaller Christmas markets.
- Christmas songs.
- Hand-made arts and crafts.
- Torch-lit hikes at Christmas time.
- Traditional events such as the first Advent-wreath exhibition in the Anna Chapel and the “Krampus run”.
Until December the days get shorter and the nights get colder in the mountains of Pongau. When the setting sun kisses the short day good night it is time to enjoy the cosy warmth of the Alpine Cabins in the holiday village Austria. You can keep warm having a mulled wine in front of your fireplace or spending time in your Chalet’s SPA area with sauna and outdoor-whirlpool. Enjoy your cosy home and lock out the cold and darkness of the Alpine winter night.
In Spring, when the valleys have been free of snow for the longest time, the snow conditions in the Holiday Village Austria still allow unspoilt joy and the practice of the winter sport of your choice. Such as:
- Cross-country skiing
- Snowshoe hiking
- Winter hikes on trails
Thanks to the sun that rises earlier in March, there is more time for winter activities and sport. In the afternoon you can enjoy the strong, warm sun on your Chalet’s terrace or at apres ski. A winter holiday in the Almdorf Sankt Johann im Pongau leaves you with unforgettable, unique memories.