THE REGION


The Lungau area is a peaceful, traditional valley, full of typical Austrian character and easily accessible by motorway from Salzburg. Situated in the Tauern mountain range, this area has the excellent advantage of catching snowfall from the north and from the south.
The Lungau ski region extends around the charming villages of St Michael, Mauterndorf, Mariapfarr and the main town of Tamsweg, which is the coldest town in Austria. The entire valley is relatively unaffected by the regular warm winds found in the Tyrol and other areas, providing an excellent snow record throughout the season.
 
 

THE SKIING


Obertauern Extension: For those looking for more skiing then there is the option of extending your ski pass to include the nearby snow sure area of Obertauern. A short coach trip of approx. 25 minutes will take you to 100km of varied snow sure skiing. Obertauern is an ideal resort for school groups and offers 61km of blue runs; 35km of red runs and 4km of black runs. Due to the fantastic location the ski season often stretches into early May on the Obertauren slopes. Please ask for more for more details about the combine Lungau & Obertauern ski pass.

The Lungau ski region pass enables your group to ski in several different resorts, all with their own special character, and all offering a good variety of skiing. The village atmosphere and lack of crowds in these small areas creates a particularly safe and friendly environment for school parties. There are 3 main skiing areas: The Katschberg-Aineck area is on the border between Salzburgerland and Carinthia providing 70 km of varied skiing between the Aineck & Tschaneck peaks. The long motorway blue & red runs (60km in total) that radiate down from Aineck peak to St Margarethen are some of the best progression slopes in Austria and when you add in a couple of testing black runs (10km) you have the ideal set up for school groups. The area is served by 2 gondola lifts plus 6 chairs & 8 drag lifts.

The Großeck-Speiereck piste sits above the towns of St Michael or Mauterndorf and offers 47km of confidence building skiing for beginners and early intermediate skiers. The slopes comprise of 23km of blue runs; 17km of red runs and 7km of black runs. The long winding blue runs down from the Grosseck peak to Mauterndorf are the ideal starting grounds for most groups. More advanced skiers can head straight to the top of Speiereck at 2411m to try out the ridge line red or one of the 3 plunging blacks! Whatever your level you will find the open slopes offer fantastic views across the valley and are ideal for building the confidence in the first few days of your visit. The 5 chairlifts & single gondola plus the 7 surface lifts will ensure speedy access to all areas of the mountain.

The Fanningberg area may be the smallest in the Lungau region but the 30km on offer consists of 20km of long winding blue & red runs and 10km of sharp, steep black piste that will be a test for every skier. The area is well worth a visit to try one of the longest 6 man chair lifts in Europe – the “Samson-Jet”. The secrets to this area are the north facing slopes, a number of terr lined slopes and a starting base level of 1500m – this means great snow conditions throughout the season on of the sides of the Schwandhohe & Fanninghohe mountains.

 
 

RESORT FACTS

  • Resort Height: 1066m
  • No. of Lifts: 35
  • No. of Trails: 53
  • Easy Runs: 37km
  • Medium Runs: 40km

 

  • Difficult Runs: 15km
  • Skiable Area: 147km
  • Longest Run: 10km
  • Snow Making: 100% Coverage
  • Lift Pass: Oberlungau

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