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Obertraun/Dachstein Ski Resort Guide

Obertraun/Dachstein, Austria

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Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForBeginners, Snowboarders and Snowfall.
Total Piste Length14km
Highest Lift2,100m
Resort Height510m
 Nearest AirportsSalzburg and Linz
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Traditional village with curling rink, hunting and sleigh rides on offer. Cable cars ascend to the classic Berghotel Krippenstein, which offers accommodation at 2100m. Ski runs descend from this point, or you could parascend.

Free riding down from Krippenstein Mountain in the looming shadow of ‘Mount Dachstein’ will fit any rider’s powder fancy beyond all mass tourism. Shred down the untracked off-piste steeps and slopes beneath Krippenstein Mountain, 2.100m high, and experience the ultimate virgin powder ride. A total of 30 km of off-piste tracks with a vertical drop of 1.500m makes even expert riders get hot under the collar.


The Austrian ski resort of Obertraun/Dachstein is in the Austrian Alps at an altitude of 510m, with 14km of marked runs.

Obertraun/Dachstein 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 Obertraun/Dachstein itself (14km 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, Krippenstein and Rußbach.

With ski lifts as high as 2,100m, snow cover is generally reliable.


Obertraun/Dachstein offers good sking, particularly, for Beginner skiers.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Obertraun/Dachstein?

The next notable snow forecast is 15cm, expected on 25 September.

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Ski Area Stats

Obertraun/Dachstein Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
 2 4km
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
 2 7km
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
 2 2km
Total Length
Cross Country
Total Length
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Dachstein West Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
Total Length
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Obertraun/Dachstein Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift2,100m
Lowest Piste610m
Resort Altitude (Obertraun/Dachstein)510m
Max Vertical1,590m

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Obertraun/Dachstein
Intermediate Skiers

Obertraun/Dachstein Overview

 Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Obertraun/Dachstein is 11km long.


Snowboarding possible and permitted on all pistes/trails.

Location and Map

Where is Obertraun/Dachstein?

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 Obertraun/Dachstein is Salzburg, 80 minutes drive away.

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


Ski Lift Capacity

The 11 ski lifts are able to uplift 700 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 3km of ski runs, with 11 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Obertraun/Dachstein open?

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

Usual opening is mid December, and usual closing is Mid April.

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

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Obertraun/Dachstein, 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.

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Obertraun/Dachstein Webcams

The Webcams in Obertraun/Dachstein are not always up-to-date. Please check the date on the image to ensure you are seeing current snow conditions.