Ski resort Riesneralm

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Riesneralm - Donnersbachwald

 
Slopes
 percentage of easy slopes  percentage of intermediate slopes  percentage of difficult slopes  percentage of ungroomed slopes 
15 km 12 km 3 km 0 km
easy medium difficult Ski routes
Groomed total:
30 km

Lift facilities
Surface Lifts 2 Surface Lifts
Chairs 3 Chairs
Magic carpets 3 Magic carpets
 Total: 8 Lift facilities

The high-altitude ski resort you can´t miss!


NEWS

03/01/2015: The band Skylight rocks the mountain
03/08/2015: Mountain party (Gipfelparty 2015) 2015 featuring the band ´Jungen Paldauern´
03/14/2015: Gipfel der Volksmusik 2015 (Folk music event)

SKI RESORT

The ski resort Riesneralm-Donnersbachwald is situated right in the Wölzer Tauern in Steiermark. The 30 kilometers (18,6 miles) of trails can all be artificially snowed. Hence, you will always have best snow conditions even if the weather doesn´t play along. Eight lifts bring winter athletes comfortably up the mountain from where you have access to 4 trails that are descending into the valley and other exciting runs. With 15 kilometers (9,3 miles) blues, 12 kilometers (7,4 miles) of reds and three kilometers challenging terrain boredom is never a burning topic. The highest point in the resort is the raised hide featuring a vertical rise of 1820 meters (5971 feet). A few years ago this became the area for the new high-altitude ski resort starting at a height of 1300 meters (4265 feet) above sea level. The three new trails are accessible via a brand new panorama 6 seater chair lift with included cover to be safe in all possible weather conditions. Everyone will find their personal highlight at Riesneralm:

The Cross-Ride-Track is the newest alternative to the terrain park an guarantees action for every freeride fan and snowboarders. The 500 meter (1640 feet) long track, that is shaped and well-prepared by excavators and Pistenbullys offers steep turns, hills and jumps while leading back to the base. The mogul slope also brings some nice change.

Hobby ski racer can prove their skills at Alpin-Base, a professional training center with a FIS race slope that also includes a training slope. Feel your heart race and get your thrill of speed right here!

Little ones will love the ski kids park with their own kids ski circuit, composed of blue trails only. Their personal kids ski resort at Riesneralm features 5 ha and four runs and is therefore the ideal training area for the little beginners. Kids lifts, magic carpets, wave tracks a playground house and an adventure course- the beginner area with ski school center is expecting all resort guests with arms wide open. The Krispini Express, Austria´s longest conveyor belt is the entrance to the kids ski resort and chair lifts.  

Night owls shouldn´t miss the night ski tours. Every Friday you get the chance to be part of  ´NaTOURpur´, where you´ll walk up the lighted ski trails up to the raised hide that is open until 10 pm.

The resort Riesneralm Donnersbachwald is part of the Schneebärenland, that means, you can actually hit five ski mountains with only one ski pass (Tauplitz, Kaiserau, Planneralm, Loser-Altaussee, Riesneralm). A great extra: free Wi-Fi everywhere in the resort!

Mountain huts and restaurants
Right as you leave the four seat chairlift Donnersbachwald you´ll see and smell the Berghof Riesneralm that features a vertical rise of 1600 meters (5249 feet). The self-service cafeteria restaurant provides all kind of food like special skier menus that include soup, main dish and salad. Berghof Riesneralm welcomes to relax with their great wellness offers. You can also stay overnight and after breakfast easily start in a fun-filled winter day. You can also rest at the raised hide. The Zirbenstube, the rustic Gipfelbar and the extraordinary panorama lounge make the raised hide to a special mountain hut. A small break on the 360° sun deck, snuggled in the free deck chairs is surely a break that you only have once in a lifetime. Every Friday they are roasting up a sucking pick right in front of you. The Mörsbachalm expects you with daily fresh local food and the comfy Oxenalm ski mountain hut that features a sun deck and a great view of the surroundings as well is also a great place to stop. A great skiing breakfast expects winter athletes in Geri´s Boomerang, located right at base station Riesneralm in Donnersbachwald. At night you can come here for snacks, cocktails and dancing music. A kids disco is often on the program and brings fun for young and old. The restaurant  STEER is a great dinner option and guarantees the perfect ending for a day at Riesneralm.

Trails you shouldn´t miss
The Europacup slope is the most challenging trail in the resort. Experts can prove their skills and go out of bonds here. Carving lovers should head to the panorama run that features seven kilometers of pure skiing enjoyment.



