Active Winter Holiday at Katschberg
Various off-piste activities
For those, who do not only want to ski at TOP ski resort Katschberg Aineck, will find numerous further winter activties in the holiday region. The snow transforms the region between Carinthia and Salzburg into a winter wonderland and provides perfect conditions for an active winter holiday in the snow: day and night tobogganing, winter hiking, ski mountaineering, winter horse riding, cross country skiing and much more! Also, do not miss a romantic horse-drawn sleigh ride in the picturesque nature reserve Gontal.
In winter, there are many events, especially during Advent the unique Katschberg Advent Trail!
Not only in summer, but also during winter season the holiday region Katschberg provides an extensive activity program with a mascot parade, torchlight hikes and much more!
Romantic horse-drawn sleigh rides at Katschberg
Enjoy a ride with the horse-drawn sleighs through the snowy nature reserve Gontal at Katschberg. The romantic ride stops at the hut Pritzhütte, where regional and traditional specialities can be tried.
Tobogganing at Katschberg
Enjoy funny sledge rides with the whole family at Katschberg. The 1.5 km long toboggan run starts at the ski hut Gamskogelhütte. During winter season, the toboggan run is open daily during the day. Every Tuesday and Saturday the entire toboggan run is also illuminated for night tobogganing from 17.00 to 22.00h.
Cross-country skiing in the skiregion Katschberg Aineck
The holiday region Katschberg between Carinthia and Salzburg convinces not only with its TOP ski resort Katschberg Aineck, it is also a paradise for cross-country skiers. Well prepared cross country trails are required for an active winter holiday. Various cross-country trails are waiting around the skiregion Katschberg Aineck.
Experience the unique setting of the nature reserve Pöllatal on the Carinthian side of Katschberg on this 6 km long, easy cross-country skiing trail (classic style). Opportunity to stop for refreshments: Schoberblickhütte in the Pöllatal. Reachable from Rennweg, Pöllatal also provides winter hiking trails.
At the Salzburg side of Katschberg, the UNESCO Biosphere reserve Lungau provides numerous high altitude cross-country trails as well as the 31 km long Murtal trail (classic and skating). The entrance points from Katschberg are in Stranach (St. Michael in Lungau) or directly from the ski resort Katschberg Aineck in the valley location St. Margarethen.
Ski touring at Katschberg
Discover the magnificent winter mountain landscape off-piste! Whether beginners or pros, the holiday region Katschberg Aineck provides various possibilities to explore the region with touring skis. During lift operation times, there is a general prohibition for ski touring on the pistes due to security reasons. Anyways, there are great off-piste ski touring trails at Katschberg, for example a tour to Tschaneck or even further to Kareck at 2.481 m above sea level! First track! There is also a possibility to enjoy a guided ski tour with an experienced tour guide to experience the sunrise at the peak of the mountains!
A path in St. Margarethen along the Leisnitz stream runs across the Meisnitzeralm up to the ski huts Kösselbacheralm and Branntweinerhütte. After around 2h of ascent, you can relax at the huts and then start the descent on the slopes. Every Monday from 5.00pm to 9.45pm during winter season, there is offered a special opportunity at Aineck for a moonlight tour with a stop at the hut Branntweinerhütte.
An exceptional ski tour is offered at the Nockberge Trail. The Nockberge Trail traverses the Carinthian Nockberge mountains on four daily stages, connecting the Carinthian ski resorts of Katschberg, Innerkrems, Turracher Höhe, Falkert and Bad Kleinkirchheim. It is a multi-day ski crossing focused on enjoyment and well-being, with ski tours during the day and wellness and culinary offers in selected hotels in the evening.
Ice skating & Curling at Katschberg
Enjoy a day at the ice with the whole family! Besides skiing, tobogganing and horse-drawn sleigh rides, ice skating and curling are further highlights in your winter holiday at Katschberg. Ice skating at the ice rinks in Katschberg or Rennweg are an essential part of your winter holiday at Katschberg.
- in front of the Falkensteiner Hotel Cristallo on Katschberg
- Admission free
- Ice skate rental in the ski rental Cristallo
- sports ground Rennweg
- illuminated in the evening
At the hut Schoberblickhütte in the nature reserve Pöllatal in Rennweg, curling is possible during the winter season.
- every Wednesday to Sunday
- appointments are requested (Schoberblickhütte +43 676 964 22 29)
- use of curling rink: 2€ for adults, children for free
- mulled wine & “Jagatee” tea available
- illuminated rink in the evening