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Ski touring & Freeriding

in Salzburg's Lungau

Ferienregion Salzburger Lungau

Ski touring is all about succumbing to the longing to get away from the better-known hills and find harmony with the mountains and nature. After an ascent that saps your strength, you are rewarded by an exhilarating ride down hillsides covered deep in pristine snow.


With its seven side valleys and a broad selection of mountain and high-peaks tours, the Lungau region is an El Dorado for ski tourers. Enjoying the meteorological benefits of alpine elevations over 1200 m, the Lungau is an ideal base for magical ski tours ranging from easy to expert.

Ski-touring tips

Preber area outside Tamsweg
Especially in springtime, the 2,740 m-high Preber is a real magnet, affording magnificent views ranging from the Grossglockner to the Karawanken. Nothing to sneeze at either are the mighty peaks of the Niedere and Hohe Tauern, the Schladminger Tauern, as well as the charming rounded mountaintops of the Nockberge.
Information: Tamsweg Tourist Office T +43 (0)6474 2145

The Nock area in Schönfeld-Karneralm is the oldest and one of the most interesting ski-touring areas in Austria. From an elevation of 1500 m, you can ascend mountains such as the Gaipahöhe and the Königstuhl, or up to the shores of the Rosaninsee.
Information: Almhotel Schönfeld T +43 (0)4736 321

Riedingtal Nature Park in Zederhaus
Some 50 ski-touring peaks and snowy starting elevations over 1200 m give this Nature Park community a ski-touring season that lasts over six months. One popular destination is the Grosskesseltal, which is an ideal base for lots of splendid ski tours, such as tours up to the Aignerhöhe or the Mosermandl, elev. 2680 m.
A ski-touring guide for Zederhaus is available for free from the tourist office!
Information: Gasthof Kirchenwirt  T +43 (0)6478 222 or Zederhaus Tourist Office T +43 (0)6478 801

Night ski-touring on the ski slopes

Outside of these times, all pistes have a blanket ban on ski touring until after 5 p.m.!

AineckSt. Margarethenevery Monday from 5-8.45 p.m.
(permitted only to Branntweinerhütte)
GrosseckMauterndorfevery Wednesday from 5-8.30 p.m.
SpeiereckSt. Michaelevery Friday from 5-8.30 Uhr



Ski-Touring Guide - online or in a ring binder

The Lungau region's ski-touring guide contains 28 routes, each described in detail, including tips for the ascent and recommendations for the most exhilarating rides back down through the deep snow. This ski-touring guide, which is available in a handy A5-format ring binder, can be obtained from the Lungau regional tourist office, as well as all local tourist offices, at a price of just Euro 10, excluding postage and handling. 

Avalanche Conditions

Skitouring guides

Klaus Gruber
Staatl. geprüfter Berg- und Skiführer
T +43 (0)664 2012995

Albert Essl
Staatl. geprüfter Skiführer
T +43 (0)650 9500135


Freeriding in Salzburg's Lungau

Riedingtal Nature Park, Zederhaus
The outstanding conditions, broad slopes and exciting chutes, the magnificent mountain backdrop of the Radstädter Tauern as well as the snowy, scenic setting of the town itself (elev. 1,220 m) make freeriding in the Nature Park Village of Zederhaus a truly special experience.

Information: Zederhaus Tourist Office, T +43 (0)6478 801

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