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Note for winter sports enthusiasts
Ski resorts reopen in December 2022
At the moment, the ski resorts in the Salzkammergut are in summer sleep. But even this time will eventually come to an end. Then it's back to the slopes. Snow permitting, the Dachstein West ski area in Gosau will open its doors just in time for Advent on Saturday 8rd December 2023. At the same time, the popular “Gosauer Bergweihnacht” Christmas market will also be open. In Obertraun on Lake Hallstatt, Father Christmas will open the new winter season in the FreeSports Arena on the 2000m-high Krippenstein on 23th December 2023. All subject to there being enough snow - see you skiing and snowboarding in the Salzkammergut.
Ideal skiing conditions
The Dachstein Salzkammergut region claim to have wide areas of skiing freedom and no waiting at the lifts. Experience the spell of the mountains in the secluded vastness of the Dachstein. The solitary of nature, the magic of the powder snow and the wide open spaces – this may be the ultimate experience! For those who prefer the ski piste – no matter what age – may challenge the numerous slopes of the Dachstein area!
Winter hicking around Lake Hallstatt
Winter holidays do not always have to be about skiing. Those who enjoy nature, whilst hiking in summer, will also enjoy winter hiking. Here you will find the most beautiful winter hiking trails in the World Heritage.
The Dachstein Salzkammergut provides not only a lot of cross-country ski tracks with various lengths in the valley, but the spectacular Panorama Nova track, which in high altitude offers besides a sporty challenge a breathtaking view of the surrounding mountain peaks.
Guided winter hikes
Those who think of "guided walks" as only being in the summer, will be able to experience the winter hiking wonders in the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut: the World Heritage region enchants through numerous adventure tours.
Thrilling "5fingers viewing platform" in winter
Not for the faint-hearted! The "5fingers" offer adrenaline kicks at the highest level - even in winter. One of the most spectacular viewing platforms in the Alps juts out like a hand over a 400 meter deep abyss.
Powder snow, Skiing & Snowboarding
Pros and advanced skiers, beginners and those new to snow - for all of these Gosau and Obertraun has the right conditions to enjoy their skiing holiday in Dachstein Salzkammergut-region.
Tobogganing and sleigh rides
Toboggan runs | Whether big or small, young or old: Tobogganing is always great fun! In the UNESCO World Heritage site of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut several toboggan runs make sure that the fast-paced fun lasts a very long time.
Ski rental, ski schools, outdoor providers and much more. Your contact for an unparalleled holiday in the snow.
Winterhits for Kids
Peace, recreation and a traditional spa for kids and therefore also for young families at first sight may be a less attractive holiday destination. Beautiful landscapes and the peace of the mountains may not be quite what children have in mind, but great fun activities the region always proofs to be the place for kids.
Snowshoeing in World Heritage
Do you love to experience unusual original nature? Then you should definitely give snowshoeing a try. Enjoy the silence of winter, experience the untouched nature and immerse yourself into the enchanted winter wonderland far from the crowds and hustle and bustle.
Fly high in winter
Bad Goisern at Lake Hallstatt | Ice Climbing: Over the last few years, ice climbing has developed into a winter hit. “Low temperature sport climbers” will also find what they are looking for in Bad Goisern.
Ski touring in the Salzkammergut
Ski tours in Austria are the ideal alternative: Here awaits wonderful winter landscapes, secluded valleys, snowy peaks, pristine slopes and unforgettable deep snow covered runs.
Overview of ski rental stores
You want a straightforward winter sports holiday without tons of luggage? Or spice up your own equipment with a technical highlight? Our ski rental stores offer advice and services to help get you on the run.
Curling in the Salzkammergut
In the evening after skiing or cross-country skiing, people meet again at the ice rink for curling. A game of curling with friends, family or colleagues is cosy and fun. There's usually a warming mulled wine as a ‘target’. Great fun for all winter sports fans!
Ice Skating in the Salzkammergut
Ice skating: Blue skies, sunshine and sub-zero temperatures: winter is showing its best side. Now it's time to dress warmly and get out on the ice.
Horse drawn sleigh rides in the Salzkammergut
Bad Goisern & Gosau: Wrapped in a thick wool blanket and warmed by the tentative rays of the winter sun, you can enjoy the peace of nature in the magical winter landscape of the Salzkammergut.
On the road with the professionals
Around Lake Hallstatt you will find a selection of outdoor providers who offer you the possibility to experience an exciting and eventful adventure.
Book a winter holiday around Lake Hallstatt now!
Numerous hosts, in Bad Goisern on Lake Hallstatt, Gosau, Hallstatt and Obertraun await you with cozy inns, well-kept guesthouses and the very best hotels. For a list of all accommodation providers for your snowshoe hiking holiday in the holiday region of Dachstein Salzkammergut, see our accommodation directory. The numerous hosts offer accommodation to suit all budgets. Stay in constant interaction with the surrounding nature. We hope you enjoy your winter holiday in the Salzkammergut!