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.

» Snowshoeing on the Dachstein

Dachsteinsport Janu in Hallstatt & Obertraun

The sport shop “Dachsteinsport Janu” is located right in the centre of Hallstatt. Directly opposite the World Heritage museum.

» Dachsteinsport Janu in Hallstatt & Obertraun

Dachsteinsport Janu  in Hallstatt

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.

» Cross-country ski run on the Gjaidalm

© Gjaidalm | Langlaufen im Salzkammergut: Langlaufloipe auf der Gjadalm

Easy snowshoeing

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!

» Snowshoeing for spontaneous adventurers

© Kraft | Schneeschuhwandern mit dem Yeti Schneeschuh-Ticket in Obertraun am Hallstättersee

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.

» Krippi-Park in Obertraun

© Schöpft | Winterurlaub in Obertraun: Krippi-Park in Obertraun am Hallstättersee

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.

» Sport shop Feuerer in Obertraun

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

Mountain restaurant Dachstein Krippenstein

Obertraun | HEvent location Dachstein plateau at 2100 m: Mountain restaurant Dachstein Krippenstein.

» Mountain restaurant Dachstein Krippenstein

© Dachstein Tourismus AG  / Jos Gamsjäger’|  Bergrestaurant Dachstein Krippenstein in Obertraun

Aktueller Blick auf's Wetter

Webcam Mount Krippenstein on Lake Hallstatt

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.

Webcam Webcam Mount Krippenstein on Lake Hallstatt

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!