right in the middle of the Salzburg´s winterworld
St.Margarethen in Lungau is the valley town of Topskiregion Katschberg. Perfectly groomed, snow-sure and varied slopes invite for skiing, snowboarding and carving until well into the spring one.
Skihuts provide cozy Austrian atmosphere and are the cream topping for every winter holiday. Let the snow swirling around your nose, with cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in the valley, with mountains and moonlight - and ski touring. Can not be excluded is that you end up with a social gathering at the curling rink.
Topskiregion Katschberg - Aineck
The access to the ski area by car or bus is easy. From almost every accomodation here in St. Margarethen you can walk to the skiarea or use the skibus. The ski area includes 70 km of slopes for all levels, hardly waiting times at the lifts and snow security through 100% snow surfaces with artifical snow!
The Gipfelbahn up to Aineck takes you comfortably and safely to the start of the A1, probably the most beautiful descent in the Alps - with 6 km course. Also a treat is the Snowbowle, a wide, cropped slope, where you almost ski alone - so you can go for it!
SNOWshoeing & Skitouring
Experience the Lungau Winter with a difference: For example, with snowshoes (rental at the tourist office or in the sports shops in town), it goes off in the quiet winter scenery around St. Margarethen. Along the Leisnitz which runs in winter calm under ice and snow, you have the possibility to walk to Gasthof Schlögelberger (Leisnitz Waterpath) or even go further along the creek up to the mountain huts called Kößlbacher or Branntweineralm. This route is highly recommended to people that do not have much experience in alpine terrain for ski touring - a beautiful 2 1/2 hour tour with refreshments in the cozy mountainskihuts and a safe escent along the slopes.
Depending on snow conditions you can choose between the Murtal trail in the valley or the high trail Katschberg. The sunny Murtal trail with a length of about 30km length has multiple entry points and provides along the river Mur woods and meadows a varied landscape. The challenging high trail Katschberg is either to achieve on the Katshbergpass or in St. Margarethen at the bottom station of Silverjet right next to the ski lodge Aineckstubn. The Cross counttry passes can be obtained at the tourist office and are valid for the entire Luangu XC trail network.
XC Trail Rates
- Day pass € 3,00
- Weekly pass € 10,00
- Season pass (trail pin) 2015/16 € 30
- Combo XC pass € 30,70 (7 days incl. ski bus, available from the bus driver)