Downhill skiing at Lake Achensee
Lake Achensee is the perfect destination for skiers who want to enjoy winter at a leisurely pace. The region’s ski areas are small-scale and versatile with plenty of wide slopes, making them ideal for families, beginners, and returners. Carving fans and snowboarders will also find varied terrain. The ski lifts Christlum in Achenkirch, the Rofan cable car in Maurach, the Karwendel cable car and the Planberg and Wiesenlifte in Pertisau, as well as the lifts in Steinberg and Wiesing boast 53 kilometres of slopes accessed by 28 lifts. How does skiing beneath spectacular snow-capped mountains accompanied by gorgeous views of the lake sound? Put on your skis, pick up your poles, and hit the slopes!
The Christlum lifts in Achenkirch, which access 27 kilometres of slopes, are only an hour’s drive from Innsbruck and Munich, making them a great choice for skiing day trips. At altitudes between 950 and 1,800 metres, the Christlum is one of Austria’s most snowsure ski areas. Children, families, or advanced skiers: the ski area offers something for every skill level. Wide carving and steep mogul slopes and the “Christl Funpark” make the Christlum a versatile ski area for recreational skiing. Ski ticket and season pass holders can take advantage of free parking.
In just five minutes, the Rofan cable car takes you from Maurach to an altitude of 1,840 metres. From the top, you can swoop down eleven kilometres of slopes. The ski area features a children’s area for tiny tots. If you are craving an adrenaline rush, put the AIRROFAN Skyglider on your must-experience list. Whizzing through the mountain air on a zipline which resembles the wings of an eagle is an amazing experience. If that’s too adventurous for your taste, you can watch the excitement from the surrounding mountain huts.
The Karwendel cable car
Located in the middle of Pertisau, the Karwendel cable car transports visitors to a small ski area with splendid panoramic views of Lake Achensee. Another perk of the ski area Zwölferkopf which offers 12 kilometres of groomed slopes: The pistes are not crowded and queues at the lifts are rare.
The Planberg and Wiesenlifte
Beginners and children can practice their first turns using the Planberg and Wiesenlifte in the valley in Pertisau.
Looking for a quiet, idyllic ski area? Then we recommend the Rofan lift in the village of Steinberg, which is tucked away in a side valley of the Achental. The small-scale ski area offers easy slopes which is most suitable for beginners and very young skiers.
The ski lift Astenberg In Wiesing has one slope (blue: 1km) which is most suitable for children and beginners. The rope tow lift takes you to the top of the slope at an altitude of 760 metres above sea level.
The Achensee region is perfect for skiers who want to experience winter at a leisurely pace. The region’s ski areas are small-scale, relaxed and versatile. View our daily updated snow report for information on open ski lifts and terrain, opening times for winter operations, difficulty levels of ski slopes and more.