The Dachstein West ski area in the Salzkammergut area of the Austrian Alps covers the three main linked resorts of Annaberg, Gosau and Russbach and also includes the smaller resorts of Feuerkogel, Loser, Karkogel, St. Martin, Lungotz and Dachstein Krippenstein for a total of 142km of runs from 700m to 2100m. Salzburg airport is only 1 hour from the resorts which makes the area ideal for a short ski holiday.
The predominately red slopes mean the area is a paradise for intermediate skiers, with lots of wide red slopes and some gentle wave runs. Beginners are nonetheless able to progress to some of the easier slopes on the mountain, while the practice slopes are lower down in the valley. More advanced skiers will enjoy the fun slopes throughout the ski area, including mogul fields, slopes with wave runs and a timed run, while snowboarders and freestyle skiers will love the huge snowpark which offers jumps, kickers and rails for all levels. Children are well catered for too, with kids clubs for younger children who are not ready to ski and some fun ski areas for those who are just starting out, this is a great place for them to learn.
The area also offers extensive cross country skiing and night skiing.
FREE SKI BUS - There are free shuttle buses from Bad Ischl, Bad Goisern, Hallstatt, Obertraun, Golling, Abtenau, St Martin and Lungotz to Gosau, Russbach and Annaberg.
There are some fun umbrella bars dotted around the slopes of the main ski areas and by the main lifts when heading down on your last run, however in terms of nightlife the villages around the area are quite quiet. A visit to the pretty nearby spa town of Bad Ischl and the Salzkammergut Thermal Spa is worthwhile.
Ski Holiday in Dachstein West with Ski Pack
A great value ski holiday in the Salzkammergut area, Austria. This short ski holiday includes 3 star hotel accommodation with half board, ski pass and ski hire. Offering 142km of runs, the Dachstein West ski area is a haven for families and intermediate skiers. Conveniently close to the airport it is a great place for a quick ski getaway, you may even be able to squeeze in a visit to beautiful Salzburg while you are therePDF Download: Dachstein West Ski Area
- Speed enthusiasts can try the timed Jagashuss run or the Marcel Hirscher race track in Annaberg and find out your best time
- Freestyle skiers and boarders will love the large, well maintained Dachstein West snowpark
- Children will love learning to ski in the Brumsiland and Barencamp kids parks
- Accommodation at a 3* Hotel in the Salzkammergut area
- Half Board basis
- Ski Pass for Dachstein-West Ski Area for every full day in resort (e.g. 4 nights, 3 day pass)
- Ski Rental for every full day in resort (e.g. 4 nights, 3 days hire)
- Free Skibus in the ski area Dachstein West
- Local taxes
- Meals & beverages - unless otherwise specified above
- Everything not specified above
3* Hotel in Dachstein West
You will be allocated a comfortable 3* Hotel in one of the villages in the Dachstein West ski area: Annaberg, Gosau, St.Martin/Lungotz, Abtenau, Russbach, Bad Goisern, Postalm, St Wolfgang, Strobl, Abersee, Ebensee or Bad Ischl.
All hotels are of a similar standard. All rooms will have en-suite facilities with Satellite TV. Your package includes breakfast and 3 course evening meal.
You will be provided details of your hotel a couple of weeks before arrival. If there is a particular resort you would like to stay in, please advise customer service and we will try our best to find a hotel in that resort.
Nearest Airport: Salzburg (approx. 50mins)
Other airports: Munich, Vienna
Driving directions can be provided when the hotel address is confirmed.
By Public Transport
There are ski shuttle services between Salzburg and Dachstein West in the winter, but these are really for day skiers rather than tourist transfers, the best way is by hire car or private transfer.
By Private Transfer
Taxi available outside airport. Private transfer available on request after main booking.
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