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Obertauern Ski Resort Guide

Obertauern Ski Resort Guide

It's not Barnsley., Obertauern photo


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Obertauern, missed the top photo


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Obertauern North photo


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Latest Snow Report

Issued: 31 Oct

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  • Off-piste: -

Today’s Weather (1995 m)

10 N10
5 °C F-Level
5 NNE5
5 °C F-Level
5 E5
7 °C F-Level

Obertauern in Austria (in the Salzburg region) is a large resort with 28 lifts (16 chair lifts, 11 surface lifts) that offers skiers an impressive 711 metres (2333 feet) of vertical descent. Obertauern has 1174 acres of terrain over 63 pistes with a total length of 95 kilometers (59 miles). Obertauern is best suited to intermediate skiers and snowboarders but there is some terrain for beginners and advanced skiers. There are 26 kilometers (16 miles) of cross country ski trails at Obertauern. For snowboarders, there is a terrain park and a half pipe. A small proportion of the pistes at Obertauern are covered by snowmaking. The closest airport is at Salzburg but the transfer time is 1.5 hours. The nearest train station to Obertauern is at Radstadt. There is accommodation located close to the pistes but we would welcome additional information about any hotels or chalets in Obertauern.

Resorts close to Obertauern include: Karneralm-Schönfeld (8 km), Ramsau am Dachstein (Rittisberg) (8 km), Forstau/Fageralm (14 km), Hochwurzen (15 km), Reiteralm (15 km),

Obertauern Location Maps

Obertauern Location Map

All Obertauern Resort Stats

Piste info

  • Trails (Pistes): 63
  • Beginner: 40%
  • Intermediate: 50%
  • Advanced: 10%
  • Cross-country: 26 km
  • Snowmaking: 10%
  • Acres of ski: 1174
  • Terrain Parks: 1
  • Halfpipes: 1


  • Restaurants: 32
  • Bars: 30
  • Slopeside accommodation: Y

Mountain info

  • Vertical Drop: 710 m


  • Draglifts: 9
  • Chairlifts: 16
  • Gondolas / Cable Cars: 1
  • Toplift: m


NEW! Announcements & News from the Obertauern ski resort manager

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  • Season closes: 4 May 2014

Powder Snow Weeks - 11.01.2014 - 01.02.2014

CSA Winterfest - 18.02.2014

Sun & Fun Weeks - 22.03.2014 - 12.04.2014

Bobby´s Snow Adventure - 22.03.2014 - 29.03.2014

Tauern Skiingday - 22.03.2014

Intersport Alpenglühen - 23.03.2014 - 29.03.2014

The SPOTIVAL - 26.03.2014 - 30.03.2014

Sun & Fun Weeks - 19.04.2014 - 04.05.2014

Bobby´s Snow Adventure - 19.04.2014 - 26.04.2014

Gamsleiten Criterion 2014 - 24.04.2014 - 27.04.2014

Tauern Skiingday - 26.04.2014

More information at www.obertauern.com

Information supplied 26 Jan 2014

Visitor Reviews of Obertauern

Brian Miller from United Kingdom writes:

Obertauern! What a great choice ski resort. I searched about 20 other places in Austria (other high on the list were Ischgl and Obergurgl) and this place has it all. Access to the slopes and the hotels is easy. High altitude ski village to give you that joy of staying in the snow without the dreaded bus trips at the end of the day. The height gives great guarantee of snow. 4 - 8 meters in January for us. Awesome. The hotels are all close to the slopes with a short walk to one of the many access lifts. We actually skied right to the most excellent Petersbuhel hotel door. There was an abundance of snow when we were there in Jan 2012. At least ski down to the next row of buildings and a 5 minute walk to the doors of most hotels. The resort pistes rise either side of a central strip road and is set up for a brilliant circuit in either direction. I ski red/black and was happy with the variety and setup. The slopes scenery is nice some trees lined runs lower. The town has retained a slight village atmosphere with some fun and funky places to apres ski. There are plenty of bars and taverns and restaurants on the slopes to stop in for a break. The Edelweiss bar on the slopes is a real treat at the end of your day - and a 400 meter run down an easy slope into the village after. Oh, nearly forgot what we didn't have... we did not have any lift queues, even on the sunny days, awesome. All in all this resort offered a very good mix of convenience, snow quality, low quantity of drag lifts, fun, scenery. Go for it.

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City Forecasts
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city forecasts
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Surf Breaks
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surf forecast
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Resorts and Mountain Peaks Surrounding Obertauern

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Mountain Peaks
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