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Resort 8.2
Ski area 8.7

Ski area Dachstein West

Information about the ski area
Highest point: 2,100 m Gondola lift: 11
Lowest point: 780 m Pistes in total: 131 km
Altitude ski resort: 476 m
44 km
Lifts in total: 57
80 km
Tow lifts: 35
7 km
Chair lifts: 11 Ski routes: 40 km

Ski area Dachstein West

With the lift pass "Dachstein West" you have access to a total of 131 km of piste. 44 lifts provide easy access to the desired pistes. Enjoy unforgettable hours on well prepared slopes in the ski areas in Gosau, Russbach and Annaberg as well as the Freesports Arena Dachstein Krippenstein and the additional areas Feuerkogel, Karkogel, St. Martin, Lungötz as well as Dürrnberg, which are connected to one another via a free ski bus.

Especially beginners and pleasure skiers will feel right here, but also the pros can enjoy a great offer of diverse pistes. Fun is guaranteed on the "Gaudi"-pistes: slalom runs with time tracker, snowcross areas, wave runs and mogul pistes. And for whomever this isn't enough fun yet, can get their kick when night skiing at the Ötscherlift. Beginners will find wide and well prepared pistes for practising their first moves and gain more security.

Families with children have long realised that this ski region is ideal for their requirements. Many offers for the little ones, such as ski kindergarten and ski camps provide great entertainment. Sparrow's nest, bear camp, "Brumsiland" and magic carpets will keep the children entertained!

Skiers and snowboarder alike can run riot in the different fun parks. The Snowpark Dachstein West in the Russbach area is the largest and most diverse, offering jumps, rails and tables. Freeriders really get their money's worth in the Freesports-Arena Krippenstein, one of the hot spots of the freeriding scene.

The panorama ski circuit "Panoronda" with a total of 44 km of piste is a diverse experience on perfectly prepared and signposted pistes. Cosy huts and sun terraces are available for breaks and especially for enjoying the magnificent panorama view.

Want to share you holiday experiences with your friends and family? No problem! 13 Wi-Fi hotspots are spread about the Dachstein-West ski region, in the fun park, on the huts and at the lift stations. Upload your photos and keep your friends up to date.
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Night skiing Golling

Skiing until night-time is also part of the deal in the Dachstein West ski area. On the valley side of Gosau, and thus easily reachable from Golling, there is a small night ski area. Once a week you can still have fun on skis after the official opening hours. Nearby Ötscherlift, a section of approx. 1 km is illuminated for night skiing every Friday. Like this, the bottom part of the valley run is turned into a night ski piste. The red slope is an appropriate challenge even for experienced skiers. The beginner's piste at Brumsiland nearby the Hornspitzbahn lift's valley station also benefits from the floodlights and is also available for night skiing. The extended operation times are valid for both pistes from 18:30 - 20:30. The Hornspitz umbrella bar is a good place to end your day after the night skiing fun.

Après ski Golling

After a great day on the piste in Golling, you have the possibility to take part in various activities or just relax. There are cosy restaurants, guest houses, and cafés, where you can indulge in traditional specialities or international cuisine. Those who would like to continue on after supper, can explore the various bars and the disco.

Furthermore, snow lovers can also enjoy a ride on the nature tobogganing run or go on either a hike or snow shoe hike through the wonderful winter landscape. The more romantic variety is a horse drawn sleigh ride through the snow-covered Bluntau valley.

Those interested in history, can learn more about traditional trades - e.g. hand-weaving or Austria's only private paper factory. A visit to close-by Salzburg, the city of Mozart, is definitely worth while, as well as a trip to the "Salzwelten Hallein", where the whole family can gather interesting impressions. Especially the little ones will be thrilled by the amusing underground slides.

Guests who are looking to relax, can visit the "Aqua Salza" oasis in the resort with sauna, beauty, and spa area, as well as an indoor pool with a children's area.

Snowpark: Snowpark Dachstein West Golling

The ski region "Dachstein West" has a total of four different fun parks ready and waiting for every freestyler to get their money's worth!

Those looking for the ultimate risk factor should take a look at the Snowpark Dachstein West: obstacles such as the 7 m long curved box and various medium kickers, a jib box, a pro kicker with 10 m table and a wallride provide the ultimate adrenaline kick. Does all this seems too daring to you? No problem, as the beginner elements allow even newcomers to defy gravity too. Professional shapers guarantee first-class shred sessions. With the free WLAN hotspot, you can also share your new achievements right away.

If you want to practice away from freestyle aces first, you can find three other places to head to in the ski area: the "Ötscher Kids Park" in Gosau, the "youngsters freestyle park" in Annaberg and the "Rookie Park" in Russbach. Small waves, steep turns, jumps, boxes and rails are ideal for practising.

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Expert rating report Dachstein West

The rating report Dachstein West comprises the main groups "Top rating categories", "Categories for special interests" and "Further rating categories" which all influence the overall result with their own count.

Overall rating

(4 out of 5 stars)

Top rating categories
These ratings count double for the result.

Lifts & cable cars
Reliability for snow

Rating categories for special interests

Families & children
Experts & freeriders
Snow parks
Cross-country facilities & trails

Further rating categories

Après ski
Orientation (piste maps, info boards & sign posting)
Mountain restaurants, huts & gastronomy
Getting there & parking facilities

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