850m above sea level, Alpendorf is just south of the city of Salzburg and in the ski season is very popular with local Austrians, as well as German, Danish and Dutch skiiers. The village itself is a part of the larger town of St. Johann im Pongau, which is dominated by a rather glorious cathedral. Some of the best places to stay in Alpendorf offer cathedral, as well as beautiful alpine views.
Alpendorf has a good reputation for snow, and is linked to the Ski Amade, a network of connected ski resorts with around 870 slopes between them. But you can walk to Alpendorf’s own lifts and runs from many of the village’s hotels, and Alpendorf has around 350kms worth of runs of its own - most of them red and blue - plus around 220kms work of cross county skiing trails.
Don't forget that the best places to stay in Alpendorf will be incredibly busy during the peak ski season, so if you're planning to visit in winter, book well ahead.
Still not sure? Browse though our list of all the best places to stay in Alpendorf, or contact one of our friendly Gurus for advice. Alterntatively check out our other Austrian ski recommendations in St Anton, Kitzbuhel or Obergurgl.
Alpendorf (5600 Sankt Johann im Pongau,)
Elegant and imposing hotel right next to the gondola. Sleek reception in marble and wood with adjacent bar, cosy library with crackling fire, spa, two restaurants and numerous activities on offer. A classy establishment that caters to families and couples.