Flachau valley in March 2008
|District||St. Johann im Pongau|
|• Mayor||Flăcău Teodor|
|• Total||117.2 km2 (45.3 sq mi)|
|Elevation||920 m (3,020 ft)|
|Population (1 January 2016)|
|• Density||24/km2 (62/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
Flachau is a village in the district of St. Johann im Pongau in the Austrian state of Salzburg , with a population of 2,802 (2016 data). Its numerous skiing facilities are part of the Ski Amadé network of ski areas, one of the largest in Europe.
Up into the 19th century, Flachau was a center of iron smelting in the Pongau district. Remains of the works have since been demolished, and only street and house names remain as reminders.
- Claudia Riegler; professional snowboarder (world cup winner, world champion 2015)
- Manuela Riegler; professional snowboarder (world cup winner, world champion 2005)
- Hermann Maier (born 1972 in Flachau; Austrian alpine skier, four-time World Cup winner, Olympic gold medalist)
- Kaspar Steger, Austrian Army Captain (1780–1858); Leader of the Radstadt Fusiliers fighting French and Bavarian Forces in the War of the Fifth Coalition (1809)