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Small but varied ski area, with great snow and Austrian atmosphere.

Obertauern has developed an international reputation for being one of the finest skiing destinations in Europe. And while this Austrian hotspot suits all levels of skiers, many visitors often comment that Obertauern is perhaps at its peak with intermediate skiers.

About 50 years ago, Obertauern made its debut as a happening ski spot—when skiers discovered how fine the snow was in the region, a handful of the frequenters of the area made a plan for a small ski run, and the small ski village of Obertauern was born. Of course, many resorts in Austria, Switzerland, and Germany developed slowly and developed in the same fashion. However, in this particular area, it happened a lot quicker; hotels and other resorts have sprung up all over the mountainside, affording superb skiing throughout most the region, with plenty of affordable accommodations.

The snow conditions are second to none, and the region boasts a long winter ski season. When you’re not skiing, you can partake of the other opportunities the village has to offer: a sports center, replete with a bowling alley and gym, or go hiking, play tennis, or unwind in a spa.

On Mountain Dining

More than 25 mountain huts cater right to your appetite and you´ll find everything on the menu, from fries and Schnitzel to traditional and local food. The warmth of the hosts and the breathtaking panorama come for free. Experience real hut charm at Lürzeralm and Edelweissalm

Must-Ski Runs

Almost famous is the slope ´Gamsleiten 2´, real fans just call it ´G2´. This extreme steep trail is for experts only because it´s not just crazy steep but also ungroomed and often real icy. The lift is open if the weather is good.

What’s Great

  • Excellent snow record
  • Well-linked, user friendly circuit
  • Slopes for all standards
  • Good modern lift system
  • Good mountain restaurants
  • Lively aprés-ski scene
  • Short transfer from Salzburg

Mountain stats

Elevation: 5348 ft – 7589 ft
Capacity: 50,797 Persons/Hr.

Total: 26
T-Bar Lifts: 6
Chair Lifts: 18
Gondolas: 2

Overall Slope Length: 62.1 miles
Easy: 37.9 miles
Moderate: 21.7 miles
Advanced: 2.5 miles
Ungroomed: 5 miles


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