Obertauern’s slopes are easy to access. Ski bridges are readily available – so you needn’t unstrap your skis to cross a road – and the resort features 10 entry points and ski-in and ski-out destinations. The arrangement of lifts also means you can navigate all pistes clockwise or anti-clockwise in a circle, and you won’t wait long to reach the slopes either – the legendary Tauern Round comprises 26 cable cars and lifts. So if you’re longing for freedom, peace and exhilaration at high altitudes, you’ll find what you’re looking for in Obertauern.
The family-friendly resort has everything to make children’s hearts beat faster, too, from first ski runs and sledging tracks to open spaces for snowball fights. Little ones will also want to look out for Bobby the snow bunny
, Obertauern’s local mascot.
All ages will be thrilled to climb the frozen Johannes Waterfall, attempt ramps in a snow park and snowbike with Hermann Koch, a Guinness World Record holder. You can also enjoy the town’s two new photo points: a 360° viewing platform with a telescope on the 2,239m peak of Hundskogel, and the highest panoramic swing in Salzburg province, which will be inaugurated for the 2021-2022 season at Schaidberg, a picturesque chairlift. Photographers can also take selfies inside a #loveobertauern picture frame and snap a memorial to The Beatles’ outside The Edelweiss hotel, where the fab four once slept.
Once night falls, return to your accommodation. Whether you want a cosy lodge, a luxurious, sophisticated hotel or a chalet that’s been run by the same family for generations, you’ll find accommodation
to suit your needs as the resort has 150 places to stay.
Obertauern’s restaurants are as varied as its accommodation, serving up bowls of semolina dumpling soup and plates of Kaiserschmarrn as well as cups of cocoa or hunter’s tea, which you can drink by an open fire. Warming up is the perfect way to round off a snow day in Obertauern this winter.