Obertauern ski resort lies in the southeast of the state of Salzburg in the Radstädter Tauern mountains at heights of between 1,630 and 2,526 metres above sea level.
The ski area is quite rightly one of the most snow-assured in Austria. From mid November to the start of May the perfect snow and piste conditions set the hearts of winter sport enthusiasts racing.
26 comfortable lift facilities take you up to 2313 m altitude and around 100 of the best prepared kilometres of pistes provide a unique skiing pleasure.
Obertauern ski area
Skiing here has been well designed; the ski pass allows access to a modern interconnecting lift system where you can ski 100km of pistes in a natural circuit without the need of ski buses! This clever system allows you to always return to your original starting point, whichever direction you start off in. The slopes are also generally quiet especially outside peak weeks, perfect for beginners and families not wanting to waste valuable ski time in long lift queues.
When snow conditions are good there is some excellent off- piste to be found – hire a local guide for a safe introduction to the powder from someone who knows the area inside out.
For budding free-stylers, The Spot Snowpark is the place to be, with two sections and wide choice of rails, boxes and kickers.
Cross country skiers won’t be bored here with 20km of trails running through glorious snow covered countryside, suitable for all levels and expertly groomed for both classic and skating techniques.
Something everyone’s bound to enjoy is night skiing, usually taking place twice a week with floodlights illuminating a 1500m stretch at the Edelweissbahn lift.
The town itself is a mix of traditional chalet style buildings with more modern architecture thrown in. This actually works well and provides an upmarket feel to it.