Ski Resort Pillersee Buchensteinwand in the Pillerseetal: Position on map

Pillersee Buchensteinwand Ski Resort

St. Ulrich, St. Jakob, Hochfilzen

Trail Map Pillersee Buchensteinwand

The Ski Resort

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The 22-kilometre ski area Pillersee extends around the Buchensteinwand. The family-friendly winter sports area has the right piste for every skier and snowboarder and touring skiers will also find an extensive offer.

From the valley station, nine lifts take winter sports enthusiasts up to the 1,456-metre-high Buchensteinwand, the highest point in the ski area. Once you reach the top, you can enjoy the magnificent panoramic view of the Kitzbühel Alps from the viewing platform at the Jakobskreuz before descending into the valley again.

In the base area especially beginners feel at home, because here you can practice your first turns in peace and quiet. The Hochleiten practice lift, which opens up short blue marked slopes, is the ideal starting point.

The higher altitudes of the ski area are the terrain for advanced skiers and experts. There are nine kilometres of red marked and three kilometres of black marked runs to choose from. Anyone who likes it fast can measure their speed at the Speedtrap and on the race track at the Kröpfl T-bar lift and set their personal record.

Children are in good hands in the Pletzi-Bär Park at the base station of the Buchensteinwand. Learning the right skiing technique is all about fun and games. The mascot Pletzi bear is always there, of course. A magic carpet ensures the comfortable transport of the kids.


Interesting facts

  • The vertical drop from summit to base is 1972 ft. The average difference in altitude between base and summit of Ski Resorts in Austria is 2362 ft. The high point of the ski resort is located at an elevation of 4777 ft.
  • Average snow depth during the season is 31 " at summit elevation and 21 " at base elevation. Snow coverage is usually best during January, offering an average snow depth of 33 " at summit elevation and 23 " at the base.
  • Pillersee Buchensteinwand features 38 sunny days on average per season. The average for all ski Resorts in Austria is 36 sunny days. January is the sunniest month with an average of 13 sunny days.

Snow Safety & Snowmaking

Snowmaking Share
Snow Making Machines: 84
Snowphone+43 (0)5354 77077
Average snow depth of the last years (Summit)
(in ")

On Mountain Dining

Who needs a relaxing break can stop at the restaurant "Das Weitblick" on the top of the mountain. On the sun terrace you can not only eat delicious food, but also enjoy the view from the Loferer and Leoganger Steinberge mountains to the Wilder Kaiser. At the base station, the restaurant "Das Bergblick" welcomes winter sports enthusiasts. From hearty home cooking to international delicacies, the menu offers a large selection.

Must-Ski Runs

Experienced skiers should in any case wag down the black marked descent no. 3, which is over two kilometres long and leads from the top station down to the valley. But also the escarpment 2b is a challenge. For families the blue marked family slope offers pure winter sports pleasure. With 4.5 kilometres, this is the longest run in the ski area.

Most Difficult Runs

Length: km
Vertical Drop: 590 m

Longest Runs

Length: 4.5 km
Vertical Drop: 590 m


Winter im PillerseeTal


The little winter sports enthusiasts in particular are delighted by the rapid rides on the toboggan run and lots of fun ice skating. Those who want to enjoy the winter nature around the Buchensteinwand can go on a winter hike or snowshoe tour.
Number toboggan runs: 2
Toboggan run lighted
Toboggan hire

Après-Ski and Nightlife

Party fans can celebrate a successful skiing day in the umbrella bar of the Café Restaurant buach.blick directly at the base station. There is a good atmosphere here.

Number of Bars and Pubs: 10
Number of Clubs: 2

Infrastructure & Rental


Number of Skischools: 2
Number of Snowboard Schools: 2
Cross Country Lessons
Carving Lessons
Freestyle Lessons

Number of Ski Rental

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

Getting here

By car:
From Salzburg it is about 60 kilometres to the skiing area. Follow the E641 via Unken and Lofer to Waidring and change to the L2 which leads directly to the valley station. If you want to travel via Innsbruck, follow the Inntal motorway A12 to Wörgl and then take the B178 in the direction of St. Johann in Tirol. Once you arrive in St. Johann, take the B164 to Fieberbrunn. The last stop is on the L2 to the base station. If you like, you can also reach the ski area via Hochfilzen.

By public transport:
The airport of Salzburg is about 85 kilometers away from the ski resort. Travellers by train can travel to the Fieberbrunn railway station. This one is still about five kilometres away.


Current Offer

  • Accommodation as booked
  • Board as booked
  • 6 days lift pass Schneewinkel (value of lift pass up to 233 ,-) Exceptions see booking process
  • Use of the sauna (as per description)
  • Welcome drink
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last update on Mar 18, 2024
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Mountain Stats

Elevation2805 ft - 4777 ft
Opening DayDec 16, 2023
Closing DayMar 10, 2024
Capacity 10035 Persons/Hr.
Hours8:30 AM - 4:00 PM


Total 9

Skiable Terrain

13.7 miles
Overall Slope Length 13.7 miles

Weather (5102 ft)


1 day adult €46
1 day youth €36
1 day child €25
All rates & fees