Winter Sports Museum in Haus im Ennstal
Travel back in time to the origin of winter sports
Through three exhibitions visitors can experience the history and development of winter sports in the area.The exhibitions showcase the first attempts of people to master traveling on and through snow within the northern European and local areas.
The first display shows the early method of transporting wood to the villages (using a “Tatzschlitten”) and also how hunters at the time managed the high levels of snow while carrying out their work.
The next exhibition displays the development of leisure activities and competitions in the snow in the winter months. This topic features everything from children tobogganing to the European ice curling competitions. After the turn of the century the youth in the area discovered an early form of skiing, standing on two planks and using a large pole for turning.
Winter tourism on Hauser Kaibling began with the establishment of the ‘Krummholzhütte’ ski hut on the mountain. Visitors can follow the historical timeline from the initial method of carrying goods up the mountain on foot through to the development and modernisation of the cable cars.
Opening times and registration:
On request at tourist office Haus-Aich-Gössenberg (Tel: +43 (0) 3686/2234-34) or market town hall (tel: +43 (0 ) 3686/2207)
8967 Haus im Ennstal