Off to winter sports in Upper Austria's largest ski resort

Winter vacation in Gosau at the Dachstein

When winter sets in on the mountains around Gosau, then one of the most beautiful and popular holiday seasons begins. Slowly the summits turn white, the wildly rugged Gosaukamm surrounds itself with its snowy gown and the already impressive Dachstein glacier sends icy greetings to the valley. Now it's time to bring out your skis and boards for all kinds of winter sports on the perfectly groomed slopes and cross-country trails of the Dachstein West ski area.


Dachstein West - located in the southern part of the geographical triangle between Linz, Salzburg, and Dachstein - is Upper Austria's largest ski resort. It can be reached by car from the airports of Salzburg in one hour, from Linz in two hours and from Vienna in three hours. The scenery is shaped by the mountain massif of the Gosaukammm providing a touch of impressive Dolomite flair in the middle of Salzkammergut.
Dachstein West is a real insider tip - it’s recently developed into a top-class skiing destination. Impressive mountain panoramas, perfectly groomed pistes, top snow reliability, comfortable ascents, and ticket prices that delight await you.


The Dachstein Card Association offers you a winter sports paradise with 160 km of immaculate pistes, 50 km of classic cross-country skiing trails and 15 km of skating surfaces. Highly recommended is the signposted and connected Panoronda skiing tour - with a total length of 44 km.
And the enjoyment doesn’t end with winter sports: the rustic ski huts along the way with their culinary specialities and alpine flair are also true pleasure stations. Last but not least, the breathtaking views of the imposing mountains alongside the Dachstein Glacier and the Gosaukamm are a top visual spectacle and a real highlight of any trip. The Gaudipisten fun parks for freestylers and the snow park Dachstein West, for more serious enthusiasts, also offer great variety.
Want to know more about winter sports in Upper Austria's largest ski area? We know Dachstein West like the back of our hand and offer great tips for cross-country skiing at the foot of the Gosaukamm.
You can rent sports equipment directly in the hotel at our Checkpoint Sport Shop. HERE you can book guides, equipment and lift tickets.

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