Ice Skating and Curling
Ice Skating, Curling (Ice Stock) and ice hokey are popular and alternative winter sports. Equipment can be hired at most sports shops and a number of the skating rinks and curling lanes are free to use.
Whilst the sports are enjoyed outdoors and on natural ground, availability is dependent upon conditions and weather. The closest location for curling and ice skating can be found at the sports centre in St Michael, with further options offered by the Jufa and curling lanes as near as Glasshütte. Ramingstein have an ice-hockey rink at the sports grounds.
Some places, in particular curling lanes, require advance reservation.
A list of locations along with opening times and contact information can be found online in the Lungau Homepage: www.lungau.at
Loof for the "Off-Piste" option in the winter menu section of the site.
The Hangon-Kiteboaring School can be found in Obertauern and offers lessons in the adventurous sport of kite boarding and skiing.
Only for well-practiced skiers, the art is supposedly easy to learn, requiring only a few hours to get the „hang” of.
Snowbiking grows more popular each year, is easy to learn and available to children from around 6 years of age. Austria’s first snow bike school can be found in Obertauern. They offer a number of courses including beginners lessons, guided tours including a moonlit tour, fitness training and even back-strengething training, all possible on a snow bike.
Experience the Lungau winter wonderland from above with St Michael's Paragliding experience.
Tandem Paragliding flights will launch from either Aineck or Speiereck mountains and circle the towns of St Margarethen and St Michael respectively.
Swimming, Spas and Wellness Centres
Wellness Hotel Eggerwirt in St Michael
The Wellness Hotel Eggerwirt in St Michael offers the opportunity to enjoy their water world and relaxing environment with a day-spa package. The facilities include a 13.000m² spa, wellness and beauty area, a 7.500m² hotel garden with 25m wide solar-heated swimming pool and sunbathing/ relaxing areas, indoor and outdoor whirlpools and floating basins, 4.500m² indoor wellness area with gardens, saunas, steam room, alternative therapy rooms, a 1000m² relaxing oasis with waterbeds and equipment designed for comfort and peace, a ladies spa with own saunas, steam rooms and lounges, and a fitness gym equipped with cardio fitness equipment. Guests of the day spa can also take part in the available fitness and activity programs. Towels, bath robes and slippers are included in the package.
BadeInsel in Tamsweg
The BadeInsel offers year-round water and sports activities and can be reached by car within 15 minutes easy drive. The complex includes 25m indoor and outdoor pools with diving boards, swimming lanes and fun slides, separate children’s pools, whirlpool baths, a selection of saunas, mini golf, beach volley ball, a skate park, football, basketball and a restaurant/cafe for refreshments. In the winter months you can also enjoy ice skating and ice-hokey, plus the opportunity to swim outside under the stars in water temperatures of 30°C.
Samsunn Vital- and Wellnesscenter in Mariapfarr
The Samsunn Vital- and Wellnesscenter is home to a wide variety of fitness activities and wellness treatments including massage, acupuncture and homeopathy, physiotherapy and beauty treatments. Also on offer your can find a fitness gym and a massive selection of saunas.
Winter Driving Training
Training for winter driving conditions is offered every year in several locations across the Lungau. Learn to drive on a slippery road surface and to control your vehicle in adverse situations by practical handling, braking and drifting exercises.
Winter Walks and Snow Shoes
The Lungau winter landscape has a special charm and invites you to enjoy the fresh winter air in a truly idyllic setting.
A broad network of well-signed trails lead you out into the winter wonderland. Whether hiking through the blanketed deep snow in the countryside, exploring a prepared winter Nordic walking path or snowshoeing in the mountains you can loose yourself in the moment and recharge your batteries.
Dedicated tobogganing tracks can be found in numerous locations all accross the valley with lengths ranging from an easy 200m to the huge 8,5km Gamsstadl run on Fanningberg.
Almost all places provide hire and refreshments stops are close by to quench your thirst and satisfy your appetite after a thrilling ride.
A popular option offered by most is night sledding where you can enjoy an adventureous evening with the family on floodlit toboggan runs.