Obertauern, Austria

Austria's ski capital with guaranteed snow from November until May


Experience a top skiing holiday in Austria!

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Obertauern is located in idyllic mountains with the highest pass in the state of Salzburg, only an hour's drive from the city of the same name. Ever since the Beatles shot part of their 1965 film 'Help' here and made the region famous throughout the world, Obertauern has been a very popular destination with fans of skiing and other winter sports.

At an elevation of between 1,740 and 2,526 metres above sea level, you'll find the thickest snow cover in Austria, with 100 km of pistes for both beginners and advanced skiers. On the Tauernrunde, the most spectacular ski circuit in the Alps, you can switch from one slope to another and return to the centre of the ski arena at any time to enjoy its great après-ski entertainment.

The skiing season is from November until May, and the area has something on offer for everyone. While your children have a great time in the kindergarten or in the Bibo Bär Family Ski Park, you can try new disciplines such as snowkiting and snowbiking. You'll also find a dozen ski schools for beginners, a snow park for freestylers and snowboarders, and marked hiking trails here.

All the services and facilities, ranging from the modern ski lifts to après ski locations and night clubs, are accessible on foot, which makes Obertauern the ideal destination for a great holiday in the mountains.

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  • Snow guaranteed from November until May

  • Scenic nature and magnificent mountain panoramas

  • 100 km of ski slopes of various difficulty levels

  • Tauernrunde – the most attractive alpine ski circuit

  • Top services and facilities for families, couples, beginners and advanced winter sport fans

  • Great après ski offer

  • Night life and first-class events

  • All facilities within walking distance – a car-free holiday

Kesselspitze Valamar Collection Hotel

Kesselspitze Valamar Collection Hotel

From 383,00 per room per night
Valamar Obertauern Hotel

Valamar Obertauern Hotel

From 287,00 per room per night

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By plane

If you're travelling by plane, the nearest airport is Salzburg, which is 90 km from Obertauern. For information about flights, please visit www.salzburg-airport.com. You can book your transfer from Salzburg Airport to the hotel at www.habersatter-reisen.com/ .

  • Salzburg Airport (SZG) Austria, 90 km from Obertauern

  • Klagenfurt Airport (KLU), Austria, 140 km from Obertauern

By train

The nearest railway station is Radstadt, which is 20 km from Obertauern. You can reach Obertauern from Radstadt by bus or taxi.

For more information about train connections and to see the timetable, visit www.oebb.at and www.bahn.com/en .

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