Active Winter Holiday at Katschberg
Various off-piste activities
For those, who do not only want to ski at TOP ski resort Katschberg, 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, ice climbing in Maltatal 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 Katschberg holiday region 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.
Winter hiking in the Katschberg holiday region
Enjoy peace and nature. With around 30 km of winter hiking trails the Katschberg holiday region offers many possibilities not only on the mountain but also in the valley. Whether guided snowshoe hikes or walks with a breathtaking view - the multifaceted landscape brings unique memories for the whole family.
A relaxed hike through the calm, snow-covered winter landscape at Katschberg makes the hiker's heart beat faster - even in the cold season. The 4 km long trail into the Gontal leads through the wind-protected forest to the Pritzhütte and is also suitable for prams. For those who would like to add a tobbogan run to their familiy-hike, it is the best to set off to the Gamskogelhütte. First you follow the 1.5 km long path up the mountain and then jump on the toboggan and run back to the Katschberghöhe. Of course, you could also go back on foot.
Winter hiking at the nature reserve Pöllatal
A 6 km long, beautiful winter hike in front of an impressive backdrop. Refreshments: Schoberblickhütte at the Pöllatal, closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Winter hiking to the Bonnerhütte
From Frankenberg you hike about 3.5 km in Lausnitz to the Bonnerhütte, past a wonderful landscape. The hut is open daily in suitable weather conditions and access is also possible by car. The way back is ideal as a tobbogan run. Tobbogan and snowshoe rental at the Bonnerhütte.
In the middle of an idyllic landscape, surrounded by 2 nature parks, there are some hiking trails in the valley area, e.g. along the leisure path R9 towards Malta, over the Kalvarienberg in Gmünd or with snowshoes towards the Frido-Kordon-Hütte on the Sonnalm Stubeck.
The Salzburg Lungau offers many different winter hiking options - whether a hike up the mountain or a leisurely walk. The Sonnenhangweg on the Speiereck is suitable for prams and is located at over 2.000 m. In St. Michael you will find path no. 20 which extends to the district "Fell" (15 km there and back). The Murweg, from Muhr to Tamsweg, offers hiking fun for up to 25 km.
The Wasserweg Leisnitz hiking trail is located in St. Margarethen and is not only a highlight in summer. At the end of the trail, at the Alpengasthof Schlögelberger, you have the opportunity to watch the wild animals being fed in the afternoon.
Other winter hikes include, for example, the path from the Zederhaus square to the "Dorf" district and the Mitterberg hike with a wonderful view of the Mur valley.
Cross-country skiing in the skiregion Katschberg
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.
Pöllatal nature reserve
On the Carinthian side of the Katschberg in the Pöllatal in Rennweg there is an 8km long, easy classic cross-country trail. Parking lot and entry possibility: With around 8 km (there and back) of well-groomed trails, the Pöllatal nature reserve also offers cross-country skiers very good conditions in the midst of the impressive winter landscape. Accessible from Rennweg, the Pöllatal also offers kilometers of winter hiking trails. To warm up after cross-country skiing, we recommend a stop at the cozy Schoberblickhütte.
In the snow-covered mountain landscape of the Laußnitz valley you will find a perfectly groomed 5 km long cross-country ski run (classic & skating) at 1,712 m. The entrance is right at the Bonnerhütte. In addition to the cross-country ski trail, the Laußnitz valley offers many other winter activities: ice stock sport, tobogganing and winter hiking - a true paradise for winter vacationers. If you are hungry or just want to warm up - a visit to the Bonnerhütte is worthwhile.
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.
In the beautiful Lieser/Maltatal there are two perfectly groomed cross-country trails. The cross-country ski run in the Maltatal from the toll station to the "Pflüglhof" bridge is about 1.5 km long and can be used free of charge. In Schönfeld, an 8 km long cross-country ski trail (classic and skating) leads over hilly terrain to the Rosaninalm hut and, in perfect conditions, to the Rosanin lake. Entry after the Dr. Josef-Mehrl Hütte, junction Rosanin
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.
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.
Here you encounter winter at every turn when the snow crunches under your shoes and the ice crystals sparkle in the sun. Some Ski-
- Stubeck (2.370m)
- Faschaunereck (2.617m)
- Reitereck (2.790m)
- Kölnbreinspitze (2.934m)
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
- Gmünd: ice rink Gries an der Lieser
- Malta: Tripphube
Curling at the nature reserve Pöllatal
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 the curling rink: 2€ for adults, children for free
- mulled wine & “Jagatee” tea available
- illuminated rink in the evening
Curling at the Bonnerhütte
- open daily in winter (during good weather conditions)
- access by car is possible
- no reservation required
- use of the curling rink: 2€ per person
- curling stock rental
- Frido-Kordon-Hütte, Stubeck Sonnalm, tel.: +43 4733 528
- Tripphube Malta, sports ground, tel.: +43 4733 220
- Familiengasthof Zirmhof, Koschach 4, tel.: +43 4733 330
- Gasthof Trebesinger Wirt, Trebesing 1, tel.: +43 4732 2366
Ice climbing at Maltatal
Where ice-climbing is concerned, the Maltatal has developed into a top class area. It stands out above all for its versatility. Whether one is a beginner or an expert, everyone will find an appropriate level here. What is more, most of the waterfalls are easy to reach and safe from avalanches in normal snow conditions.
Informations: Alpinsport Koller, Tel.: +43 650 5545776