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Filzmoos Resort Reviews

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Filzmoos Resort Reviews

Visitor reviews for Filzmoos Ski Resort

Filzmoos Ratings

Overall: 4.3. Based on 12 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: 4.7

(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: 4.6

(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: 4.4

(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: 4.8

(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: 4.7

(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: 4.3

(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: 3.8

(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: 4.2

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

Advanced: 3.0

(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: 1.8

(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: 3.8

(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): 4.4

(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 01, 2006
Ben from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
Filzmoos is a great little village. I have been once (last Feb half term) and the snow was fantastic. It snowed heavily all day every day which wasn't great, but it meant there wasn't a problem with dodgy snow conditions or anything. I am returning there in 10 days time (11th Feb). As far as nightlife goes the resort is fairly limited but for some fun, head to the Kalahari Bar or the Happy Filzmoos bar/restaurant. The resort is good for beginners and early intermediates. Advanced skiers would find it limiting, although there are some good black runs to be found in the neighbouring resorts like Ramsau and Schladming, which have the Dachstein mountain nearby. I highly recommend Filzmoos, it has great Austrian charm!
December 21, 2005
Giles Page from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
Traditional pituresque Austrian village with a very good snow record for the altitude. We have been visiting the Hotel Unterhof for over 10 years, and love the hospitality and atmosphere that this hotel provides. Lunch or Apres-ski at the Happy Filzmoos is great and perfectly situated to sit and watch the kids ride up and down the nursery slopes while the adults enjoy a welcome beer. The resort is at it's best for families or beginers/intermediates, and the resort can be skied in a day or so, but to a certain extent this misses the point. There is an excellent ski safari for guests at the Unterhof, where Marcus takes you on a very short transfer to one of the many local slopes. Within 15/20 minutes (a wait in the queue at other resorts)you can be enjoying Schladming, Flachau, Flachauwinkl and Wagrain where the skiing is almost unlimited and included in the comprehensive lift pass. A perfect compromise then with all the small village charm, and wonderful cruising runs in and around the village and immediate area. We have just booked again for January 2006. Check out Ryanair, flights to salzburg on 16th January were costing 1 penny! Book direct with the Unterhof on this week and you get a free lift pass thrown in...Unfortunately we can not make that week, but someone out there is going to get a seriously great bargain. IT COULD BE YOU
November 17, 2005
Steven Kaye from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
Filzmoos is a lovely little village.We went in Jan 2005 and had great snow. No lift queues and the slopes, though limited, are good for early intermediates which is what we are. Stayed in Hotel Unterhof. Top Class! Great food, friendly staff and superb leisure facilities (pool, sauna etc).Night life very quiet but some decent Apres in the Happy Filzmoos bar at the base of the slopes. We are going back to Filzmoos and same hotel in Jan 2006.
April 15, 2005
David Graham from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
Have visited Filzmoos for the last three years and will return - that says it all! Excellent for intermediate skiers, few lift queues, very pretty and close transfer to Salzberg airport.
March 16, 2005
Roy Griffiths from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
I visited in January and the snow was fantastic. The ski-bus is regular but the piste is very limited. Anything above intermediate level would soon run out of options. However, the resort is fantastically pretty and reasonably priced