Sledging in wintry Styria brings back memories of childhood. It's a pleasure for all those who are looking for a change from the ski slopes or cross-country ski trails. To get to the start of the sledging run, you can either walk or take the lift. Once at the top, you'll enjoy stunning scenic views over snow-covered winter landscapes and idyllic valleys.
And when you're done taking in the beauty of Styria, you can swoosh downhill on a sledge – as leisurely or swiftly as you please. What's more: On several floodlit runs, you can turn night into day while night sledging.
The floodlit run on Hochwurzen invites you to go winter sledging under starlit skies. With a total of seven kilometres, this natural sledging run is one of the longest in the entire Alpine region. The Hochwurzen summit cable car takes sledgers to the starting point of this magnificent downhill run.
Tip: By day, you can also enjoy impressive scenic views of the Dachstein mountain range.
Uphill sledging is a one-of-a-kind experience in Styria. Sitting on sledges specifically developed for this purpose, you can take a tow lift up to the starting point of the run.
The site of this unusual adventure is the Grafenwiese near Bad Mitterndorf. The tow lift takes visitors up to the start, and then they swoosh back down into the valley at up to 60 kilometres per hour.
How fast they've covered the distance to the Grafenwiese ski hut – where they can savour a tasty organic snack – is shown on the speed display on site.
Uphill sledging is also possible at Tonnerhütte mountain hut at the foot of Zirbitzkogel and at St. Jakob im Walde ski resort. Night sledging through the forests of Styria is a particularly atmospheric experience.
Pure relaxation: In case you opt for a longer stay at Tonnerhütte, you'll be delighted with the hut's beautiful alpine spa with sauna, a wooden hot tub and an ice bath at over 1,600 metres above sea level.
The tour portal gives you an overview of all available sledging runs in Styria.
A hut is the perfect place for a break – not just while skiing but also when going sledging. After a speedy descent, many huts along the sledging runs invite you to sit, relax and get warm again. Tasting delicious culinary delights complements this wonderful experience. From savoury to sweet, the wide selection of regional delicacies will make your mouth water and your taste buds rejoice ...