Fun in the Snow at Stuhleck

January 24, 2011 by  
Filed under Miscellaneous

In the year 1891 the massive task was undertaken to summit Stuhleck on skis. The successful completion of this expedition had far reaching implications, as Stuhleck and the entire Spital am Semmering region developed into the most popular winter sport destinations in Austria. It is located in East Austria and is the biggest ski and snowboarding resort in the country. Skiers have access to nine different pistes and it is truly a skiing paradise for all winter sport enthusiasts. A number of facilities and services ensure that visitors will have fun both on and off the soft blanketed slopes.

At a height of 1,783 meters, Stuhleck is not only know for its height and various activities but the fact that it is covered mostly in natural snow. Snow machines are on hand to assist but they are fortunate to enjoy a good snowfall every winter. A six seater chairlift has just recently been installed to assist in the transportation of visitors, and with a total of eleven lifts, approximately nine thousand skiers can be accommodated per hour. The slopes have trails for various skill levels. For snow sport enthusiasts wanting to try something a little different, there is snow tubing and tobogganing. Tubes that are filled with air allow visitors to travel around the track that has been carved into the earth and a five kilometer toboggan run is waiting for families to enjoy, with both activities beginning at the summit station. Long distance skiers can enjoy an eight kilometer trail through the mountains, while skiers who were not able to enjoy the day time activities can ski at night on Snow Parkat, which is lit with floodlights.

Snowboarders will also be able to enjoy their time at Stuhleck with a fantastic snow park, making adventure available to all levels of snowboarders. The snow park has a variety of wood obstacles, kickers, rails, jibs and boxes that are maintained every day. The snow park is also open at night for snowboarders who want to take full advantage of their snowboarding holiday. Over and above the slopes, Stuhleck also has affordable and comfortable accommodation, as well as numerous restaurants, discos and cozy pubs. There is most certainly something for everyone to enjoy at Stuhleck.