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Lachtal Ski Resort

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Mountain Stats

Elevation5249 ft - 7290 ft
Opening DayDec 6, 2019
Closing DayApr 13, 2020
Capacity 10620 Persons/Hr.

Lift Ticket Prices

1 day adult €43
1 day youth €34.50
1 day child €22
All rates & fees

Lifts

7
2
1
Total 10
Hours9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Skiable Terrain

Easy
Moderate
Advanced
Ungroomed
Overall Slope Length 16.2 miles

Interesting facts

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  • Offering 16 miles of slopes and terrain, Lachtal is among the 10 largest Ski Resorts in Styria.
  • Elevated between 5249 ft and 7290 ft, the Ski Resort is among the 3 highest elevated Ski Resorts in Styria. The vertical drop from summit to base is 2041 ft. The average difference in altitude between base and summit of Ski Resorts in Austria is 2356 ft.
  • Season starts on Dec 6 and ends on Apr 13 (129 days). Average season duration in Austria is 112 days.
  • Average snow depth during the season (Dec 6 to Apr 13) is 47 " at summit elevation and 36 " at base elevation. Snow coverage is usually best during February, offering an average snow depth of 61 " at summit elevation and 49 " at the base. Therefore Lachtal is among the 5 ski Resorts with best snow conditions in Styria.
  • Lachtal features 47 sunny days on average per season. The average for all ski Resorts in Austria is 55 sunny days. February is the sunniest month with an average of 19 sunny days.

News

  • New: "Wildes Lachtal": In the kids area "Kinder-Lachtal" the little ones make their first steps into the world of skiing - with a baby lift, magic carpet and mini slalom. At the new adventure course "Wildes Lachtal" the little adventurers meet deer, hare, bambi and other forest animals.
  • European Cup at Lachtal: On January 26th and 27th 2019 two top-class snowboard parallel competitions will take place at Lachtal.
  • ski passes now also available online

The Ski Resort

© Lachtal Lifte und Seilbahnen

Ski resort Lachtal is located in the upper Murtal valley in Styria and reaches up to 2,222 meters. Winter sports fans can expect a wide range of winter sports activities. The ski area offers a total of 25 km alpine slopes, which are excellently groomed and are considered snow guaranteed. Ten modern lifts take skiers to the 150-hectare ski area, which with 60 percent red marked slopes is ideal for advanced skiers. But beginners will also find plenty of practice terrain on the seven kilometres of blue pistes. Professionals can also wave down the two black slopes.

Those who like to ski off-piste can enjoy the deep snow slopes of the area. There is also a natural area with natural jumps for freeride fans and snowboarders. Tourists will find ten kilometres of ski routes at Lachtal. One route leads over "Zinkenschlucht" ravine to mount "Hoher Zinken", the second route goes over the Grosslachtal Valley.

In the kids area Kinder-Lachtal the little ones are big. Ski courses and free childcare are offered here. The Magic Carpet brings kids very comfortably into the snow. For the bigger kids, the teddy rope lift is ready. After the first exercises on skis, they will be taken to the mini slalom, the wave track or the snow channel. There is also a colourful figure course. In the kids area of the ski resort, the little ones can learn the ABC of winter sports in a playful way and let off steam in treasure hunts or snowman building. The best: In the family-friendly ski resort, children up to 6 years old accompanied by their parents may use all lifts free of charge.

Snow Safety & Snowmaking

Snowmaking Share
90%
Snow Making Machines: 53
Snowphone+43 (0)3587 2030
Average snow depth of the last years (Summit)
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On Mountain Dining

© Lachtal Lifte und Seilbahnen

At Heberthütte, winter sports enthusiasts can fortify themselves with a warm meal from 11 a.m. onwards and then linger for a while on the large sun terrace. The probably most rustic hut in the whole ski area is the Futtertrögl directly at the ski trail Schönberg-Lachtal. In the hut with its guaranteed feel-good character, fresh wood-fired pizzas and other hearty delicacies are offered.

