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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 8 ski areas, including Abtenau, Annaberg and Gosau.


The ski area includes 8 Ski Resorts with a combined total of 299km186 miles of downhill skiing, with 97 marked pistes, served by a total of 81 ski lifts. The appropriate Lift Pass allows you to ski or snowboard in any of the ski areas of Abtenau, Annaberg, Annaberg im Lammertal, Gosau, Katrin - Bad Ischl, Krippenstein, Obertraun/Dachstein and Rußbach.

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


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


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 1cm-, expected on 6 December, with around 26cm10in forecast over the next 7 days.

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Snow Forecast by day for Dachstein West

Ski Area Stats

Dachstein West Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
Total Length
299km186 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


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

Ski Hire in Dachstein West

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Ski Lessons in Dachstein West

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Location and Map

Where is Dachstein West?

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


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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.


Ski Lift Capacity

There are 81 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
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