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Dachstein West

Dachstein West Ski Resort Guide

Dachstein West, Austria

Rated: 4/5 (from 4 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers, Intermediates, Beginners and Snowboarders!
Highest Lift2,100m6,890ft
Lowest Lift470m1,542ft
 Nearest AirportsSalzburg and Linz
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Dachstein West

The region of Dachstein West comprises the ski slopes of 7 ski areas, including Abtenau, Gosau and Rußbach.

Summary

The ski area includes 7 Ski Resorts with a combined total of 245km152 miles of downhill skiing, with 97 marked pistes, served by a total of 61 ski lifts. The appropriate Lift Pass allows you to ski or snowboard in any of the ski areas of Abtenau, Annaberg, Gosau, Katrin - Bad Ischl, Krippenstein, Obertraun/Dachstein and Rußbach.

With ski lifts as high as 2,100m6,890ft, snow cover is generally reliable.

Skiing

There are a variety of pistes to suit all levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert.

Snowboarding

Dachstein West is highly rated by Snowboarders and there are a variety of Snow and Terrain Parks.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Dachstein West?

The next notable snow forecast is 2cm1in, expected on 3 December, with around 32cm13in forecast over the next 7 days.

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Ski Area Stats

Dachstein West Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 8 
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
55
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
31
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
 3 
Downhill
Total Length
245km152 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
61

Altitudes

Dachstein West Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift2,100m6,890ft
Lowest Piste470m1,542ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Dachstein West
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers
Beginners
Snowboarding

Location and Map

Where is Dachstein West?

This ski resort is in the Austrian Alps in Spital am Pyhrn, Kirchdorf an der Krems.

Map

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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Dachstein West is Salzburg, 45 minutes drive away.

Vienna, Munich, Linz, Klagenfurt, Ljubljana, Innsbruck Airport, Bratislava, Graz, Brno and Trieste airports are all within three hours drive.

Salzburg is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.

Infrastructure

Ski Lift Capacity

There are 61 ski lifts.

Season Dates

When is Dachstein West open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

Piste Map

Dachstein West Piste Map
Dachstein West

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Dachstein West, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

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

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Dachstein West Tourist Office for the latest.

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