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.
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).
0 runs 0km
6 runs 11.5km
12 runs 21.5km
3 runs 7km
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.
|Value for money|
|Lift Pass Prices (adult 6 day)||€222 - €239|
Traditional Village /
|Resort Opens||Dec 2020|
|Resort Closes||Apr 2021|
|( snow conditions often influence opening/closing)|
|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 station of highest lift|
|bottom of lowest run|
|centre of Lienz ski resort|
|total descent from top lift to bottom piste|
|Skiable Vertical||^v 1551m|
|can include extra hike up above top lift|
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
Rating for snowboarding gets 3 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 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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
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).