Who (felt) came into the world with skis or the snowboard on the feet, must now be quite strong. Well, they do exist. Those people who just don’t want to go skiing. But what if you are an exception in this respect in your circle of friends or family? Everyone is looking forward to a skiing vacation in Austria – except you? Then you need ideas for skiing vacations without skiing!
Fatbiking and Ice Skating on a Lake
We know the Carinthian Weissensee for ice skating. Because as soon as it gets cold enough in winter, the lake freezes over. And turns into a 6.5 square kilometer natural ice skating surface. The result is a 25-kilometer-long skating circuit. From December to the beginning of March, you can do your laps here surrounded by the beautiful panorama.
If you want to try something new on your ski vacation without skiing, you should get on a fatbike. Whether it’s around the wintry lake or even up to the Naggler Alm: fun is guaranteed. Twice a week there are even guided tours. The bikes and crash helmets can be rented directly on site. And for the skiers, the Weissensee ski area is not far away either. Further information
It may go rapidly downhill, but please not on a board? Well, then perhaps the longest illuminated toboggan run in the world is the right thing. Because instead of skis, there are runners. And on them it goes down in Salzburgerland from the Wildkogel at 2,224 meters to Bramberg at 819 meters. Depending on technique and speed, it takes between 30 and 50 minutes. Up it goes with appropriate weather until 16:15 clock, on Fridays also until 18:30 clock. It is floodlit until 10 pm.
If you secretly want to train a little, it’s best to stay at the Wanderhotel Gassner. Because it has its own 1.2-kilometer toboggan run in Neukirchen. Also it is passable until 22 o’clock. The corresponding coaster is of course available for rent directly at the hotel. And for those who wish to ski during their winter vacation in Austria, there’s also the Wildkogel ski arena nearby.
Winterwonderland on a Horseback
You don’t need skiing at all? So no one from your troop? But winter sports in the snow are allowed? Then maybe the Aldiana Club Ampflwang is the right place for you. Here you can gallop through the winter paradise on horseback. Winter hikes, gym and wellness area are also included. Ah yes, and you can also bring your four-pawed friend to this winter vacation in Austria!