Small but fine ski areas

Looking for something outside the mainstream and with an informal atmosphere?

Overly crowded lifts, slopes and alpine huts? The small but fine ski areas make do without long waits and provide a reasonable lineup of activities, a relaxed atmosphere plus plenty of peace and quiet. There may be only a few kilometers of slopes but the infrastructure is tops and these resorts offer great value for the money! Ideal for families and children!

The small but fine ski areas in the Vienna Alps:

  • Naturschneeparadies Unterberg
    Fun Park, Kinder Ski Land and ski run with natural snow: Unterberg bei Muggendorf invites skiers big and small to have a great time skiing or snowboarding in its local ski area. No more waits and no more crowded slopes.
  • Furtnerlifte Rohr im Gebirge
    The Furtnerlifte is a quiet, romantic ski area perfect for families and advanced skiers alike. An insider’s tip: floodlit skiing at night.
  • Arabichl Kirchberg am Wechsel
    Manageable and good value for the money: Arabichl is a charming alternative for everyone who has had their fill of crowded slopes and long waits.

The small but fine ski areas in the Waldviertel:

The small but fine ski areas in the Mostviertel:

  • Skigebiet Maiszinken
    Maiszinken has 4.5 km long runs and is especially popular with families.
  • Skigebiet Kalte Kuchl
    Kalte Kuchl in the Gutensteiner Alps is an interesting alternative and perfect for anyone out for a short and fun winter getaway. It is in Kleinzell and ideal for children, novices and people returning to the slopes after being away for awhile.
  • Skilift Riesenlehen in St. Georgen/Reith
    Idyllic St. Georgen am Reith features the Riesenlehen ski lift. This small but fine ski area is perfect for children who would like to learn how to ski. It is also a popular venue for staging company and club races.
  • Skilifte Puchenstuben
    Located in the midst of Ötscher-Tormäuer Nature Park, Puchenstuben offers low-key and reasonably priced winter sports for the entire family.
  • Königsberg Lifte
    Königsberg is a ski area close to Hollenstein/Ybbs and well protected by forests. With its five tow lifts, the children’s lift and 14 km of downhill runs, it is ideal for nature lovers and families.
  • Göllerlifte am Gscheid
    The three Göller lifts at Gscheid have long been an insider's tip for snowboarders, ski novices and families. After all, the longest downhill run is 2 km long. There is a free baby lift for children.
  • Skigebiet Forsteralm
    Eight lifts and 18 km of varied runs await visitors to the ski area of Forsteralm between Waidhofen/Ybbs and Gaflenz. Snow guns ensure top conditions on the slopes.