The Ski Resort
The Kreischberg ski area in Styria offers skiers and snowboarders pure winter sports fun on 42 kilometres of slopes. Beginners are well catered for on the 17 kilometres of blue-marked slopes. Advanced skiers can take their turns on 16 kilometres of red marked slopes. Experienced skiers are drawn to the nine kilometres of black-marked slopes. Winter sports enthusiasts can test their racing skills on the permanent race track and the speed track. From the St. Georgen ob Murau valley station, 14 lifts take skiers and snowboarders up to 2,118 metres.
The offer for small children is very good: In the kids park the little ones take their first steps into the ski world - with baby lift, magic carpet and mini slalom. At the new adventure course "Wild Lachtal" the little adventurers meet deer, rabbit, bambi and other forest animals. But there is also a "Dino Forest" with huge dinosaur figures, the "KreiSchi Safari" with lion, elephant, giraffe and co. as well as a "Ghost Train" adventure course with spooky figures at the edge of the slope. The Tubing Arena, the permanent race track with time measurement and the speed track with radar measurement are also very popular, not only with children.
Freestylers are enthusiastic about the "Snowpark Kreischberg", where every year also the pros are guests of the World Cup. At 1,900 metres above sea level, the World Cup mountain offers a perfectly designed and professionally supervised fun park. A "Beginner Line" and the more demanding "Medium Line" provide fun and action at the highest level. Every year the freestylers can also look forward to new elements.
- Offering 26 miles of slopes and terrain, Mount Kreischberg is among the 3 largest Ski Resorts in Styria.
- Mount Kreischberg is among the 3 best rated Ski Resorts in Styria.
- It is among the 5 most family-friendly ski Resorts in Styria.
- Elevated between 2848 ft and 6949 ft, the Ski Resort is among the 5 highest elevated Ski Resorts in Styria. The vertical drop from summit to base is 4101 ft. The average difference in altitude between base and summit of Ski Resorts in Austria is 2382 ft. Most runs are therefore relatively long.
- Average snow depth during the season is 29 " at summit elevation and 17 " at base elevation. Snow coverage is usually best during February, offering an average snow depth of 35 " at summit elevation and 21 " at the base. This makes Mount Kreischberg the ski resort with the best snow conditions in Styria.
- Mount Kreischberg features 58 sunny days on average per season. The average for all ski Resorts in Austria is 56 sunny days. March is the sunniest month with an average of 23 sunny days. This makes the ski resort one of the 10 sunniest in Styria.
Snow Safety & Snowmaking
On Mountain Dining
If you need a break, you can stop off in one of the ski area's huts. At the top of the Kreischberg, the umbrella bar was replaced by the new panorama restaurant "EAGLE" in summer 2020. Wood is the predominant material and creates a special cosy atmosphere. The restaurant offers in the inside area about 200 seats and a bar area as well as a terrace with about 150 seats. The highlight in the basement is the "Ski-Drive-In" with freshly prepared snacks and drinks.
In the centre of the ski area is the Kreischbergwirt, which has great offers especially for the younger guests. The rustic Rieglerhütte is located directly on piste 12, where you can enjoy Styrian delicacies in a great hut atmosphere. The BERG7 spoils its guests not only with regional but also with international delicacies.
Next to the middle station of the cable car is the Grillboden restaurant. In addition to dishes from our own farm, you can enjoy hearty dishes and sweet delights. The Jagaalm also invites you to a cosy hut visit with good, local cuisine.
Practised skiers should definitely try the black marked pistes leading from the middle station to the valley or the new pistes at lift "Rosenkranz".
Most Difficult Runs
Away from the slopes the Tubing Arena at the top station of the gondola lift lures you to a fast ride in the tubing channel. And also the 1.2 km long sledging track down into the valley promises a lot of fun and action. If you want to enjoy the winter mountain world in peace and quiet, you can go cross-country skiing on the 2.5 kilometre long "Kreischberg Höhenloipe".
Après-Ski and Nightlife
Winter sports enthusiasts can celebrate a successful skiing day at Après-Ski on mount Kreischberg. In the valley basin of lift "Rosenkranz" lies the Schluckspecht, a trendy restaurant. There are parties until late at night in the Chestnut bar at the parking lot in the run-out of the World Cup grounds. Also in the "Einkehrschwung" directly next to the valley station of the gondola lift and the Edelweißhütte you can meet after skiing to celebrate.
Dining and Restaurants
Infrastructure & Rental
From Salzburg it is about 150 kilometres to mount Kreischberg. Follow the A10 (Tauernautobahn) to St. Michael im Lungau and then take the B96. In Tamsweg change to the B95 and drive via Predlitz and Stadl an der Mur to St. Georgen ob Murau.
Graz is about 140 kilometres away from the ski area. Follow the A9 to St. Michael in Obersteiermark and turn onto the S36 (Murtalschnellstraße). Drive via Judenburg and Scheifling to St. Georgen ob Murau. The parking spaces are located directly at the valley station.
With public transport:
The nearest airports to the ski resort are in Salzburg, 150 kilometres away, and Graz, 140 kilometres away. There is a train station in St. Lorenzen ob Murau, only about 300 meters away from the ski area.