Winter holidays and activities on the Katschberg

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Winter at Katschberg – a vision in white all around our penthouse.

Your skiing holiday begins right on your doorstep. At Katschberg you have 70km of pistes to choose from. They are always covered either with natural or artificial snow and groomed each morning by a fleet of busy snowcats.

Modern gondola lifts, chairlifts and drag lifts ensure that you don’t lose any time ascending the mountains time and again. There’s something for everyone with pistes ranging from the “Direttissima” black piste to “Katschis Kinderwelt” for kids. And if you’re still buzzing with energy on a Thursday evening, you could go night skiing on the floodlit Königswiese piste.

And what would a winter holiday be without other outdoor activities? In addition to skiing, there are plenty of things you can do in the winter wonderland of Katschberg. Snow is the main ingredient! Horse-drawn sleigh rides, tobogganing, winter hikes, horse-back trekking and cross-country skiing are some of the activities that provide variety on your winter holiday.

Skiing fun on your doorstep

Guaranteed snow and perfect slope maintenance are a top priority for the Katschbergbahnen and its owners, the Bogensperger family.

100% of the ski area can be covered with artificial snow, should Jack Frost decide to take a break. More than 700 modern snow lances and cannons ensure that the pistes are always white.

Thanks to a fleet of 14 environmentally friendly snow groomers, each morning you will be greeted with inviting, well-groomed pistes.

Katschberg has 70 kilometres of wonderful, wide pistes, most of which are moderately difficult, red pistes. But experienced, adventurous skiers can get their adrenalin rush from several black pistes such as the “Diretissima”, as well as from extra-long downhill runs like the 6 km “A1”.

Katschberg is also a very child-friendly ski area. “Katschis Kinderwelt” is a special piste just for children, with its own button lift. Colourful speaking figures motivate the little ones to learn how to ski.

The 16 modern ski lifts ensure that waiting times are kept to a minimum.

The skiing schools at Katschberg have something for all skill levels: from kids’ and beginner courses to advanced courses and private lessons. Skis and snowboards are available for hire if you don’t have your own.

The sport shops offer a wide range of practical and attractive skiwear, and almost all of them also have skis and boards for hire.

The many charming mountain restaurants serve traditional, local dishes as well as specialities from other countries. They offer the perfect atmosphere for a well-deserved break, and chances are you’ll even find new friends there.

Click below for an overview of Katschberg’s slopes and lifts.

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Winter Activities and excursions

The stunning winter wonderland on and around Katschberg offers a range of other activities besides skiing.

Katschberg Advent Trail

In the end of November the Katschberg Adventweg opens. Visit the Advent trail, explore the various huts that have been lovingly restored. Free tea stations, invite you to warm up. Craftsmanship and stories around the Katschberg are presented in the huts!


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Horse-drawn carriage

During a winter holiday on the Katschberg, a ride on the horse-drawn sleigh to the Pritzhütte is a must do! Wrapped in warm blankets, you pelt the horses with bells through the snowcovered winter landscape. Enjoy fun hours in the Pritzhütte.


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After an exciting day of skiing, you can look forward to a hearty toboggan run from Gamskogelhütte to the valley. The well-lit and 2.2 km long toboggan run is a real winter highlight for the whole family. The sledges are rented directly at Gamskogelhütte.


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Cross-country skiing

There is a 6km cross-country ski trail that leads straight from Katschberg to the Branntweinerhütte mountain restaurant. The towns of Rennweg and St. Michael also offer extensive cross-country ski networks in the valleys.

Winter hiking

Hiking enthusiasts have several trails to choose from at Katschberg: You could go on a 4km hike to the Pritzhütte mountain restaurant, walk the 2km to the Gamskogelhütte or hike for several kilometres on the Katschberg circular trail. If you prefer longer distances, you can find several trails starting from Rennweg, such as the Pöllatal hiking trail.

Snowshoe hiking

Enjoy the quiet, snowy landscape in snowshoes. Some ski schools offer guided snowshoe tours including snowshoe hire. This form of hiking always reminds us of how our grandparents explored the area.