The Ski Resort
The Christlum ski area lies on the northern shore of the Tyrolean Achensee near the village of Achenkirch. With 16 kilometres of red marked slopes the largest offer at Christlum is for advanced skiers and snowboarders. The south descent no. 1 starts at the top station of the Christlum Express chairlift and leads curvy over the Christlum Alm back to the base station.
The Zimmerer descent, also marked in red, starts at the top station of the Cabrio Flitzer chairlift and leads to its base station. In the last section you can also ski on the red marked race track or turn off to the Brandtalabfahrt 2, which leads to the base station of the Brandtal-Schlepplift. Along the Nordhang-Schlepplift runs another red marked slope, the Nordhangabfahrt.
Beginners can choose between 6 kilometres of blue marked slopes divided into two runs. The Mosen descent runs along the Mosen T-bar lift and the Brandtal descent I parallel to the Brandtal T-bar lift. There is also a practice lift in the valley with two short blue marked downhill runs and a baby lift for kids and absolute beginners above the Christlum Alm.
An additional button lift for children, the "DinoJet", is located between the Brandtalabfahrt I and the Zimmererabfahrt. In the "Dinopark", which is located directly next to the lift, the little ones learn to ski in a playful way.
Sporty skiers and pros use the 5 kilometres of black marked slopes at the Christlum. A real highlight is the particularly winding north descent. It branches off from the red marked north slope run and leads into the valley. Freeskiers and snowboarders can also jump over the Freestyle jumping hill on this slope.
The black marked Gföllalmgraben descent starts at the top station of the Christlum chairlift at 1,800 metres, the highest point of the ski area. You can either ride parallel to the chair lift along to the valley station or take a wide bypass over the Gröbner Hals and there as a further alternative you can reach the mountain station of the Mosen-Schlepplift via an ungroomed, red marked slope.
For snowboarders there is also a boardercross track waiting at the Christlum. It is located between the two chairlifts Christlum Express and Riederberg. Above the Dinopark freestylers also meet a Funpark with six obstacles. It was rebuilt in the 2016/2017 season and offers a lot of fun.
- The vertical drop from summit to base is 2789 ft. The average difference in altitude between base and summit of Ski Resorts in Austria is 2362 ft. The ski resort takes you to an elevation of 5906 ft.
- Average snow depth during the season is 30 " at summit elevation and 12 " at base elevation. Snow coverage is usually best during February, offering an average snow depth of 35 " at summit elevation and 15 " at the base.
- Christlum features 51 sunny days on average per season. The average for all ski Resorts in Austria is 54 sunny days. March is the sunniest month with an average of 20 sunny days.
Snow Safety & Snowmaking
On Mountain Dining
You can stop at the restaurant Christlum Alm at the middle station. Here you will be served good, typically Austrian food, which will help you to regain your strength for the next departure.
The Schirmbar and Christlum Lounge invite you to chill out and sunbathe. On the deckchairs you can relax and enjoy a sunny winter day.
The longest run in the ski area is the run towards the valley consisting of Zimmerer run and south slope. Start is at the top station of the chair lift Cabrio Flitzer. From there it first goes over the Zimmerer descent to the base station of the Cabrio Flitzer and then from the Christlum Alm further over the south descent into the valley. The route is 4 kilometres long and overcomes a difference in altitude of 830 metres.
The most challenging descent on the Christlum is the black marked Gföllalmgraben descent with a length of 2 kilometers and a height difference of 500 meters. It starts at the mountain station of the Christlum chairlift at the highest point of the ski area at 1,800 metres above sea level and leads to its base station via three different variants.
Most Difficult Runs
For big and small visitors a 3 km long toboggan run is waiting at the Christlum. It starts at the mountain station of the Riederberg chairlift and runs to the valley station. Every Wednesday the toboggan run is illuminated and there is a toboggan evening with fun in the huts starting at 7.30 pm.
A round of Snowtubing is also exciting. This is possible in Achenkirch on the slope opposite of the Hotel Zillertalerhof. If you want to go skating or curling, there are two skating rinks in Achenkirch (village centre & by the lake).
Après-Ski and Nightlife
After an eventful day of skiing you should make a detour to Salettl. The après-ski restaurant offers good music and a lively atmosphere. For a final rendezvous with friends you can also meet in the Skilehrerstüberl at the base station.
Dining and Restaurants
Infrastructure & Rental
Coming from Munich, you can reach the ski area toll-free either via the Tegernsee valley and the Achenpass or via Bad Tölz, Lenggries and the Sylvenstein reservoir. Access to the ski area is in Achenkirch.
From Austria you drive over the Inntal motorway. Leave the motorway at the Achensee exit and take the Achensee-Bundesstraße to Achenkirch.
Free parking is available directly at the valley station.
With public transport:
By train you can travel to the station in Jenbach. From there you can take the bus to Achenkirch.