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Slope Touring Paradise

Ötscher Slope Touring

Discover “his majesty Ötscher“ on a slope tour

Surrounded by absolute calm. Only snow-covered trees and high snow walls lead up to Ötscher at 1,893m in elevation. A dream come true for passionate slope tourers! On selected evenings all 19 kilometres of piste are open for touring enthusiasts.
Get enchanted by the fantastic mountain scenery of Mostviertel and check out the most wonderful tours for your holidays!

Up to the mountain on two skis. Slope touring is a really challenging sport, a combination of physical workout, nature experience and thrilling downhill on snow-covered slopes.

Sicher unterwegs beim Pistengehen.  | © Ludwig Fahrnberger

Dates and Facts for Slope touring

Tours and departure times

Do you want to discover the unique beauty of Ötscher? You should try slope touring! The tours start at the back parking at Weitental. Read more about the tour itinerary!

Tip: On Tuesdays and Fridays  piste #1 and #2 at Großer Ötscher are open for all slope tourers from 16:30. All pistes are closed from 20:30.

In addition, slope tourers have the opportunity to explore the resort between 16:30 and 20:00 on the following days:

  • 15.02.2019
  • 22.02.2019
  • 01.03.2019 

Slope Touring rates

What you should know about this challenging winter sport

Use of parking, piste and route cost 8.00 Euro per person and per day. If you are a regular slope tourer consider purchasing our season ticket for 80.00 Euro.

Another info: No extra charge for holders of a day, multi-day, season ticket or SunnyCard!

Safety first! To guarantee your own safety and the safety of all persons at the ski resort certain slope touring rules must be respected! Download the brochure to get detailed information.

Ötscher Attack

Slope Touring Competition in the Eastern Alps

On March 16, 2019 “Ötscher calls you!“

It is time for Ötscher Attack. Do not miss this spectacular event. The reflecting light of all the headlamps as far as the eye can see is only one of the fascinating impressions you will never forget.

One evening, three competitions: The slope touring event is divided into three competitions: marathon, sprint and single – the question is who will reach the summit first!

Be part of this unbelievable sports event at Ötscher! Get more info at!

Two convincing reasons in favour of slope touring

Up To The Top

1. Get in touch with nature. At an altitude of 1,893 m the peak of Ötscher towers above the Ybbstal Alps like a king. Here the folks say: “If you have not been on Ötscher, you have not seen Lower Austria!“ At the foot of the mountain you find the idyllic village of Lackenhof and Ötscher-Tormäuer Nature Park with its famous Ötschergräben (gorge system) and the impressive flowstone cave. Relaxing hours in the remote hideout are guaranteed!

2. Sport challenge at Ybbstal Alps. Are you looking for a demanding sport activity on the mountain? Slope touring is also a lot of fun. The combination of exhausting ascents and the fun while racing downhill makes this sport very attractive. And of course, to explore the picturesque mountain scenery at Ötscher is an adventure of its own.