Katschberg - Austria ski resort information
The Katschberg ski resort is located on the border of the provinces of Kärnten and Salzburg covering two mountains - those of Katschberg (2,020m) and Aineck (2,220m). Katschberg is a well-developed tourist centre, made popular by its 66 kilometeres of excellent and well-maintained ski trails, catering for families is its speciality.
Katschberg town, with its Roman connection, lies on a plateau at an altitude of 1,641m, immediately above the Katschberg tunnel. Accommodation consists mostly of four-star hotels and self catering apartments with ski-in and ski-out convenience, not a usual feature of European resorts. Folklore evenings are popular, and bars and discos offer varied night life.
There are 66 km of ski runs in total with the longest section of eight kilometers running from the top of Aineck Mountain to the village of St Margarethen (Aineck Mountain mostly consists of open snowfields). Skiing is suitable for all ages and levels from beginner to intermediate. There are 16 lifts with a capacity of 2,400 people per hour.
Katschberg's ski season runs from mid-December to a week after Easter, with snow guaranteed thanks to the cutting-edge snowmaking machines.
Adventure for the entire family: night sledding on Katschberg.
Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday and during high season daily. Down into the valley on a 1,5 km floodlit slope. Stop and sled rental on Gamskogel Hut. The ascent to Gamskogel Hut takes about 40 minutes from Katschberg centre.
Ice Skating The ice skating square in the centre of Katschberg
ski resort ensures a variety of events especially for children.
Katschberg Höhenloipe (high cross-country ski run)
Push yourself on altitudes from 1640 to 1800 m. A total of 16km of optimally prepared ski runs with challenging inclines and descents. The route offers wonderful alpine views with the unforgettable panorama alongside the Aineck slopes.
Night skiing on Katschberg, special offer for night owls: Between 7 and 9 pm Katschberg´s Königswiese slopes are full of life. Skiing on flood lit slopes, free of charge (with valid ski pass) and without prior registration. For those that can't get enough during the day!
Katschis Kids World
- Slopes appropriate for children
- Feel-good lifts
- Funny "Katschis" to ski through
- Warm pavilion
- Ski schools with courses designed for the little ones
- Friendly, helpful ski lift caretakers
- Mini jet (platter lift) and slopes only for children
" ... Fantastic scenery, we had great time and will be back next year ... " Steve P
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