The seven sided Lungau valley with it’s broad selection of mountain and high peak tours at alpine elevations over 1200m makes the region a paradise for ski tourers and freeriders.
Ski touring is all about freedom; getting away from better known areas in to the winter landscape where you can enjoy the tranquility of the beautiful mountain ranges and make fresh tracks in deep snow. The ascent can be strenuous but the exhilarating ride down untouched hillsides is well worth the effort.
Not for beginner skiers before attempting ski touring and it is necessary to first be an accomplished skier or snowboarder and in good physical health. Avalanches are a very real concern for ski tourers and the sport should only be undertaken with the correct equipment. If you have never attempted ski touring before it is advisable to hire a guide or an instructor.
Ski Tour Guide
The Ski Tour Guide is an essential hand book for those who want to explore the untracked peaks. Available in either an a5 ring binder from the tourist office, or as a digital download the guide contains 28 detailed routes along with tips for the ascent and recommendations for the ride back down.
Mountain Safety Guide
Safety tips and advice for safe ski touring can be found online in the free mountain safety guide.
At present this book is only available in the German language.
Ski Touring and Freeriding Instruction and Courses
Avalanche Conditions Online
Alternatively call the Avalache Report Line: 0043 662 1588
A recorded message will advise you of any avalanche risk in your area.
General information, ski touring tips, night ski touring times and locations, also event information can be found online in the Lungau’s own homepage: www.lungau.at
There you can also find further resources for tuition and group activities. Brochures and maps can be downloaded for free and the Ski touring guide can be purchased and downloaded or ordered for posting.