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Visitor reviews for Filzmoos Ski Resort

  • November 01, 2015
    from United Kingdom

    A wonderful village, a population of only 1400 people. Easy access to many other resorts provides excellent skiiing for all standards of skier.
    I have enjoyed many holidays in Filzmoos and my skiing has improved no end.

  • Filzmoos Ratings

    Overall: 4.4. Based on 11 votes and 15 reviews. Vote

    Access: 4.5

    (1) At least one overnight stop, (2) requires a whole day, (3) requires more than half a day – you may have time for a few turns (4) arrive by lunchtime and ski all afternoon, (5) there is a main airport within an hour of Filzmoos.

    Public Transport: 3.9

    (1) There are no buses or taxis to Filzmoos, (3) there are slow or infrequent buses / trains available, (5) getting to the resort is easy with frequent bus / train connections.

    Scenery: 4.8

    (1) An ugly resort in a bland setting, (3) average mountain views and resort, (5) a spectacular setting and a beautiful / historic resort town.

    Accommodation: 4.9

    (1) No places to stay in/near Filzmoos, (3) a few places to stay in the resort, (5) a wide variety of accommodation suitable to suit all budgets.

    Cheap Rooms: 4.5

    (1) No budget accommodation available, (3) just one or two hostels so book ahead, (5) several cheap hostels and pensions available.

    Luxury Hotels: 4.8

    (1) No luxury accommodation available, (3) just one or two luxury hotels so book ahead, (5) several up-market hotels in Filzmoos.

    Ski in/Ski out: 4.7

    (1) The ski area is located far from any accommodation, (3) a free ski bus takes you to the ski area in a short trip, (5) Ski-in ski-out accommodation is available.

    Childcare: 4.2

    (1) There are no child care facilities at Filzmoos, (5) the resort has excellent child-care facilities including at least one reasonably priced creche.

    Snowsure: 4.5

    (1) Occasionally gets enough snow for skiing, (2) is often closed due to a lack of snow, (3) occasionally suffers from a lack of snow, (4) rarely suffers from a lack of snow, (5) Filzmoos is snowsure even in the poorest seasons.

    Snowmaking: 4.9

    (1) Filzmoos relies entirely on natural snow, (3) there are just a few snow cannons, (5) there are snowmaking facilities on all pistes.

    Snow Grooming: 4.9

    (1) There are no snow groomers at Filzmoos, (3) occasionally some pistes are left ungroomed and in a poor state, (5) all the runs at Filzmoos are groomed daily.

    Shelter: 4.6

    (1) there is nowhere to ski when it is windy or visibility is bad and lifts often shut, (3) there are some trees for poor visibility but main lifts sometimes close, (5) Filzmoos is mostly in forest where you can ski in flat-light and windy days, lifts rarely close.

    Nearby options: 4.8

    (1) If snow conditions are poor at Filzmoos, it will be poor everywhere nearby, (3) there are good alternatives within an hours drive, (5) other locations on the same lift pass provide a rich variety of snowsure ski conditions.

    Regional rating: 4.4

    (1) Filzmoos usually has poor snow conditions compared to other resorts in region, (3) has average conditions for the region, (5) usually has the best snow conditions in the region.

    Lift Staff: 4.8

    (1) The staff at Filzmoos are rude or unhelpful, (5) lift staff at Filzmoos are pleasant, cheerful and eager to help.

    Crowds/Queues: 4.7

    (1) the resort is always busy and there are usually long lift queues, (3) it is quiet apart from occasional weekends and school holidays, (5) it is uncrowded and lift queues are very rare.

    Ski Schools: 5.0

    (1) No ski schools available, (2) one or two ski schools but local language only, (3) a few ski schools but book early for multi-lingual instructors, (4) plenty of ski schools and multi-lingual instructors available, (5) excellent ski schools with friendly multi-lingual ski instructors.

    Hire and Repairs: 5.0

    (1) Nothing can be sourced, not even ski-wax or ptex. (3) there are some ski shops but rentals need to be booked in advance, (5) good quality ski equipment can be purchased or hired and overnight repairs are possible.

    Variety of pistes: 3.7

    (1) The ski runs are featureless and unvaried, (3) the ski runs are varied but not extensive enough for a week, (5) Filzmoos has diverse and interesting pistes including forests and high alpine terrain.

