winter at Lake Achensee in Tyrol

Winter vacation on the Achensee away from the slopes

If one believes Austropop star Wolfgang Ambros, who was singing skiing is „das Leiwandste, wos ma si nur vorstön ko”. But there are also activities in the snow that don't require you to buckle up two boards.

The Tyrolean holiday region around Pertisau in particular is not only popular with skiers and cross-country skiers, but also with those who want to have fun on their winter holiday away from the slopes and cross-country trails in the white landscape.

Whether on winter hikes, ski tours or action-packed snow kite sessions: At the Achensee you can design your vacation the way you want it!



Off to the toboggan & into fast-paced fun!

Five toboggan runs around the Achensee ensure plenty of variety. The one- to three-kilometer-long routes in Achenkirch, Maurach, Pertisau, Steinberg and Wiesing invite you to social toboggan runs - including a rustic stop.

The ideal choice for a spontaneous toboggan run in the evening can be found in close proximity of the Seehotel Einwaller in Pertisau. On the one and a half kilometer long, illuminated natural toboggan run in Pertisau you have the opportunity to make rapid descents every day until 11 p.m. After the ascent, which takes place on a separate footpath or by the “Toboggan Express” (every hour - up to 25 people), depending on your mood, we recommend refreshment at the Rodlhütte at 1,120 meters.

snowshoes Pertisau region in winter
Guided winter hikes

During your winter holiday at Lake Achensee you have the opportunity to discover the picturesque nature of the Karwendel Nature Park several times a week. On the guided winter and snowshoe hikes, you will immerse yourself in the winter landscape together with local guides. Cost: € 15 per person (including snowshoes and sticks). Registration: (until 8:00 p.m. the day before)


For ski tourers and those who want to become one

What could be nicer for ski tour fans on a winter holiday in Pertisau than to leave the hustle and bustle and leave their own tracks in the snow-covered slopes of the Rofan and Karwendel mountains? The area has breathtaking ski mountaineering routes with fantastic views of Lake Achensee. The best thing about it: Many of these popular tours, such as the one to Rofanspitze, start directly in the ski area.

All information about the best ski tour routes in the Rofan and Karwendel mountains can be found in the Achensee ski tour map. Inquire at the reception!


Our selection for you

  • At 1,992 meters
  • Distance: 4 km
  • Difference in altitude: 1,100 m
  • Duration: approx. 3 hours
  • Difficulty: medium
  • Starting point: Gasthof Hubertus
  • At 2,233 meters
  • Distance: 7.5 km
  • Difference in altitude: 1,250 m
  • Duration: approx. 3 hours
  • Difficulty: hard
  • Starting point: Karwendel valley car park
  • At 2,027 meters
  • Distance: 4 km
  • Difference in altitude: 770 m
  • Duration: approx. 2 hours
  • Difficulty: hard
  • Starting point: Alpengenusshof Gramai

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Trend sport to try out

If you are curious about the popular snowkite trend, you will get your money's worth at the Achensee: In the snowkite area in Achenkirch, the combination of kite surfing and snowboarding is practiced in the idyllic winter landscape. Experienced kite trainers are always available to help all snowkiters get started with the sport and improve their skills through play.

Note: Knowledge of skiing or snowboarding and at least average physical fitness are an advantage.

tandem flight at the Achensee
For adrenaline junkies
How about a view of the Achensee from above?

A tandem flight with a paraglider is a real highlight of your holiday on Lake Achensee. Inspired? Well then let's go!


How to turn frozen water molecules into fun

The ice rink in Pertisau also offers alternative winter fun away from the slopes. Directly at the fire station, only around 500 meters from the Seehotel Einwaller, you can both skate your laps over the ice and compete against each other in curling.

The variety is guaranteed not to be neglected on a winter holiday at the Achensee.

Even more Winter-Fun

Get ideas for what to do off the slopes in the Achensee holiday region


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