Magical snow

Ideal skiing conditions

The Dachstein Salzkammergut region claim to have wide areas of skiing freedom and no waiting at the lifts. Experience the spell of the mountains in the secluded vastness of the Dachstein. The solitary of nature, the magic of the powder snow and the wide open spaces – this may be the ultimate experience! For those who prefer the ski piste – no matter what age – may challenge the numerous slopes of the Dachstein area!

The winter season in the ski regions around Lake Hallstatt and Lake Gosau ends on 2nd of April 2017. The ski lifts are no longer in action until the winter season 2017/2018. They will open again when the season begins-depending on the weather eitehr at the end of November or the start of December. we will inform you in Autumn 2017 about the exact start date int both of the regions Dachstein West (Gosau) and FreeRideArena Krippenstein (Obertraun) and until then wish you a wonderful summer holiday in the Salzkammergut!

Winter hicking around Lake Hallstatt

Winter holidays do not always have to be about skiing. Those who enjoy nature, whilst hiking in summer, will also enjoy winter hiking. Here you will find the most beautiful winter hiking trails in the World Heritage.

» Winter hicking around Lake Hallstatt

Cross-country skiing

The Dachstein Salzkammergut provides not only a lot of cross-country ski tracks with various lengths in the valley, but the spectacular Panorama Nova track, which in high altitude offers besides a sporty challenge a breathtaking view of the surrounding mountain peaks.

» Cross-country skiing

Powder snow, Skiing & Snowboarding

Pros and advanced skiers, beginners and those new to snow - for all of these Gosau and Obertraun has the right conditions to enjoy their skiing holiday in Dachstein Salzkammergut-region.

» Powder snow, Skiing & Snowboarding around Lake Hallstatt

Glissade for everyone!

Toboggan runs | Whether big or small, young or old: Tobogganing is always great fun! In the UNESCO World Heritage site of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut several toboggan runs make sure that the fast-paced fun lasts a very long time.

» Tobogganing and sleigh rides - Great fun in the snow

Winter service

Ski rental, ski schools, outdoor providers and much more. Your contact for an unparalleled holiday in the snow.

» Winter service

Winterhits for Kids

Peace, recreation and a traditional spa for kids and therefore also for young families at first sight may be a less attractive holiday destination. Beautiful landscapes and the peace of the mountains may not be quite what children have in mind, but great fun activities the region always proofs to be the place for kids.

» Winterhits for Kids

Snowshoeing in World Heritage

Do you love to experience unusual original nature? Then you should definitely give snowshoeing a try. Enjoy the silence of winter, experience the untouched nature and immerse yourself into the enchanted winter wonderland far from the crowds and hustle and bustle.

» Snowshoeing in World Heritage

© OÖ.Tourismus/Röbl Winterurlaub in Gosau: Schneeschuhwandern im Salzkammergut

Husky Spirit – Sledge dog rides in Gosau

Gosau | An adventure of a lifetime. With Musher and a team of dogs through the snow-covered Gosau valley. Pure freedom. At every meter. Unforgettable!

» Husky Spirit – Sledge dog rides in Gosau

Fly high in winter

Bad Goisern at Lake Hallstatt | Ice Climbing: Over the last few years, ice climbing has developed into a winter hit. “Low temperature sport climbers” will also find what they are looking for in Bad Goisern.

» Ice climbing in Bad Goisern – An ice cold adventure

Ski tours by Lake Hallstatt

Ski tours in Austria are the ideal alternative: Here awaits wonderful winter landscapes, secluded valleys, snowy peaks, pristine slopes and unforgettable deep snow covered runs.

» Ski tours in the Salzkammergut

Overview of ski rental stores

You want a straightforward winter sports holiday without tons of luggage? Or spice up your own equipment with a technical highlight? Our ski rental stores offer advice and services to help get you on the run.

» Overview of ski rental stores: Service & Support to get you on the run!

© OÖ.Tourismus/Erber | Skiverleiher im UNESCO Welterbe

Horse drawn sleigh rides in the Salzkammergut

Bad Goisern & Gosau: Wrapped in a thick wool blanket and warmed by the tentative rays of the winter sun, you can enjoy the peace of nature in the magical winter landscape of the Salzkammergut.

» With two HP (horsepower) through the winter wonderland

Book a winter holiday around Lake Hallstatt now!

Numerous hosts, in Bad Goisern on Lake Hallstatt, Gosau, Hallstatt and Obertraun await you with cozy inns, well-kept guesthouses and the very best hotels. For a list of all accommodation providers for your snowshoe hiking holiday in the holiday region of Dachstein Salzkammergut, see our accommodation directory. The numerous hosts offer accommodation to suit all budgets. Stay in constant interaction with the surrounding nature. We hope you enjoy your winter holiday in the Salzkammergut!

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