Zauchensee in Autumn & Winter


You can ether go skiing, snowboarding or cross country skiing in one of the top locations in Austria also known as Ski amade or Salzbugerland Sportwelt. Ski amade includes about 350 km ski runs, more than 100 lifts and 80 km cross-county roads.  

The ski resort Zauchensee next to the village Altenmarkt is one of the hot spots in Austria where World Cup Competitions in alpine skiing and snowboarding are held. 

Zauchensee village itself is located high in the mountains at 1.300m. The village lies in the valley floor with the slopes of the mountains extending well above the tree-line to 2.400m.

Zauchensee with its north facing slopes gets much better snow coverage than many of its neighbors, and other resorts at similar altitude. This means the snow often lasts well into the montha of may, and the conditions are often significantly better than the snow reports would suggest.

Skiing and Snowboarding in Ski Amade:

The house Schneerösl is situated on the mountain side, south west to the lake Zauchensee and is only 3 minutes away (by car and 12 minutes by foot) to the ski and snowboarding lifts.  

Besides the slopes of the mountain modern lifts bring you to first-class ski-runs that will take you on a wonderful skiing or snowboarding journey within the Skiing Area of Ski amade

Cross-country skiing, winter walks, and more:

Zauchensee Altenmarkt is considered one of the top three cross-country regions in Austria. Within a 7 minute walk from the guest house lays the start of a charming 10 km cross-country route, which takes you from Zauchensee right to Altenmarkt. A vast amount of other routes are located in and around Altenmarkt.

For further information on cross-country routes and the snow conditions visit the tourist information page:

A most spectacular winter and / or summer walk is the "moon walk" which begins right at the lake and takes you through a lovely winter wonderland. 

Therme Amade swimming and spa complex:

The Therme Amade is located in Altenmarkt, about 20 minutes by car from the guest house "Schneerösl". It offers an unique combination of relaxation and activity. Theme Amade is open 365 days a year and offers 7 pools, 3 slides as well as a spa area with 5 different saunas with a diverse program of steam sessions.

For further information:

Ski rental and sport shops: 

  • INTERSPORT SchneiderNext to Rosskopfbahn Zauchensee, Zauchensee 18, 5541 Altenmarkt/Zauchensee
  • INTERSPORT Schneider, Basestation Schwarzwand/Gamskogel Tauernkahrbahn, Zauchensee 28, 5541 Altenmarkt/Zauchensee
  • INTERSPORT Schneider, Altenmarkt city center, Wagnergasse 4, 5541 Altenmarkt
  • Sport Lieber Zauchensee, Zauchensee 17, 5541 Altenmarkt Zauchensee
  • Sport Weitgasser, 5541 Altenmarkt