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Krippenstein Ski Resort Guide

Krippenstein, Austria

Rated: 3/5 (from 3 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers and Intermediates.
Total Piste Length11km
Highest Lift-
Lowest Lift-
 Nearest AirportsSalzburg and Linz
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The Krippenstein, in Obertraun, offers a limited amount of skiing for piste bashers, but for those that enjoy something a little more exciting and challenging this little known resort has a lot to offer, with an extensive range of Off-Piste and freeride opportunities.


The Austrian ski resort of Krippenstein is in the Austrian Alps with 11km of marked runs.

Krippenstein is part of the Dachstein West ski area with access to 245km of downhill skiing, with 97 marked pistes, served by a total of 61 ski lifts. In addition to the skiing in Krippenstein itself (11km of pisted ski runs), the appropriate ski Lift Pass will allow you to ski or snowboard in the other Dachstein West ski resorts of Abtenau, Annaberg, Gosau, Katrin - Bad Ischl, Obertraun/Dachstein and Rußbach.


Krippenstein offers good sking, particularly, for Expert and Intermediate skiers.


Sorry, we don't yet know much about Snowboarding in Krippenstein.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Krippenstein?

There is currently no significant snow in the 7-day forecast for Krippenstein.

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Snow Forecast by day for Krippenstein

Ski Area Stats

Krippenstein Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Number of runs
Total Length
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Dachstein West Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
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Easy Trails
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Beginner Runs
Total Length
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Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Krippenstein
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Krippenstein Overview

The Krippenstein is the venue for the Red Bull White Rush and the locally revived Sekundenjagd, both Off-Piste races with minimal rules, not for the faint hearted.

It has also has had an exceptional snow record in recent years from Xmas through to April, which along with its relaxed and uncrowded skiing means it is well worth a visit, as the late Warren Miller found in his film Off the Grid.

Location and Map

Where is Krippenstein?

This ski resort is in the Austrian Alps in Obertraun, Gmunden.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Krippenstein is Salzburg, 73 minutes drive away.

Linz, Graz, Klagenfurt, Ljubljana, Munich and Innsbruck Airport airports are all within three hours drive.


Ski Lift Capacity

There are seven ski lifts.

Season Dates

When is Krippenstein open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

Piste Map

Krippenstein Piste Map

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Krippenstein, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Krippenstein Tourist Office for the latest.