St. Johann in Tirol - Facts and Figures
Summer fun and winter fairy-tales alike allure experts and the highly skilled, as well as newcomers to mountaineering and beginner skiers to the heart of the region. Between its alpine inns and ski runs, St. Johann in Tirol (659 metres sea level) has something to offer every age group - from little swimming enthusiasts, to old climbers - right through the season.
At the foot of the Kaiser massif cyclists, walkers and hikers will always be on the right path. On foot, pushing the pedals or on horse-back to the loveliest alpine inns, pastures, waterfalls, wild flower meadows and cosy beer gardens. Mountain hikes around St. Johann in Tirol are special connoisseur tours. More than 20 traditional snack stations, alpine inns and mountain guesthouses serve home-made goods from their own, or from neighbouring farms. Where in summer the lush green alpine pastures light up, in winter it is the skiers and snowboarders who leave their tracks in the powder snow. Beneath the Harschbichl lies one of the most beautiful snowy stomping grounds for families in the Kitzbüheler Alpen. 50 kilometres of pistes on the northern flanks of the Kitzbüheler Horn provide ski runs of every difficulty level, 17 cable car facilities bring ski fans up to the top, and over 130 ski instructors show boarding bambinis and skiing senior citizens alike how to do correct turns in the snow. Cross-country skiing is also a traditional sport in St. Johann in Tirol - more than 250 kilometres of slopes wind their way through the sunny valley – and once a year the region plays host to the biggest open cross-country race in Austria. More than 2000 participants snap on their skis for the Int. Tiroler Koasalauf.
Facts and figures about St. Johann in Tirol
|Surface area||5925 hectares|
|Guest beds||Around 4500|
|Annual overnight stays||Around 517,000|
|Highest elevation||2231m (Mauckspitze/Wilder Kaiser)|
|Twinned towns||Redford (Michigan - USA), Fuldabrück (Hessen - D), Rovaniemi (Polarkreis - S, F), Valeggio sul Mincio (Verona - I)|