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Skiing in Lienz – the highlights

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Skiing in Lienz – the highlights

We thought we’d tell you about a few of the ‘highlights’ and benefits of skiing in here in Lienz and East Tyrol and what’s new for this winter. We’ll also tell you why we love it so much here and why we think it’s perfect for ski groups of intermediate skiing abilities as well as for families and skiers looking to go somewhere new and different. So if you’ve not booked your ski holiday for this season yet, maybe this will help…

Skiing in Lienz – the highlights

Lienz in East Tyrol, which is where we are based, has two ski resorts – Zettersfeld and Hochstein. Zettersfeld is the larger of the two. Both resorts offer different characters and different skiing. Zettersfeld is wide open, sunny, relaxing and fun. Hochstein is steeper and generally more challenging. Both resorts are located directly in Lienz with free ski buses operating between them. One ski pass cover both resorts.

Unique “Ski ‘n’ the City” experience – Lienz combines the unique combination of mountain and city. Enjoy the sunny slopes of Zettersfeld and Hochstein as well as the culture, dining scene and lifestyle scene of the city of Lienz with its many shops, bars, restaurants, attractions and events hosted throughout the year.

Lienz is well noted for its family friendly ski areas and guest friendly hospitality.

Superb weather – Lienz has over 2000 thousand sunshine hours per year (300 days per year) which means you are almost guaranteed sunshine and blue skies during your holiday!

Guaranteed snow – as well as modern snow making facilities in all resorts, skiing is snow assured in East Tyrol. In the region of East Tyrol there are 241 mountain peaks over 3000m including the Grossglockner – Austria’s highest mountain.

Ski Hit Ski Pass – Zettersfeld and Hochstein are included in the Ski Hit Ski Pass allowing you to ski on over 350km of prepared pistes in a further 7 ski resorts in East Tyrol and Carinthia including Kals Matrei, St Jakob, Sillian and the Mölltal Glacier which even offers all year round skiing!

Austria’s secret ski destination – A recent article in the Guardian Newspaper was titled ‘East Tyrol – Austria’s secret ski destination’ The article talks very positively about East Tyrol and mentions details such as excellent snow, uncrowded slopes, no lift queuing, superb gastronomy, great weather as well as the observation of an unusual but welcome lack of English tourists flooding the slopes, bars and restaurants.

What else?

Lift card price for 1 day for 2014/15 season – €43.

Altitude 668m – 2278m.

40km pistes (16km easy, 20km medium, 4km difficult).

2 cable cars, 4 chairlifts, 6 T-bar lifts.

Snow making facilities.

Ski school.

Number of mountain restaurants, lodges and bars – 17.

Extras: Fun park for snowboarders and freestyle skiers with jumps, rails etc.

The Osttirodler alpine coaster (the longest alpine coaster and most spectacular in the Alps).

New* Children’s prices valid for children up to the age of 18.

New* Family ticket – Regardless of how many children you have, purchase a family ticket and pay no more than for 2 adults and 2 children.

Camrider – PR marketing intuitive where skiers are invited to film their skiing activities with provided GoPro cameras. Films will be edited and used for the region’s marketing campaign next year.

Ski touring and cross country skiing – the region of East Tyrol is a favourite destination for the winter sports; ski touring and cross country skiing and recent trends show these are becoming ever more popular each year.

If you are interested in a ski holiday in Lienz or East Tyrol then feel free to contact us We’ve been living and working in this region since 2008 and can help you plan your next ski holiday in Lienz.

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