Piste walking

Discover the mountains around Vienna from a new perspective – in these ski resorts in the mountains around Vienna.

Please follow the general rules for piste walkers. In addition, the current hygiene protocols in the ski resortsalso apply when walking on the slopes! To plan your trip, we recommend looking at the current snow depths and the exact lift opening times.

The Simas lifts in St. Corona am Wechsel

At the Simas lifts you can climb up the left side of the slopes every day from 8:30am until 4 or 4:30pm. Due to technical problems, there are no ski lifts, so the resort is almost exclusively available to piste walkers. (Takeaway available in the Simas-Hütte!)

Piste walking times: 8:30am until 4.30pm
Refreshment stops:


  • Adult day ticket (over-16s): €19.00
  • Children’s day ticket (under-16s): €12.00
Hints and tips: The problems with the Simas lifts are not obstructing ski tourers’ experiences on the slopes
Contact: Website Simas Lifte St. Corona am Wechsel

Erlebnisalm Mönichkirchen

Every Monday and Thursday once the lift has closed, you can still climb up the side of the slopes at the Erlebnisalm Mönichkirchen. This does not apply if there is snow on the slopes! Book your necessary online tickets here.

Piste walking times: Mondays and Thursdays from when the ski lift closes until 8:30pm

Refreshment stops:

  • Evening ticket: €10,50
  • Season ticket: €160,-
Hints and tips: 10 slopes and 5 après-ski huts make for an amazing day
Contact: Website Erlebnisalm Mönichkirchen

The Arabichl ski lift in Kirchberg am Wechsel

At the Arabichlski lift piste walkers can climb up the left side of the slopes towards Hochwechsel every day from 9am until 4pm. This is only free of charge during the week. Current information on the website.

Piste walking times: Daily from 9am to 4pm, except Friday afternoons
Refreshment stops: Gasthaus Steyersberger Schwaig


During the holidays and at weekends: €5.00

Outside ski lift operating hours: free

Hints and tips:

Ski touring is particularly good value here.
Contact: Website Arabichl ski lift at Kirchberg am Wechsel

The Unterberg ski resort

In the Unterberg ski resort access to the edge of slopes is available every Wednesday from 8:30am until 5pm. Current information on the website.

Piste walking times:
  • Daily from 8:30am to 5pm
  • Wednesdays from 8:30am to 9pm
Refreshment stops:
  • Day ticket: €10,00
  • 2-hours ticket: €23,00
  • Season ticket: €108,00
  • For the full offering, see the Website  Schigebietes Unterberg
Hints and tips: You can use the ski lift for a small surcharge
Contact: Website Schigebietes Unterberg

The Schneeberg chairlift

The run in Losenheim, at the end of the Puchberg am Schneeberg valley, is not prepared – however, you there is plenty of interesting terrain under the 4-seater chairlift for off-piste skiers. Entry with a valid online ticket only!

Piste walking times:
  • Saturdays, Sundays & public holidays: 9am to 4pm
  • During the holidays: daily 9am to 4pm
Refreshment stops:
Prices: Day ticket for ski tourers: €5.00
Hints and tips: This is an unrivalled freeride area at the highest ‘2000er’ in the eastern Alps
Contact: Website Schneeberg Chair lift