Ski touring

Head up the mountain with your skis on your back, and watch the piste below you turn to untouched powder snow.

As you climb during the ski tour, the magnificent slopes of Ötscher or Schneeberg open out in front of you. Exhausted but happy, see the view from the summit down into the valley. An then – liberating and worth all the effort – head down the untouched slopes and through the fresh powder snow!

Hiking up the Ötscher, Gippel and Göller
At 1,418 metres above sea level, the Ötscher Schutzhaus is the highest hut in the ski resort of Lackenhof, and has established itself as a meeting point for ski tourists. With its breathtaking views over the Mostviertel and Styria, Göller in Aegyd is a popular destination for ski tourists. The ascent times are relatively short. For better orientation, the slope variants in Gsenger or Lahnsattel are usually marked out. Anyone who would like to see Annaberg from above can hike up the “Tirolerkogel” (1,377m) – either on the marked winter hiking trail, or by ski touring. Fantastic views, which in good weather span across to Hochschwab and Gesäuse, are your reward for the 1.5-hour climb.

Travel up the highest mountain in Lower Austria
The 2,076m high Schneeberg is not only known for being the highest mountain in Lower Austria, but it also has a reputation for being ideal for ski tours. Several routes lead from the valley and top stations to the highest peak of the Vienna Alps. The particularly ambitious prefer to leave their trail on the way to the Wurzengraben (2,038m). As you venture through the Alpine scenery on the Schneeberg, your first point of call should be the Ski- und Bergsteigerschule von Peter Groß (Peter Gross Skiing and Mountaineering School), where professional ski guides can be booked. As well as guided ski tours, the school also offers free-riding adventures and snow-shoeing classes.