More Winter Activity Ideas and Suggestions

Ice Skating and Curling

Ice Skating, Curling (Ice Stock) and ice hokey are popular and alternative winter sports. Equipment can be hired at most sports shops and a number of the skating rinks and curling lanes are free to use.

Whilst the sports are enjoyed outdoors and on natural ground, availability is dependent upon conditions and weather. The closest location for curling and ice skating can be found at the sports centre in St Michael, with further options offered by the Jufa and curling lanes as near as Glasshütte. Ramingstein have an ice-hockey rink at the sports grounds.

Some places, in particular curling lanes, require advance reservation.

A list of locations along with opening times and contact information can be found online in the Lungau Homepage:

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The HangON Kiteboaring School can be found in Obertauern and offers lessons in the adventurous sport of kite boarding and skiing.

Only for well-practiced skiers, the art is supposedly easy to learn, requiring only a few hours to get the „hang” of.

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  • HangON Kiteboarding - Snowkiteschule
  • Snowkiteplatz Obertauern
  • 5561 Obertauern
  • T. 0043(0) 6991 4612666

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Snowbiking grows more popular each year, is easy to learn and available to children from around 6 years of age. Austria’s first snow bike school can be found in Obertauern. They offer a number of courses including beginners lessons, guided tours including a moonlit tour, fitness training and even back-strengething training, all possible on a snow bike.

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  • Skischule Koch
  • Römerstrasse 23
  • 5562 Obertauern
  • T. 0043(0) 6456 72285


Experience the Lungau winter wonderland from above with St Michael's Paragliding experience.

Tandem Paragliding flights will launch from either Aineck or Speiereck mountains and circle the towns of St Margarethen and St Michael respectively.

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  • Paragleiten-Salzburg
  • T. 0043 (0)664 436 7274

Swimming, Spas and Wellness Centres

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Wellness Hotel Eggerwirt in St Michael

The Wellness Hotel Eggerwirt in St Michael offers the opportunity to enjoy their water world and relaxing environment with a day-spa package. The facilities include a 13.000m² spa, wellness and beauty area, a 7.500m² hotel garden with 25m wide solar-heated swimming pool and sunbathing/ relaxing areas, indoor and outdoor whirlpools and floating basins, 4.500m² indoor wellness area with gardens, saunas, steam room, alternative therapy rooms, a 1000m² relaxing oasis with waterbeds and equipment designed for comfort and peace, a ladies spa with own saunas, steam rooms and lounges, and a fitness gym equipped with cardio fitness equipment. Guests of the day spa can also take part in the available fitness and activity programs. Towels, bath robes and slippers are included in the package.

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  • Spa & Vitalresort Eggerwirt
  • Kaltbachstrasse 5
  • 5582 St Michael im Lungau
  • T. 0043(0) 6477 8224-0

BadeInsel in Tamsweg

The BadeInsel offers year-round water and sports activities and can be reached by car within 15 minutes easy drive. The complex includes 25m indoor and outdoor pools with diving boards, swimming lanes and fun slides, separate children’s pools, whirlpool baths, a selection of saunas, mini golf, beach volley ball, a skate park, football, basketball and a restaurant/cafe for refreshments. In the winter months you can also enjoy ice skating and ice-hokey, plus the opportunity to swim outside under the stars in water temperatures of 30°C.

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  • BadeInsel
  • Sportzentrumweg 2
  • 5580 Tamsweg
  • T. 0043(0) 647423120
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Samsunn Vital- and Wellnesscenter in Mariapfarr

The Samsunn Vital- and Wellnesscenter is home to a wide variety of fitness activities and wellness treatments including massage, acupuncture and homeopathy, physiotherapy and beauty treatments. Also on offer your can find a fitness gym and a massive selection of saunas.

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  • Samsunn Vital- and Wellnesscenter
  • Sonnenweg 600
  • 5571 Mariapfarr
  • T. 0043(0) 647320020

Winter Driving Training

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