South of Salzburg surrounding Lienz, the Lienzer Dolomiten Bergbahnen has 20 pistes served by 12 lifts with a maximum vertical descent of 1,300m. There are two distinct, non-interconnected ski areas on either side of Lienz which are to the northeast and to the northwest.
On the northeast side of Lienz, the Skigebeit Lienz Zetterfeld ski area has 13 pistes served by 7 lifts with a maximum vertical descent of 600m. The ski area is ideal for advanced beginners and intermediates with plenty of blue and red level pistes. For advanced snowboarders, there is a good ungroomed ski-route starting from the summit of the Schlepplift Schoberkopfl that leads down to the bottom of the 4er-Sesselbahn Steinermandl lift. After a long morning of snowboarding at Lienz Zetterfeld ski area, try grabbing an on-mountain lunch at Faschingalm hutte.
On the northwest side of Lienz, the Skigebeit Lienz Hochstein ski area has 7 pistes served by 5 lifts with a maximum vertical descent 1,330m. The ski area is an intermediates paradise with plenty of red and black level pistes. After a morning of shredding, grab an on-mountain lunch at Hochstein Hutte.
To reach the snowboarding in Lienz, there is an excellent train station on a major rail network right in town.
Overall, Lienzer Dolomiten Bergbahnen is the 33rd most popular snowboard & freeride destination of all 67 snowboarding resorts in Austria. Several of the better snowboarding resorts are nearby Lienzer Dolomiten Bergbahnen including Grossglockner Matrei-Kal, Grossglockner Heilgenblut, Molltal Glacier and Ankogel Mallnitz.
Local Contacts: Lienzer Bergbahnen 0043 4852 639 75 13; Osttirol Tourism +43 (0) 50212-212.
Best Season: Jan. - Mar.
Average Difficulty: Moderate
Base Camp: Gasthof Goldener Stern, Lienz +43 (0) 4852 62192
Luxury Loding: Romantik Hotel Traube, Lienz +43 (0) 4852 64444
Reference Source: click here http://www.lienzer-bergbahnen.at/
GPS: 46.830763, 12.753215
Date Published: 1/6/2016
Date Updated: 12/17/2017
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