Ski touring in Lower Austria

Here you will find an overview of the ski resorts in Lower Austria, in which ski touring is permitted.

ATTENTION: Please also visit the ski resort websites to check which lifts and pistes are open. Information on the current snow depths in Lower Austria can also be found here.

Ski tourers welcome! Here you will find an overview of ski resorts where it is possible (under certain conditions) to don your climbing skins and go up and down the pistes on an evening, or when there is very little natural snow. Please keep the “Rules for Ski Tourers on the Pistes” in mind. The ski resorts offer perfectly-groomed pistes, as well as car parks and WC facilities. There are also signposted routes or ascent tracks which allow ski tourers to safely enjoy their favourite sport.

Evening ski tours in Lower Austria's ski resorts

Day Time

Ski resort

Tuesday until 20:00 Lackenhof – Gr. Ötscher
Wednesday until 19:00 Gemeindealpe Mitterbach
Wednesday until 21:00 Unterberg ski resort
Thursday until 20:00 Annaberg – Anna-Alm ski resort
Thursday until 20:30 Mönichkirchen-Mariensee cableway*
Friday until 20:00 Lackenhof – Gr. Ötscher

* not during snow preparation

Lackenhof am Ötscher
In the Lackenhof am Ötscher ski resort, the marked “Ötscher-Schutzhaus” ski route on the Gr. Ötscher is open to ski tourers when the lift is operating. The route starts in the rear car park in Weitental. From there, head along the road to the edge of the forest, until the path turns right and rises slightly as it leads through the forest. After a few minutes, you will reach Piste #2 of the Gr. Ötscher. The ascent route runs along the left edge of the piste (as seen from below), until the path branches off further up, to the left of the ski path. After a right turn, continue along the skiing route, towards Piste #2. Shortly afterwards, the ascent route leads left and into the forest. From this point onwards, you are in a wooded area away from the ski pistes. The ascent to the Schutzhaus is marked out. The upper part of the ascent track, in the wooded area, is not approved for descent.

Operating hours Ascent routes on the Gr. Ötscher
daily, 9:00 to 16:30
Descents must be made on the ski pistes when the lift is operating,
Evening ski tours Tuesday and Friday, 16:30 to 20:00
Pistes #1 and #2 on the Gr. Ötscher are open as ski touring routes, and for downhill skiing.
Included services

Parking space
WC facilities in the Gr. Ötscher valley station
“Ötscher-Schutzhaus” ascent route
Descent on the pistes

Rest points Ötscher-Schutzhaus
Ötscher Schirmbar
Prices Adult day ticket: EUR 8.00
Adult season ticket: EUR 80.00

Tickets can be bought at the Ötscher Lift ticket office when the lift is operating, or from the ticket machines in Weitental. Season Ticket holders are entitled to a 50% discount on presentation of a valid Ötscher-Hochkar Combi Ticket, Sunny Card or Ybbstal Alps Winter Card. Season tickets can only be issued at the lift ticket office.
Information Andreas Buder
CEO Ötscherlift-Gesellschaft m.b.H.
T: +43 (0)7480 53 54

Gemeindealpe Mitterbach
Gemeindealpe Mitterbach offers ski tourers two signposted ascent routes with different difficulty levels (blue/red and red/black). These routes lead directly along the groomed edge of the piste from the cable car station to the summit (at 807 m and 1,626 m above sea level respectively).

Operating hours During lift operation
daily 8:30 to 16:30
Evening ski tours Wednesday 16:30 to 19:00
Included services Parking space
Ski pistes
LVS checkpoint with an avalanche risk level indicator and overview of the signposted routes
Rest points “Zum Sessellift” inn at the valley station
“Zum Bäreneck” inn (1,222 m above sea level, intermediate station)
“s´Balzplatzerl” (1,300 m above sea level, intermediate station)
“Terzerhaus” (1,622 m above sea level, summit station)
Prices Adult day ticket: EUR 5.50
Child day ticket: EUR 4.00
Adult season ticket: EUR 59.00
Child season ticket: EUR 48.00

A Tour Hiking Season Ticket is included in the price of a Ski Season Ticket, which can also be used on the Annaberg lifts and in the Gemeindealpe Mitterbach resort.
Information NÖVOG Info Centre Service Team
T: +43 (0) 2742 360 990 99
E: office@gemeindealpe.at

Annaberg ski resort
In the Annaberg ski resort, it is possible to ascend the piste at the side, or – in appropriate snow conditions – on marked paths.

