The Christlum Ski Area

Christlum Ski Area, AustriaAchenkirch's Christlum ski area is on the western side of the valley between Achenkirch centre and the lake shore.

It is a small and less well-known ski area - at least compared with other ski resorts in the Tyrol - but offers surprisingly interesting skiing on a limited area.

The base station at 930m in altitude has a decent-sized parking area and a four-seater chairlift offers the main access to the slopes. Interesting red and black runs back to the base are available from the top. There is also a small beginners' area with a couple of short drag lifts.

From the top of the four-seater chairlift a short pleasant run leads down to the right and the base of the long Nordhang drag lift. It has a decent lengthy red run which parallels the side of the drag. This lift also connects to the shorter Mosen drag. This offers an easier blue as well as a harder red run.

Christlum Ski Area, AustriaOff to the left are the highest lifts, the Christlum double chairlift and the Cabrio Flitzer six-seater chairlift. The standard of the runs off the top here come as something of a surprise for such a small area and offer steeper red runs, powder potential and harder black alternatives under the double chairlift.

An easier intermediate area with a blue and uncomplicated red run at the Brandtal drag lift is to the left of the more testing runs. The route descending from the bottom of this drag offers an easier path down to the base station on the red #1.

Ski Verdict

A surprisingly interesting area of most appeal to good intermediate skiers looking for a challenge.

Ski Facts

Base altitude: 950m
Top altitude: 1800m

4 chairlifts
5 drag lifts

2 black runs
4 red runs
2 blue runs