Active by Lake Achensee in winter

In winter countless sports options around Lake Achen and the Karwendel Mountains delight.

Discover the varied and high-quality activity options and let the white winter scenery enchant you.

Cross-country skiing


Ski touring & Snowkiting

Family holidays

Winter- & snowshoe hikes

Cross-country skiing

As one of the best-known and most important cross-country skiing centres in Tirol with more than 200 cross-country ski trails the Lake Achensee region, awarded the Tirolean Cross-Country Ski Trail Seal of Quality multiple times, offers nearly unlimited cross-country skiing fun. Between the majestic mountain ranges of Rofan and Karwendel, cross-country ski trails for classic skiers and skaters delight, as does a dedicated practice trail, barrier-free cross-country skiing and snowmaking facilities in several holiday resorts, which guarantee fun on the trails all winter long just like here in Achenkirch.

Look forward to gently rolling routes along the shore and challenging trails in the valleys of Karwendel, seven cross-country skiing schools in the region and a dedicated dog trail and cross-country trails.

To the interactive cross-country skiing map by Lake Achensee


Four ski areas, including the Christlum lifts in Achenkirch, and two practice areas with a total of 53 kilometres of pistes and 30 lifts allow unlimited fun on the slopes by Lake Achensee.

The ski area Christlum in Achenkirch is located at between 950 and 1,800 metres and is considered as one of of Austria’s winter sports areas with the most reliable snow conditions offering guaranteed snow from December to April.

Six ski schools, lessons for the little ones, the Kinderland as well as the great number of wide pistes are especially suited for families. But carving fans and snowboarders also appreciate the options, such as the Christl Funpark in Achenkirch.

To the ski areas around Lake Achensee

Ski touring & Snowkiting

Ski tourers can look forward to numerous ski touring options in the Rofan- and Karwendel Mountains, from short and easy to challenging and steep climbs. Many of the most popular tours, such as the one up to the summit of Rofan, start directly in the ski area.

To the interactive ski touring map by Lake Achensee

Even more variety in Achenkirch is ensured by the snowkiting area. Glide across the snow-covered meadows or slopes on skis or snowboard, pulled by a kite and the power of the wind. From trial lessons to pro-weekends, the snowkiting school in Achenkirch offers all options.

Family holidays

As a member of the Family Tirol Villages, the region even boasts an extensive range of sports and leisure opportunities for families. The six ski schools even offer specially designed children’s programs, which are geared especially to the needs of the little ones.

Look forward to rapid-sporty and leisurely toboggan outings suitable for children, sliding sessions on oversized rubber tubes (snowtubing), the Skyglider Airrofan, snow kiting and ice skating right here in Achenkirch, and fluffy horse-drawn sleigh rides to cosy huts and lodges.

Atoll Achensee

On the lakeshore in Maurach, Atoll Achensee as a modern leisure centre delights young and old. Families can also look forward to, e.g., the 6,500 m² large panoramic swimming facility with a 90-metre long tube slide, outdoor pool with bubble loungers, children’s pool with water playground, family and lap pool. Wellness lovers from 18 years can enjoy the Penthouse-SPA with Infinity Pool, four saunas, steam bath and relaxation rooms. For fitness lovers there is the Lakeside-GYM with lake views and a rock-climbing gym with 180 m² climbing area. In winter, the Atoll Achensee further entices as a Winter-Wonderland with an ice skating rink and curling sheet.

Winter hiking & Snowshoeing

More than 150 km of scenic winter hiking trails around Lake Achensee beckon to explore the enchanting, sparkling white mountain landscape. Set off with friends and family to explore the impressive world of Karwendel Nature Park on guided winter hikes with rangers.

And all those who want to explore nature away from the winter hiking trails on snowshoes can do so accompanied by qualified mountain and hiking guides.

Winter hiking trails around Lake Achensee

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