Emberger Alm – Fantastic little ski area

Filed under: Places to Visit,Snow & Piste Reports — TheSkiBug February 29, 2016 @ 5:32 pm

We drove up to this little ski area of Emberger Alm a couple of years ago with the intention of ski-ing there for a few hours, but it was later in the season and the lifts closed at around lunch time, so we ended up arriving only half an hour before the lifts stopped and opted for a picnic on the piste instead.

road to Emberger AlmThe road to Emberger Alm is a sharp turn up by the Billa supermarket in Griefenburg. Its a long windy road up, more or less single track most of the way and so a little hairy after a dump of snow as not the best cleared road! But the views from the top are worth the drive. There is no resort as such, its just a collection of a couple of guest houses and hotels and a handful of chalets and mountain huts.

There is a decent amount of parking and then its ski’s on and down the road to the ski piste. There are 3 drag lifts taking you to the top of the mountain, two T-bars and a button lift, all fairly steep. From the top there is a good run down that splits into two tracks, both coming out at basically the same place.  The ski area is popular with telemarking and so need to keep an eye out for people skinning up the track. There are good wide runs down by the drag lifts and of course a couple of nursery slopes. And would be some good off-piste ski-ing down from the top.

There is a hotel close to the slopes that offers a limited, but locally produced menu and good gluhwein.

Emberger Alm ski area, Austria skiing

Emberger Alm ski area, Austria skiing

Emberger Alm ski area, Austria skiing

 

 

 

Judging by the cars in the car park Emberger Alm is mainly a ski area for locals, with the odd few people opting for a short break in one of the few guest houses.

There are only a few kilometres of pistes but the snow conditions were fantastic and it is a lovely little place.

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