Alm Stub'n Gady hast a changing menu for culinary variety. The team of Kleinlachtalhütte serves its guests homemade delicacies. On the "Kircherlhang" there is the Tanzstatthütte, which awaits skiers with small meals for in between and a sun terrace.

Café Hannes is especially known for its numerous events. From bock beer tapping to the beauty pageant, you can experience everything here. And for winter sports fans, the TV ski sporting events are broadcast here. At Sonn'Alm homemade hut delicacies, the sun terrace and sports broadcasts invite you to take a generous break.

At the Sissi Park hut, winter sports enthusiasts can fortify themselves with warm meals or small snacks. In the valley and on the pistes there are some more huts and restaurants, which invite you to a cosy stop.

Must-Ski Runs

Lovers of long pistes can enjoy descents from mount "Hohe Zinken" to the valley: first down the Marmelhang to the first junction and then change to the Nici-Hang. The Panorama descent offers great views of the surrounding mountains. A real highlight for beginners is the blue marked Paulipiste.

Most Difficult Runs

Haltersteig
Length: 0.6 miles
Vertical Drop: 961.3 ft

Longest Runs

Murmerlhang-Panorama Abfahrt-Nici-Hang
Length: 1.9 miles
Vertical Drop: 2040.7 ft
Murmerlhang, Panorama Abfahrt, Nici-Hang
Length: 1.9 miles
Vertical Drop: 2040.7 ft

Activities

The illuminated sledging track from alp Hirzmann to the valley will certainly not only make children's hearts beat faster when they toboggan down the 1.5 kilometres. Also illuminated is the ice rink in the valley, which also allows ice skating after nightfall. The magnificent landscape of the Lachtal valley is ideal for extensive winter walks, snowshoe hikes or cross-country skiing, for example on the 4 km long Lachtal circular trail at hut Reifhütte.

Number toboggan runs: 1
Toboggan run lighted
Toboggan hire

Après-Ski and Nightlife

An après-ski hotspot in the Lachtal valley is the "Top Without Bar" at the foot of the 6-seater chairlift. Pure party atmosphere is guaranteed. At the umbrella bar of Gasthof Tanzstatt near chair lift Schönberg you can find more than 20 Styrian and international beers. There's also a great atmosphere and good music to celebrate the skiing day.

Bars and Pubs: 6
Clubs: 1

Dining and Restaurants

Restaurants: 5

Infrastructure & Rental

Skischools

Skischools: 1
Snowboardschools: 1
Carving Lessons
Freestyle Lessons

Ski Rental

Ski Depot
Sports Store
Ski Rental
Snowboard Rental
Cross Country Ski Rental
Backcountry Ski Rental

Getting here

With the car

Who wants to travel from Graz to Murtal should take the A9. Follow the motorway to St. Micheal in Upper Styria and then change to the Murtal expressway in the direction of Knittelfeld / Judenburg. In Scheifling change to the B96 and drive as far as Niederwölz. From there the B75 takes you to Schönberg-Lachtal.

Skiers from Vienna can follow the A2 to Lopiersbach, then change to the S6, the Semmering expressway, and follow it to St. Micheal in Upper Styria. Then drive as described above to Schönberg-Lachtal.

From Linz take the A1 to Voralpenkreuz / Landzeit and drive onto the A9. Leave the motorway in Trieben and take the B114 via St. Johann am Tauern until you reach Mörderbrugg. Follow the L514 until you reach Schönberg-Lachtal.

Coming from Salzburg take the A10 to Altenmarkt im Pongau. Change here to the B99 and travel via Obertauern to Tramsweg. Then change to the B97, drive to Murau and from there take the B96 to Niederwölz. Drive a few more kilometres on the B75 and you have already arrived in Schönberg-Lachtal.

By public transport

Graz Airport is about 150 kilometres from Schönberg-Lachtal. The nearest train station is in Scheifling, about 12 kilometers away.

Contact

Lachtal Lifte und Seilbahnen GmbH
Schönberg-Lachtal 402
8831
Schönberg-Lachtal
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Phone+43 (0)3587/203-0
Fax+43 (0)3587/203-4
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