A small and sunny slice of winter happinessThe sunny and snow-sure ski resort of Fanningberg is a very family-friendly ski resort in the Lungau and is located at an altitude of 1,500 to 2,150m in the extreme southeast corner of the state of Salzburg, on the border with Styria. The Lungau is considered a sunshine island and has the most hours of sunshine in Austria. Nevertheless, snow is provided, because Fanningberg is quite high.
The excellent facilities for kids make this ski area ideal for families with (small) children.
This area is a bit smaller scale making it ideal for families, seniors and beginners.
On the slopes
Hop on the slopes almost immediately in the morning and ski right back to your holiday home.
Heights ski resort
Slopes (total 30 km)
The ski resort is located above Fanning, a small village in the municipality Mariapfarr. 30km of ski slopes are distributed in just under half of simple, about one-quarter moderate and at least one-third heavy slopes, so that there’s something for everyone. This makes the ski area between Mariapfarr, Weisspriach and Mauterndorf at the same time a wonderful place to stay for families. Only a few kilometres away are even more slopes that can be used with a common ski pass, such as the Grosseck-Speiereck ski area.
The Lungau is a quiet area where you’ll find more than just winter sports: there are also pretty towns to marvel at, culinary discoveries and excursions to discover nature and culture. Even families with children will find themselves at home here. Between Radstädter and Schladminger Tauern, the landscape is rather lovely and less rugged than in other parts of the Alps.
If you like it cosy and appreciate short distances, then Fanningberg is the place for you. Snow-sure, sunny, manageable and familiar—Fanningberg is a convincing alternative for connoisseurs. And do not worry if you're a beginner: there are three tow lifts to practice!
The ski resort Fanningberg in numbers
• 30km of groomed ski slopes
• A total of 5 lifts
• 10 mountain restaurants
What Fanningberg offers skiersFanningberg may be a small space but offers a wide variety of slopes. You can also see the whole region, so you can discover a ton of new things during a longer stay!
Ski SchoolsIn Fanningberg, there are 2 ski and snowboard schools. Whether young or old, experienced or beginners, the dedicated ski instructors can raise your skill level in no time. The little ones can let off steam in the Children's Park in the snow and playfully learn to ski there. Guests of the Fanningberg Chalet Village get 10% discount at the ski school.
Children under 6 can also use a mini-kids card when they go to the ski school.
Lifts and Slopes• 30km of slopes
• 44% blue slopes
• 23% red slopes
• 33% black slopes
• 2 chairlifts
• 3 surface lifts
Ski PassIn Lungau, you can choose different ski passes. The Lungau ski pass includes the Lungau ski areas Fanningberg, Grosseck-Speiereck and Katschberg-Aineck, with 150km of slopes and 32 ski lifts. There are also points cards, a low-priced alternative for people who ski less. The points are still valid in the next season. The LUNGO ski pass is valid throughout the Lungau ski area and also includes Obertauern. That means you can access 300km of slopes and 59 lifts with just one ticket! Ski passes are issued exclusively on chip cards. Card insertion is not necessary—you carry the cards in a bag or in your ski suit and the registration is wireless. The deposit fee for a chip card is 2 euros.
Ski BusWith all valid ski passes, you will be transported by ski bus during the lift operating hours without restriction in the ski areas. Obertauern is only possible with a valid LUNGO ski pass.
Ski RentalChaletsPlus is working with Sport Pichler to help you get started. All guests who book Fanningberg at ChaletsPlus receive a 10% discount on their ski rental.
More Winter Activities
SnowboardingThe Katschberg ski area has a halfpipe and there is a fun park in the Fanningberg ski area. In the Obertauern ski area, snowboarders can let off steam in the "The Spot" snow park and use various easy lines and medium lines. Off-slope snowboarding is also possible.
Cross-Sountry SkiingFrom Weisspriach, there is a magnificent 12km trail. Mauterndorf, on the other side of Fanningberg, has a very extensive and beautiful cross-country network! Cross-country skiers have the choice between excellent trails in the valley or the high-altitude paths in Katschberg and Obertauern. In total, there are around 30 cross-country trails in the Lungau with a total of 150km of prepared track.
TobogganingOn Wednesdays, you can slide down the floodlit toboggan run 8.5km from Gasmstadl. Downstairs you can enjoy a cosy toboggan evening with food and music.
Après-SkiEven in small ski areas, there’s room for fun and comfort. There is the obligatory umbrella bar with sun terrace, as well as bars and mountain huts near the slopes or rustic inns in the villages in the valley.
Even More Winter FunThe Lungau presents itself as a quiet area with wellness and pleasure opportunities throughout the year. Not far from the ski area you will find thermal baths, but also options for horse riding or ice skating.
Fanningberg Ski Resort in numbers• 2 ski and snowboard schools
• 2 sports shops
• various huts and snow bars
• children's park
• free ski bus
Apartments in FanningbergThis snow-sure and family-friendly ski resort is best explored from one of the villages below Fanningberg:
Of course, we offer attractively located and modern chalets in each of these locations. View holiday apartments in the Fanningberg ski area