The brand new gondola lift up from St Michael to the slopes of Speiereck and Grosseck is only a five-minute walk from the chalets but, if you’re feeling lazy, you can also jump onto the ski bus. The bus stop is only 300 metres from our driveway, taking you to Speiereck and Katschberg in one direction, and Mauterndorf, St Margarethen (and the Aineck lifts), Fanningberg and the Obertauern ski resort in the other.
On Speiereck you’ll have instant access to 47km of pistes, served by two gondola lifts, five chair lifts, two T-bars (always interesting!), two rope lifts and two magic carpets in the beginners’ area. The ski area is high, holds a wealth of possibilities to ski off-piste and is renowned for its good snow conditions – ranging from 1,100 metres right up to 2,410. Speiereck is known locally for its snow and the covered 4-man chairlift opens up a variety of red, blue and black runs, as well as acres of of-piste. If deep snow is your thing, the mountain can be skied in three different directions – down the back side towards Mauterndorf via the Restalm ski-route, into the large Grundleiten bowl, which you can check out from the lift on your way up, and over the front side towards St Michael where, in the right conditions, it’s possible to ski all the way back to St Martin.
If you’d rather stick to the piste, from the top of Speiereck it’s possible to ski either back to St Michael via a long windy blue run, or down one of the selection of blues and red to Mauternorf. From Mauterndorf you can continue on to Obertauern in the bus, or make the short hop to Fanningberg or St Margarethen.
For parents, Speiereck is a great option. There’s enough skiing and variety to keep even the fastest and most adventurous skiers entertained, and yet it’s a small enough ski area that you can always feel comfortable, knowing that your little skiers will never be too far away.
Close-up Speiereck Piste Map
Current weather at the top of Speiereck-Grosseck