Obertauern, Austria

Statistically, Obertauern is the best place in the entire Alps for finding natural snow. The season stretches from November until May. The village is located at 1,740 meters and the ski area goes up to 2,350 meters, which makes it a good choice if you want to experience good snow.

Skiing in Obertauern

Obertauern ski system is built on the peaks that surround the valley, with the village right in the middle. The system is shaped like a sort of cauldron so that you can ski facing all directions. This gives you flexibility in case you like facing the south and get some sun or have the cold fluffy snow that is usally found on slopes that face north. It is also very well designed with few transfer runs which makes it a good place for snowboarders.

In total there are about 100 kilometers of ski slopes and 26 ski lifts. Moreover, there are good opportunities to get some off-piste skiing with easy access directly from the ski lifts. Try outKessel Spitz for example.

Most of the slopes are red or blue, but there are several really exciting black runs, including the mogul piste G2. Some of the steepest slopes in the Alps are found here, with a vertical drop of over 600 meters, so steep that no machine can master it. Head to the area Gamsleitenpisten for the most daring slopes.

If you are looking for family-friendly slopes that are more moderate, you should go to Sonne Lift or the children’s area of Edelweiss.

After ski in Obertauern

Obertauern really is most targeted at those who mainly come for skiing on their vacation, but of course you will find after ski places here too. Lürzer Alm is one of the truly classic places, a huge place with several dance floors and many concerts. The younger crowd hangs out at Monkey's Heaven.

You can also engage in many other sports such as hiking and bowling.

Hotels Obertauern

Obertauern is said to be one of the resorts in the Alps with the highest standard of hotels. As in many Austrian ski resorts, the majority of the hotels are small family-run establishments, but there are also larger hotels with all the amenities you could wish for.
Most hotels are centrally located with a ski out/ski in option.

Travelling to Obertauern

Book a flight to Salzburg and travel to your destination by bus, taxi or rental car. It takes about 1.5 hours. It is also possible to fly to Innsbruck, but the transfer time is considerably longer.

Frequently Asked Questions about Obertauern

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Rent ski equipment in Obertauern

We offer pre-booking of ski equipment in Obertauern in co-operation with ALPINRESORTS.com. When booking online you can save up to 50% compared with booking upon arrival.

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Ski schools in Obertauern

Do you want to improve your skiing or simply learn to ski or snowboard? Through our partner CheckYeti you will find 3 different classes and instructors in Obertauern who can help you with this, in addition with the possibility to get up to 15% discount on the normal price. Many of the classes also have free cancellation.

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Hotel & accommodation in Obertauern

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