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Peace, hospitality and plenty of ski choice

St. Margarethen is a small and inviting Austrian village in beautiful Lungau. It is located approximately 1,065 metres above sea level and is part of the Katschberg-Aineck ski area. It is surrounded by the villages Mauterndorf and St. Michael im Lungau and the adjacent ski area Großeck-Speiereck. Here all winter guests get their money's worth equally: families appreciate peace and tranquillity, while sportsmen have ample choice of spectacular slopes. Gourmands appreciate the cosy evening atmosphere and delicious dining options, with a respectable range of culinary delights to look forward to. Looking to visit? You’ll find plenty of accommodation options so you can enjoy a home away from home during your stay.


The excellent facilities for kids make this ski area ideal for families with (small) children.


You can not only ski but also enjoy cross-country skiing, tobogganing, winter hiking and much more!

Aan de piste

Hop on the slopes almost immediately in the morning and ski right back to your holiday home.

About Sankt Margarethen

About Sankt Margarethen

  • Picturesque, family village at 1,065 metres above sea level
  • Ski area Katschberg-Aineck (1,100 – 2,400 metres)
  • Very family-friendly
  • Access to a further three ski resorts
  • Attractive for snowboarders and cross-country skiers

Short Portrait

St. Margarethen is typical of the Lungau region in many respects: lots of scenery, safe snow conditions and a cosy pace in which daily life takes place. This is why it is so popular with families. The enchanting village lies nestled between the Katschberg and the Aineck at an altitude of 1,065 metres and is surrounded by the villages of Mauterndorf and St. Michael im Lungau, from where you continue on to the Großeck Speiereck ski area. In Sankt Margarethen you can enjoy and relax with a true sense of tranquillity, which is a key characteristic of the place. If you are planning a sporty winter holiday with the whole family and want to avoid mass tourism, this is the right place for you. 

St. Michael and the adjacent Grosseck Speiereck ski area with 30km of slopes are just a stone's throw away. These versatile options guarantee an unforgettable winter sports holiday for ambitious sports enthusiasts as well as recreational skiers or snowboarders. Numerous cross-country ski runs have been created for cross-country skiers. The ski bus takes you from St. Margarethen to neighbouring St. Michael or Mauterndorf. If you have a Lungo ski pass, you can use the ski bus free of charge.

A particularly charming contrast results from the fact that the ski areas are all gathered in the Tauern mountains north of Sankt Margarethen, while the view to the south extends to the Gurktaler Alps, which are structured quite differently. You have a view of the so-called Nockberge mountains, which, in contrast to the rather rugged, rocky Tauern mountains, are gently rounded and for the most part wooded.

Village infrastructure

Direct access to the ski area Katschberg-Aineck | Tourist information | 6 Restaurants | 3 Sports shops | Small supermarket | Bank

About the ski resorts

Ski area Katschberg-Aineck
From St. Margarethen you have direct access to the slopes of Katschberg-Aineck (1,100-2,200 metres), which is one of the best skiing areas in Austria. It is ideal for families who want a winter sports holiday without mass tourism. Katschberg-Aineck has 16 ski lifts and 70km of groomed slopes. These are divided as follows: 14% blue slopes, 71% red slopes and 14% black slopes. So there are not only good opportunities to practice here but also to feel your way from beginner to advanced status. The 6km long valley descent from Aineck to St. Margarethen is the perfect end to a successful skiing day!

Ski area Großeck-Speiereck

This modern and snow-sure ski area with direct connections from Mauterndorf and St. Michael im Lungau is considered a real family ski area, which despite all its modernity still radiates a traditional Austrian atmosphere. Großeck-Speiereck (1,100-2,400 metres) has 50km of slopes and 12 ski lifts. In the various convivial "Schirmbars", you can end a sporty day with après-ski. The ski area is varied and offers demanding slopes for beginners as well as for advanced skiers! These are divided as follows: 52% blue slopes, 34% red slopes and 14% black slopes. The long descent to Mauterndorf (4.5km) is highly recommended! For all powder enthusiasts, there are also several nice spots for off-piste skiing.

Ski pass

With the Lungo ski pass, you can ski without limits: This pass gives you access to all Lungau ski areas and small lifts, including the ski areas Obertauern, Großeck-Speiereck, Fanningberg and Katschberg-Aineck. All in all, there are 300km of slopes, all within 20 minutes by car or bus.
As an alternative to the Lungo ski pass, there is the regular ski pass for the Katschberg-Aineck area. In terms of price, it differs little from the Lungo ski pass. The Lungo card has the advantage that one is not bound to the ski area Katschberg-Aineck, providing plenty of options to skiers.

Ski school

In the skiing area of Katschberg-Aineck, there are 5 active ski schools to choose from.


Ski rental

Book your ski equipment online! ChaletsPlus works together with Sport 2000 Friedrich in nearby St. Michael im Lungau to book your ski equipment online. Not only will you not have to endure waiting in line when picking up equipment, you can also enjoy attractive discounts. Check out Ski/Snowboard rental Sport 2000 Friedrich.


On the Katschberg mountain, you benefit from a 1.8km long toboggan run during the winter season. This is highly recommended and a nice change after a day of skiing or snowboarding. The rental of a sledge costs about 3 euro. The toboggan run is usually illuminated until 22:00 during the season - perfect for those who don't have enough to do in the evening!

Cross-country skiing

The cross-country skiers have also been considered. From St. Margarethen, several cross-country trails start and are connected to the extensive cross-country skiing network in the Lungau.

Group-friendly holiday apartments in Sankt Margarethen

Our range of cosy chalets and holiday apartments reflects our focus on families: many of our apartments are suitable for eight or more people. Ideal for planning a week in the snow with friends or getting away from it all with the whole brood, grandparents included, in tow.

Distance from your apartment in Sankt Margarethen

The distance between Munich and Sankt Margarethen is 283km. You can reach the place not only in your own car but also by train or plane in combination with a rental car.

  • Innsbruck approx. 284km
  • Salzburg approx. 124km
  • Munich approx. 283km

Railway Station:
  • Tamsweg approx. 12km

The Lungau is relatively isolated by Austrian standards. Nevertheless, many places worth seeing are not far away. Salzburg can be reached within about two hours.
  • St. Michael im Lungau approx. 6km
  • Mauterndorf approx. 9km
  • Tamsweg approx. 12km
  • Salzburg approx. 124km
  • Innsbruck approx. 284km

Ski resorts


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Slopes (70 km)

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