Activities

Enjoy winter sports and have a great time in Austria's most entertaining ski resort!

Apart from having the thickest snow cover, Obertauern is also known for its great entertainment and après-ski options for all age groups, skiers and non-skiers, beginners and advanced sportspeople.

The area offers breathtaking views of the Alps and more than 100 kilometres of well-tended slopes on which even the legendary Beatles once skied. On the Tauernrunde, the most attractive ski circuit in the Alps, you can switch from one slope to another and return to the centre of the ski arena whenever you want.

SKI HOLIDAY

Ski Holidays

ENDLESS FUN ON THE SKI SLOPES

If you'd like to experience some new activities and sports, you can try hiking, cross-country skiing or snow-shoe hiking, and enjoy the calming whiteness of the idyllic Alpine nature. Snowboarding and freestyle fans will love the Obertauern Snow Park, while children will have a great time at the Bibo Bear Snow Park and Geisterbahn fairy-tale park.

View ski slopes and other amenities on the map!

The Valamar Obertauern Hotel has direct access to the ski slopes, which means you can go anywhere you want with your skis on. If you haven't got any skis, you can rent them, and if you don't know how to ski, ask at the reception for information about the ski schools in the area.

READY TO GO SKIING? HERE'S WHAT WE OFFER:
  • 100 km of ski slopes of various difficulty, plus 26 ski lifts (map)
  • night skiing – every Monday and Thursday
  • wide-ranging après-ski offer and evening entertainment (near the hotel)
  • skiing, freestyle, snowboarding, hiking, cross-country skiing, snow shoe hiking
  • ski school for families, beginners and advanced skiers
  • location close to gentle slopes and ski lifts suitable for children

SERVICES AND FACILITIES FOR SKIERS AT THE VALAMAR OBERTAUERN HOTEL

Located just a few steps from the ski slopes, the Valamar Obertauern Hotel gives you the opportunity to put your skis on as you leave the building and to return from the slopes more easily. The hotel has a ski storage for storing your skiing equipment. At the reception desk, you can buy your ski pass, obtain information about the ski resort and ski schools, and get a discount on equipment rental. A ski pass is your ticket to the Obertauern world of ski fun. You can buy a ski pass that suits your needs, whether it's for just two hours or two weeks.

Download the valid ski pass price list.

  • direct access to the ski slopes (ski in/ski-out)

  • ski storage

  • ski pass can be purchased at the reception desk

  • night skiing – every Monday and Thursday

  • ski school (additional charge)

  • ski equipment rental service (discount for hotel guests)

SKI SCHOOLS

Regardless of whether you're skiing for the first time or just want to improve your skiing technique with the help of experienced skiing and snowboarding instructors, you'll find reliable ski schools in Obertauern. Enrol on a beginner's course or choose the ski school for children, and you and your family can take your first steps on skis in a fun way. If you're interested in individual lessons, take a private instructor who will dedicate their time to you and take you to the best freeride areas in Obertauern or teach you snowboarding techniques.

  • group ski and snowboarding courses for children and adults of various levels

  • private lessons for beginners and advanced skiers and snowboarders

Courses are held in English, German, Dutch, Hungarian, Slovenian, Croatian or Russian, depending on the availability of instructors.

  • OBERTAUERN FRAU HOLLE SKI SCHOOL

  • Skiing courses for children – learn and have fun in the separate ‘Children’s Wonderland’ ski practice area with ski lift and magic carpet

  • Professional ski courses for adults – beginners and advanced skiers

  • Individual lessons with private ski instructors for children and adults

  • Snowboard courses for beginners and advanced / children and adults

  • Transfer service for hotel guests from the hotel and back

  • More info at luerzer.at

  • FREUDENHAUS SKI RENTAL OBERTAUERN

  • Top-quality winter sport equipment rental

  • Expert advice by our team

  • Ski brands: Atomic, Salomon, K2, Völkl

  • Ski boots: Atomic, Salomon, K2, Dalbello

  • More info at luerzer.at

WINTER SPORTS AND ACTIVITIES OFF THE SKI SLOPES

If you'd like to experience some winter activities off the beaten ski slopes, Obertauern offers a wide range of possibilities. Try cross-country skiing, sledging, winter hiking, snowbiking or snowkiting. Discover the joys of the biathlon, a popular combination of cross-country skiing and rifle shooting at the Gnadenlam plateau, located halfway between Obertauern and Untertauern. You can also try out some easier activities in the open air, such as a romantic sleigh ride or hiking along well-tended trails to spectacular Alpine views. Be sure to visit the Untertauern wild park that covers 11 hectares and gives you the possibility of encountering deer, mouflons and ponies.

  • SLEDGING

  • 6.5 km of illuminated sledging slopes

  • sledge rental

  • CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING

  • 5 cross-country ski tracks with a total length of 70 km

  • cross-country ski track maps

  • WINTER HIKING AND SNOW SHOE HIKING

  • marked hiking trails (100 km)

  • SNOWBIKING AND SNOWKITING

  • snowbiking school and guided tours

  • snowkiting school

  • OBERTAUERN SNOW PARK

  • snow fun park with 40 elements for beginners and experienced freestylers

  • OTHER ACTIVITIES

  • guided ski touring

  • sleigh rides

  • biathlon – combination of cross-country skiing and rifle shooting

ENTERTAINMENT AND NIGHTLIFE

After a day filled with activities such as skiing and ski tours, you can relax in the hotel' wine bar, which offers excellent wines and cocktails. If you'd like to try Obertauern's famous après-ski offer or vibrant nightlife, you'll find numerous cafés, pubs and clubs nearby for a break after skiing or for a great night out. The cosy après-ski huts with their authentic Alpine charm are a great option after skiing or as a warm-up for Obertauern's vibrant nightlife. The clubs and pubs are open until the early morning hours and are located just a short walk from the hotel. Besides great parties, Obertauern also offers numerous events and concerts in the open air.

ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMME IN THE VALAMAR OBERTAUERN HOTEL
  • sports and recreational programme: yoga, snow shoe hiking, ski touring

  • wine tasting

ENTERTAINMENT CLOSE TO THE VALAMAR OBERTAUERN HOTEL
  • restaurants and après-ski huts

  • bars, pubs and night clubs offering evening programmes

  • numerous events: open-air concerts, parties, the biggest and most entertaining treasure hunt in Austria

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