    Beginners: 4.8

    (1) Beginners can only watch others ski and snowboard, (3) a few gentle slopes but beginners will get bored in less than a week, (3) Vast areas of gentle terrain.

    Intermediates: 4.3

    (1) No intermediate terrain at Filzmoos, (3) intermediate skiers will get bored after a few days, (5) vast areas of cruising runs.

    Advanced: 3.1

    (1) Nothing for advanced skiers and snowboarders, (3) enough steep terrain for a few days with some good offpiste, (5) Enough steep terrain and offpiste areas to entertain advanced skiers for at least a week.

    Snow Park: 1.9

    (1) Not even a kicker at Filzmoos, (3) average sized park quite well looked after, (5) huge park area and expertly crafted pipes, jumps and boardercross trails.

    Off-piste: 3.3

    (1) No off-piste worth mentioning, (2) off piste is out-of-bounds, (3) some varied offpiste that stays fresh for one or two days, (5) a vast array of off-piste routes that can stay untracked for several days.

    Cross-country: 4.5

    (1) There is nowhere to go for cross-country skiing around Filzmoos, (3) there are some cross country trails available, (5) the area features many spectacular and well maintained cross-country trails.

    Luge/Toboggan: 3.2

    (1) No designated luge or toboggan runs, (3) there are toboggan runs that open quite often, (5) Filzmoos has long and well maintained luge / toboggan facilities suitable for all ages.

    Mountain Dining: 4.8

    (1) Nowhere to buy food by the pistes, (3) some places to eat up on the mountain but they are often busy and expensive, (5) there is a variety of excellent mountain eateries right next to the slopes to suit all budgets.

    Eating: 4.9

    (1) Bring your own food, there isn't even a shop. (5) A wide variety of places to eat and drink in the resort, from fast food to fancy restaurants.

    Apres-Ski: 4.3

    (1) Nothing to do, not even a bar, (3) there are a few bars in the resort but nothing special, (5) clubs and bars stay open until very late and have a friendly atmosphere.

    Other Sports: 3.8

    (1) No sports facilities at all apart from ski lifts, (3) resort has just a small public swimming pool, (5) resort has all kinds of sports facilities, including a full-size swimming pool.

    Entertainment: 3.9

    (1) Besides the snow and walking there is nothing to do here, (3) the non-skier will find things to do for few days but may become bored after a week, (5) the resort area is a fascinating place to visit, regardless of winter sports.

    Winter Walks: 4.5

    (1) Very limited walking and no snowshoe trails, (3) a couple of designated scenic walking/snowshoe trails, (5) extensive and diverse winter walking trails for all abilities.

    Ski Pass Value: 4.7

    (1) A 1 week ski pass is overpriced compared to the number of lifts available, (3) the ski pass is averagely priced and covers a reasonable number of lifts, (5) ski passes are excellent value for money and cover a lot of lifts spanning a big area.

    Value (National): 4.5

    (1) Overall, Filzmoos is one of the most expensive ski resorts in the country and not worth the money, (3) overall represents average value for money, (5) overall offers the best value resort in the country.

    Value (Global): 4.5

    (1) Overall, Filzmoos is one of the most expensive ski resorts in the world, (3) overall it offers pretty average value for money compared to resorts from other countries, (5) internationally the resort offers excellent value for money.

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  • February 14, 2010
    from United Kingdom

    This is our 9th year skiing in Filzmoos. Having skiied in many different resorts, we are always drawn back to this beautiful friendly village. Each year our group grows in size, this year there was 18 of us all staying at the Happy Filzmoos! The absolute best place to go for apres-ski! The Happy Filzmoos Hotel is homely and welcoming, the rooms are extremely clean, warm and cosy, the food is delicious! The Hotel is perfectly situated so that you walk from the boot room straight out to the chair lift. We look forward to going back again at the end of Feb for a short break! Proste!

