Winter activities & Lectures

Active class trips & School skiing courses at the Youth Hotel in Ski amadé

Cross country skiing

Cross-country skiing
Cross country skiing is not only a very healthy winter activity but is also a lot of fun! The 4 km Alpendorf cross-country skiing trail is only 100m from the Youth Hotel.

Cross-country skiing trails in the near surrounding of the Youth Hotel:

Cross-country skiing trail Alpendorf: About 4km in length for skating & classical (Ötzmooshof) - accessible from the Hotel
High-altitude cross-country skiing trail Obergaßalm: About 3km in length for skating & classical (start: summit station Alpendorf gondola; 1km away)
Cross-country skiing trail Plankenau: About 7km in length for skating & classical (start: Schlosshof; about 4km away)

Rental of cross-country skiing equipment for groups: directly at the Youth Hotel
Please send the rental-list to us at least 1 week prior to your arrival.

Rental prices for school groups and youth groups »

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Snowshoeing in the group
Snowshoeing is possible on your own or with a guide directly from the Youth Hotel. 
We are happy to organise a guided snowshoeing-hike for you.

On our excursion "winter experience" (with transfer) you can learn more about animals' behaviour and survival strategies of plants in winter time.

Snowshoe-rental: directly at the Hotel

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Tobogganing in winter
Tobogganing simply has to be part of a fun winter holiday. Very close to the Youth Hotel you can choose between two different toboggan-runs. .

Toboggan - runs in the surrounding:

Toboggan-run Alpendorf: Accessible: on foot from the Youth Hotel
Length: appr. 1 kilometre
Nightlight, no cars
Difficulty: medium
Toboggan-run in St.Johann in Pg. (4km)
Accessible: Toboggan-Taxi, Hahnbaum chairlift (during operating time)
Length: 3 kilometre
Nightlight, no cars
Difficulty: medium

Snoworld in Alpendorf; in Sport-shops in St.Johann/Pg

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Ice skating

Ice skating in your winter holiday
You can go ice skating in St.Johann in Pongau only 4 km from the Youth Hotel. The artificial ice offers perfect conditions even when temperatures are above freezing point. 

Artificial ice-rink in St.Johann in Pg.

Opening hours: open from mid-november
daily from 1.30pm to 4pm 
ice-disco on Saturday from 7pm to 9pm
different opening hours for groups on request
Ice-hockey on advanced announcement
Ice-skates rental:

directly at the ice rink

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Snow Tubing

When snowtubing you ride on a big rubber tire down an especially made tubing-track.

Snowtubing tracks in the surrounding:

Wagrain: (14km) Accessability: Riding up with the gondola "Rote 8" to the midway station. The down-hill run with the rubber-tube is on an especially groomed slope.
Bruck/Großglockner: (34km)
Length: appr. 100 m; Snowtubing-track secured with nets; suitable for children !
Difficulty: medium

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The lecture about avalanches contains worth knowing and lifesaving information about "Safety in winter sports".
The participants will learn how to detect dangers in the mountains in time and how to prevent them.

They will also be informed about how to react correctly in cases of emergency in the mountains and how to perform first aid in case of an avalanche accident.

Length of lecture: approximately 1 h