Upper Austria thrills with picturesque flora, a wealth of historical sites and a warm-hearted mindset. These characteristics make this region a sought-after destination for tourists from all around the world. The region, which covers almost 12,000 square kilometres, offers a wide range of options to experience accomplished recreational activities. Sports fans in particular are bound to enjoy their active lifestyle against the backdrop of Upper Austria’s majestic natural scenery. The Feuerkogel ski area is considered one of the most beautiful sports paradises. It is located in the Salzkammergut region near the sprightly Traunsee lake. Family-friendly slopes, cosy huts, a wonderful view and selected offers characterise the character of the high plateau.
At 1,592 metres above sea level, the Feuerkogel is one of the most imposing peaks of the Höllengebirge mountain range. It is home to a range of further breath-taking rock formations. However, the Feuerkogel is described as the most beautiful ski area for relaxed winter sports enthusiasts: Beginners, families and those returning to skiing can expect new snow-producing facilities, modern lifts and perfectly groomed slopes. Safe and at the same time fast skiing and snowboarding fun is always ensured during your stay.
Newcomers to the sport also benefit from a wide range of local ski and snowboard schools and gear-rental sites. The expert staff provides valuable tips and tricks for the younger generation. When visiting Ebensee’s local mountain while enjoying summer temperatures, you will be greeted by lively flora and fauna. In addition to native herbs, flowers and trees, this includes the well-known chamois which is the animal symbol of Austria’s mountains. Enjoying the six-minute ride on the Feuerkogel cable car is recommended, no matter the season.
The eyes of young guests in the Salzkammergut won’t only widen at the sight of a tasty schnitzel with chips. The specially selected offers catering to children will make their visit an unforgettable one. Franzi’s Dragon Park is an accomplished example of this: The supervised children's land thrills little ski dwarves with exciting games and fun adventures on the slopes. Franzi, a shy dragon, is the figurehead of this age-appropriate mountain section. The friendly mythical creature accompanies the little ones through a tube slide, fun entertainment and an eventful day in the fresh air. During the semester break, the hostess also invites you to a special highlight: a convivial night race including floodlights, music and an igloo bar.
Guests and locals have always appreciated the peaceful character of the Feuerkogel plateau. Thus, slopes away from busy crowds offer a sporty experience in the midst of idyllic nature. The unspoilt snowy landscapes offer a view of the timeless face of the mountains. At the same time, they are ideal starting points for ski and snowboard tours as well as snow hikes. The difficulty levels of the selected routes depend on your preference. If you are planning a day trip with children, it is advisable to obtain further information. Inquire about cosy mountain huts in advance so you may enjoy a regenerating break with refreshments. It also makes sense to not encounter any unexpected difficult sections along the route. In our experience, local winter sports enthusiasts will be happy to explain the special features of the surrounding area to you.
The popular ski school Neuhuber is located at the Feuerkogel mountain station. The facility provides you with valuable knowledge and suitable rental gear. At the same time, courses for all winter sport types can be booked on site. If you would like to explore the region in an extremely informative way, the shop will connect you to dedicated hiking and tour guides. They will accompany you on individually designed snowshoe hikes, ski tours or torch-lit hikes. They can also organise ski races and night skiing as a crowning conclusion to your stay at the Feuerkogel. If groups of 15 persons or more are to be provided with snowshoes and poles, it is recommended to reserve in advance. This makes it easier to compile and provide gear that fits the various needs.
The Salzkammergut’s popularity as a destination for all ages is beyond question: every year, guests from all around the world flock here to be enchanted by Upper Austria's unique natural treasures. The Lake Traunsee region is a warm host for adventurous indulgers. They experience the multi-facetted sides of the region anew with each stay. The Feuerkogel, often called Austria's most beautiful high plateau, makes no exception. It encourages you to spend extraordinary moments with your loved ones all year round. Families with children and ambitious skiers alike appreciate the mountain as a friendly snow paradise. Since numerous inns, shops and hotels are family-run in the Salzkammergut, a stay in the Feuerkogel ski area is also convincing in terms of price.