Winter hiking and cross-country skiing in Murau
If you prefer to hear the crunch of snow under your winter boots rather than carve down the piste, you will definitely want to set out on foot or on snowshoes through the winter countryside. For example, through the pine forest: The winter hiking path begins at the gondola mountain terminal and leads you on a walk lasting about one hour to the valley station of the Rosenkranz lifts. The “Kreischberg See Runde” takes you from the mountain terminal to the reservoir.
Cross-country skiers can glide along the perfectly maintained trails, such as the Höhenloipe on the Kreischberg (2 km, always snowy thanks to its location at almost 1800 m above sea level). Or on the beautiful double-tracked Murtalloipe, which leads skiers along the Murtal Bike Path to Stadl an der Mur. The 15 km Murtalloipe starts at the Lutzmannsdorf bridge in St. Georgen, with a number of small loops possible along the way. In Stadl an der Mur, in a peaceful setting, you will discover yet another ALPS resort: das Almdorf Stadl, with its nine comfortable holiday homes (some with private wellness area and outdoor whirlpool). Here, children have plenty of space to play, build snowmen and have snowball fights.
Chalet holiday close to the Frauenalpe, a paradise of natural snow
The modern chalets of Feriendorf Murau, located halfway between the Kreischberg valley station and the “beer town” of Murau, are also very spacious. Thanks to the Murtalbahn railway, our guests have a car-free means to travel to the valley station of the Kreischberg gondola. In the opposite direction, you are roughly a 15-minute drive from the Frauenalpe. The lift here was taken out of operation in 2017. Since then, the Frauenalpe has been a true paradise for fans of alternative winter sports. Snowshoers and ski tourers are able to make their personal winter dreams come true and enjoy the peace & quiet away from the popular pistes of the Kreischberg.
Your offer for a winter holiday in the Murau-Murtal region
After a decent snowfall, it will be almost impossible to hold you back. Are you looking for a cozy home-away-from-home for your winter holiday, a holiday apartment or chalet for your winter getaway in Styria? Our local ALPS Team will be happy to assist – and looks forward to receiving your enquiry!
(c) Photo materials: Kreischberg-Ikarus, TVB Murau