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Austria's Dachstein Salzkammergut welcomes the world in new snow season | Updated: 2019-11-12 16:05

Ambience, perfect panorama and lots of snow fun - the holiday region Dachstein Salzkammergut with its four towns Bad Goisern, Gosau, Hallstatt and Obertraun promises all that and much more

If the boards mean the world, you can choose between the family ski area Dachstein-West, or the free ride paradise on the Krippenstein. Up with the cable car, down with a lot of joy and in between a stop in one of the numerous cozy huts.

Dachstein West

In the middle of Austria lies the ski area Dachstein West. The three core towns of Gosau, Russbach and Annaberg have a village character, but are connected and easily accessible by the federal road network and public transport. The ski area offers a total of 160 km perfectly groomed slopes and 70 lifts with a view to the beautiful Dachstein. It is particularly suitable for beginners and families, as skiing can be learned on partly flat slopes and practice lifts.

The ski region Dachstein West impresses with wonderful pistes, delicious delicacies, served by warm hosts. Skiing here offers an impressive mountain panorama, maximum snow reliability, modern lifts and cozy huts. Another special thing about Dachstein West is the Panoronda ski circuit. 44 km in length, it offers great and varied skiing on well-prepared and marked pistes. Hunger for experience and thirst for adventure can be stilled not only on the pistes but also in the numerous traditional ski lodges.

Freesports Arena Krippenstein

The Freesports Arena Krippenstein was voted as the hotspot of the freerider scene by the magazine SnowPlanet. Beyond runs and cliff drops, the Krippenstein convinces with an exciting outdoor program - far away from the mainstream. 30 km of off-piste variants and the snow-assuredness of the Dachstein glacier area whet your appetite for powder snow and planks. Whether skis or board, the numerous variants of the Freesports Arena Krippenstein thrill any powder freak.

For those who want to explore the Krippenstein without skis, the varied snowshoe hiking routes are perfect. For this, you have the possibility to buy the so-called "Yetiticket", which includes the cable car ride as well as a snowshoe hiking equipment.

Also off the piste, there is so much to see and explore. The Dachstein in the Salzkammergut offers everything your heart desires and promises days full of natural experiences and lasting memories. The excursion destination number 1 of the Salzkammergut charms the whole family. On a strenuous snowshoe or winter hike, on 100km of cross-country ski trails or on a fun toboggan run, the variety of activities is numerous.

Snow-covered mountains and forests, white, untouched, glittering nature, that's exactly what you'll find in the snow-covered winter wonderland of the Inner Salzkammergut. Numerous huts invite to a rustic stop for a bite to eat.

The observation deck 5Fingers offers adrenalin kicks at the highest level. In winter, you can marvel at the famous attractions such as the 5Fingers and the Dachstein shark with professional guided snowshoe tours with experienced guides.

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