The world's longest floodlit sled run in the Wildkogel Arena
Starting point 2100 meters above sea level. A 14 kilometers-long, beautifully maintained sled run. One ride, 1300 vertical meters!! Taking roughly 40 minutes top to bottom. This, the world's longest floodlit sled run, has been awarded the "International Sled Run Seal of Quality in Gold". Needless to say, it is highly recommended. You should definitely give it a "test drive" of your own during your holiday spent in the Hohe Tauern National Park Holiday Region!
Your starting point is the Smaragdbahn lift in Bramberg, Salzburger Land. This is about a 20 min drive from our Tauernlodges Uttendorf or 30 minutes from the holiday apartments at Tauernsuites Mitterwirt. You can ride the lifts up to the top daily until 4:15 PM (longer on Friday), while the sled run itself remains floodlit until 10 PM. The run begins next to the mountain terminal of the Smaragdbahn and ends by the valley station. In summer, the Wildkogel excites visitors with a Slide Path.
Just a few meters from an exclusive holiday apartment: sled run in Westendorf
Only a three-minute walk stands between you at Chalet 149 Westendorf and your sledding adventure. From your apartment there, you will just need to walk a few meters to reach the Alpenrosenbahn, where you will then ride the gondola to the starting point of the Talkaser – Schrandlhof sled run, next to the mountain lift terminal. Your ultimate destination is the Schrandlhof, from where a shuttle bus will return you to Westendorf (every 30 minutes between 1 and 5 PM, ca. 5 kilometers. Sleds can be rented from the sports shops in Westendorf.
Night sledding in Schladming-Dachstein on the Reiteralm and Hochwurzen
If you simply can't get your fill of the snow during the daytime alone, the Schladming-Dachstein region will definitely be the right place for you. For example, the sled run on the Hochwurzen is 7 km long, floodlit during the day as well as after dark. A refreshment break enjoyed at one of the four huts there is also a must. Yet another opportunity for night owls is the sled run on the Reiteralm Hochalm. The starting point for this particular adventure is your holiday home at Alpenchalets Reiteralm. After an evening hike taking about one-and-a-half hours, you will reach the Hochalm, where you are welcome to partake in a few refreshments. From there, you will then be able to embark on a four kilometers-long floodlit ride all the way back to your cozy chalet. If you already have tired legs from your full day of skiing, you can simply order a transfer by ski-doo, allowing you to focus all your efforts on the sledding alone.
Awarded the Tyrolean Seal of Quality: Hochzeiger sled run
The moderately difficult sled run on the Hochzeiger is six kilometers long, beginning at the mid-station and leading through pine forest as it drops over 550 vertical meters on the way back to the valley below. This sled run is also floodlit in the evening once a week. Sled runs, such as the Hochzeiger, that have been awarded the Tyrol Seal of Quality, meet a whole set of stringent criteria, including padded impact walls in hazardous areas, and are classified as easy, intermediate or expert. The seal of quality has to be renewed every five years. Our two ALPS RESORTS Panorama Alpin Pitztal and Pitztal Living are only 700 meters/four kilometers respectively from the valley station of the Hochzeiger lifts.