Katschberg: top-class skiing area & top hiking region
Ski destination of the future
The Alpenhaus Katschberg.1640, directly on the Katschberg, lies in the Salzburg region at 1640 metres above sea level. The Katschberg is one of the most successful destinations in the Alps (BAKBASEL, 2016) and is one of the destinations with quality tourism. It is a much-loved family friendly, international all-year-round snow secure destination in the Austria Alps.
70 km of perfectly prepared ski slopes of all levels guarantee pure ski fun and suits both beginners and advanced winter sport fans. The black slope “Direttissima” is not one to forget: with a nearly 100% gradient and length of 2500 metres this slope is a favourite one for experienced skiers. The high delivery capacity of the ski-lift facility on Katschberg carrying up to 27,500 people per hour guarantees that there are no long queues. The modern slope snow-groomer fleet ensures daily prepared ski slopes. Moreover, most of the ski slopes are suitable for snowboarding. Boarding facilities like the half-pipe and pro-jump are also present features on the Katschberg.
Thanks to the unique natural landscape, summers at the Katschberg are filled with numerous natural wonders for any age group. Exercise and relaxation are easily combined. On over 200 km of signposted hiking trails and Nordic walking routes of varying lengths or grades of difficulty, you will discover the mountainside in the most natural way, namely on foot. The Katschberg offers mountain bike enthusiasts a multitude of forest roads and paths.
The Katschberg is unique in having one of the highest situated riding halls in Austria at 1736 metres. Horse lovers can enjoy the fresh forest air on horseback. Furthermore, 10 minutes’ drive away there is an 18-hole golf course with a practice area and golf school. Sun lovers will get value for money: there is a public swimming pool with a large 325 m² pool next to a big lawn for sunbathing, children’s paddling pool and climbing frames, table tennis, mini-golf, and more besides, just a few minutes’ drive away. The Club Aktiv Mölltal offers rafting on the untamed Möll river, canyoning through deep ravines, tandem flights in lofty heights and paint-balling.
For couples in love, the Katschberg region is an unforgettable backdrop for a dream wedding in Austria's highest positioned registry office. Get married in the romantic Maria Chapel at 1800 metres surrounded by scented flower meadows in midst of a breath-taking mountain scene. Or have your new-born baby baptised in the Maria Chapel. On the Katschberg there's something for everyone!