Ötscher Winter activities
Explore the region off-piste

Ötscher Off-Piste

Winter Activities at the Ski Resort

Snow-covered mountain peaks, immaculate blue sky and a perfect panorama! This is what you will find on the slopes of the ski resort. But there are also a lot of activities off-piste that are worth trying such as x-country skiing trails, snowshoeing tours, winter hikes and fantastic events.

Winter sports activities off the pistes

Relaxing at Lackenhof am Ötscher

If you think that only snowboarders and carving freaks are welcome at Ötscher resort, you are definitely wrong. The resort offers a lot of winter sports activities off the Ötscher slopes. Get enchanted by Ötscher winter wonderland and discover:

  • 29 km of x-country skiing trails at the foot of Ötscher
  • snowshoeing through picturesque mountain countryside
  • winter hiking tours as far as the eye can see
  • skating at Lunz am See, the largest nature lake of Lower Austria
  • tobogganing fun for the whole family
Schneeschuhwanderung | © Benedikt Posch
Schneeschuhwanderung Hüttenkogel | © Benedikt Posch

Ötscher x-country skiing

Winter Sports for Nature Lovers

Gliding softly along perfectly groomed x-country trails. X-country skiing is the perfect activity for nature lovers. Get you gear and off you go. 29 kilometres of x-country trails are waiting for you. Explore the wonderful winter scenery at the foot of Ötscher. X-country ski hut Mandlboden is the ideal place for a relaxing stop and regaining one's strength.

Useful info: There are eight different x-country trails for skaters and classic skiers. Along the trails you will pass many interesting vantage points that invite you to have a stop to recharge your batteries.

Do you need x-country skiing equipment? Or you want to buy a day ticket. All the info about x-country trails, prices and rentals with one click!

Langlaufen | © Kathrin Baumann
Langlaufen | © Kathrin Baumann
Langlaufen  | © Kathrin Baumann

Snowshoeing and winter hiking at Lackenhof

Explore the resort on snowshoes

Day trippers, winter tourists and locals have the opportunity of exploring the quiet areas of Lackenhof at Ötscher with a guided tour or on their own. The perfect mix of sport and nature makes this activity very attractive. Enjoy the magic of winter and sunshine – it is wonderful!

Lackenhof offers two waymarked snowshoeing trails: Eibenkogel tour and Kesselgraben snowshoe trail. Both tours are nice hikes and pass at a hut.

Do you want to join a guided snowshoe tour? No problem! On Mondays at 16:00 it is time to put on your snowshoes for a 1.5-hour hike with your guide. You are in good shape – so book the 2-hour tour!

Info about the tours

including guide and equipment

Family Tour

  • duration: 1.5 hrs.
  • price: 10.00 € per person (including equipment for 4 persons and more)
  • meeting point: Lackenhof ski school
  • on Wednesdays

Pro Tour

  • duration: 2 hrs.
  • Price: 18.00 € per person
  • meeting point: Lackenhof ski school
  • on Wednesdays

Pistengehen am Ötscher

Auf der Tour die „Majestät Ötscher“ entdecken

Das Skigebiet Lackenhof am Ötscher bietet sowohl ambitionierten Skifahrern als auch Familien abwechslungsreiche Winterfreuden und ist unter anderem der wohl markanteste und bekannteste Skitourenberg Ostösterreichs.

Mit zwei Fellen unter den Skiern geht der Aufstieg los. Keine andere Winteraktivität kombiniert Anstrengung, Naturerlebnis und Fahrspaß so wie eine Tour durch den Schnee.

2 beschilderte Aufstiegsrouten stehen den Pistengehern am Ötscher heuer zur Verfügung.


Tip: You can also explore the terrain without snowshoes. Just put on your winter boots and off you go. Enjoy an unforgettable winter hike in Mostviertel. The resort boasts ten kilometres of cleared winter hiking trails!

Skating At Lunzer See Lake

Gliding on Two Skids

Discover the genuine skating paradise that is just a few kilometres away from Lackenhof am Ötscher and attracts tourists and locals alike. Lunzer See lake is situated at the mountain village of Lunz. Cold temperatures are the ideal conditions for perfect skating fun on this dreamlike lake. Kartausenpark in Gaming also offers entertaining winter activities off the slopes. What are you waiting for? Get ready for freestyle skating!

Tip: There are skates for rent at Landhotel Restaurant Zellerhof in Lunz am See. Find the suitable gear there!