Ski tour near the Giglach lake | © Steiermark Tourismus | Ski tour near the Giglach lake | © Steiermark Tourismus |
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Ski touring in Styria

Experience pure skiing bliss as you leave your tracks in the pristine backcountry snow: Ski touring offers you unforgettable winter adventures and splendid views of the Styrian mountain world. 

No matter which part of Styria you visit, there are numerous great options for ski touring and ski mountaineering.

Don’t forget to read up on safety in the mountains before your trip!


Styria is a paradise for ski tourers, offering marvellous routes in different terrain and altitudes. Whether you’re looking for a

  • short and challenging,
  • steep and demanding or
  • long and gentle route,

there’s bound to be the perfect choice for you in the Alpine regions of Styria, be it in the Tauern mountains, the Gesäuse, Hochschwab or the Seetal and Fischbach Alps.

Safe ski touring: Preparation is key! Ski touring and avalanche workshops are a good preparation especially for beginners. Or how about some lessons with a ski touring guide for beginners or advanced riders?


Careful tour planning, the right equipment, checking up on the avalanche situation … With the ten tips for safe ski touring of the Austrian Alpine Association, you’re perfectly prepared for a one-of-a-kind ski touring experience in Styria!

Skitour to the Frauenalpe with Bernhard-Fest-Hütte (hut) | © Steiermark Tourismus | Tom Lamm

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Pure mountain bliss

Dachstein crossing

It’s THE ski touring highlight of the region and a must for all nature lovers: Austria’s national ski tour at Dachstein mountain. The crossing takes you through the alpine UNESCO World Heritage of the Dachstein and the Salzkammergut region and is one of the classic long-distance ski crossings of the Alps. The cable car ride up to the mountain station already makes it clear that this ski tour is special. The ascent to Dachsteinwarte should be mastered with calm and care. If you’re in need of a break, we recommend Simonyhütte or Gjaid-Alm. The 30-kilometer descent meanders its way through pristine powder snow and grants you fantastic views of the surrounding mountains.

Ski tours in the splendid nature of Sölktäler Nature Park

Far away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, Sölktäler Nature Park lies amid the Schladming-Dachstein region. It’s a perfect place to unwind and recharge your batteries. In winter, many regions as the Nature Park Mürzer Oberland in the Hochsteiermark region or the Gesäuse region become even more quiet – the perfect time to do winter sports like ski touring! Under bright blue skies, the routes lead you through snow-covered forests and across glistening fields.

Other winter sports in Styria