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Snow-covered mountains and five charming villages!

Winter holidays at Lake Achensee

Nestled in a beautiful natural landscape, the Achensee region boasts a stunning mountain and lake scenery and is a popular winter holiday destination. Small-scale ski areas offer the perfect terrain for children and beginners. Among Nordic skiers, the region has long become a top-notch cross-country skiing hub. And if you are looking for activities that don’t involve clicking on a set of skis, you will be spoilt for choice.

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The unique natural setting of Tirol’s largest lake speaks for itself: Experience the magic of winter in five picturesque villages backdropped by the snow-covered mountains. The region’s ski areas have 53 km of family-friendly slopes and bespoke offers for children. With over 220 kilometres of trails groomed for classic skiing and numerous tracks for adaptive skiing, Lake Achensee is rightly known as one of the country’s best Nordic skiing destinations. Off the ski runs, there is a huge range of active outdoor pursuits available in the winter wonderland of Lake Achensee. How about a scenic ski tour or an exhilarating toboggan ride? Those who want to experience the solitude of winter can choose from a variety of winter hiking trails or join the region’s ranger-guided tours. And what could be better to discover the storybook winter setting than a horse-drawn sleigh ride, cuddled up beneath warm blankets – a romantic experience that is guaranteed to create lasting memories. Ready to plan your well-deserved winter holidays in the stunning mountain and lake scenery of Lake Achensee? Visit our interactive map at maps.achensee.com to view activities, attractions, services and more.

Brochures from the Achensee region


Already planning your winter holidays at Lake Achensee? Choose from a number of helpful and informative publications to download or receive by mail. Our brochures include cross-country and ski touring maps, our interpretive winter hiking programme, and local maps.

A ski tour in the middle of the winter landscape of the Rofan mountains is a special experience.
Winter Events

Winter sports camps, Achensee Ballooning Days and traditional festivals: In winter, the Achensee region’s event calendar is filled with many exciting events!

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