Pertisau in Winter

Winter holidays in your hotel at Lake Achensee in Tyrol

Whether it’s skiing on the Mt. Zwölferkopf, cross-country skiing in the Karwendel valleys or winter hiking: there’s such a wide range of options that making a choice is sometimes really difficult. If you’re looking for peace and quiet, then our hotel in Pertisau offers an oasis of calm even in the peak season. And if you’re wanting to party, then Pfandlers Umbrella Bar or the Laterndl Disco make holidays in Pertisau just a lively as in Ischgl.

Winter family holiday with skis & boards

The Karwendel cable car takes you up to the Mt. Zwölferkopf in no time at all. Enjoy the day in the sun skiing with a view of the lake or follow the panoramic circular trail and perhaps even enjoy a close encounter with some the Alps’ wildlife. The Mt. Zwölferkopf is a skiing area for families and beginners with perfectly maintained ski runs and wonderful, ever changing scenery. Nestling between the Karwendel & Rofan mountains, high above the Lake Achensee, there are glorious views here which you won’t find anywhere else in the Alps.

Whilst here you really must go on an excursion on the free skibus to the near-by Rofan in Maurach or Christlum in Achenkirch ski areas. If you’d like a bit more sporting activity, then you should spend the day in one of the largest ski areas in the Zillertal Valley. After a very varied but perhaps tiring day, the Pfandler, your cosy hotel in Pertisau, is the perfect place to relax in the evening.
Have a go on the trendy new piece of sports equipment, the snow bike! You sit on a bike with skis rather than wheels and for balance you have short skis on your feet. After a few wobbles to start with, you’ll soon get the hang of it and enjoy discovering a new way of skiing.

Where lies Lake Achensee?

Lake Achensee lies in north Tyrol, only about 13 kilometres from the Austrian-German border. Located between the Karwendel mountains and the Brandenberger Alps, the crystal-clear lake is the largest lake of Tyrol. Lake Achensee is immediately surrounded by five villages, namely Achenkirch, Maurach, Steinberg am Rofan, Wiesing and Pertisau, the latter of which is home to the Hotel Pfandler.

What activities are possible in winter in Pertisau at Lake Achensee?

Starting directly in the village, the Karwendel mountain cable car leads to the popular ski region at the Zwölferkopf, and also cross-country skiers will get their money’s worth. Further popular pastimes are tobogganing, winter hiking and ski tours. Unfortunately, ice skating on Lake Achensee is not possible as the lake does not freeze over due to its great depth.

How high lies Lake Achensee?

Lake Achensee lies on 929 metres above sea level.

When is snow at Lake Achensee?

The region around Lake Achensee is a build-up for clouds and thus blessed with snow in winter. The ski season usually runs from mid-December to the end of March. Beside natural snow, there are also modern snow machines to help out.

Why does the Lake Achensee not freeze over?

Although Lake Achensee lies on over 900 metres, it does not form a sufficiently thick ice cover in winter. Due to its very great depth of up to 133 metres Lake Achensee does not freeze over even in harsh winters and can therefore not be stepped on.

Holidays during winter at the hotel in Pertisau

Winter holidays in Pertisau by the Lake Achensee are more than just skiing. For example, how about a bit of Nordic endurance sport? The starting point for all the trails is the cross-country centre as you leave the village heading for the Karwendel valleys. The exemplary signage and a practice circuit to test your own fitness mean that every cross-country skier can find just the right level of difficulty. The Falzturn, Gramai, Pletzach and Gernalm mountain huts provide welcome refreshments and are right next to the classic, well-maintained trails .

All the mountain huts are readily accessible on foot, for example on a gentle winter hike. There are lots of well-maintained winter hiking trails throughout the village and all around the Lake Achensee. You’ll also find a cross-country trail and a stimulating hiking trail in the neighbouring Tristenautal Valley. This is the only valley with no mountain hut and it is particularly quiet. So this is where you are very likely to encounter wild animals or at least see their tracks in the snow.

Our very special tip for hikers and cross-country skiers: at the LanglaufstĂĽberl Inn, right next to the cross-country centre, they brew the original Achensee beer, the delightful flavour of which you can only enjoy on holiday in Pertisau. Enjoy a taste of this speciality. After all, walking makes you thirsty!

And a toboggan run, of course, is always part of a winter holiday too. In Pertisau there’s a lovely natural toboggan run and the “toboggan express” takes you up to it during the day. At night the toboggan run is also illuminated. And if you like skating across the sparkling ice or enjoy curling, you’ll also find both a skating and curling rinks in Pertisau.

We’re already looking forward to welcoming you for your winter holiday in our hotel in Pertisau!