Ski Touring in Lower Austria

Lower Austria fills ski mountaineers with enthusiasm with its range of options for beginners and professionals alike.

We’ve collected all the top spots of Lower Austrian touring mountains for existing and aspiring ski mountaineers. To ensure that safety doesn’t fall by the wayside, we recommend booking guided tours.

Courses for ski touring beginners
Lower Austria’s highest mountain (Schneeberg) is not just one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Vienna Alps in Summer but also during the cold Winter months when the snow-covered mountain literally lives up to its name. In the Winter, the Schneeberg adventure becomes an unforgettable experience as enthusiast ski tourers buckle up their skis after the ascent and wedel down the valley through the powdery snow. Ski mountaineers can choose from several options across differing levels of difficulty from vertical descents to relaxing tours. But you don’t have to be a professional to enjoy yourself: The skiing and mountaineering school, Peter Groß, in Puchberg, offers beginner’s courses for those interested in which you learn how to handle the equipment. Local guides share their experience through guided tours.

Ski tours off the beaten path
Tirolerkogel in Annaberg is one of the most popular touring mountains in Mostviertel (cider quarter), not least because the alpine hut at the summit, the Annaberger Haus, is also open during the Winter. In Göstling, you either ascend from Steinbach to Dürrenstein or from Hochmoor Leckermoos to Ringkogel. One of our favourite ski touring mountains in Mostviertel is Göller, in St. Aegyd, as the breath-taking views at the surrounding summit remain simply unforgettable. An equally popular tour leads up Muckenkogel in Lilienfield, which pairs nicely with a stop-off at the Lilienfelder Hütte lodge.

Those without any alpine experience can also learn in Mostviertel: for example at the Annaberg Ski School or the JoSchi Hochkar Ski School.