AFTER SKIING

Away from the trails you can hit the natural ice rink Donnersbachwald. More romantic is night skating that is perfectly lighted. Keep in mind that you need to bring your own skates because here is no rental shop. Start from Mörsbachalm and off you go on 3,5 kilometers (1,8 miles) natural toboggan run. You´ll enjoy yourself for sure- no matter if it´s day or night! Something you can´t do everywhere is a historic toboggan ride. Starting point is Schaupp-Alm. With the help of a tractor it goes up the mountain to the actual starting point. Now it´s time for the speeding part: the toboggan guide brings you fast-paced back to the base. A few miles per hour slower but equally fun is a romantic horse sleigh ride through the snowy winter landscape. Cross-country skiers will find 14 kilometers (8,6 miles) classic and two kilometer (1,2 miles) skating trails. The Perwein trail is more on the easy side and boasts 6,2 kilometers (3,7 miles) of well-prepared cross-country ski fun to offer. However, intermediate and experts should rather check out the 10,3 kilometer (6,2 miles) long Hinterwald cross-country trail. In the greater Donnersbach area are some outstanding winter hiking tracks and guided snow shoe tours are available as well. If you prefer to warm up after hours in the cold just spend your night in the local bowling alley at Stegerhof.

Après-ski and bars
The comfy and rustic Roßstallbar is great to start your Apres-ski night. Countless events in winter make it popular among tourists and locals. More locations where you can celebrate a successful ski day are for example O-Bar and ski mountain hut Riesnertreff at the valley station.

DIRECTIONS

By car:
Coming from Salzburg, get on A10 to Eben. After continue on B 320 via Schladming until you reach Trautenfels. From here take B75 to Donnersbach.
Coming from Graz or Linz drive onto A 9 to Liezen. Continue on B320 to Stainach until you get to Trautenfels. After follow B75 via Irding to Donnersbach.

By Public Transportation:
Winter athletes can use the free ski bus to Riesneralm. It has different stops between Lienz to Donnersbachwald. Next airports are Linz, Graz and Salzburg. If you´re coming by train get out in Selzthal. Some trains even go to Stainach-Irding and Wörschach. Buses have many stops along the way and  bring you to Donnersbachwald.
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Ski resort

Lift facilities
Surface Lifts 2 Surface Lifts
Chairs 3 Chairs
Magic carpets 3 Magic carpets
Total: 8 Lift facilities
Special lift for kids
Special lift for kids
Slopes
Groomed total: 30 km
percentage of easy slopes percentage of intermediate slopes percentage of difficult slopes percentage of ungroomed slopes
easy medium difficult Ski routes
15 km 12 km 3 km 0 km
artificial snow: 30 km
Permanent slalom run
Permanent slalom run
Sea level
980 - 1990m above sea level
Season
Start of Season:
12. December 2014
End of Season:
6. April 2015
Après Ski
4 Lodges and restaurants
2 Après Ski bars
Miscellaneous
Number of ski schools: 1
Free shuttle bus service
Free shuttle bus service
Ski rental
Ski rental
Ski service
Ski service
Lift tickets
Adults
1 Day: 38,00

Children
1 Day: 18,50

Seniors
1 Day: 38,00

Group discount
Group discount
all lift ticket rates...

Further activities

Cross Country Skiing and Hiking
Cross country tracks Classic:  14 km
Cross country tracks Skating:  2 km
Sports Facilities
Fitness center
Fitness center
Indoor Tennis
Indoor Tennis
Indoor Swimming Pool
Indoor Swimming Pool
Miscellaneous
Ice-skating
Ice-skating
Toboggan Run
Toboggan Run

Life and Culture

Sports Facilities
950   Beds
18   Pubs
Sports store Sports store
Health Care
Nearest hospital
Nearest hospital:
Rottenmann - 45 km
Infrastructure
Nearest airport
Nearest airport:
Graz - 220 km
Nearest train station
Nearest train station:
Stainach/Irdning - 17 km

Contact

Tourist office
Address 
Donnersbachwald 85
8953 Donnersbachwald
Phone 
0043 (0)3680 20124
E-mail 
Web 
 
Mountain railways
Address 
Riesneralm Bergbahnen GmbH & CoKG
8953 Donnersbachwald 89
Phone 
03680606
E-mail 
Web 
Snow report: 03680606-5
 
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