A winter with lots of highlights
Winter in Achensee provides lots of events which have a lot to offer. Whether it is the traditional New Year’s Eve swim, or the Achensee Xtreme – each event provides something special.
The events start off every year with the New Year’s Eve swim in Pertisau. Participants take the plunge on 31st December into the ice-cold Achensee and there is a hard-fought battle for the best time. The New Year’s Eve swim is not only a crowd-pleaser, it is also very popular among those who take part. Every year more than 70 participants take the plunge into the cold waters and into the New Year.
New Year in Achensee begins every year with the Raiffeisen Steinöl Trophy in Achenkirch, when cross-country skiers compete to do the best time. With the Raiffeisen Steinöl Trophy and the Achensee 3 Valleys Run in March, which takes cross-country runners from Pertisau into the Karwendel valleys, Achensee also proves its pioneering role as a venue for national and international sports events.
Another winter highlight in Achensee is the Achensee Xtreme, a ski mountaineering competition in the Rofan Mountains. This is when Austria’s best ski mountaineers get to test their mettle.
As well as these highlights there are many smaller events which take place at Achensee throughout the winter, such as brass band concerts, association events, ‘Zipflbob’ races, Mardi Gras celebrations and many more. You can learn more about these events in our event calendar.
Get information on the following pages about all the events at Achensee.