Active Winter holiday in the region
Various off-piste activities
If you don't just want to ski and snowboard during your winter holiday in the Katschberg Lieser-Maltatal region, you will find numerous other winter and sports activities in the midst of untouched nature! The snow transforms the holiday region into a breathtaking winter wonderland and offers the best conditions for an active holiday in the snow, for:
- Tobogganing day and night
- Ski touring in the Katschberg Lieser-Maltatal region
- Kilometers of winter hiking trails through the snowy mountains
- Comfortable hiking with snowshoes
- Cross-country skiing through the wonderful winter landscape & biathlon in Innerkrems
- Ice sports - ice skating and curling
- Ice climbing in the Malta valley
- Snow tubing in Innerkrems
- Romantic horse-drawn sleigh rides and winter horseback riding
- Indoor activities for bad weather
In winter, too, the Katschberg Lieser-Maltatal holiday region offers an extensive program of activities with torchlight hikes, avalanche training, guided snowshoe hikes, the mascot parade for children and much more! Experience many activities in the holiday region!
Horse-drawn sleigh ride & riding in winter at Katschberg
On a winter holiday, active holiday and skiing holiday in the Katschberg Lieser-Maltatal region, you can enjoy a horse-drawn sleigh ride through the snow-covered and beautiful Gontal nature reserve at Katschberg. The romantic trip leads to the Pritzhütte, where regional specialties can be tasted during a stopover.
Guided winter horseback riding through the snow-covered Gontal at Katschberg is also offered.
Tobogganing day and night
Funny tobogganing in the Katschberg Lieser-Maltatal region is a great winter activity for the whole family! And in Katschberg Lieser-Maltatal there are many opportunities to experience a wonderful day tobogganing! Another highlight is tobogganing at night - on several days a week you can go down the brightly lit toboggan runs.
Snow shoe hiking
What could be nicer than hiking with snowshoes through the untouched glittering snowy landscape - with every single step closer to nature, away from everyday life and towards total relaxation and silence. There are also guided tours and snowshoe try hikes for your perfect winter holiday!
Snowshoe hikes, trial tours in the gentle hilltops of the Nockberge! Competent ski/mountain guides (Nockberge Guides) accompany you from the introductory tour to the experienced hike in the mountains. No prior knowledge for snowshoe hiking is required. Innerkrems offers many opportunities to learn the fascination of "enjoyment winter hiking" safely and carefree. You are welcome to try hiking with snowshoes on the weekly taster tour - you will be amazed!
Guided snowshoe hikes
Whether on a mountain, an easy circular hike or across the winter landscape, we would like to fulfill your winter experience in small tour groups. The ski & mountain guides from Sport Schiffer accompany and organize the most beautiful snowshoe tours in the Nockberge for you. Enjoying exercise in the snow, a basic level of fitness (depending on the tour) and mountain hiking experience in summer are the prerequisites that you should bring with you.
Try snowshoe hiking once... On this beginner's tour, we'll show you the basics for snowshoeing. We move in the valley area in a snowy winter landscape. You can rent the right touring equipment from the SPORT SCHIFFER test center.
Winter hiking in the Katschberg Lieser-Maltatal region
Enjoy peace and nature. With around 30 km of winter hiking trails the Katschberg Lieser-Maltatal 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 in the nature reserve Pöllatal
A 6 km long, beautiful winter hike in front of an impressive backdrop. Refreshments: Schoberblickhütte in 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 R9B towards Malta, over the Kalvarienberg in Gmünd or with snowshoes towards the Frido-Kordon-Hütte on the Sonnalm Stubeck.
In Innerkrems, three well-signposted winter hiking tours lead through the snow-covered winter landscape. Approx. 20 km of cleared hiking trails lead through the middle of the Nockberge. Panoramic paths and walking routes are signposted and well cleared.
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 Katschberg Lieser-Maltatal region
Cross-country paradise in Upper Carinthia. The Katschberg Lieser-Maltatal holiday region in Austria convinces not only with its TOP ski area Katschberg in winter, 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 in the region.
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.
Laußnitz valley - Frankenberg
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.
In the beautiful Lieser-Maltatal there are two top-groomed cross-country ski runs.
- The trail in the Maltatal from the toll station to the "Pflüglhof" bridge is approx. 1.5 km long and can be used free of charge. CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING near Gmünd (with suitable snow conditions)
- The trail (classic) near Gmünd is approx. 3 km long and open to cross-country skiing enthusiasts when the snow conditions are suitable. It leads from the Karnerau sports field to the heating plant on the Grünleiten and can be used free of charge.
Innerkrems high-altitude trail (snow guarantee)
The easy cross-country trail in Innerkrems leads along snow-covered trees past the Andreas Church and makes a generous loop of approx. 7 km along the wide valley floor. Snow is guaranteed - because even if spring has long since dawned in the valley, the cross-country ski run in Innerkrems can still be used. Can also be used with dogs.
Schönfeld high-altitude trail (snow guaranteed)
The 8km long trail (classic & skating), not far from Innerkrems, leads over hilly terrain to the Rosaninalm and, in perfect conditions, to the Rosaninsee, access to Dr. Josef Mehrl Hut, Rosanin turn-off.
The Salzburger Lungau is a UNESCO Biosphere reserve and provides numerous high altitude cross-country trails as well as the 31 km long Murtal trail (classic and skating). The entrance points are in Stranach (St. Michael in Lungau) or directly from the ski resort Katschberg in the valley location St. Margarethen.
