Where you have the slopes (almost) to yourself!

Skiing in Steinberg am Rofan

At first, you might be a little skeptical about riding this drag lift. The signs at the bottom warn of “50 percent incline” and “ride in pairs only”. Ten minutes and 300 metres of elevation later, you have mastered your first ride on the steepest drag lift in the Achensee region. Steinberg am Rofan is located 10 kilometres from the northern shore of Lake Achensee at an elevation of 1015 metres. While the idyllic village is a well-known cross-country skiing destination, it is still an insider tip for downhill skiing.

It’s mainly the locals who carve through the snow here. In the high season, the ski hill is also popular with families who are looking for some relaxed skiing on quieter slopes, away from the busy ski area Christlum in Achenkirch. At the Silberwaldhütte, hungry skiers can refuel with a huge variety of specialties in a cosy mountain hut atmosphere. The quaint Waldhäusl offers excellent local cuisine and has a romantic toboggan run directly behind the inn. The Dorfhaus, a traditional inn opposite the parish church, is an insider tip for gourmets, serving up a huge selection of delicious cakes. Please check opening times in advance.

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