Katschberg in Austria is a top seller for some very good reasons. It has doorstep skiing, an unspoilt, quiet ski area, a huge array of child-friendly activities and an excellent snow record.
Beginners have a number of gentle blues very near the village - piste 2 is nice and wide and winds its way down to the village centre, perfect to get a feel of the slopes.
The Tschaneck side of the resort is a paradise for intermediates with all the runs channelling back to the village centre. A popular piste is the long and wide red A1 nicknamed ‘autobahn’ (motorway) leading all the way from the Aineck peak to Lungau in a grand total of 6km.
Ambitious sportsmen will find 10 black pistes including the Direttisima on the Aineck side which we recommend, it’s pretty steep and has a sheer drop on both sides, guaranteed to give even pro skiers an adrenaline kick. Powder lovers can explore 4 marked very long off-piste routes.
Freestylers have the half–pipe and pro jumps in the fun-park based in St. Margarthen just over the other side of the valley in Aineck and for anyone craving even more skiing, the Konigwiese slopes are floodlit for night skiing.
Dining & Nightlife
Wherever you go, you won't be far from a mountain restaurant to fill those hungry stomachs. The nightlife can be as lively as you want to make it with a disco and several good bars putting on live music during the week.