Pure fun – on and alongside the pistes!


Winter sports areas closed!
Note for winter sports enthusiasts
Ski resorts reopen in December 2024

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 6th December 2024. 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 20th December 2024. All subject to there being enough snow - see you skiing and snowboarding in the Salzkammergut.


Note for winter sports enthusiasts
The lifts in the "Dachstein West" ski area in Gosau are closed today (30.03.2024) due to strong gusts of wind.
The following information is not relevant.

Pure fun in the
fun pistes ski region Dachstein West

The Dachstein West ski region is bound to impress: with new adventure-packed pistes for more skiing fun, delicious treats served by welcoming Alpine hosts, panoramic mountain views to admire and 140 km of perfectly prepared snows to explore with the Dachstein West ticket – more than enough space to let off some steam!

Want much more than just boring ski pistes as busy as motorways? Want to experience exciting and diverse pistes and genuine traditional ski huts? Then come to the fun piste ski region - Dachstein West! Skiing excitement is guaranteed on the new fun pistes in the Dachstein West ski region. The Marcel Hirscher slalom track with time-keeping facilities, the speed measurement tracks for building up the tempo, the snowcross facilities with a genuine start machine, the challenging moguls, the gentle wave tracks and much more are bound to impress skiing fans! But note: the 'Wilde Hilde', 'Rock'n Roll' and 'Donnergroll' tracks are not just popular with the technically advanced skiers, they also present a challenge for beginners! There’s no time to be shy here in :Dachstein West!

More fun! More challenge!

Anyone dreaming of ski huts – real cosy ski huts with tiled stoves, sugared pancakes, fun and mulled wine - will find plenty to satisfy their appetite here: virtually every fun piste has its own ski hut serving regional delights, with fun guaranteed! All served by the friendly hosts in the fun piste Dachstein West ski region! Cheerful guests are always welcome!

The beautiful villages of the ski region Dachstein West – Gosau, Russbach and Annaberg - also bring a smile to faces with their perfect infrastructure: the top quality ski schools can help everyone tackle the pistes for the first time and the schools were named the number one ski schools in Austria by skiers! Parents will find attentive child care for their little ones at the Spatzennest Russbach or with the friendly ski instructors at the 3 fun kids’ camps. The friendly hosts ensure guests enjoy relaxation and well-being in the small yet refined hotels and quarters. Modern lifts and snow-making facilities, ski depots and a free ski bus are taken as read and the great value ski ticket prices and fantastic family fun packages simply add to the relaxation and enjoyment!

Offers in the ski area "Dachstein West" Gosau

Fredyland in Gosau

Events in the ski area Dachstein West in Gosau

Ski Courses for Adults & Children

© OÖTourismus/Erber | Kinderskikurse in der Skiregion Dachstein West in Gosau

MBA Gosau Ski Rental

Free Ski Buses in the Salzkammergut

The Zwisiland in the Gosau Valley

Ski School Gosau - Dachstein West

© Skischule Gosau/Dachstein West

Booling.Gosau - Book your winter holiday in the Salzkammergut now

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.