Mountain Railways in Winter

Close enough for a day of skiing, with guaranteed snow; accessible by public transport, and a true insider tip for a wonderful and affordable winter holiday.

The ski resorts in the Viennese Alps boast well-prepared slopes of all difficulty levels, for beginners and ambitious winter sports enthusiasts alike. Tobogganing and snowshoeing are great ways to have some wintry fun away from the pistes.

Fun for children in the snow

Learning to ski does not have to be difficult - and it’s really good fun in the beginner-friendly skiing areas in the Viennese Alps. In the Skiing & Winter Adventure Land in the St. Corona am Wechsel Family Ski Resort, the terrain is ideal and snow is guaranteed. Magic carpets, a platter lift and a new drag lift facilitate your first turns of the day. Tobogganing or the snow fortress also guarantee plenty of fun. Equipment hire and the winter sports school ensure a stress-free family day out on the skis.

The Erlebnisalm Mönichkirchen has a beautiful practice area with large lifts and blue slopes.

Challenging skiing on the black slopes

On the challenging FIS World Cup slope, and on the floodlit pistes of the  Mountain lifts in Semmering-Hirschenkogel, the skiing action continues late into the night. “Hüttengaudi” (après ski) has its place in this traditional ski area with excellent public transport connections.

With its challenging slopes and ultra-modern four-person chairlifts, the Erlebnisalm Mönichkirchen offers fun on the slopes for expert skiers. The Schneeberg chairlift in Losenheim is perfect for anyone who is looking for fresh, untouched snow and alpine challenges. The slope is not groomed, and offers an action-packed downhill run for touring skiers when there is fresh snow.

Tobogganing and snowshoeing

Skis are not absolutely necessary for an eventful wintry excursion in the snow. In the Semmering-Hirschenkogel and Coronas Skiland in St Corona resorts, lifts will help you with the ascent to the start of the toboggan run. Tuck into tasty regional delicacies in one of the huts, before heading downhill on a thrilling toboggan ride.

Snowshoeing in the Viennese Alps promises enchanted winter forests, glistening snow, and red cheeks! You can comfortably reach the deep snow and seclusion of the mountains with the Rax cableway. Snowshoeing is easy to learn. All the equipment you need is readily available, and is cheap to hire.