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Rußbach Ski Resort Guide

Rußbach, Austria

Rated: 2/5 (from 5 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForIntermediates.
Total Piste Length65km
Highest Lift1,550m
Resort Height820m
 Nearest AirportsSalzburg and Ljubljana
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The Dachstein West ski area lift-links Rußbach with Gosau and Annaberg, Rußbach itself is a picturesque, traditional village with an emphasis on family facilities.Dachstein West is located between the Dachstein, the Gosaukamm and the Tennengebirge. Russbach, the gate to the Salzkammergut, is the ideal entry to the area, whether beginner or expert. The city of Salzburg is about 55km far away.


The Austrian ski resort of Rußbach is in the Austrian Alps at an altitude of 820m, with 65km of marked runs.

Rußbach 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 Rußbach itself (65km 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 Obertraun/Dachstein.

The skiing is at relatively low altitude, so snow cover can be variable.


Rußbach offers good sking, particularly, for Intermediate skiers.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Rußbach?

The next notable snow forecast is 1cm, expected on 2 October.

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Snow Forecast by day for Rußbach

Ski Area Stats

Rußbach Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 2 4km
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
 4 7km
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
 2 9km
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
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


Rußbach Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift1,550m
Resort Altitude (Rußbach)820m
Lowest Piste800m
Max Vertical750m

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Rußbach
Intermediate Skiers

Rußbach Overview

 Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Rußbach is 4km long and the most difficult run is the 'Kanonenrohr'.


The fun park at Russbach (Rookie Park at ‘Horn nursery lift’) features gentle rails and obstacles for free style newcomers.

Location and Map

Where is Rußbach?

This ski resort is in the Austrian Alps in Sankt Wolfgang im Salzkammergut, Gmunden.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Rußbach is Salzburg, 50 minutes drive away.

Ljubljana and Munich airports are all within three hours drive.

Salzburg is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.


Ski Lift Capacity

The 14 ski lifts are able to uplift 65,000 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 15km of ski runs, with 20 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Rußbach 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

Rußbach Piste Map

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Rußbach, 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 Rußbach Tourist Office for the latest.

Rußbach Webcams

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