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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 Freeride Arena (11km run with 1,500m altitude difference, plus 30 kilometres of freeride variants - 2 minutes by car)

  • Dachstein West - Gosau, Russbach, Annaberg, Lungötz, Abtenau (152 km prepared runs - 15 minutes by car)

  • Loser (29 km prepared runs - 20 minutes by car)

  • Tauplitz (42 km prepared runs - 25 minutes by car)

  • Feuerkogel - Ebensee (12 kms prepared runs, 40 minutes by car)

  • plus many more....


Ski Areas:

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

Web: www.krippenstein.com


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

Web: www.loser.at


Ski Bus:

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.


Ski Hire:

Sportshop Feuerer KEG
Ski- und Rennservice
Fritz Feuerer
Seestraße 59
4831 Obertraun
Tel:+43 (0)6131 26760
Web: www.fischerski-shop.at

Map Ref: 2c


Dachstein Sport Janu Ges.m.b.H
Johannes Janu
Winkl 34

4831 Obertraun
Tel: +43 (0)6131 26776
Web: www.dachsteinsport.at


Ski- & Snowboards School Gosau | Ski hire
Mag. Nicole Neubacher| A-4824 Gosau 701
Tel: +43 (0)6136 20058
Web: www.skigosau.at

Check Point | Ski & Snowboard hire
Service, Skidepot | Talstation Hornbahn
Tel: +43 (0)6242 281

E-Mail: info@checkpointsport.com

Web: www.checkpointsport.com

Sport Russegger | Ski & Snowboard hire

5524 Annaberg 188
Tel: +43 (0)6463 8445

E-Mail: info@sport-russegger.at


Ski Schools:

Skischule Obertraun / Skiguides Krippenstein

Tel: +43 (0)6135 6058 or Mobil: +43 (0)664 34414 86
E-Mail: office@outdoor-leadership.com

Web: www.outdoor-leadership.com


SKI SNOW FUN Skischule Gosau

Head of the ski school: Rudolf Stricker

A-4824 Gosau 701
Tel: +43 (0)6136 8559
E-Mail: ski@skigosau.at

Web: www.skigosau.at

Zwieselalm (Gosau)
Skischule Dachstein

Talstation Panorama Jet
Gosau am Dachstein
Gosauseestraße 140
4824 Gosau
Tel: +43 (0)664 59 58 402
E-Mail: office@skischule-dachstein.com
Web: www.skischule-dachstein.com

Snow Sports Russbach with Kinderclub ‘Spatzennest’ where you can leave the kids (from 3 years) all day.

Ski & Snowboardschule

Skischulleiter: Norbert Höll

Schattau 25, A-5442 Russbach
Talstation Hornbahn

Tel: +43 (0)676 84 88 22 881
E-Mail: info@russbach.com

Web: www.russbach.com

Freeride Alpin

5524 Annaberg/Astauwinkl
Tel: +43 (0)650 405 86 66

E-Mail: info@freeride-alpin.at
Web: www.freeride-alpin.at


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.


Landhaus Osborne - Ebnerstegweg 148 - 4831 Obertraun - Austria | Tel: +43 681 103633 84 | Email: info@landhaus-osborne.at