Days of Freedom
Freesports Arena Krippenstein Are you ready?
For 30 kilometres of the finest deep snow? For the longest ski run in Austria? The Freesports Arena Krippenstein at the Lake Hallstatt has been chosen by SnowPlanet magazine as the hot spot of the freeriding scene – pushing great names such as Cortina, St. Moritz and Arlberg into the lower ranks! Beyond the ski runs and cliff drops, the ‘Stoa’, as the locals respectfully call this mighty mountain, provides inspiration with an exciting outdoor programme of events – far removed from the mainstream.
Thirty kilometres of off-piste variants and the snow-assuredness of the Dachstein Glacier area whet your appetite for powder snow and wide boards. Whether on skis or boards, the numerous variants on offer in Freesports Arena Krippenstein will inspire any powder snow fan! Schönberg, Imisl and Eisgrube provide rough rocky ridges, a variety of slopes and discerning forested sections, while the 1500 metres altitude of each run requires fitness and concentration.
‘Days of Freedom’ are an integral part of Freesports Arena Krippenstein – when simply anything goes: skis and boards, on and off-piste, freeride training and snow camps, snow-shoe hiking, ski tours, ice-climbing, dog-sled rides, paragliding. Or maybe you’d prefer to head down the pistes on a mountain bike … Or just watch the pros at one of the many spectacular events? Or maybe even some extreme Alpine lodge sitting!!??
Wintererlebnisse am Krippenstein
Snowshoeing on the Dachstein
Obertraun | Mount Krippenstein: SSnowshoeing with a magnificent panoramic view of the snowy Dachstein mountains at the World Hertitage Side Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut.
Dachsteinsport Janu in Hallstatt & Obertraun
The sport shop “Dachsteinsport Janu” is located right in the centre of Hallstatt. Directly opposite the World Heritage museum.
Cross-country ski run on the Gjaidalm
Obertraun | Gjaidalm trail: At 1.738m, the highest cross-country ski run in the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut. Cross-country skiing on the Dachstein plateau.
Obertraun | Dachstein Krippenstein: Without lengthy registration, endless preparations and long journeys. Winter hiking for the spontaneous with the Yeti snowshoe ticket on Lake Hallstatt. It doesn’t get any easier!
Krippi-Park in Obertraun
Right next to the valley station for the Dachstein-Krippensteinbahn is where you’ll find Krippi Park. You can try out your boards here and practise your first turns in the snow.
Sport shop Feuerer in Obertraun
The sport shop id located directly in the large “Resort Obertraun”. The ski bus stops in from of the shop.
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.
Aktueller Blick auf's Wetter
Impressions from the Dachstein Hiking World and Free Sports Arena Krippenstein: View from the top station to the Dachstein glacier during a vacation in the Dachstein Salzkammergut holiday region around Lake Hallstatt in Austria.
Uncomplicated winter fun in the World Heritage
Do you long for unspoilt landscape, making your own tracks in the fresh powder snow with not a soul in sight? For those looking for a real adventure during their winter holiday in the Salzkammergut, then the special "Easy snowshoeing" on the Krippenstein, in Obertraun on Lake Hallstatt is just for you: Simple, straightforward and always the complete adventure! Without obligation, simply browse through the accommodation directory of the Dachstein Salzkammergut holiday region and enjoy the anticipation of a wonderful winter holiday.
How about a winter holiday in the world heritage?
The oldest salt mine in the world, the breathtaking "Five Fingers" viewing platform, the view of snow covered Dachstein Glacier from the romantic Lake Gosau - these and more destinations thrilled millions of visitors, from around the world, who visited the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut in summer. However, also in winter, the four towns of the Dachstein Salzkammergut holiday region - Hallstatt, Bad Goisern, Gosau and Obertraun – have their own special charms: Rest & Relaxation in lovingly furnished apartments and perfectly equipped hotels, fantastic winter hiking trails, unrivalled snowshoe trails, romantic horse-drawn sleigh rides and a variety of thermal baths on the outskirts of the World Heritage region. Numerous swimming pools, whirlpools, saunas and steam rooms are available. Or treat yourself to one of the numerous applications such as classical or relaxing massages. Indulge yourself and enjoy the absolute tranquillity between mountains and lakes. Beautiful winter holiday in the world heritage!
Information at a glance
- Your playground:
30 kilometres off-piste variants
The longest ski run in Upper Austria, at 11 kilometres in length
The snow-assuredness of the Dachstein Glacier area and contemporary snow-making facilities
1500 metres altitude difference
A brand-new cable car
Hundreds of square kilometres of high Alpine terrain on which to let off steam
Extra special extreme sports events
Relaxing Alpine inns and lodges to relax in (or to really party in)
Special snow-shoe offers, guided snowshoe hikes and mountain safety camps provide a relaxing opportunity to learn about the mountains safely, and provide those new to the sport optimum preparation for the challenges in the high mountains.
Member business of the Salzburger Superskicard
New: free Wi-Fi hotspots
- Opening times:
Winter season 2017 / 2018 in the FreeSportArena on Mount Krippenstein in Obertraun on Lake Hallstatt in Austria: We are starting on 24th of December 2017 and have then open right through to 2th of April 2018 (Easter Monday)7.
- W-Lan-Hotspot in der Talstation, der Schönbergalm (1. Teilabschnitt), Bergstation (2. Teilabschnitt) und der Gjaidalm (3. Teilabschnitt) der Dachstein Krippenstein in Obertraun machen es möglich. Immer gut informiert durch die UNESCO Welterberegion Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut!
- Dachstein Tourismus AG
Winkl 34 4831 Obertraun Austria
Phone: +43 (0) 50 140
Wheatherforcast +43 (0) 6131.531.1838
Snow-SMS +43 (0) 676.7257 252
- Timetable skibus
Our tip for all those traveling with the ski and thermal spa bus: Download the latest timetable of the free ski bus for Bad Goisern on Lake Hallstatt, Gosau, Hallstatt, Obertraunand the neighbouring communities as a PDF onto your tablet or smartphone. This way you are always well informed - even if you have no network available. Standing in the cold is a thing of the past.
Valid from 11th of December 2016 to 2nd of April 2017.
Download: Ski bus season 2016/17 PDF (700MB)....
- Overview of ski rental stores:Do you fancy a winter holiday in the world heritage region but can’t bring along the proper gear? The sport outfitters and ski rental shops in Bad Goisern, Gosau, Hallstatt and Obertraun have the perfect equipment just for you. Whether for snowshoeing, downhill or cross-country skiing, here you’ll find an overview of the region's best contact partners for sporting equipment.
FreesportsArena Krippenstein Gesamtangebot
Sommer: Höhlenwelten, atemberaubende Aussichtsplattform, Wanderwelten