Originally just a mountain pass, Obertauern is the highest resort in the state of Salzburg and is now know as Austria’s snowiest winter sports destination averaging around 265cm of snow per season. That means perfect skiing conditions from the end of November till the beginning of May. Amidst the beautiful mountains of Salzburg of Salzburg, between an altitude of 1740 and 2526 metres, numerous lifts and slopes are suitable for all levels of skier.
BEGINNERS will find a paradise of skiing which is easy to navigate. It won’t be long before you’re cruising the whole circuit. There are some excellent gentle slopes around the Perner, Obung’s, Kirchbuhel and Edelweiss lifts. The Schaidberg chairlift also leads up to some easy high altitude slopes and longer blue runs.
Most of the slope circuit around Obertauern is ideal for INTERMEDIATES and its possible to do the whole thing on blues and reds. There are also long blues and gentle reds around the “1a” area for progressing intermediates. The lower runs tend to be easier so you can head higher for the next stage of difficulty.
There isn’t a huge amount of skiing for EXPERTS but what there is is a real challenge. Take the Gamsleiten 2 lift up to some particularly tricky runs, like 26a. There is also some great off-piste that’s not too extreme. Try tackling the Super 7 skiing to the seven highest points in Obertauern.
There are numerous mountain huts if skiers need a break during their exhaustive days skiing.
Total km of piste 100km
Longest run 5km- Zehnerkar Red run
Obertauern is easily accessible by both coach and air. Coach tours leave the UK on Friday, arrive Saturday and ski for either 5 or 6 nights before departing resort after evening meal on the last night and travelling back to the UK overnight. The journey time from Calais/Dunkirk is approximately 13 hours.
Groups travelling by air can use a variety of UK airports including Liverpool to Salzburg, Manchester and London to Munich or Vienna. Resort transfers range from 1.5 hours from Salzburg, just over 3 hours from Munich and just under 4 hours from Vienna.
Obertauern is a lively resort with a variety of activities available for evening entertainment. These include bowling, fitness and leisure centre, together with sleigh rides, tobogganing and floodlit skiing.
Groups can also use their coach (or hire one) to visit Zell am See for Ice Hockey matches, swimming in Altenmarkt and the city of Salzburg which is around an hour away.
I addition to the above there is a variety of shops, café’s and restaurants.[table “” not found /]