Snow-sure and safe at a high altitudeThe Obertauern ski area sits like a saddle on the Radstadt Tauern Pass between the villages of Untertauern im Pongau and Tweng im Lungau, between the Enns and Murtal valleys. This is accompanied by an impressive location of the village, with its centre at an average of 1740m above sea level. From here, the slopes reach up to over 2,500m above sea level—a unique and very snow reliable ski area. From late November to early May, the snow conditions are usually perfect here. Thus, Obertauern offers a ski season of roughly 160 days!
The excellent facilities for kids make this ski area ideal for families with (small) children.
This area is a bit smaller scale making it ideal for families, seniors and beginners.
You can not only ski but also enjoy cross-country skiing, tobogganing, winter hiking and much more!
Heights ski resort
Slopes (total 100 km)
The Obertauern ski area, one of the most renowned in the province of Salzburg, has slopes with a total length of 100km. These are mainly blue and red slopes. 26 modern lifts with a capacity of over 45,000 people per hour transport skiers to the best areas with a unique view. Many hours of sunshine complete the winter fun perfectly.
This ski area is ideal for beginners, but even experienced skiers can have their fun here. There is a black run with a length of about 4km and some lively ski routes and off-slope opportunities. For the freestyle fans, there is the snow park 'The Spot'. In this park, there are both easy lines and medium lines.
Winter sports enthusiasts can even use the slopes in the evening. The Edelweissbahn is illuminated every Monday and Thursday and is open between 19:00 and 22:00. When finished, it's time for après-ski. In Obertauern, most of the restaurants are located close to one other on the "mile".
The Obertauern ski area in numbers
- 100km of slopes
- 26 lifts
- 160 days ski season
- 42 cabins and mountain restaurants
- Fun parks
What Obertauern offers skiersFamilies, beginners and returnees can enjoy the many easy slopes; in Obertauern, there are the most beautiful hills in the Alps. Even experienced skiers can get their money’s worth here and find interesting and challenging steep slopes.
Ski SchoolsIn Obertauern there are several ski and snowboard schools. The ski and snowboard instructors of the various ski schools can teach you privately or in small groups so that you can learn the technique perfectly. You can choose between a one-week course or just a few days while enjoying great downhill, touring or deep snow descents while improving your technique.
Lifts and Slopes100km of slopes | 61% are blue slopes | 35% red slopes | 4% black slopes | 26 lifts | 1 gondola/cabin lift | 18 chairlifts | 1 combination cab/chairlift | 6 surface lifts
Ski PassThe Obertauern ski pass is used in the Obertauern ski area. This ski pass is also available in the Grosseck-Speiereck ski area! You can also use the LUNGO ski pass. With this pass, you can ski as many as 300km of slopes in four different ski areas: Obertauern, Katschberg/Aineck, Grosseck/Speiereck and Fanningberg.
The modern, hands-free system ensures that you can keep your ski pass in your jacket as you pass through the barrier. You pay a deposit of 2 euros, which you get back when you return the card.
Ski BusWith a valid ski pass, you can use the ski buses, which run between the ski regions and run every hour, free of charge.
More Winter Activities
SnowboardingThe snow park “The Spot” in Obertauern is popular with snowboarders and freestylers. The park is easily accessible by chairlift at Kehrkopf. The fun park is fun for both beginners and advanced freestylers and has as many as 40 different elements on 3 different slopes and a total length of 3km. There is also a powder kicker zone and a freeride route.
Cross-Country SkiingThe Obertauern ski area has 5 very well-groomed cross-country trails with a total length of 70km. Both classic cross-country skiing and skating are possible.
TobogganingIn Obertauern, there are two different toboggan runs with a total length of 6.5km. The Gnadenalm toboggan run is open and illuminated in the evening, perfect for skiers who do not want to lose a second of the day and still have reserves in the evening. This toboggan run is only 4km from Obertauern. A ski-doo toboggan taxi (motorized snowmobile) takes participants to the start of the toboggan run.
The toboggan run at the Südweinerhütte is 5km long and runs right in front of this hut.
SnowbikingWould you like to try something new? Then snowbiking is just the thing for you. It is the ideal sport for active people who are struggling with knee problems—this sport does not strain your knees and joints. Do you ride a motorcycle or bike regularly? Then you will quickly dash off the slopes with the snowbike! The ski school Koch in Obertauern offers group courses and organizes snowbike tours accompanied by a guide.
SnowkitingA 'new' sport that you can practice in winter is snowkiting. Just as with kite surfing, you float on your snowboard or your skis with a big kite over the mountains. The Obertauern Snowkite School organizes several courses of different levels of difficulty to help you learn snowkiting.
Après-SkiIn Obertauern, you are already at the top—you don’t need a valley to have fun. The compact location along the main road offers one stop-off after another; well-kept gastronomy, as well as bars and clubs. Further up it gets calmer but no less sociable. There are dozens of huts, snow bars, discos and parties to discover. Practice the stop-off moment!
Even More Winter FunObertauern has interesting indoor sports to offer in its huge sports centre, including football. In addition, you have fitness, bowling, billiards, tennis or basketball to choose from. There is also a busy skating rink in the village.
If you want to stay in the fresh air, you have the choice between ice climbing, Segway tours, Airborden or Fatbike driving. Less adrenalin and more emotional balance can be experienced at Bergyoga.