© Panorama of Gosau in Winter (Photo: www.360perspektiven.at)
Panorama of Gosau in Winter (Photo: www.360perspektiven.at)

Holiday Region
Dachstein Salzkammergut


Dachstein Krippenstein

Obertraun, Oberösterreich, Österreich
  • All weather
  • Suitable for groups
  • Suitable for kids (all ages)

Ski area
last snowfall:
skiing are operating:

Dachstein Krippenstein:
Are you ready? For 30 kilometers finest powder? For the longest descent in Austria?

Dachstein Krippenstein in Dachstein, in the Upper Austrian Salzkammergut region has been chosen as a hot spot for the freerider scene by the magazine SnowPlanet! And as well as the runs and cliff drops, the Krippenstein is convincing with its exciting programme of outdoor events –far removed from the mainstream.

Thirty kilometres of off-piste variants and the snow-assuredness of the Dachstein glacier area whet your appetite for powder snow and wide boards. Whether it’s skiing or snowboarding, the many variants at Dachstein Krippenstein and the expanse of the Dachstein Plateau fills every powder snow fan with enthusiasm! Schönberg, Imisl and Eisgrube offer rough jagged ridges, slopes which are rich in diversity and select forest routes, 1500 metres altitude for each ride demands fitness and concentration.

Here are the areas to have fun on:

  • 30 kilometres off piste variants
  • the longest descent in Austria, at 11 kilometres in length
  • the snow-assuredness of the Dachstein Glacier area and modern snow-making facilities 1500 metres altitude difference
  • Signposted snowshoe trails to World heritage helix, 5fingers, Dachstein shark
  • Cross country skiing at Krippenstein Gjaidalm
  • an ultramodern cable car
  • one hundred metres square high Alpine terrain to let off steam on
  • relaxed Alpine huts and lodges where you get to relax (or really party)

NEW in Winter:

  • Mountain restaurant Dachstein Krippenstein with panoramic Dachstein view
  • Event location/room with panorama terrace 
  • Groomed & signposted snowshoe-trails e.g. snowshoe trails to the Dachstein shark, viewing platform 5 fingers 
  • Special snowshoe offers, guided snowshoe tours and mountain safety camps
  • Guided snowshoe hike: www.bergwandern.co.at

More information:
Website: www.dachstein-salzkammergut.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/dachsteinkrippenstein
Instagram: www.instagram.com/dachsteinkrippenstein
TikTok: www.tiktok.com/@dachsteinkrippenstein

Latest weather information from the top of mountain:
Current weather info

Dachstein Krippenstein will be open from 23 December 2023 right through until 1 April 2024!

Daily operating hours winter:
Cable car section 1: from 8.30 a.m. to 4.50 p.m.
Cable car section 2: from 8.40 a.m. to 4.40 p.m.
Cable car section 3: from 8.50 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.
(Gondola every 15 mins)!

Lift facilities: open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Summer opening times:https://dachstein-salzkammergut.com/en/

Accessibility / arrival

by car
from Salzburg:
Federal road B158 direction Bad Ischl
in Bad Ischl driveway onto Salzkammergut Straße B145 in direction to Bad Goisern, Hallstatt and Obertraun

from Linz:
A1 motorway exit Regau on Salzkammergut Straße B145 direction Gmunden, Bad Goisern, Hallstatt and Obertraun

from Graz:
A9 motorway exit Liezen on B320
in Trautenfels turn onto Salzkammergut Straße B145 via Bad Aussee to Obertraun

from Villach:
A10 Tauernautobahn to exit "Eben im Pongau", from there via Annaberg, Gosau and Hallstatt to Obertraun

by bus:
get off at the bus station “Obertraun Dachsteinseilbahn”

by train:
from Linz/Salzburg to Attnang-Puchheim, change to train to Stainach-Irdning
or from Stainach-Irdning Zug direction Attnang-Puchheim
get off at train station "Obertraun-Dachsteinhöhlen", from there 45 min walk or change to the bus

Detailed information on the respective train and bus times can be found at https://www.oebb.at/en/ (train) and https://www.postbus.at/en (bus).

  • Parking space: 200
  • Parking area for disabled: 5
  • Bus parking space: 12
Parking fees

Free of charge!

Travelling by public transport
Route planner for independent travellers
Report dated:
last snowfall:
open from:
open until:
skiing are operating:
fun park / boarder park operating:
ski- kindergarten open:

lifts operating
Snow information
Depth of snow on the mountain:
Depth of snow in the valley:
Snow quality on the mountain:
good grip
Snow conditions (mountain):
powder snow
Slope information
  • 9 km: medium
  • 3 km: difficult
  • Freeride area: 30 km
further information

> Freeride- & ski school in the valley station
> Ski rental & shop in the valley station
> LVS system in the ski area
> Skiline service & free WiFi hotspots
> Yeti-Ticket: snow shoes hire + cable car journey
> Rumpler-Ticket for ski tourers

  • Skiing arena for children
  • Sports Shop
  • 73 Snow cannons
  • 3 Tows
  • 1 Chairlifts
  • 3 Funicular
  • Skiing
  • Freeride
  • Freestyle (ski/board)
  • Snowboarding
  • Cross-country skiiing
  • other winter sports: Snow shoe hiking, winter hiking, ice climbing, snowkiten, ski tours
  • Toilet facility
  • Diaper room

    Guided snow show tours!

    Prices for a day ticket
    • Adult: € 53,00
    • Youth: € 38,10
    • Child: € 27,50
    • Family: € 76,30
    Price list

    Further price information


    GROUPE OFFERS: We have devised some special offers for coach, tour and school parties (from 20 people). To enquire, call +43  50 140 or info@dachstein-salzkammergut.comgruppenreisen@seilbahnholding.ainfo@dachstein-salzkammergut.com! Ski passes plus EUR 2,00 deposit for keycard.

    YETI-TICKET for snowshoe walkers
    = cable car journey + snowshoe hire

    RUMPLER-TICKET for ski tourers

    General price information


    Payment methods
    Debit and credit cards
    American Express
    ATM card
    Diners Club
    Other payment methods
    Cash payment
    Discounts (Age-related / Groups)
    • Children
    • Student groups with school class
    • Seniors
    • Families
    • Groups
      We have devised some special offers for coach, tour and school parties (from 20 people).
      To enquire, call +43 (0) 50 140 or info@dachstein-salzkammergut.com!
    Discounts (Memberships)
    • All weather
    • Suitable for groups
    • Suitable for schools
    • Suitable for kids (all ages)
    • Suitable for teenagers
    • Suitable for seniors
    • Suitable for single travelers
    • Suitable for friends
    • Suitable for couples
    • Suitable for children
    • Winter

    Please get in touch for more information.


    Dachstein Krippenstein
    Winkl 34
    4831 Obertraun

    Phone +43 50 140

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    Contact person
    Rupert Schiefer
    Dachstein Tourismus AG
    Winkl 34
    4831 Obertraun

    Phone +43 50 140

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    Dachstein Tourismus AG
    Winkl 34
    AT-4831 Obertraun
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    Rupert Schiefer

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