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.
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.
0 runs 0km
2 runs 6km
3 runs 14km
2 runs 5km
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.
|Value for money|
|Lift Pass Prices (adult 6 day)||€? - €?|
Traditional Village /
|Resort Opens||Nov 2020|
|Resort Closes||Apr 2021|
|( snow conditions often influence opening/closing)|
|total length of Achenkirch trails|
|Longest Lift-Served Run||6km|
|longest piste or trail reachable by lift|
|direction Achenkirch area faces|
|top station of highest lift|
|bottom of lowest run|
|centre of Achenkirch ski resort|
|total descent from top lift to bottom piste|
|Skiable Vertical||^v 870m|
|can include extra hike up above top lift|
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
Rating for snowboarding gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
Off-Slope activities include:
Rating for apres ski gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
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
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
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
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.