Katschberg is a small Austrian ski resort set in a beautiful landscape of pine clad slopes and traditional chalet style ... Read more
Katschberg is a small Austrian ski resort set in a beautiful landscape of pine clad slopes and traditional chalet style buildings. At 1641m it’s at a good height, and with slopes over 2000m, snow reliability is great.
Set in a valley between Salzburgerland and Carinthia, the peaceful resort of Katschberg offers a fantastic location for a relaxing ski holiday, best suited to beginners and families. The 70km of pistes spread up either side of the valley, so brilliant views can be had from wherever you’re skiing or from one of the mountain restaurants.
The Tschaneck side is served by the most lifts; a mix of drags and both 4 and 6 seat chair lifts, while the Aineck side has a 2 seat chair lift taking you to the top of the piste, with a couple of long runs back down to Katschberg.
The resort is especially good for families with young children, as nursery slopes and children’s ski areas provide excellent places for children to gain their first experiences skiing.
The ski resort of Katschberg boasts only a few bars and restaurants so après ski here is relaxed, keeping the quiet, friendly atmosphere. Occasionally live music is played in the bars, but it’s still laid back.
Both families with young children and non-skiers alike will love the activities available in Katschberg. A long toboggan run, ice skating rink and horse-drawn sleighs are perhaps the most popular amongst families, but other activities comprise of snowmobiling, snowshoeing, helicopter rides and torchlight hikes.
With a nursery slope within walking distance from any accommodation, and fantastic English speaking instructors, beginners will instantly be at ease here. Gentle blue runs allow for practice and improvement, and the uncrowded slopes are perfect for nervous skiers.
If you’re an intermediate skier who likes to ski effortlessly down meandering red runs, and without the need for any demanding terrain or huge amount of mileage, then Katschberg will be a great choice of resort. The majority of runs on both sides of the valley are red runs, some wide and open, some pretty and tree-lined.
While Katschberg isn’t the ideal resort for advanced skiers, there are a couple of black runs in the area. Some off piste skiing can be done too in the right conditions.
Like skiers, beginner snowboarders are served best in this resort, with nursery slopes to learn on and wide slopes higher up the pistes to practice on. On the Aineck side of the ski area and down towards St Margarethen there’s a small terrain park.