Kitzhütte, © Gemeinde Hollenstein an der Ybbs

Snowschoeing and winterly hikes off the slopes

Discover enchanting winter hikes, idyllic snowshoe trails and untouched powder snow.

Even away from the most popular winter sports grounds, the Ybbstal Alps are surrounded by idyllic snow-covered forest tracks, perfectly prepared cross-country ski runs and enchanting winter landscapes. Take advantage of the untouched nature and go on a voyage of discovery.


Off into the deep snowy winter landscape!
Hiking on snowshoes through mysterious forests, following in grandfathers' footsteps and experiencing untouched nature. Those who want to enjoy the silence of the winter world will find plenty of opportunities in Ybbstal:

Here you will find our most beautiful routes: Lackenhof-Ötscher, Hochreit-Göstling and Prolling-Ybbsitz

Fancy a guided snowshoe tour? Also no problem! Every Wednesday at 04:00pm in Lackenhof it is time to put on your snowshoes!
>> More information about the guided tours

Going down the slopes and touring on the Ötscher

Follow the popular trend on touring skis!
Around the Ötscher, there are numerous possibilities to climb the slopes and mountains from the bottom to the top. For the fancy ones among you: Try a tour in the light of the full moon! You will get all of the above in East-Austria's most famous ski area!
>> More information: Ötscher winter activities

Please note the general prohibition of walking on the slopes and tours on the Hochkar/Göstling!

Winter hiking

Let yourself be enchanted by the idyll!
In Lackenhof am Ötscher and Göslting an der Ybbs numerous kilometers of cleared or prepared winter hiking trails invite you to be active off the slopes. Discover the winter sports resorts from their quiet and romantic side! Also nice: a walk next to the beach of Lunzer See Lake
>> To the winter hiking trails

Cross country skiing region Ybbstal

Cross-country skiing in the Ybbstal Alps - pure pleasure!
Enjoy the perfectly groomed cross-country ski trail network in the most beautiful winter landscapes of the Ybbstaler Alps! More than 60 kilometers of cross-country trails, breathtaking scenery, wonderful refreshment stops and cross-country coaching await you!
>> Cross-country skiing in the Ybbstal Alps

Sleigh riding

Not only children can be heard whooping and laughing on our prepared tobogganing meadows - adults also become children once again here. You will find two toboggan runs in Lackenhof. You can rent bobsleds and toboggans at Sport 2000, directly in Lackenhof.

Teichwiese: in the village center below the Sporthotel, next to the guest information.
Ötscherwiese: to the right of the Ötscherwiese cross-country skiing training center, in the immediate vicinity of Gasthaus Österreich, Fam. Digruber, which then offers itself directly for strengthening and warming up.

Fun and action is guaranteed on the approx. 1km long natural sleigh riding run Ziegenalm in Göstling an der Ybbs. Sleighs are available for a small rental fee of 15 €. Please always pay attention to the current snow situation in the valley. Please feel free in contacting Mr. Huber Roman for further information: T +43 664/8255646.

Ice Skating

When icy temperatures freezes the Lunzer See, the lake turns into a wonderful natural ice rink. Ice skating while knowing the resting Lunzer See lies underneath you is a special experience. With a suitable ice cover, the lake invites you to take a few skating steps on the huge natural ice surface. The Landhotel Zellerhof offers skates for rent. For further information about the weather and the ice conditions of Lunz and it's lake please visit Hannes Hagers weather blog. ATTENTION: There is no official release for iceskating the lake and the pleasure is at your own risk!

Much safer and also visitable throughout the winter is the ice rink in Waidhofen/Ybbs. A great experience for the whole family!
With poppy music and the buffet, it is already possible to spend a few hours there. Attached to the artificial ice rink are several large trampolines where children can really let off steam. For the little ones there are skating aids in different sizes. Ice skate rental on site!