Set in a valley between Salzburgerland and Carinthia, the peaceful resort of Katschberg offers a fantastic location for a relaxing ski holiday, best suited to beginners and families.
Katschberg is a small Austrian ski resort set in a beautiful landscape of pine clad slopes and traditional chalet style buildings. At 1641 m it’s at a good height, and with slopes over 2000 m, snow reliability is great.
Katschberg is part of the Lungau ski area spanning the two Tschaneck and Aineck peaks. 16 modern ski lifts and cable cars bring you to 70 km of perfectly groomed pistes spread up either side of the valley, so brilliant views can be had from wherever you’re skiing or from one of the mountain restaurants.
From the Aineck peak, The Aineckbahn chairlift then takes you to the resort's highest point at 2,220m. From here you’ll find lovely, wide open skiing above the tree-line. The Tschaneck side of the resort is a paradise for intermediates with all the runs channelling back to the village centre. A popular piste is the long and wide red A1 nicknamed ‘autobahn’ (motorway) leading all the way from the Aineck peak to Lungau in a grand total of 6km. Advanced skiers should give the black Direttisima on the Aineck side a go; it’s pretty steep and has a sheer drop on both sides, guaranteed to give even pro skiers an adrenaline kick. Powder lovers can explore 4 marked off-piste routes. All are very long; one descends from the top of Aineck, and three from Tschaneck. Freestylers have the half–pipe and pro jumps in the fun-park based in St. Margarthen just over the other side of the valley in Aineck.