Winter Activities

 

 

Ski Area Orientation Day

For experienced skiers only, explore your ski region with your local rep.


Curling 

Some stones and an ice rink – that is all you need for ‘Eisstockschießen’. Once begun by throwing stones in wild disarray in the open air, it is today a very popular sport in Austria and its international variety, curling, has become an Olympic Discipline.

 

At ‘Eisstockschießen’ two teams play against each other. Once the rink has been marked on the ice, the ‘Daube’, the button, is set. Now the aim is to get one’s stone as near as possible to the button. That is very difficult to achieve and needs a lot of feeling and practice. You may sometimes feel annoyed if, shortly before the close of a ‘Kehre’, as the ends are called at ‘Eisstockschießen’, one of your opponents succeeds in removing your stone with his own and in placing the latter next to the button – victory will then be his.

 

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Ice Skating

Ice skating at its best: whether on a frozen lake, like in Zell am See or at an ice rink, once the sun makes the ice glitter and you are gliding across it, real relaxation sets in.

 

Many resorts have indoor ice rinks where national and international ice hockey teams, ice skaters and short track sportsmen find the best of conditions for practicing. There is also enough room for amateurs and the semi-professional ‘skating nobility’.

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Horse sleigh rides

Real happiness on this earth is to be found on the back of a horse, as people say. Enjoy romantic rides in horse-drawn carriages. Equipped with a packet of hot chestnuts and flasks filled with drinks, you are heading off, with warm blankets on your laps to let the fairy tale countryside glide by you, through forests, past lakes and rivers. This activity can be enjoyed during the day as well as at night time.

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Winter Hikes & Ski Tours 

The summer through blossoming mountain meadows, and in the wintertime through the snowy forests in snow shoes. All year long, the Austrian Alps are a dream destination for hiking friends. A widespread network of trails sets no limits at all.

 

Sturdy footwear and winter-proof clothing are a must for any tour through the snow. A thermos flask of hot tea should also be taken with. The best thing would be to tell someone else where you are planning to go on your tour. Those who do not want to go by themselves can join guided winter walks, especially when going on a ski tour an experienced mountain guide is highly recommended!



Snowshoeing

Snowshoe hiking is a true nature experience as you exercise amid crystal clear air in the Tirolean mountains. You don’t necessarily have to be a very sporty person to enjoy snowshoe hiking. Accompanied by a mountain guide, your tour will definitely be a nice excursion amid a pretty snow-covered nature. By the way, snowshoes have a very long tradition but the new materials ensured a new boom and replaced the old tennis racket-like shoes.

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Tobogganing 

Probably the best fun activity in the snow... day and night lit toboggan tracks are a feature in practically all resorts.  Speed, fun and excitement are guaranteed when racing down the snowy track on a classic wooden sleigh. Be sure to adhere to the safety instructions to avoid accidents!

 

Snow Tubing

Tubing on snow is a wintertime activity that is similar to tobogganing. This kind of tubing is almost always performed on a hill or slope, using gravity to propel the rider to the bottom of the grade. The rider will then often return to the top of the slope with his or her tube and repeat the process. The low amount of friction between most tubes and snow allows tubers to reach considerable speeds up to 40 km/h.

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Have a look at our Extreme Activities:

Extreme Activities
Extreme Activities

Biathlon, Ice Climbling, Snowkiting, Paragliding, Winter Paintball, Skidoo, Ski Jöring, Survival Camp, Husky Action, Winter Motocross and many more you can do in Austria.

 

 

Day Trips:

 

Salzburg - The Mozart City

It is the playful lightness that makes Salzburg, the miniature metropolis, so distinctive. The enchanting silhouette of the Fortress, Cathedral and church steeples in this baroque city north of the Alps. So beautiful that it is a listed UNESCO World Heritage Site. So famous that its attractions are among the most famous in the world like the Salzburger Dom - the citys cathedral, Salzburg Castle - Festung Hohensalzburg, Getreidegasse - Salzburgs busiest alley with Mozarts birthplace, Mozart Square - heart of Salzburg, Mirabell Palace and Gardens und much much more ... 

 

Innsbruck - Swarovski Crystal Worlds

Think imperial monuments and contemporary urban design. Open to the world and rich in traditions, the Tyrolean capital has always been a city of many faces. Innsbruck has lots of highlights such as the Swarovski Crystal World, the golden roof - in city center, Maria Theresien Street, Imperial Palace, Cathedral of St. James, the famous ski jump stadion Bergisle and much much more....

 

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ALL ACTIVITIES AND DAY TRIPS CAN BE BOOKED ON LOCATION WITH YOUR LOCAL REP

 


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