  • February 12, 2010
    from United Kingdom

    I first discovered Filzmoos in 1990 and since then I have had 14 or 15 holidays there, including 2 in the summer - I think that says it all! In fact, I am off there again in 2 weeks time and can't wait. During theses 20 years I have introduced many people to the village and without exception they have all been back again. In fact one of the great things about Filzmoos is seeing so many familiar faces over the years and all the new friends I have made.
    While Filzmoos does not have an enormous ski area there are several other resorts just down the valley that are included on your lift pass and my 2 favourites are Zauchensee and Flachauwinkl, both of which give you access to a large linked area. In all the years I have been going there I have never experienced a lack of snow and there have been some years when there has been so much that we have wondered if we would be able to get out of the village! However, if there is ever a problem with poor conditions, there is a glacier with guaranteed snow nearby. A short way further on is the World Cup resort of Schladming which is also well worth a visit.
    Back in Filzmoos things are fairly quiet at night but apres-ski at the Happy Filzmoos is not to be missed! There are several good eating places in the village for both lunch and dinner and some worthwhile stops for a drink. It is an especially good choice of resort for families and beginners and has a very safe and friendly environment. Give it a try and you will not be disappointed.
    If anyone would like any more information, they can email me at swanski@bigfoot.com.

  • March 25, 2008
    from United Kingdom

    Just had a fantastic weeks skiing in Filzmoos, with no lift queues, great conditions, good food and wonderful hosts: Rob & Bev at Haus Spencer. Their chalet is located near to the slopes and shops and is ideally placed for all the local amenities.
    The skiing is best for intermediates, but beginners will find the ski schools very professional, with no big groups so you'll get excellent personal attention.
    We've already booked with the Spencer's for next year. Can't wait!!!

  • March 18, 2008
    from United Kingdom

    I'm visiting Filzmoos next week. I highly recommend the bus trip to Flacawinkl. I normally prefer to travel on the local buses and experience a bit of local culture rather than travelling on the ski buses.

  • March 18, 2008
    from United Kingdom

    I love to ski but I can't turn. Apparently, Filzmoos only has straight slopes so I won't need to turn.

  • March 18, 2008
    from United Kingdom

    Going to Filzmoos for the 4th time in 3 years next week.
    Staying at Haus Reynolds where Dean and Max are perfect hosts at very fair prices.
    Filzmoos is perfect for learning and practising on well groomed quiet slopes, even during half term and Easter!!!
    For more advanced skiers: you can hop on to a bus for 25 mins and ski Flachau, which has more difficult slopes, and also Flacawinkl where you can ski over to Zauchansee. This year we are planning to ski over to Wagrain. There are 15 of us and a horse going so should be a challenge!!!

  • February 08, 2008
    from United Kingdom

    Just back from Filzmoos after spending a week at the hotel Alpenkrone and have to say we really enjoyed every minute. The hotel was fantastic, situated a few minutes walk from the village. Staff, food and rooms were really good but the best bit has to be the scenery and the skiing. My wife and I did the intermediates ski school and our 10 year old daughter did an intermediates kids school. The instructors were superb, especially Regina of the Filzmoos ski school. It was almost one on one tuition due to the interest Regina showed to each member of our group. After a hard days skiing, you must visit the Happy Filzmoos bar for some apres-ski, the atmosphere is brilliant. What can I say, it's great, so go. We will most certainly be going back.

  • January 27, 2008
    from United Kingdom

    We have been going to Filmoos, Austria for the past 2 years and plan to go for our third time in a couple of weeks. We stay at Haus Reynolds and Dean and Maxine and their family are fantastic. It has been my little boys birthday and they really make an effort putting up banners and balloons and letting all the children eat chocolate birthday cake. We have skied at various places throughout Europe over the past 20 years but I can honestly say Filzmoos is so safe and friendly and a really perfect place to take children to learn to ski. This year we intend to go to the glacier nearby and to other nearby resorts which are all reached with ten to fifteen minutes by car. Lots of lovely places to eat too in the village.

  • February 27, 2007
    from United Kingdom

    I had a great time in Filzmoos. This year it struggled with the lack of snow but to be honest the conditions were still good and my last Saturday there was fantastic with a beautiful day and hardly anyone on the slopes! It is a small village with lots of charm and something for everyone. The resort runs are a little limited and mainly suit beginners but the two final slopes into the resort are quite steep unless you can find the cut through the woods that brings you on the Nursery slopes for a gentle cruise in. If you want variety then there is a bus that goes to Flachau which is about 15KMs away and this is a much larger resort with a lot more variety. Finally, I stayed at a Chalet called "Haus Reynolds" and the owners Dean and Maxine were both superb and couldnt do enough for us. I would definitely stay there again!