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Achenkirch, Austria

Achenkirch ski holidays

Established in 1969 the Austrian ski resort Achenkirch lies at 930 metres altitude in the Tirol / Tyrol region of the Austrian Alps / Alpes. With the highest lifts and ski slopes at 1800m the area is not snow sure. Over 18 snow cannons ensure artificial snow making covers 15km of trails, which equates to around 40 of the slopes. The nearest airport transfer to Achenkirch is Innsbruck at a distance of 50km or approximately 45 minutes driving time. Their season runs from November to April.

SNO-man says

A very long village, stretching 14km from the German border to beautiful Lake Achensee, where the resort also produces 'mineral oil' products for various natural remedies. Queue-free skiing and snowboarding for all standards.

Alpine Downhill Runs

Beginner Trails
 0 runs 0km
0%  Intermediate Trails
 2 runs 6km
Advanced Trails
 3 runs 14km
57%  Expert Trails
 2 runs 5km

Resort and Holiday Stats

View our detailed Achenkirch snow forecast or snow report and see all live webcams, piste maps, road and travel maps and lift pass prices. For a picture of historic snow conditions see the snow depths month by month with our Achenkirch snow history.

Apres Ski
Family/child Friendly
Value for money
Lift Pass Prices (adult 6 day) €? - €?
Traditional Village / Purpose Built Resort
Resort OpensNov 2021
Resort ClosesApr 2022
( snow conditions often influence opening/closing)

Mountain and Slopes

Downhill Runs 25km
total length of Achenkirch trails
Longest Lift-Served Run 6km
longest piste or trail reachable by lift
Slope Orientation SW
direction Achenkirch area faces
Top Altitude 1800m
top station of highest lift
Bottom Altitude 930m
bottom of lowest run
Resort Altitude 930m
centre of Achenkirch ski resort
Vertical Drop 870m
total descent from top lift to bottom piste
Skiable Vertical ^v 870m
can include extra hike up above top lift

Snow Report

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Web Cam

Achenkirch web cams
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Skiing in Achenkirch

7 pistes and trails means approximately 25km of runs. 10 Achenkirch lifts have capacity to transport 9000 per hour. The longest run in the Austrian ski resort is over 6km.

The mountain has 0% beginner runs or nursery slopes, 23% intermediate, 57% advanced slopes and 20% for experts - the most difficult piste is the ?km Gföllolm run, with a steepness/slope angle of ?%. There is no night skiing.

Rating for skiing gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

Snowboarding in Achenkirch

Of the 10 ski lifts, 4 are surface lifts or "drag lifts" - this gives an indication of how modern the lift system is and how good Achenkirch is for snowboarding - especially for beginners learning to board. Facilities include 1 terrain parks and 1 half pipe (longest half pipe length is 70 metres), 1 quarter pipe and 0 boardercross courses.

Rating for snowboarding gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Achenkirch Apres Ski

Off-Slope activities include:

3 apres ski bars 21 restaurants 0 bowling 2 night club 0 cinema 0 billiards / pool 0 games room 0 concert 0 indoor swimming 0 outdoor heated pools 3 saunas 0 hot tubs 0 solariums 0 masseurs 0 indoor ice skating 1 outdoor ice skating 0 indoor sports centre 1 indoor tennis 1 squash racquetball 1 sleigh rides 0 ballooning 1 horse riding 10 prepare winter walks 0 climbing 0 golf 0 fishing 1 museum 0 library Plus these additional apres ski facilities Indoor Horse Riding, Indoor Tennis, Squash.

Rating for apres ski gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

"Achenkirch" by any other name

The Austrian resort is also known as Christlum, Karwendel and has common misspellings:

The direction which the various Achenkirch slopes face can make or break your ski holiday. To guarantee good snow conditions, choose a resort with piste which face the right way for the time of year you're travelling.

- In the coldest winter months of January and February pick a resort with sunny south facing slopes, so your days on the snow doesn't feel like a polar expedition. Conversely, in the warmest spring skiing months of March and especially April, a resort with cool and shady north facing trails will ensure you're not riding on slush, but benefitting from best late season snow. The best destinations have areas which face in all directions so that you're guaranteed greating conditions whatever the weather. Achenkirch has slopes facing SW.

Rating for snow gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Main Ski School in Achenkirch

Achenkirch ski school - snowboarding course & skiing lessons

The official ski/board school is called Ski School Busslehner and has 20 teachers teaching in Dutch, English, French, German and taking students from a minimum age of 3.? www.busslehner-sports.com 6316

Achenkirch for beginners         gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Achenkirch for intermediates  gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Achenkirch for expert skiers   gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

Achenkirch for snowboarding  gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Mountain & Snow Sports in Achenkirch

Achenkirch snow sports - off slope winter mountain sports

Cross Country Skiing (langlaufen) in Achenkirch: 58km X C ski trails, Lessons available? Y

Easy XC Ski Trails: 29km     Intermediate XC Trails: 29km   Difficult XC Trails: 0km

Telemark Tuittion: Y     Telemark Rental 1      Paragliding schools: 1

Snow mobile Rental: 0     Toboggan Run Length: 3km

Non Skiing Winter & Snow Activities in Achenkirch

Achenkirch snow fun - off slope winter activities

Outdoor Ice Rink: 1 Indoor Ice Rink: 0 Balloon Flights: 0

Prepared Winter Walks: 10 Snowshoeing: 0 Hang Gliding : 0

Snow mobile Rental: 0 Toboggan Run Length: 3km Paragliding schools: 1

Achenkirch non skiing facilities also include Indoor Horse Riding, Indoor Tennis, Squash.

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