Two persons ski touring in Gosau (Photo: Alexander Kijak)

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Ski touring in the Inner Salzkammergut

That perfect feeling of togetherness - the mountain and me   Snow crunching beneath your skis, a glimpse of your destination in the distance, the sense of rhythm in nature and weaving your way through the powder snow – that is ski touring in the Inner Salzkammergut.

Long before there were any ski lifts, we had to reach the mountain summits on skis. Ernest Hemingway was a well known fan of ski touring. In order to get a better grip in the snow whilst gliding uphill, we once had animal hide stretched on the underside of our skis, but nowadays the „hide“ is made from artificial materials.

Ski touring is a very healthy pastime and is an environmentally friendly type of sport, which allows us to get close to nature too. Compared to downhill skiers, touring skiers have notably less stress. You can venture out on your own or in a small group and enjoy your beautiful mountainous surroundings and the views towards the Dachstein in perfect tranquility.

Ski touring is also a perfect work-out for your entire body. When skiing uphill, certain groups of muscles are used which can then relax during the less strenous mountain ascent when others take over. Your heart and circulatory system benefit too from being out in the fresh air. Weaving a trail down to the valley through fresh powder snow, stopping off for refreshments in mountain huts otherwise unreachable, and far from the downhill ski slopes. All this is what makes ski touring in the Salzkammergut so special.

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But always take care ...

One of the possible risks to ski tourers is of avalanches, even in powder snow. It is the touring skier‘s own responsibility to ensure they are adequately prepared for their planned tour! We strongly recommend that you contact one of the many outdoor pursuits companies who know the entire Dachstein region like the backs of their hands and seek information on current snow/weather conditions.


Tourers early rides at 7:30 a.m. always on saturday and sunday

Skitour at Dachstein Krippenstein
An early morning journey (Sat & Sun) at 7.30 am to the most beautiful ski tours in the Alps. Note: only ascent!

Despite maintenance work, there will be a mountain trip for early rising tour-goers by Dachstein Krippenstein cable car  at 7.30 a.m. on Saturday & Sunday.

Cable car ascent ticket/Rumpler ticket

Early morning travel is possible with a valid season ticket (Dachstein West, Salzburger Super Ski Card, Snow & Fun season ticket) for the Freesports Arena Dachstein Krippenstein or with purchase of a tourers ticket/Rumpler ticket for 19.50 EUR! The ticket includes a cable car ride with the Dachstein glacier lift facilities (Mitterstein cable car lift and Schladminger glacier lift). More information on Rumpler ticket for ski tourers.

For more information have a look at:


Ferienregion Dachstein Salzkammergut

Kirchengasse 4
4822 Bad Goisern am Hallstättersee
Tel.: +43 5 95095
Fax: +43 5 95095-74

Ski Tours in the Dachstein Salzkammergut Region


Ski tour to the Heilbronn cross

4h 58m


15,5 km

to the tour
Bad Goisern am Hallstättersee

Ski Tour to the Hütteneckalm



5,3 km

to the tour

Dachstein crossing

5h 57m


16,9 km

to the tour