Mittersill

Ski Chalets & Apartments for sale, Austria

Expert's Opinion

"Surrounded by mountains and picturesque countryside with forests and Alpine lakes, this quiet town lies within the beautiful Hohe Tauern National Park, which is the largest nature reserve in Europe. The town offers a fantastic selection of shops and restaurants, too!" - Chloe Hickman

The Town

Mittersill is the main town in the Pinzgau Region. It dates back to the 11th century, and sits on the Salzach River. The town is a superb skiing and walking destination, located within the Tauern National Park. As the main town in the largest national park in Europe, Mittersill is a popular destination throughout the year. 

The picturesque setting make the town a pleasant place to spend time, and with a number of excellent bars and restaurants in the centre of Mittersill there is more than enough to do after getting back from the slopes. There is a good selection of shops in the resort, and Kitzbuhel, with its luxury boutiques, is only a half hour drive from the town. 

Mittersill has an exceedingly family friendly apres ski scene, with plenty of activities including ice skating and toboggan runs. A busy town, with life beyond the ski slopes, Mittersill is a fantastic choice for those looking for a year round property. The scenic resort is only an hour and 40 minutes from Salzburg and Innsbruck airports, and just over two hours from Munich.

The Skiing

Whilst the immediate Mittersill ski area is not large, the town is close to both the Wildkogel ski area and the Kitzbuhel Alps. The immediate ski area is best for intermediate and expert skiers, with more skiing for beginner and less confident intermediate skiers in the red and blue heavy Wildkogel ski area, five minutes drive away. 

The Kitzbuhel ski area is famous for being home to the 'Streif' downhill, where Franz Klammer famously won victories. The skiing is more challenging than the Wildkogel area, but has plenty for skiers of every ability level. Mittersill is home to a few well known cross country ski trails in the area, including the 3km Blizzard Trail, which is named after the local ski manufacturer. 

An excellent base for ski touring, Mittersill has plenty of off piste, and keen tourers can set off to the East Tyrol or head to the southern slopes of the Grossvenediger Mountain.  With a huge variety of slopes within easy reach, Mittersill is a fantastic base in the Austrian Alps.

Summer

A bustling, year round town, Mittersill is a popular summer destination. As a part of the Tauern National Park, the scenery is as beautiful in summer as it is in winter. The extensive walking trails are a fantastic way to explore the area, passing Alpine lakes and mountain pastures, and with over 200km of paths and several experienced mountain guides the walks are accessible for anyone.

There are a number of excellent mountain biking paths too; nearby Bramberg and the Kitzbuhel Alps have their lift systems open during the summer months, for those looking for the downhill without the climb. The rivers and lakes in the area are perfect for rafting, canyoning and even just taking a dip on a warm day.

The Mittersill-Stuhlfelden Golf Club is one of the best in Austria, and the 18 hole course has a spectacular backdrop, rustic hay lofts, doglegs, ponds, a stream and a par 3 island, all of which make it one of the more unique courses around. 

Properties

There are a small number of properties for sale in Mittersill, which are largely new build apartments. Whilst the resort does have some resale properties on the market, the new apartments being built in central locations close to the ski lifts. There are a few second home opportunities in the resort, with the bulk of second homes coming in the form of apartments, while investors can look at ski in, ski out property to get the best returns.