Obertauern Ski Resort

If you're looking for incredible snow reliability, well groomed slopes and a lively resort village, Obertauern ticks all your boxes.

An impressive lift system, featuring slick gondolas, world-first chondola lifts and several fast chairs with heated seats serves an impressive 100km of varied slopes, all of which are located between a snowsure altitude of 1600-2300m. Snowmaking further adds to the snow reliability, making this a great early or late season choice. Much of the terrain is suited to beginners and intermediates, and unless there's fresh snow there is little to attract experts – only 4% of the resort's runs are marked black.

Most of the accommodation is located right at the foot of the lifts, offering up ski-in-ski-out options that make this a great family-friendly option. There's a lively après scene at the end of the ski day and the resort is known for having a great selection of mountain restaurants. Off the slopes there's some good cross country trails and a number of prepared winter walking trails. Access from Salzburg is quick and easy, with the drive taking around 75 minutes.

Resort website: www.obertauern.com

Pros

Excellent snow record, one of the best in the Alps

Lots of ski-in-ski-out accommodation

Very impressive lift system with lots of recent investment

Cons

Limited vertical and most runs quite short

Few places to escape to in bad weather

Pass road runs directly through the village centre

Getting there

  • Munich airport: 3 hours
  • Salzburg airport: 1.5 hours
  • Radstadt train station: 30 minutes

Good For

Ability
  • Advanced
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
On Slope
  • Fast Lifts
  • No Queues
  • Snow Reliability

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