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Gosau Ski Resort Guide

Gosau, Austria

Rated: 2/5 (from 5 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForIntermediates, Snowfall and Apres-Ski.
Total Piste Length56km
Highest Lift1,620m
Resort Height770m
 Nearest AirportsSalzburg and Linz
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The Austrian ski resort of Gosau is in the Austrian Alps at an altitude of 770m, with 56km of marked runs.


Gosau is part of the Dachstein West ski area with access to 299km of downhill skiing, with 97 marked pistes, served by a total of 81 ski lifts. In addition to the skiing in Gosau itself (56km of pisted ski runs), the appropriate ski Lift Pass will allow you to ski or snowboard in the other Dachstein West ski resorts of Abtenau, Annaberg im Lammertal, Katrin - Bad Ischl, Krippenstein, Obertraun/Dachstein and Rußbach.


Gosau offers good sking, particularly, for Intermediate skiers.


Gosau offers some good boarding and there is a Snow Park in Gosau.

Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Gosau is 5km long and the most difficult run is the 'Kanonenrohr'.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Gosau?

The next notable snow forecast is 3cm, expected on 1 December, with around 14cm forecast over the next 7 days.

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Snow Forecast by day for Gosau

Ski Area Stats

Gosau Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 1 7km
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Total Length
Cross Country
Total Length
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

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
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Altitudes & Slopes

Gosau Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift1,620m
Resort Altitude (Gosau)770m
Lowest Piste750m
Max Vertical870m

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Gosau
Intermediate Skiers

Ski Hire in Gosau

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Ski Lessons in Gosau

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To choose a Ski School, and book Group Ski Lessons or a Private Instructor, see Gosau Ski Schools and Gosau Ski Instructors.

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Location and Map

Where is Gosau?

This ski resort is in the Austrian Alps in Gmunden, Upper Austria.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Gosau is Salzburg, 60 minutes drive away.

Linz, Munich, Klagenfurt, Graz, Ljubljana and Innsbruck Airport 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

The 10 ski lifts are able to uplift 35,000 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 52km of ski runs, with 35 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Gosau open?

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

Usual opening is early December, and usual closing is Mid April.

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

Piste Map

Gosau Piste Map

Gosau Webcams

The Webcams in Gosau are not always up-to-date. Please check the date on the image to ensure you are seeing current snow conditions.