Alpendorf (German for alpine village) is a village and a part of the town St. Johann im Pongau, located 55 km south of the Austrian city of Salzburg. It is at an altitude of 850 m above sea level.
It is situated 3 km away from the town centre of Sankt Johann im Pongau, a large town dominated by the Cathedral of Pongau.
The economy is largely dependent on tourism, particularly during the winter months when thousands of predominantly German, Danish and Dutch skiers visiting the village. The resort is popular with members of the British and American forces based in Germany.
The resort is largely made up of great four and five star hotels with wellness areas and restaurants. There you don't need a skibus - just walk to the slopes!
Alpendorf serves as one of the gateways to the Salzburger Sportwelt, one of the five alliances that make up Ski Amadé, a network of connected resorts with over 870 slopes and 270 modern ski lifts.
The resort, as a result of its location in the Eastern Alps has a good record for winter snow. There are lakes containing 30,000 cubic metres of fresh water which is used by the snow cannon which cover 95% of the slopes.
Unlike resorts in France and America, Austrian ski resorts only use fresh water for making snow. No chemicals or bacteria are added.
Maria: Where should We go skiing this year?
Cuthbert: How about Alpendorf?
Maria: Sounds amazing! I heard its very nice there.