Ski touring in Katschberg Lieser-Maltatal
Explore the snowy landscape in Katschberg Lieser-Maltatal - away from the pistes! Whether you are a beginner or a pro, there are several ways to discover the region on touring skis.
For safety reasons, there is a general ban on ski touring during lift operation on the slopes in the ski area Katschberg! But there are also wonderful ski touring routes in the region away from the pistes, such as on the Tschaneck or for real mountain enthusiasts on the Kareck at 2.481 m!
In the Katschberg Lieser-Maltatal region there are also guided ski tours at Katschberg and in Innerkrems. The activity program of the Katschberg Lieser-Maltatal region gives you the opportunity to climb the peaks off-piste with an experienced tour guide.
Ski tour Aineck
A path in St. Margarethen im Lungau leads along the Leisnitz torrent to the Kösselbacheralm and Banntweineralm ski huts. After about 2 hours of ascent, you can relax in the huts at Aineck and then tackle the descent back down to the valley on the piste, well strengthened.
Ski touring ban Katschberg ski area - piste closure
With immediate effect, going uphill (on skis, touring skis and snowshoes) is prohibited all day long in the entire ski area Katschberg, i.e. between 12:00am and 12:00 am! This ban applies to the period from 01.11. until 01.05. every year and serves to avert danger - danger to life due to cable winch slope preparation with snow groomers, avoidance of collisions with winter sports enthusiasts driving down the valley. We will report any infringement and sue for injunctive relief.
We refer to the traffic safety obligation and to a disturbance of possession. According to the regulation of the ski slope closure for the Katschberg / Aineck ski area, number: 47/2015 (basis regulation, number 839/2007)
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)
- Grünleitennock (2.128 m)
- Großer Königsstuhl (2.336 m)
- Peitlernock (2.244 m)
The Nockberge Trail offers an extraordinary ski tour. You cross the Carinthian Nockberge in four daily stages and thus connect the Carinthian ski areas of Katschberg, Turracherhöhe, Falkert and Bad Kleinkirchheim. The Nockberge Trail is a multi-day ski tour that can be booked online, designed for enjoyment and well-being and, in addition to lonely tours in the wintry mountain landscape of the Nockberge, also offers the comfort of various wellness hotels and spa resorts.
After the daily ski tours, relaxing wellness offers and enjoyable dinners await. Various amenities such as a luggage service and shuttle service, combined with easy online booking of the trail and services, guarantee a pleasant and relaxing outdoor experience!
Ice skating & Curling in Katschberg Lieser-Maltatal
Ice fun for the whole family! In addition to skiing, tobogganing or horse-drawn sleigh rides, ice skating and curling are other highlights of your winter holiday in the Katschberg Lieser-Maltatal region! Ice skating on the prepared ice rink is simply part of a winter holiday in the region - and it's not just the little ones who have fun!
- in front of the Falkensteiner Hotel Cristallo on Katschberg
- open daily in winter
- Admission free
- Ice skate rental in the Falkensteiner Hotel Cristallo
- sports ground Rennweg
- illuminated in the evening
- Gmünd: ice skating in Gries at the stream Lieser (Tel. +43 4732 2215 14)
- Malta: Tripphube (Tel. +43 4733 220 15)
- Eisentratten: Wallnerboden
- Kremsbrücke: village square Kremsbrücke
- 20x15m big ice rink
- open daily in winter
- admission free
- illuminated in the evening until 9:30 pm
Curling at Katschberg, Almwirtshaus Ainkehr
Curling is possible daily during the winter season; Almwirtshaus Ainkehr; with floodlight; reservation is recommended
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: 3€ for adults, children for free
- mulled wine & “Jagatee” tea available
- illuminated rink in the evening
Curling at the Bonner Hütte
- open daily in winter (during good weather conditions)
- access by car is possible till "Sampel"
- no reservation required
- use of the curling rink: 2€ per person
- curling stock rental
- Information at +43 664 9492446
- 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
Snow tubing in Innerkrems
There are other ways to slide down the mountain in the Innerkrems winter paradise. The new trend is called snow tubing! Grab a tube, let yourself be pulled up comfortably and race down the slope on the prepared route - great fun!
Information: Almresort Frühauf, +43 4736 2110
Ice climbing in 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
Even on cold winter days there is plenty to do in Katschberg Lieser-Maltatal! Whether it's a trip to the museum or a fun experience in the indoor sports hall - there's definitely something for everyone!
- Indoor- & leisure sports hall „The CAGE“ at Katschberg
On 450 m², action, fun and excitement ensure your experience in "THE CAGE" - the sports and leisure hall at Katschberg. Boulder on the climbing wall or do a backflip on the trampoline and land in the back jump – this is where you can put your skills to the test and have lots of fun!
Tel.: +43 4734 24040 I www.basekamp-hotel.at
- Artist's town Gmünd – A whole town lives for art!
Experience one of the liveliest and most diverse small towns in Austria! Gmünd in Carinthia has consistently focused on art and culture for over 30 years! Artist studios, galleries and museums and a wonderful sculpture garden invite you to stroll through the charming medieval streets and squares of the city. And even in the cold season, the artist town has a lot of interesting things to offer.
Tel.: +43 4732 2215 14 I www.stadtgmuend.at
- Porsche car museum
Interesting - The only private Porsche car museum in Europe, established on the site (1944 - 1950) of the FIRST car named PORSCHE. The extensive collection includes over 40 exhibits. Porsche 356, led by the model Porsche 356.020 ALU, designed and built in Gmünd as well as Porsche rally and racing cars as series winners on all racetracks in the world.
Porsche car museum | Tel.: +43 4732 2471 | www.auto-museum.at