On the photo you see the landscape of Gosau in Winter, covered with snow (Photo: OOE Tourismus)

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Nature Experience Winter Sports

The Dachstein promises pure winter pleasure!

Dachstein West Ski Arena

... hours of fun for all the family ...

Many kilometres of piste where snow is guaranteed, and ideal for all the family! Thanks to the latest technology and most modern ski lifts and cable cars, you can reach the tops of the mountains in the heart of the Salzkammergut in a very short time.

The Dachstein West Ski Arena covers Gosau, Rußbach and Annaberg, and is perfect for beginners, those who have not skied for some time, as well as those with lots of experience on the snow. These idyllic winter villages form a winter sports arena which boasts 66 cable cars/lifts and provide unforgetable adventures for skiers and snowboarders.

There are more than 20 traditional ski huts, many of which have a sun terrace where you can relax and enjoy the local cuisine.

For those who purchase a ski pass valid for 1.5 days or more, there are seven additional ski areas belonging to the Dachstein West Arena which you can explore. Your ticket covers a total of 142 km of ski piste.

Ski Areas included in the Dachstein West Package

Skiregion Dachstein West
Ski- und Freesports Arena Krippenstein
Feuerkogel / Ebensee
Katrin / Bad Ischl
St. Martin am Tennengebirge
Loser Altaussee
Karkogel / Abtenau

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Krippenstein Freesports Arena

... enjoy the freedom ...

Experiences you will never forget and sporting challenges on the Krippenstein in Obertraun. The individual charm of this extensive ski arena attracts both skiers and freeriders.

Take the Dachstein Krippenstein Cable Car up to the summit at 2100 metres. The ski run down to Obertraun is around 11km long and covers 1500 metres of altitude, making it one of the longest and most interesting in the alps.

As there are around 30 km of off-piste skiing facilities, freeriders can enjoy limitless freedom on the Krippenstein.

Skiers, freeriders and off-piste skiers as well as snowboarders love to venture out on to the Schönberg, Angeralm, Imisl and Eisgrube, and have declared the Krippenstein a Freeride Eldorado!

The Krippenstein is also a haven for snow shoe hikers, cross country skiers, walkers and winter sun lovers who love the magnificent panoramic views. When, in February and March the winter sun's rays shine through, the cross country skiers are in their element.

Ski Arena


Krippenstein in summer:



Ferienregion Dachstein Salzkammergut

Kirchengasse 4
4822 Bad Goisern am Hallstättersee
Tel.: +43 5 95095
Fax: +43 5 95095-74
E-Mail: info@dachstein-salzkammergut.at

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