Operating hours During lift operation
daily 8:30 to 17:00
Evening ski Thursday 17:00 to 20:30
Pistes 1a, 1b and 3 are open for skiing on Thursday evenings.
Included services Parking space
Ski pistes
Transfer back to the car park on the Reidl conveyor, or the Reidl IV platter lift

Rest points

Anna-Alm (open until 20:00 on Thursdays)
Teichstüberl
Reidlhütte
Eisbar
Prices Adult day ticket: EUR 5.50
Child day ticket: EUR 4.00
Adult season ticket: EUR 59.00
Child season ticket: EUR 48.00

A Tour Hiking Season Ticket is included in the price of a Ski Season Ticket, which can also be used on the Annaberg lifts and in the Gemeindealpe Mitterbach resort.
Information Annaberg Lift Service Team
T: +43 (0)2728 84 77 22

Mönichkirchen-Mariensee cableway
Climbing the edge of the piste served by the Mönichkirchen-Mariensee cableway is possible every Thursday when the lift has closed (except during snow preparation).

Operating hours

Thursdays only, from lift closure until 20:30
Exception: Climbing the piste is not permitted during snow preparation.

Evening ski tours

Thursdays, from lift closure until 20:30
Exception: Climbing the piste is not permitted during snow preparation.
Included services Parking spaces
Ski pistes
Other infrastructure

Rest points

Hallerhaus
Alpengasthof Enzian
Berggasthof Mönichkirchner Schwaig
Alpengasthof Fernblick
Futterkrippe
Stoa-Alm
Flo & Co
Prices free
Information Ms Dissauer
T: +43 (0)2649 20 906

Unterberg ski resort
In the Unterberg ski resort, it is possible to climb the edge of the piste.

Operating hours

Wednesday to Tuesday, 8:30 to 17:00
The pistes are then closed to visitors until 8:30 the following morning without exception, for preparation work with cable winches!

Evening ski tours Wednesday, 17:00 to 21:00
The pistes are then closed to visitors until 8:30 the following morning without exception, for preparation work with cable winches!
Included services
depending on price
Parking space (car park closed from 18:00 (22:00 on Wednesday) until 8:00 the next morning)
Ski pistes
Infrastructure
1 or 2 hour cable car ride
Rest points Unterberg Schutzhaus
Schneidlifthütte (during lift operation and Wednesday ski tours)
Bergrestaurant Herzog (only open during lift operation)
Prices Day tickets:
EUR 5.00 for parking, ski pistes and infrastructure
EUR 13.00 for parking, ski pistes, infrastructure and 1 hour cable car ride
EUR 17.00 for parking, ski pistes, infrastructure and 2 hour cable car ride
Season tickets:
EUR 75.00 for parking, ski pistes and infrastructure
EUR 115.00 for parking, ski pistes, infrastructure and 1 hour cable car ride
EUR 149.00 for parking, ski pistes, infrastructure and 2 hour cable car ride
Information E: info@schigebiet-unterberg.at
Web: www.schigebiet-unterberg.at/das-schigebiet/tourengeher

Arabichl ski lift in Kirchberg am Wechsel
From the Arabichl ski lift, ski tourers can head towards Arabichl or the Hochwechsel, making sure to keep to the left of the pistes.

Operating hours

9:00 to 16:00 daily, except Friday

Evening ski tours

None
Included services Parking space
Ski pistes
Rest points Gasthaus Steyersberger Schwaig
Prices Day ticket:
Monday to Thursday, when the lift is not operating: free
Christmas, university holidays, and Saturdays & Sundays: EUR 5.00
InformationInformation Ms Ringhofer
T: +43 (0)650 43 10 997

Breitenfurt ski lift
The pistes around the Breitenfurt ski lift are also open for ski touring. The outer edge of the piste must be used when ascending. There is no dedicated ascent route.

Operating hours Monday - Thursday 13:00 to 16:00
Friday 13:00 to 20:00
Saturday 09:00 to 20:00
Sunday and public holidays 09:00 to 16:00
Evening ski tours none
Included services Parking space
Rest points Open-air buffet at the valley station (during lift operation)
Prices free (for lift users)
Information Rudolf Wyhlidal
T: +43 (0)664 / 10 18 234
E: buero@wyhlidal.at
Thomas Kutalek
E: info@skilift-breitenfurt.com