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Off-piste winter fun in the Göstling Alps
Off the Pistes

Off-piste in Göstling

Moments of Happiness away from the Ski Resort

The Ybbstal Alps offer so much more than skiing! Off the pistes you find idyllic little mountain villages and outdoor activities such as snowshoeing or x-country skiing through impressive scenery!

By the way: for more off-piste activities check out neighbouring Ötscher ski resort!

Der Alpin Triathlon am Hochkar: Run, Bike und Skitour.  | © Ludwig Fahrnberger
Auf der Loipe in Hochreith Bahnen ziehen.
Die Wurzeralm bietet einige Routen für Skitouren-Liebhaber! | © Rene Jagersberger

You are a romantic? Or rather a fan of action in the snow? Both is possible in the valley and on the mountain! Tobogganing, sleigh rides, ice-skating or relaxing at a thermal spring!

Whichever you choose, you will always have fun!

  • 29 km of x-country trail
  • Guided snowshoeing
  • 50 km of groomed winter hiking trails
  • Ice skating on Lake Lunzer
  • Sleigh rides in Göstling an der Ybbs
  • 1 km night toboggan run
  • Time to relax: Ybbstal brine bath

X-country skiing in Göstling an der Ybbs

Hochreith Scenic X-country Trail

Grab your x-country skiing gear and off to the trails!  Hochreit scenic x-country trail boasts a net of 29 km classic trails and 10 km of skating trails.

Pleasure or expert x-country skier, both will love Hochreit plateau. After a long day outdoors, enjoy a hearty meal at the „Ablaß“ Farm!

For all night owls: night becomes day daily from 18:00 to 20:00! Reservations necessary!

Fee for x-country skiing trail:

  • 3,00 € per person for 29km of trails
  • 2,00 € per person for floodlit trail

Snowshoeing in Göstling an der Ybbs

On foot through powder snow

Put on your snowshoes and walk through the night with the Mandl-Scheiblechners! Do you want that night becomes day? Possible every Friday at 19:00:

  • Meeting place: Pension Scheiblechner
  • Price: 18,00 € per including snowshoes, headlamp and mulled wine.
  • Duration: two to three hours

Snowshoeing is not your thing? Then explore the beauty of the Ybbstal Alps on 50km of groomed winter hiking trails!

Tip: Hike to Steinbachtal or from farm to farm  at Hochreit!

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Sleigh ride to Steinbachtal

With Horses through Winter Paradise

Cuddled into a warm blanket and the arms of the loved one, the sound of Haflinger trotting through the night to Steinbach.

On the way back, stop at Kögerlwirt for delicious cheese dumplings!

Route A: romantic sleigh ride to Steinbachtal

  • Duration: three hours
  • Price: 230,00 € (max. 4 persons)
  • included: sleigh ride, tea, cheese dumplings and one drink

Route B: village centre

  • Duration: one hour
  • Price: 80,00 € (max. 4 persons)
  • included: sleigh ride and tea

Ice skating and tobogganing around Göstling

Off-Piste Winter Fun

In the mood for ice skating on one of the biggest lakes in Lower Austria?  In winter Lake Lunzer turns into a big ice-skating rink! Skating boots can be rented at Landhotel Restaurant Zellerhof

Downhill on two runners: ready, steady, go! One kilometre down to the valley on a toboggan – alone or in pairs!

Info for toboggan rental:

  • Tourismusverein Göstlinger Alpen
  • Ph: +43 7484 26060
  • E-Mail:

Deep relaxation at Ybbstal brine bath

Lean Back and Breathe Deeply

Body and mind need a time out? Ybbstal brine bath features pool, salt sauna and steam bath!