Winter in Lesachtal Valley
Picturesque farming villages and landscapes covered in metres of snow, ski tours and winter hikes in absolute tranquillity and several ski areas and cross-country ski trails within easy reach. Far from the hustle and bustle, snowy Lesachtal Valley seems like a picture book to winter enthusiasts from December to March.
Best place for snowshoe hikes
Freedom beckons way up high, as you trudge on snowshoes through snow-covered forests and across alpine landscapes up to the peaks. You can go on your own hikes or join one of our advertised snowshoe hiking weeks.
Your host and guide: Erwin Soukup
Erwin Soukup is a trained hiking guide and takes you on tours through Lesachtal Valley and its mountains in winter and summer. We will be happy to plan your hiking or group trip and put together an individual selection of guided tours for you.
We can organise the rental equipment you need. Besides that, we can arrange an experienced local mountain guide for more ambitious tours.
Erwin’s tips for snowshoe hikes
Samalm – Requires some stamina, but is definitely worth the effort
Oberrasteralm – Snowshoe hike through delightful countryside
Enjoyable skiing tours
Enjoyable skiing tours
Lonely peaks. The region between Carinthia and East Tyrol leaves little to be desired with its side valleys and summits, from the Carnic Alps to the Lienz Dolomites. Local mountain and skiing guides can help to plan a tour.
We believe that a stop for coffee and cake or a cool wheat beer is an absolute must after the tour and the winter fun. Speaking of beer: Transfers to and from the guided tours are included, of course! Afterwards, the farm wellness area is an inviting place to relax, before we treat you to a 4-course dinner with some excellent regional cuisine.
Erwin’s ski tour tips
Schönjöchl – A classic ski tour here in Lesachtal Valley
Schulterhöhe – Schwalbenkofel – Possible throughout winter. Requires skilful track selection.
Cross-country skiing in Lesachtal Valley
Ten marked cross-country skiing circuits plus two high-altitude trails lead up and down Lesachtal Valley over a distance of around 60 kilometres. The almost 30-kilometre Grenzlandloipe even takes you into East Tyrol. The region’s professional cross-country skiing and biathlon centre is located in neighbouring Obertilliach.
Erwin’s cross-country skiing tips
Höhenloipe Dorfberg – Fun and training from 1,820 m to 1,950 m above sea level..
Lesachtal Valley has not one, but several toboggan runs for typical thrills and spills in winter. Among them is a 7 km toboggan run in Obertilliach and a floodlit one in Tuffbad.
Erwin’s tobogganing tips
Toboggan run with lift – Ride conveniently up and down the lift as often as you like.
Up high – Guaranteed snow, open the whole winter.
Zur Lakenalm – Natural toboggan run with stunning views