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Waidhofen an der Ybbs

Waidhofen an der Ybbs Ski Resort Guide

Waidhofen an der Ybbs, Austria

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForIntermediates.
Total Piste Length18km
Highest Lift1,078m
Resort Height675m
 Nearest AirportsLinz and Salzburg
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Waidhofen an der Ybbs

Waidhofen an der Ybbs is a small town with two ski areas nearby. The main area is Forsteralm which has recently installed a quad chairlift to supplement the seven T Bar lifts. It's an excellent, mid-sized ski area with some first rate pistes cut down through the forest and a lovely base chalet

Waidhofen is a beautiful, historic town with a centre of Gothic style town homes as well as a castle and church.


The Austrian ski resort of Waidhofen an der Ybbs is in the Austrian Alps at an altitude of 675m, with 18km of marked runs.

Waidhofen an der Ybbs has direct access to 18km of downhill skiing, with 16 marked pistes, served by a total of 8 ski lifts.

The skiing is at relatively low altitude, so snow cover can be variable.


Waidhofen an der Ybbs offers good sking, particularly, for Intermediate skiers.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Waidhofen an der Ybbs?

There is currently no significant snow in the 7-day forecast for Waidhofen an der Ybbs.

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Ski Area Stats

Waidhofen an der Ybbs Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 1 2km
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
 3 6km
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Total Length
Cross Country
Total Length
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Waidhofen an der Ybbs Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift1,078m
Lowest Piste675m
Resort Altitude (Waidhofen an der Ybbs)675m
Max Vertical403m

Waidhofen an der Ybbs Overview

 Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Waidhofen an der Ybbs is 2km long and the most difficult run is the 'Hirschkogel'.


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Location and Map

Where is Waidhofen an der Ybbs?

This ski resort is in the Austrian Alps in Lower Austria.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Waidhofen an der Ybbs is Linz, 68 minutes drive away.

Salzburg, Vienna, Graz and Bratislava airports are all within three hours drive.

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


Ski Lift Capacity

The eight ski lifts are able to uplift 8,500 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 13km of ski runs, with 9 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Waidhofen an der Ybbs open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

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

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Waidhofen an der Ybbs, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Waidhofen an der Ybbs Tourist Office for the latest.

Waidhofen an der Ybbs