Winter season has arrived. Are you someone who desperately wants to take a sharp turn from the usual “stay at home and relax” vacations, and try something new this year? If having loads of fun in the snow and enjoying the winter weather in all its glory is something you would like to be a part of, then we have the perfect solution for you: Skiing and snowboarding at Murauer Frauenalpe!
Base Elevation: 829 m
Summit Elevation: 1500 m
Vertical Drop: 500 m
Murauer Frauenalpe Ski Resort is located in the beautiful and historic city called Murau. The state of Styria has made Murau its administrative seat, and most of the population earns its income due to the tourism and skiing industry. The Murauer Frauenalpe Ski Resort is very family friendly, and every family that visits here leaves satisfied, fulfilled, happy and ready to be back next winter. Winters spent here are always memorable, as per the feedback given by most guests.
Perfect for a winter getaway, this ski resort is recommended for all families looking to spend some quality time with each other, while enjoying the adventurous activities offered here. Add an edge of playful competition to this, and what you get is a superb and unforgettable trip with your loved ones. Ski races are conducted here from time to time, and there is even a ski school which grooms not only children, but even adults who are just beginning to learn how to ski.
The trainers are extremely knowledgeable about the different skills and techniques that must be used while skiing and snowboarding. They have years of experience in teaching these techniques to beginners and making them practice as well.
The Murauer Frauenalpe Ski Resort has won many accolades as well. It has been presented with the Best Prepared Slopes Award and even the Best Cleanliness/Hygiene award by Skiresort.info, a highly trusted ski resort information portal. This resort offers thrilling and adventurous winter sports like skiing and snowboarding. The Frauenalpe is a beautiful mountain and has some great slopes for skiing too.
There are three Airports within two hours drive, so ski weekends, snowboard breaks and short ski holidays to Frauenalpe are feasible. The resort can be accessed via the comparatively flat Murtal. In Murau, you turn off onto the 8 km long mountain road that rises up from 829 meters (2719 feet) to 1500 meters (4921 feet) to the ski resort. In snowy conditions, it is recommended that you have snow chains available. Some inclines may involve some careful and cautious driving.
Here are some details that will be helpful for you when you plan to visit:
The snow that covers the slopes here is completely natural, and there is absolutely no artificial snow in any part of the resort. The snow depth on a daily basis is around 2 centimeters or 0.7 inches. The snow is powder like in texture and is suitable for skiing and snowboarding through.
Sporty change offers 400 km (248.54 miles) of hiking trails, climbing gardens, 110 km (68.35 miles) of challenging mountain biking trails, an 18-hole golf course, tennis and indoor courts, riding arenas and stables, three 3D arc parcours and much more. Timings starting from Mon-Sat: 08.30-13.00 & 14.00-16.30 hours.
The Murauer Frauenalpe ski resort has five ski lifts to its name, all of which are T-Bar lifts. These are capable of transporting the passengers to the ski areas safely. They are provided by the esteemed cable car manufacturers, Doppelmayr and Stemag. Quality, design and security are successfully delivered, no doubt. The length of the lifts in total is 4.4 kilometers (about 2.7 miles). These highly efficient lifts can transport every hour, around 5000 guests.
The winter sports area is located at an altitude between 1500 meters and 2000 meters (4921 feet and 6561 feet) above sea level. The vertical drop is almost 500 meters i.e. 1640 feet. The highest lift travels till the summit, and the lowest piste is at the base of the mountain. This elevation is ideal for winter sports like skiing and snowboarding and the guests enjoy their time on the slopes here. It is among the top ten highest elevated ski resorts in Austria.
Ski Slopes at Murauer Frauenalpe:
The slopes here at Murauer Frauenalpe ski resort are such that people of all skiing abilities can ski here comfortably. Even if you are just a beginner, around 3 kilometres (almost 1.8 miles) of these slopes are marked as “easy” for level of difficulty. 6 kilometres (almost 3.7 miles) are of difficulty level “intermediate” and 1 kilometre (almost 0.6 miles) is marked as “difficult” on the difficulty scale. Advanced and professional skiers find these difficult slopes to be challenging and exciting. The slopes are well constructed and very well maintained, all throughout the 36 hectares of the ski area.
The intermediate ski runs are very popular due to their wide and carving paths. When the snow conditions are good, the 8 kilometers (4.9 miles) of marked ski routes leads down to the valley. There is two Valley runs available, just above and under the tree line.
Rennstreke slope is for local ski races that take place at the resort and is one of the longest ski runs at Murauer Frauenalpe ski resort.
Murau – Kreishberg Cross Country Trails: This amazing ski resort provides its guests with the opportunity to go cross country skiing as well, as it is equipped with classic cross-country ski runs that stretch for 8 kilometers (4.9 miles) approximately. Here too, beginners and professionals can enjoy equally. These trails are groomed very carefully and are in excellent condition for all the guests to enjoy.
An interesting point to note is that this resort is completely self-contained, and does not make use of artificial snow-making machines on any of the slopes. The slopes will always be covered with a hundred percent natural snow.
The rates at this ski resort are affordable. Tickets for one day can be bought at just 25 Euros for adults and 10 Euros for children. For five days, the price goes up to 105 Euros for adults and 63 Euros for children.
Children under the ages of six can use the ski lifts for free. Discounts for senior citizens, large groups, children, and youth can be availed of.
The weather at the resort mountain temperatures are below zero degree Celsius and valley temperatures are also sub zero. Periods of sunshine last for five to seven hours. Murauer Frauenalpe features 35 sunny days on average per season. The average for all ski resorts in Austria is 34 sunny days. January is the sunniest month with an average of 12 sunny days. Wind speeds are in the higher range due to high altitudes. There are ten percent chances of precipitation in this region.
The opening times are declared by authorities depending upon external conditions, the day of the week, school and public holidays. The resort is open from 9 AM to 4 PM in general. The winter season begins in early January and ends in late March.
This winter, make your trip to Murauer Frauenalpe Ski Resort the best decision you have ever made. The combination of snow and sunshine is something that not every ski resort can offer, so coming here would make your gloomy winter months wonderful and cheerful.
The amazing slopes, all natural snow, and the picturesque panoramic view on the mountains definitely add to the never-ending list of reasons why you should not miss out on vacation at Murauer Frauenalpe Ski Resort.
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