Established in 1928 the Austrian ski resort Altenmarkt lies at 856 metres altitude in the Salzburgerland region of the Austrian Alps / Alpes. With the highest lifts and ski slopes at 1700m the area is not snow sure. Over 15 snow cannons ensure artificial snow making covers 2.5km of trails, which equates to around 25 of the slopes. The nearest airport transfer to Altenmarkt is Salzburg at a distance of 70km or approximately 60 minutes driving time. Their season runs from December to June.
A pretty, traditional village with a moderate ski area that plays host to World Cup races. The ski slopes provide beautiful views over Altenmarkt and neighbouring Radstadt and the surrounding mountains. The ski area is especially suited to families and novices as it boasts easy pistes and nursery slopes at the base stations. The new Königslehen 8-person cable-car in Radstadt takes you quickly and safely to the top of the mountain.
0 runs 0km
7 runs 8km
4 runs 8km
1 runs 1km
View our detailed Altenmarkt 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 Altenmarkt snow history.
|Value for money|
|Lift Pass Prices (adult 6 day)||€239 - €257|
Traditional Village /
|Resort Opens||Dec 2020|
|Resort Closes||Jun 2021|
|( snow conditions often influence opening/closing)|
|total length of Altenmarkt trails|
|Longest Lift-Served Run||5km|
|longest piste or trail reachable by lift|
|direction Altenmarkt area faces|
|top station of highest lift|
|bottom of lowest run|
|centre of Altenmarkt ski resort|
|total descent from top lift to bottom piste|
|Skiable Vertical||^v 844m|
|can include extra hike up above top lift|
The mountain has 0% beginner runs or nursery slopes, 40% intermediate, 45% advanced slopes and 15% for experts - the most difficult piste is the ?km ? run, with a steepness/slope angle of ?%. There is no night skiing.
Rating for skiing gets 4 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 Zauchensee and has common misspellings:
The direction which the various Altenmarkt 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. Altenmarkt has slopes facing NW.
Rating for snow gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
Altenmarkt ski school - snowboarding course & skiing lessons
The official ski/board school is called Skischule Happy and has 15 teachers teaching in German, English, Dutch and taking students from a minimum age of firstname.lastname@example.org www.skischule-happy.at 6070
Altenmarkt for beginners gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
Altenmarkt for intermediates gets 5 stars out of 5 overall
Altenmarkt for expert skiers gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
Altenmarkt for snowboarding gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
Altenmarkt snow sports - off slope winter mountain sports
Cross Country Skiing (langlaufen) in Altenmarkt: 160km X C ski trails, Lessons available? Y
Easy XC Ski Trails: 65km Intermediate XC Trails: 65km Difficult XC Trails: 30km
Telemark Tuittion: Y Telemark Rental 1 Paragliding schools: 0
Snow mobile Rental: 0 Toboggan Run Length: 4km
Altenmarkt snow fun - off slope winter activities
Outdoor Ice Rink: 1 Indoor Ice Rink: 0 Balloon Flights: 0
Prepared Winter Walks: 0 Snowshoeing: 0 Hang Gliding : 0
Snow mobile Rental: 0 Toboggan Run Length: 4km Paragliding schools: 0
Altenmarkt non skiing facilities also include Aerobics, Brass Band Concerts, Fishing, Fitness Centre, Folklore Evenings, Horse Riding, Fitness Circuit Solarium,.