Skiing in Zauchensee

Zauchensee offers excellent all-round skiing and is especially renowned for its extensive off piste areas.

Once beginners feel ready to move on from the dedicated nursery slopes, there are wide open blue runs which wind through the trees, offering excellent variety. The long runs provide plenty of skiing before having to take a lift back up.

The nursery slope is an ideal place to develop the basic skills and the moving carpets takes the strain out of having to climb back up the slope. The excellent ski school soon progresses any beginner off to a flying start – both children and adults will be tackling challenging runs by the end of the week.

The magnificent three peaks that beckon the skier upwards offer varied terrain with well-groomed pistes which are long and serviced by fast-moving lifts. The Zauchensee lifts fan out either side of the valley offering long blue, reds and blacks. An eight-man Gondola opposite the Hotel Zauchenseehof whisks you up into the system and allows access to all the other lifts without having to walk anywhere. A day’s tour of nearby resorts can be easily accessed by dropping over the back and down into Flachauwinkl.

Off-piste skiers will have fun on many trails and the moguled black runs will make the legs burn. Skiers can enjoy the women’s downhill course, but perhaps not at the speed the racers ski it! Then there are the fun parks with their jumps, rails and bumps.

Take a look at the video below to get a taste for the ski school and the pistes.