Local recreation area Frauenalpe
Natural snow paradise
The Frauenalpe – known to many as a natural snow area – has ceased its skiing operations. Even so, Murau's local mountain now has a new purpose: to be a natural snow paradise for ski tourers and snowshoe hikers. For the first time, skiers and snowshoe hikers can hit these former slopes without obstructing the skiing. All those who prefer to use a prepared slope will be glad to know that the descent is prepared with snow machines right down to Murau, depending on the snow conditions. As a result, the Frauenalpe at Murau offers a paradise for lovers of quiet winter sport far away from the bustle of a typical ski resort.
Snowshoe hiking on the Frauenalpe
Those who enjoy striking out on their own have the opportunity to rent snowshoes at the valley station at Kreischberg (it's around 30 minutes by car from Kreischberg to the Frauenalpe). Guided snowshoe hikes are offered for all those who would rather go in a group or are trying it out for the first time. During the winter, guided full moon hikes and day hikes are on offer. You will be accompanied by Styria's premier snowshoe experts Elisabeth Zienitzer and Silvia Sarcletti. At the start of the hike, you will be loaned the necessary equipment for guided snowshoe hikes, so there's no need to rent it out separately.
Hiring snow shoes
Intersport Rent Pintar at Kreischberg
Address: Kreischberg 1, 8861 St. Georgen am Kreischberg, Tel: +43 3537 222 22
Opening times: Monday to Sunday: 8.00 am to 6.00 pm (during winter)
Offers: Hire, service, and shop
Ski touring on the Frauenalpe
There's a special charm to ski touring. On the Frauenalpe, you can now do it away from the ski slopes. Maybe you're eager to do a ski tour on your next skiing holiday or are trying it for the first time. The Murau-Kreischberg region is the perfect winter region no matter what!
What to consider as a ski touring beginner:
- A ski helmet should go without saying
- Bring a ski rucksack with a change of clothes, provisions and enough drink.
- Always have the appropriate avalanche equipment with you: an avalanche victim search device, an avalanche probe and an avalanche shovel.
- Always check the avalanche warning service before you go
- Remember: going downhill can really wear you out in difficult conditions, so always choose simple and shorter routes when starting out.