Landhaus Osborne and Obertraun are the perfect bases for exploring this area of outstanding natural beauty characterised by the Dachstein mountain range. The region provides a real adventure for downhill and cross country skiers and snowboarders of all abilities. For those who prefer more gentle snow shoe hiking, Obertraun has plenty to offer.
In total, our local ski areas offer well over 200 kms of perfectly groomed snow-sure pistes which are suitable for all abilities - from young learners right up to expert freeriders. Resorts such as Krippenstein Freeride Arena, Dachstein West, Loser, Tauplitz and many more are either in our village or a short drive away. More information on the nearby resorts can be found below.
Never heard of the ski resorts of Krippenstein and Dachstein West? That is because they are one of Austria's the best kept secrets.
The Krippenstein Freeride Arena (Altitude 2,100 metres), which is only a 3 minute drive from Landhaus Osborne, is a magnet for those who enjoy winter sports in unspoilt natural surroundings and is accessible via the recently modernised Dachsteinbahn cable car system. Suitable for young learners right up to expert freeriders - including a 11km run with a 1,500m altitude difference from the summit down to the valley. Otherwise you can try out some off-piste skiing in the 18 square kilometre Freeride Arena. Our younger guests will have hours of fun at the recently established "Krippi-Park".
Down in the valley there is a wonderful 14 km long cross- country ski trail which passes through the "Koppenwinkel", a Nature Preservation Area renowned for its beauty. Skating is now possible on the trail too, thanks to modern technology.
For families, beginners and intermediates, then the nearby area of Dachstein West is the place to head for and is Upper Austria's largest skiing region. This is a family-friendly and down-to-earth, guaranteed snow and variety, modern and affordable: The Dachstein West skiing region has a special kind of charm. The aim here is not to be bigger, brighter and faster, but to be authentic and genuine. In the orchestra of alpine ski resorts, Dachstein West stands out as a voice of its own. And the Dachstein West ski association means that the region has now grown to include not only the core resorts of Gosau, Russbach and Annaberg but also another seven ski resorts, all of which can be accessed with ski passes with a duration of 1.5 days or longer.
Within easy reach by car are over 200 kms of runs within the following resorts...
Krippenstein (2 mins by car) - The Krippenstein Freeride Arena (2100 metres) is a magnet for those who enjoy winter sports in unspoilt natural surroundings and is accessible via the recently modernised Dachsteinbahn cable car system. There are 11 km of prepared ski runs from the summit down to the valley; otherwise you can try out some off-piste skiing. Our younger guests will have hours of fun at the recently established "Krippi-Park".
Tel: +43 (0) 50 140
Dachstein West (142 km prepared runs - 20 minutes by car) The Dachstein West ski region cannot fail to impress: new fun pistes, delicious treats served by friendly Alpine hosts, a beautiful mountain panorama and 142 km of perfectly prepared white pistes.
Tel: +43 (0) 50 140
Loser (29 km prepared run - 20 minutes by car) Whether you prefer skiing, snowboarding or freeriding, in the Loser Nature Resort you'll find modern 6-seater chair lifts that transport you up to the ski area quickly and comfortably. The certainty of snow cover on the Loser is legendary, and their newest snowmaking installations guarantee you skiing fun until spring.
Tel: +43 (0)3622 71315
The Ski bus is free and included in the tourist tax and your ski pass. The bus stops at the train station, which is about 20 minutes walk.
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Dachstein Sport Janu Ges.m.b.H
5524 Annaberg 188
Skischule Obertraun / Skiguides Krippenstein
+43 (0)6135 6058
Mobil: +43 (0)664 34414 86
Head of the ski school: Rudolf Stricker
A-4824 Gosau 701
Ski & Snowboardschule
Skischulleiter: Norbert Höll
Schattau 25, A-5442 Russbach
Tel: +43 (0)676 84 88 22 881
Skiing - Cross Country:
There are 14km of Cross Country tracks here in Obertraun, which are 95% flat. They start almost from our front door. Other areas are in Gosau (about 15 minutes drive), Mitterndorf, Tauplitz, Postalm.
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