Winter Fun at St. Corona am Wechsel, Austria


Winter can be an isolating time, but sometimes we need to keep aside all our routine work and go out to enjoy the season’s snowy splendour instead of complaining about it. If you are planning for something of this sort, we can suggest the perfect destination for you. Buckle up to ski, sled, snowboard, skate, or snowshoe in St. Corona is Wechsel. If you are wanderlust person, this is the right place for you. Experience the soothing winter winds, beautiful colors of autumn, feel the nature at its best and ski live never before.


St Corona is one of the three winter resorts located close to Vienna on the Lower Austria border with Styria, and the place is located only around an hour away from the city. It is located in the District of Neunkirchen (Austria, Lower Austria (Niederösterreich), Wiener Alpen). St. Corona’s ski area on the Kampstein Mountain is one of Lower Austria’s bigger and higher ski areas, accessed by the Hansen II quad chairlift. It offers two chairlifts and a drag lift with a total altitude difference of just under 2000 feet (570 m). For skiing and snowboarding, there is 2.5 km of slopes available. 2 lifts transport the guests. The winter sports area is located right between the elevations of 860 and 1,200 m. Located at just 80 minutes drive from Vienna, St Corona offers everything beginners need to get a perfect start in winter sports.



St. Corona am Wechsel Ski Area and lifts

Wechsel Statistics

Base Elevation: 840 m

Summit Elevation: 1420 m

Vertical Drop: 580 m

It has 7 km of Red Pistes, 10 km of Blue Pistes, 7kms of Cross Country Pistes and 4 Ski Lifts. These 4 Ski Lifts are able to uplift 5,300 skiers/ snowboarders per hour. The highest Lift is 1000 m, and the lowest Piste is 1000 m resort.


What visitors can look forward to:


The thrill for Kids:


St. Corona serves as a perfect ski destination for small skiers and snowboarders: private or group courses for children from 3 years in Lower Austria’s most modern children’s ski country.


This family ski country of St. Corona – Lower Austria’s most modern and largest children’s ski country ensures ample child-friendly conditions and offers for a good start on the slopes. There is a winter sports school where they give instruction for all ages and levels of performance. Their motto is “With play to the goal.” Thanks to the new ski-light concept, the children are in perfect hands. From 6 or 8 years are courses for ski carving, snowboarding, Short Carving and twin tip skiing offered.


The optimal sequence of activities that they provide includes Mother-child gymnastics and children’s gymnastics, Ice skating, hiking and balance games. The first visit to the children’s ski region – without ski lessons (for learning, watching, playing, tobogganing or bobsleighing) and second visit to the children’s ski country – with ski lessons (private lessons and/or price). The whole place awaits great slopes and plays possibilities for small winter fans and beginners: including racing area, ski jumps, and toboggan run.


Winter Wonder Park


The resort has a Winter Park with jumps and moguls or spark and speed and racing that guarantees excitement and fun. For the youngest, there is the Bärli cave and the winter playground with snowy mounds. They ensure convenient transportation facilities between the fast descending plate lifts as well as a partly covered conveyor belt.


 A hit for sledders


If you ever want to take a break from ski or board there, then you need not worry. Go and sledge and luge through this Country. You can also get the winter sports equipment on loan here.


Simas lifts:


Ecologically snow-covered slopes and rustic huts attract skiers, snowboarders, touring walkers and snowshoe hikers from all over the world. There is an all-around ski arena in the land of 1,000 hills, and this serves as the area of the Ski-Arena Simas-Lifts, great slopes, towing lifts and huts await winter sports enthusiasts of all kinds.


This promises driving and touring fun as well as hearty food for the whole family – with the snowboard as well as in snowshoes. A restricted area is available for racing training. Also, ski-tours-goers and snowshoe hikers are welcome and can use the slopes during the operating hours free of charge.


Ski race


If excitement and adventure are your perfect cup of tea, then ski races will certainly steal your heart. Ski races have a long tradition in the pioneer ski area of St. Corona. To this day, the local ski club takes care of the organization and running of training and races. Exceptional company events are also possible. Are you looking for your own ski race? Don’t worry.  For clubs and organizations, children’s groups and schools, St. Corona offers the opportunity to hold racing training as well as ski races. The local ski club is responsible for the organization.




Cross-country skiing experience with panoramic views


At Wechsel, you experience the best cross country skiing. The Wechsel-Semmering-Panoramaloipe makes cross-country skiers beat faster. The top-maintained cross-country ski trail is located in a snow-sure altitude and offers magnificent views into the surrounding mountains. Moreover, the panoramic views of Schneeberg, Rax, and AC meet at 70 kilometres of well-groomed ski tracks. The Wechsel-Semmering Panorama Trail gives a unique cross-country experience in 1,000 to 1,500 meters above sea level. The terrain offers optimal routes for every performance level – even smaller round cross sections are possible. The route leads through the areas of Schottwien, Trattenbach, Kirchberg, St. Corona, Aspangberg, and Mönichkirchen.




Tired of hitting the slopes? Try toboggan runs in the unique Bobland instead. The colorful happenings occurring everywhere give you a relaxed feel. It is worth a visit!




Snowshoe Hiking


Who doesn’t love wandering in the glow of the full moon or walking along enchanted paths towards the hut? Walking on snowshoes in the moonlight is in itself an adventure and one gets to experience nature at its best. St. Corona envisions the newly discovered sport of snowshoe hiking alone or in the guided groups. So if you visit this place, don’t forget to snow hike. In the case of good snow conditions, various theme hikes are available.


Winter Sports School Familienarena:


The resort provides Private lessons to visitors interested in winter sports like skiing. You also get your personal ski instructor. They also provide special Ski lessons during the holidays. Family Weekend Course and Courses on Saturday and Sunday are also available.


Summer Toboggan Run


The new summer toboggan run is a popular excursion destination for the whole family: state-of-the-art safety precautions included. After the coaster, you can go to the Orth of an inn or discover the land of the Queen of the Forest. Get in, go down- and let yourself be pulled up again, sounds fun right? In the family driving fun, the summer toboggan run descends rapidly – alone or together, through steep curves and gyros. Downstairs, small and large sledges can be comfortably pulled back up again.


Summer Funicular

The most modern summer tobogganing at the Alpine Coaster in St. Corona on the change: a leisure hit for children and an excursion for the whole family


The Panorama:


The paradise of the view opens up special views along the Viennese Alpine arch Viewpoints Panorama, Ofnerhof Panorama, Ofnerhof in the Viennese Alps. The multitude of the grandiose panorama will leave you awestruck. No doubt the Viennese Alps are also a paradise of glances. An earmarked experience is the view from the numerous viewing platforms and looks out, and the view places along the route Wiener Alpine arc. These magnificent views are also enjoyed while hiking. The Viennese Alpine Viewer – a mirrored viewer – opens up new perspectives on the environment. At each of these views, a panorama figure explains the surrounding mountain world. You can find out the locations of the points of interest on info boxes at the starting points of the hikes, at the beginning and the end of each of the 18 Viennese Alpine bow stages.




Excursion destinations

There is an abundance of excursion destinations here. The very attractive the Viennese Alps is the best excursion destination. Moreover the surrounding countryside of St. Corona also attracts people with great excursions around the year:


So buckle up and head towards a great adventurous winter in the land of Austria. Visit this family ski area in St. Corona that gets the heart of all small and big winter fans coveted. So visit this place. This almost untouched nature, the quaint and serene landscape and a lot of other adventures await you. So what are you waiting for? Go ahead, plan your trip, book your tickets and head out straight for this amazing ski resort with your family and friends and return with memories to cherish forever.

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