Note for winter sports enthusiasts
Ski resorts reopen in December 2022
At the moment, the ski resorts in the Salzkammergut are in summer sleep. But even this time will eventually come to an end. Then it's back to the slopes. Snow permitting, the Dachstein West ski area in Gosau will open its doors just in time for Advent on Saturday 3rd December 2022. At the same time, the popular “Gosauer Bergweihnacht” Christmas market will also be open. In Obertraun on Lake Hallstatt, Father Christmas will open the new winter season in the FreeSports Arena on the 2000m-high Krippenstein on 24th December 2022. All subject to there being enough snow - see you skiing and snowboarding in the Salzkammergut.
Pure winter sports fun
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. Softly curved ski runs for beginners and the whole family, FIS slopes for demanding skiing pros, gorgeous deep powdery snow slopes for free-riders (Krippenstein) and free skiers make your skiing holiday an extraordinary and individual experience. When skiing and carving you will experience winter at its very best.
Well-groomed slopes, challenging runs, unique views of the Dachstein and culinary delicacies away from the slopes ensure a very special winter holiday in the Free Sports Arena in Obertraun. The offerings are refined with great sights and great snowshoe trails. See you on the Krippenstein!
For beginners, pleasure skiers & snowboarders: The family ski area Dachstein West will spoil you with wide, perfectly groomed slopes, modern lifts and above all beautiful huts where traditional dishes are served. The snow crunches under the ‘planks’, the bright winter sun and the magnificent landscape will put a smile on your face. See you skiing in Gosau!
UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut | Stress-free skiing - Travel with the free ski bus. This makes snowboarding and skiing even more fun and saves cash!
Magical Alpine huts | Romantic winter evenings or sunny lunch breaks, a cosy family table or cool après-ski, a relaxing oasis of tranquility or rocking music - everyone has their own idea of magical Alpine hut experiences.
Obertraun | Freesports Arena Krippenstein: For all ski tourers: Early Bird cable car rides onto the Krippenstein in Obertraun. Every weekend and public holidays at 7:30hrs.
Available accommodation for your winter holiday
Hotels and accommodation providers in Hallstatt, Bad Goisern, Gosau and Obertraun offer the ideal room or apartment for your holidays, no matter what your tastes. Aside from establishments rated according to the international "star" scale, you will also find around Lake Hallstatt in Austria businesses that have been awarded two to four "edelweiss". The more flowers, the greater comforts you can expect. Whether you eventually find your cozy nest in an elegant 5-star luxury hotel, at comfortable guesthouse, a family-friendly apartment, or on a traditional farm, the choice is always entirely up to you.