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 season 2017 / 2018
Ski area Dachstein West in Gosau open from 2nd of December 2017 right through to 2nd of April (Easter Monday) 2018 and the Ski area Freesports Arena Krippenstein in Obertraun on Lake Hallstatt open from 23th of December 2017 until 2nd of April (Easter Monday) 2018.
Ski & snowboard
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Glissade for everyone!
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.
Snow boot hiking
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.
Husky Spirit – Sledge dog rides in Gosau
Gosau | An adventure of a lifetime. With Musher and a team of dogs through the snow-covered Gosau valley. Pure freedom. At every meter. Unforgettable!
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.
Ski tours by Lake Hallstatt
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.
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!
Information at a glance
- All 4 one
The 4 tourism offices of the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut
on a click
Tourism information Bad Goisern on Lake Hallstatt Phone: +43 (0) 5 95095 100 E-Mail
Tourism information Gosau Phone +43 (0) 5 95095 20 E-Mail
Tourism information Hallstatt Phone +43 (0) 5 95095 30 E-Mail
Tourism information Obertraun Phone: +43 (0) 5 95095 40 E-Mail
- Timetable skibus
Our tip for all those traveling with the ski and thermal spa bus: Download the latest timetable of the free ski bus for Bad Goisern on Lake Hallstatt, Gosau, Hallstatt, Obertraunand the neighbouring communities as a PDF onto your tablet or smartphone. This way you are always well informed - even if you have no network available. Standing in the cold is a thing of the past.
Valid from 11th of December 2016 to 2nd of April 2017.
Download: Ski bus season 2016/17 PDF (700MB)....
Magical snow – Our winter program at a glance
Winter hiking trails
Powder snow, Skiing & Snowboarding
Tobogganing and sleigh rides
Winterhits for Kids
Snowshoeing in World Heritage
Horse drawn sleigh rides
Sights in the winter
Revitalisation & more