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Obertauern Ski Resort Guide

Obertauern, Austria

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForBeginners, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Total Piste Length100km
Highest Lift2,350m
Resort Height1,740m
 Nearest AirportsSalzburg and Klagenfurt
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The Austrian ski resort of Obertauern is in the Austrian Alps at an altitude of 1,740m, with 100km of marked runs.


Obertauern has direct access to 100km of downhill skiing, with 66 marked pistes, served by a total of 26 ski lifts.

The ski resort itself is at 1,740m, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible. With ski lifts as high as 2,350m, snow cover is generally reliable.


Obertauern offers good sking, particularly, for Intermediate and Beginner skiers.


Obertauern is highly rated by Snowboarders and there are a variety of Snow and Terrain Parks in Obertauern.

Notable Ski Runs

The most difficult run is the 'Gamsleiten 2'.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Obertauern?

The next notable snow forecast is 4cm, expected on 1 November, with around 7cm forecast over the next 7 days.

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Snow this week

Snow Forecast by day for Obertauern

Ski Area Stats

Obertauern Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 4 4km
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Total Length
Cross Country
Total Length
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Obertauern Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift2,350m
Resort Altitude (Obertauern)1,740m
Lowest Piste1,640m
Max Vertical710m

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Obertauern
Intermediate Skiers

Ski Hire in Obertauern

Ski Hire Shops in Obertauern.

For more information, see our page about Obertauern Ski Hire.

Location and Map

Where is Obertauern?

This ski resort is in the Austrian Alps in Untertauern, St. Johann im Pongau.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Obertauern is Salzburg, 70 minutes drive away.

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


Ski Lift Capacity

The 26 ski lifts are able to uplift 42,980 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 80km of ski runs, with 120 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Obertauern open?

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

Usual opening is mid November, and usual closing is Early May.

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

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Obertauern, 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 Obertauern Tourist Office for the latest.

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