Altaussee is a great ski area with wonderful views of the Dachstein mountain. Good variety of runs mainly for intermediate skiers. A bit smaller than Dachstein West but the top area has some wonderful snow-sure ski runs and it almost feels like you are skiing off-piste.
Good for families with a well run ski school and great food. We stayed in Bad Goisern which is about 20 mins away but there is easy access to this area and Dachstein West at Gosau/Russbach.
Altausee is a quiet, but friendly resort - mainly local skiers. Queues are small but probably due to the lack of serious skiing to be had. A great place to visit if you are a beginner or have only skied blue runs. The view from the top of Loser is inspiring. The black run at the top is short but thrilling if you ski down without stopping.