Lake Achensee in winter
Adventures winter Achensee
Cross-country skiing is very popular in the region around the Achensee lake. In Pertisau is a practice route and around the Achensee are 221,5 km total amount of cross-country trails.
(The trails are classic, skating cross-country sledding trails). For owner of the AchenseeCard is the use of the trails free. Without AchenseeCard you have to pay € 6,00 (including parking).
Skiing is also a popular sport and around the Achensee lake are a lot of ski areas. Ski area Achenkirch with 27 kilometres of slopes, ski area Maurach with 11 kilometres of slopes, ski area Pertisau with 12 kilometres of slopes and ski area Steinberg with 1 kilometre of slopes.
Winter hiking is also something special at the Achensee lake. All in all you have more than 150 kilometres for winter hiking and around the lake are 36 different routes for hiking, 6 of those tours are guided. The guided tours are from Monday to Friday. All routes have different distances, the smallest starts by 2,8 km and the longest is about 8,7 km. Ther are also beautiful non-guided tours for example the Rodlhütte or the Höhenwanderung at the Rofan – both routs are not that hard and recommend for families.
For winter hiking it is necessary to sign in at the tourist office until 6:30 p.m. (the day before). The price is 15€ per person and it includes the snowshoe equipment (shoes and sticks). For this program is only a space for 10 people.
Guided ranger winter hike
The guided Ranger winter hike is a very special attraction at the Achensee lake. You will learn something about the habitat from plants and animals, also included is to get something to know about the snow.
Christmas times… at Christmas are a lot of things to see and to experience. Around the 23th of December opens the first Christmas market. Very special is the “Bergadvent” at the “Fischergut” in Pertisau and there are a lot of things to do and to enjoy. Traditional music, the “Achensee Krippe” and a lot of other things. Also a special thing is the “Seeweihnacht” because this is a swimming Christmas market on a boat. You get traditional cookies, hot wine and traditional-austrian music for Christmas time.
A must see is the “Museumsweihnacht” at the “Achenseer Museums- und Erlebniswelt” at Maurach. There you can see and enjoy local handcrafts, christmas gifts, local dishes and local music. Also you can see the museum rooms on a size of 8.000 square meters.
Something to calm down… Do you want relax after a hard ski day or after hiking? Than the Atoll is something for you. At the warm outdoor and indoor pool you can enjoy the view to the lake and the snowy mountains around the lake. For all kids is a slide in the Atoll and an extra infant pool. When skiing or hiking was not that hard you can get rid of of your superfluous energy in the new fitness area on 260 square kilometres.