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 and a concert hall. For some relaxing you can enjoy the public sauna, the solarium or a 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). For more kilometres of slopes you can reach out to Alpendorf and explore the ski area Snow Space Salzburg (Wagrain and Flachau).
There is a ski bus departing from St. Johann towards the neighboring Alpendorf. Furthermore, there is a train station situated in St. Johann am Pongau.