St. Johann im Pongau is situated at an altitude of 600 metres at the border of the Salzburger Sportwelt. The destination is the largest of its region and is more of a city than a village. There are therefore a great number of bars, restaurants and shops situated here with facilities like a cinema, a casino, a concert hall, an indoor swimming pool, a fitness centre and an indoor tennis court. For some relaxing you can enjoy the public sauna, the solarium or a calming and comforting massage.
Behind the church of St. Johann there is a chair lift departing to the Hahnbaum (1200 metres), from where a number of blue and red slopes lead (ca. 7 km). If the snow conditions are good it is possible to reach several beautiful runs. In this ski area there are two ski schools and for more kilometres of pistes you can reach out to Alpendorf and explore the areas of Wagrain and Flachau.
There is a ski bus departing from St. Johann towards the neighboring Alpendorf. If you want to enjoy lively après-ski a visit to Alpendorf is certainly recommended. Furthermore, there is a train station situated in St. Johann am Pongau.