Skiing in Hohentauern
Downhill skiing Hohentauern
The village itself has its own small ski resort Hohentauern (1.250 - 1.750 metres) with 8 different pistes. The nearest ski-lift is 200 m from our cottage, so it’s no problem walking to the slope even with kids, or returning to the cottage at noon for a hot lunch. The Hotel Moscher has a slow children’s J lift on a slope that is ideal for teaching kids to ski. It also has a short magic carpet for the little children. Often, we are the only ones skiing here – queues are few and far between.
Other ski resorts around
If you want to ski down some longer slopes, it’s worth heading over to the nearby Lachtal ski resort (38 km / 40 min. by car). In Lachtal you can find 35 km of pistes at an altitude of 1600 – 2200 m, 2 fast 6-seater lifts and 8 T-bars. If you would like to have accommodation directly in Lachtal, check out our Veselý Svišť Chalet, which you will find in the middle of Lachtal right by the blue slope 1a. If you are staying for a week, another interesting possibility is to take at least one trip over to the giant 4Berge Ski resort in Schladming. It takes about an hour in the car to reach the huge car park at Hauser Kaibling for the cable car. In addition, we can recommend ski resorts Riesneralm, Planneralm, Wurzeralm and Kreischberg (all in 1 hour by car).
Crosscountry skiing Hohentauern
Besides downhill skiing, Hohentauern offers several sports circuits for devotees of cross-country skiing. Right here you will find a total of 13 km of groomed trails, starting about 300 m from the house. At the start of the cross-country circuit you’ll find a ski-hire place, where you can get completely kitted out with Fischer gear - either for classic or skate-style skiing. They’ve got everything for small children too. A sports cross-country circuit is the perfect way for mums and dads to let off steam in the early evening after a day on the slopes with the children. And when the sun is out, cross country skiing with a view of the mountain panorama all around is an experience to be treasured!
Sledge run, Ski touring and thermal pools and SPA
Other super winter attractions include the 5 kilometre sledge run from the Edelrautehütte. Here you can hire sledges and organize races for kids and adults. Sledges are then propped up against the barrier at the end of the run and at the hut owners come down and pick them up later. We have one sledge available for use at our cottage.
In addition, you can find several places for bobsledding in the village (several bobsleds can also be borrowed at our cottage) and at the Pfahlbaudorf pub, there is a small ice-skating rink in the winter for children with skate rental. Skialpinists can take advantage of many grassy peaks around for different kind of tours on skis. I can recommend especially tours to Kerschkern, Gamskogel, Triebenkogel, Sonntagskogel and Gr. Bösenstein. In bad weather, a visit to the thermal pools and SPA in Aqua Therme Fohnsdorf is a pleasant diversion.