Tobogganing & ice skating
Winter holidays in Hinterthiersee, away from the ski slopes.
Tight curves are needed here! Enjoy the evening toboggan run, when you make your way down to the valley after dark. Glide across Lake Thier on your skates and have fun curling on the ice!
Fancy a toboggan ride?
Beautiful toboggan runs and cosy alpine huts are definitely part of a great winter holiday. Locals as well as holidaymakers have tons of fun racing down the mountains. Look forward to unforgettable times in the snow!
10 super-fast toboggans are available to our guests for free!
Kala Alm natural toboggan run
Refreshments available in the Kala Alm
Length: 3.5 km, floodlights, rentals available at the Kala Alm
The nicest toboggan runs don’t always take place during the day underneath a clear blue sky. Night-time is also a great time to enjoy the flood-lit toboggan run and have fun in the huts on the Kala Alm (open from Tuesday - Saturday, 9:00 am - midnight; Sundays until 7 pm; closed Mondays - except for holidays). Well-fed after an excellent meal and warmed up you can start your ride down the mountain.
Details concerning the toboggan run:
Starting point: Schneeberg Inn at 1020 m; last stop is the Kala Alm at 1430 m
Change in altitude: 424 m
Distance: 3.5 km; Walking time (ascending) of around 1-1.5 hours
Lighting: 2/3 of the run, car park at the Schneeberg Inn (fee required)
Features: great, curvy run that is always well groomed. The consistent incline and racy curves make for a perfect ride. A traffic light ensures that there will be no oncoming traffic!
Route: from the parking lot by the Schneeberg Inn, walk straight ahead through a small residential area and up past a tow lift. Then continue through the forest up to the Kala Alm.
Toboggan rentals: right by the Kala Alm; high-quality toboggans with brakes for beginners; Fees: single - €3, double - €5
Contact & information concerning the run: : Kala-Alm, Fam. Mairhofer, Schneeberg 50a, 6335 Thiersee Tel.: +43-(0)664-3944284 oder +43-(0)664-2055358;
Wieshof natural toboggan run
Starting point: at the Wieshof snack station
Details: floodlit; toboggan rentals in the hotel (free) or at the snack station (€2); Hinterthiersee at 862 m
Difficulty: easy (only steep at the bottom); a very nice run with lots of turns
Route: ascent and toboggan run are separate. Behind the Sport Cafe Thaler you will find a signposted path leading to the Wieshof snack station. The run starts right below the snack station.
Contact & information concerning the run: Jausenstation Wieshof, Hinterthiersee 128, 6335 Thiersee Tel.: +43-(0)5376-5520, Fax: +43-(0)5376-5520
Mariandlalm natural toboggan run
Not floodlit, no toboggan rentals
Directions: drive towards Landl / Bayrischzell until shortly before the old border station, Trockenbachalm/Mariandlalm 1220 m
Difficulty: family run with a medium incline
Route: direction Bayrischzell (signpost Trockenbachalm). The runs begin on a medium incline that stays constant for the next 1.2 km. After the first serpentine the incline starts to become a little more comfortable. After a second serpentine slope you will only need a few more minutes until you have reached the snack station.
Contact & information concerning the run: Trockenbachalm/Mariandlalm, Familie Pirchmoser, Schmiedtal 10, 6335 Thiersee Tel.: +43-(0) 664 / 350 44 17, www.mariandlalm.at
Hot on the ice!
Skate until you drop! Glide across frozen lakes or practise pirouettes at the ice skating rink. The region offers a great number of ice skating rinks and if you’re lucky, you will be able to skate across Lake Thier and enjoy the spectacular scenery (no entry fee).
Indoor ice skating rinks in Ebbs and Kufstein:
Fun Arena Hallo Du - Ebbs
Can be reached within 20 minutes
Indoor ice skating rink (end of October - mid-March), including ice skate rentals.
Opening hours: (from October 26th - mid-March 2015):
Mo - Fr: 14 -16.30 h,
Sa snf Su: 11 - 16.30 h,
Fr: 19 - 22 h, "Eisdisco" ab 19.30 h,
Sa: 20 - 22 h
Description: Ice skating on an indoor rink is a fun way for anyone to enjoy sports in the winter. Since the rink is completely covered by a roof, it can be skated on in any weather. You will have a great time on the 30x60 m area, from which you also have a lovely view of the surrounding mountains.
Kufstein Arena ice skating rink
Indoor ice skating rink and Canadian outside rink (October - March), with ice skate rentals.
Openings hous (from Oktober till March):
daily from 14 - 17 h,
Fr, Sa and Su additionally from 20 - 22.30 h,
Sonntag zusätzlich von 10 - 13 Uhr
Descripton: The ice sports facilities consist of an indoor rink and a Canadian-style outdoor rink. Both rinks are connected to one another and special lighting makes for a great atmosphere.
Natural ice at Lake Thier
Depending on the weather conditions, Lake Thier will be covered with a thick layer of ice in the winter. Practise your marksmanship at curling in the fresh air and sunshine, on one of the well-prepared curling lanes. Curling stones are available for hire at €5 each at Lake Thier’s public beach.
Right at the beach you will also find a large snow-cleared area for ice skating on Lake Thier (depending on weather conditions a larger area crossing the whole lake will be cleared). Ice skates can be hired by the lake for a fee.