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Kaltenbach Ski Resort Guide

Kaltenbach, Austria

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForIntermediates, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Total Piste Length69km
Highest Lift2,300m
Resort Height560m
 Nearest AirportsInnsbruck Airport and Munich
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The ski area of Kaltenbach is in the Austrian Alps at an altitude of 560m, with 69km of marked runs.


Kaltenbach is part of the Hochzillertal-Hochfügen ski area with access to 379km of downhill skiing, with 49 marked pistes, served by a total of 46 ski lifts. In addition to the skiing in Kaltenbach itself (69km of pisted ski runs), the appropriate ski Lift Pass will allow you to ski or snowboard in the other Hochzillertal-Hochfügen ski resorts of Aschau im Zillertal, Fügen and Hochfügen. Kaltenbach is directly linked by Ski Lift to the ski areas of Aschau im Zillertal.

With ski lifts as high as 2,300m, snow cover is generally reliable.


Kaltenbach offers good sking, particularly, for Intermediate skiers.


Kaltenbach offers some good boarding and there are a variety of Snow and Terrain Parks in Kaltenbach.

Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Kaltenbach is 12km long.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Kaltenbach?

The next notable snow forecast is 1cm, expected on 24 April.

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Ski Area Stats

Kaltenbach Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 7 26km
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Total Length
Cross Country
Total Length
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Hochzillertal-Hochfügen Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Total Length
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Altitudes & Slopes

Kaltenbach Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift2,300m
Lowest Piste560m
Resort Altitude (Kaltenbach)560m
Max Vertical1,740m

Ski Slope Aspects


Kaltenbach has ski slopes facing north (good for keeping the snow).

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Kaltenbach
Intermediate Skiers

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Ski Lessons in Kaltenbach

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Location and Map

Where is Kaltenbach?

This ski resort is in the Austrian Alps in Bad Ischl, Gmunden.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Kaltenbach is Innsbruck Airport, 42 minutes drive away.

Munich, Salzburg, Bolzano, St. Gallen-Altenrhein, Friedrichshafen, Memmingen and Linz airports are all within three hours drive.

Innsbruck Airport is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.


Ski Lift Capacity

The 16 ski lifts are able to uplift 21,900 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 108km of ski runs, with 115 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Kaltenbach open?

 Hochzillertal-Hochfügen is reported Closed, but was expected to open : 25 November 2023*

 Closed : 14 April 2024*

Usual opening is early December, and usual closing is Late Nov.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

Piste Map

Kaltenbach Piste Map

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