Snowman Guinness World Record in sight.


The Riesneralm in Donnersbachwald will soon be home to the biggest snowman of all time.

The biggest snowman
in the world.

Where will the snowman world record soon shake? Of course – in the mountain & the valley! Then, Gerhard Peer and his team will set about building the world’s largest snowman in the RIESNERALM IN DONNERSBACHWALD. He should reach a height of 40 m!


The current GUINNESS WORLD RECORD is 37.21 m. In 2008, an impressive snow woman was piled up in Maine, USA. The answer now comes from a 300-SOUL-VILLAGE in the heart of Austria:

A 40-meter-high snowman.

A whole series of men (free from giddiness), TENS OF SHOVELS, a DIGGER and a HIGH PERFORMANCE MILLING MACHINE are needed to grow the highest snowman of all times at the foot of the Riesneralm in a construction period of approx. 40 days. This year, the Donnersbachwalds cross-country ski run will give way to a huge area on which the snowman will stand with his 30 METER DIAMETER.

First, the builders push a base of about 20 meters and then build a ring in steps of meters upwards. The only downer is that the Styrian snowman doesn’t get a big belly because he can’t do anything else statically. He becomes slimmer and slimmer at the top. So it’s an all-round SPORTSMENLIKE GOAL, that the GRIMMING-DONNERSBACHTAL holiday centre in the SCHLADMING-DACHSTEIN tourism region has set for itself.

Here we go .

You want to experience LIVE how the snowman in the RIESNERALM grows and grows? Then stop by or follow our snowman on Facebook as well as our WEBCAMS and experience how he grows day by day.

Snowman-World Record Party.

FEBRUARY, 1ST, 2020 will be celebrated! When the OFFICIAL APPROVAL has been made by the evaluators of the GUINNESS BOOK OF RECORDS, hopefully the WORLD RECORD will fall and the valley station of the Riesneralm will turn into a single OPEN AIR PARTY. Live music and some crates of sparkling wine have already been ordered.

Do you have any more questions?
We are here for you.


Jaqueline Egger
+43 3682 23 999


Erwin Petz
+43 664 88 18 95 95


Gerhard Peer
+43 664 45 63 110

Proud snowman partners.

All information without guarantee. Subject to errors and changes.

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Fotocredit: Steiermark Tourismus/Tom Lamm