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Fanningberg Ski Resort Guide

Fanningberg, Austria

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForIntermediates.
Total Piste Length30km19 miles
Highest Lift2,020m6,627ft
Resort Height1,113m3,652ft
 Nearest AirportsSalzburg and Klagenfurt
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Fanningberg believes it has the longest six-seater chairlift in the world, the 'Samson-Bahn' The lift rises 500 vertical metres over its 2.1km (1.3 mile) length and carries 100 chairs. It also claims that nearby Mariapfarr is Austria's sunniest town.


The Austrian ski resort of Fanningberg is in the Austrian Alps at an altitude of 1,113m3,652ft, with 30km19 miles of marked runs.

Fanningberg is part of the Lungau ski area with access to 131km81 miles of downhill skiing, with 57 marked pistes, served by a total of 32 ski lifts. In addition to the skiing in Fanningberg itself (30km19 miles of pisted ski runs), the appropriate ski Lift Pass will allow you to ski or snowboard in the other Lungau ski resorts of Großeck Speiereck and Katschberg-Aineck-Rennweg.

With ski lifts as high as 2,020m6,627ft, snow cover is generally reliable.


There is skiing to suit a range of abilities.


Fanningberg offers some good boarding and there are a variety of Snow and Terrain Parks in Fanningberg.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Fanningberg?

There is currently no significant snow in the 7-day forecast for Fanningberg.

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Ski Area Stats

Fanningberg Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Total Length
30km19 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
20km12 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Lungau Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Total Length
131km81 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Fanningberg Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift2,020m6,627ft
Lowest Piste1,500m4,921ft
Resort Altitude (Fanningberg)1,113m3,652ft
Max Vertical907m2,976ft

Location and Map

Where is Fanningberg?

This ski resort is in the Austrian Alps in Weißpriach, Tamsweg.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Fanningberg is Salzburg, 90 minutes drive away.

Klagenfurt, Ljubljana, Graz, Linz and Trieste airports are all within three hours drive.


Ski Lift Capacity

The five ski lifts are able to uplift 6,000 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 15km9 miles of ski runs, with 50 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Fanningberg open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.


NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Fanningberg, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Fanningberg Tourist Office for the latest.