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Lienz, Austria

Lienz ski holidays

Established in 1958 the Austrian ski resort Lienz lies at 732 metres altitude in the Tirol / Tyrol region of the Austrian Dolomites \ Dolomiten. With the highest lifts and ski slopes at 2283m the area is not snow sure. Over 53 snow cannons ensure artificial snow making covers 32km of trails, which equates to around 80 of the slopes. The nearest airport transfer to Lienz is Klagenfurt at a distance of 150km or approximately ? minutes driving time. Their season runs from December to April.

SNO-man says

An ideal choice for those wanting town-size facilities with the option of several ski areas on a single pass offering 350km of terrain (not lift linked).

Alpine Downhill Runs

Beginner Trails
 0 runs 0km
0%  Intermediate Trails
 6 runs 11.5km
Advanced Trails
 12 runs 21.5km
30%  Expert Trails
 3 runs 7km

Resort and Holiday Stats

View our detailed Lienz 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 Lienz snow history.

Apres Ski
Family/child Friendly
Value for money
Lift Pass Prices (adult 6 day) €222 - €239
Traditional Village / Purpose Built Resort
Resort OpensDec 2021
Resort ClosesApr 2022
( snow conditions often influence opening/closing)

Mountain and Slopes

Downhill Runs 40km
total length of Lienz trails
Longest Lift-Served Run 7.5km
longest piste or trail reachable by lift
Slope Orientation SE W
direction Lienz area faces
Top Altitude 2283m
top station of highest lift
Bottom Altitude 732m
bottom of lowest run
Resort Altitude 732m
centre of Lienz ski resort
Vertical Drop 1551m
total descent from top lift to bottom piste
Skiable Vertical ^v 1551m
can include extra hike up above top lift

Snow Report

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Web Cam

Lienz web cams
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Skiing in Lienz

21 pistes and trails means approximately 40km of runs. 12 Lienz lifts have capacity to transport 12700 per hour. The longest run in the Austrian ski resort is over 7.5km.

The mountain has 0% beginner runs or nursery slopes, 30% intermediate, 30% advanced slopes and 40% for experts - the most difficult piste is the 1.5km Weltcupstreche run, with a steepness/slope angle of 15%. There is no night skiing.

Rating for skiing gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Snowboarding in Lienz

Of the 12 ski lifts, 6 are surface lifts or "drag lifts" - this gives an indication of how modern the lift system is and how good Lienz is for snowboarding - especially for beginners learning to board. Facilities include 1 terrain parks and 0 half pipe (longest half pipe length is 0 metres), 0 quarter pipe and 0 boardercross courses.

Rating for snowboarding gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

Lienz Apres Ski

Off-Slope activities include:

20 apres ski bars 35 restaurants 0 bowling 3 night club 1 cinema 1 billiards / pool 1 games room 1 concert 1 indoor swimming 1 outdoor heated pools 3 saunas 0 hot tubs 5 solariums 7 masseurs 0 indoor ice skating 1 outdoor ice skating 2 indoor sports centre 1 indoor tennis 1 squash racquetball 2 sleigh rides 0 ballooning 1 horse riding 10 prepare winter walks 1 climbing 1 golf 0 fishing 1 museum 1 library Plus these additional apres ski facilities Curling, Fitness Centre (2).

Rating for apres ski gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

"Lienz" by any other name

The Austrian resort is also known as Hochstein, Zettersfeld and has common misspellings:

The direction which the various Lienz 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. Lienz has slopes facing SE W.

Rating for snow gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

Main Ski School in Lienz

Lienz ski school - snowboarding course & skiing lessons

The official ski/board school is called Schischule Lienzer Dolomiten and has 25 teachers teaching in English, German, Italian and taking students from a minimum age of 3.5.info@skischule-lienz.at www.skischule-lienz.at 65690

Lienz for beginners         gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Lienz for intermediates  gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Lienz for expert skiers   gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

Lienz for snowboarding  gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

Mountain & Snow Sports in Lienz

Lienz snow sports - off slope winter mountain sports

Cross Country Skiing (langlaufen) in Lienz: 110km X C ski trails, Lessons available? Y

Easy XC Ski Trails: 110km     Intermediate XC Trails: 0km   Difficult XC Trails: 0km

Telemark Tuittion: Y     Telemark Rental 0      Paragliding schools: 1

Snow mobile Rental: 0     Toboggan Run Length: 35.5km

Non Skiing Winter & Snow Activities in Lienz

Lienz 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: 35.5km Paragliding schools: 1

Lienz non skiing facilities also include Curling, Fitness Centre (2).

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