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Abtenau Ski Resort Guide

Abtenau, Austria

Rated: 2/5 (from 6 ratings)

Abtenau Ski Area Highlights
Total Piste Length80km50 miles
Highest Lift1,200m3,937ft
Resort Height1,480m4,856ft
 Nearest AirportsSalzburg and Munich
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Abtenau's small local ski area on the low lying Karkogel is supplemented by the Dachstein West Ski Area, ten minutes away. The Karkogel does have two blacks and there's some off piste and a ski jump to enjoy!

Abtenau Summary

The Austrian ski resort of Abtenau is in the Austrian Alps at an altitude of 1,480m4,856ft, with 80km50 miles of marked runs.

Abtenau is part of the Dachstein West ski area with access to 245km152 miles of downhill skiing, with 97 marked pistes, served by a total of 61 ski lifts. In addition to the skiing in Abtenau itself (80km50 miles of pisted ski runs), the appropriate ski Lift Pass will allow you to ski or snowboard in the other Dachstein West ski resorts of Annaberg, Gosau, Katrin - Bad Ischl, Krippenstein, Obertraun/Dachstein and Rußbach.

The skiing is at relatively low altitude, so snow cover can be variable.

Skiing in Abtenau

There is skiing to suit a range of abilities.

Snowboarding in Abtenau

Abtenau offers some good boarding.

Abtenau Snow Forecast

When will it snow in Abtenau?

The next notable snow forecast for Abtenau is 21cm8in, expected on 25 September.

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Ski Area Stats

Abtenau Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats for Abtenau
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
 6 9km6 miles
Total Length
80km50 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
70km43 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Dachstein West Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats for Dachstein West
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
Total Length
245km152 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Abtenau Altitudes

Abtenau Ski Area Height

Max Vertical and Resort Altitude for Abtenau
Resort Altitude (Abtenau)1,480m4,856ft
Highest Lift1,200m3,937ft
Lowest Piste710m2,329ft
Max Vertical770m2,526ft

Abtenau Rated

Ratings for Abtenau
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Location and Map

Where is Abtenau?

Abtenau is in the Austrian Alps in Austria.

Map of Abtenau

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How to get to Abtenau

 By Air

The nearest airports to Abtenau are Salzburg, Munich and Linz. There are seven airports within three hours drive. Salzburg is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.


Ski Lift Capacity

The seven ski lifts of Abtenau are able to uplift 5,362 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Abtenau is able to make snow, on 1km1 miles of ski runs, with 16 snow cannons.

Abtenau Season Dates

When is Abtenau open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates for Abtenau.

NOTE:- Lift and Piste openings are always subject to Snow Conditions in Abtenau.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Abtenau, but they may include any or all of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.

Visit the Abtenau Tourist Office for the latest.

Abtenau Webcams

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