Ski holidays in Obertauern

One of the best snow records in the Alps

The Romans who toiled over this high, wintry mountain pass could scarcely have imagined that one day people would actually come here for pleasure! Obertauern has one of the longest seasons in the Alps: winter lasts until early May. With high-altitude queue-free skiing, traditional Austrian après-ski and ski-in/ski-out hotels, Obertauern is a real treasure in the Salzburg ski region, deservedly gaining in popularity with British guests. With skiing from 1,740m to 2,526m and 100km of slopes served by 26 lifts, Obertauern has the best guarantee of snow in Salzburgerland. There’s a well-linked circuit, almost entirely above the treeline on both sides of the Tauern pass valley. You can ski back to most hotels. Shrouded by the spectacular peaks of the RadstädterTauern, the ski circus is suitable for all levels and great for mixed ability groups. Après-ski is lively at the many huts dotted around the mountain and even more so at the bottom of the slopes. With the addition of the nearby Mauterndorf ski area, a further 50km of piste and 9 more lifts are available to Obertauern lift pass holders, a free 20 minutes ski bus ride connects the two resorts.

Added value

Groups - Up to 1 in 6 go Free 

Early Booking Offers at selected hotels

Free Child Lift Pass up to 6yrs when 1 adult books the same duration

1 Free Child Skis & Boots when 2 adults pre-book skis & boots (5 Jan - 1 Feb & 9 Mar - 12 Apr)

Ski and Snowboard Information
Skiing levels
Cross country

Ski holidays in Obertauern for Beginners

The nursery slopes and the ski school are conveniently situated directly beside the village. The green circuit with 7 lifts including the main 'Zehnerkar' cable-car gives access to wonderful open slopes to help the beginner and second time skiers' confidence. 

Ski holidays in Obertauern for Intermediates

The red circuit with 9 lifts contains a vast amount of blue and red runs; the higher up you go, the harder the runs get. 

Ski holidays in Obertauern for Advanced skiers

There are numerous off-piste possibilities plus challenging black runs with moguls to satisfy the most demanding skier. 

Snowboarding holidays in Obertauern

Very popular with both beginners and dedicated riders.

Mountain facts
Area 150 km
Ski area Obertauern 100 km and Mauterndorf 50 km
Resort Altitude 1740m
Ski Alt. From 1740m
Ski Alt. To 2313m
Longest run 2 Km
Run Information

Obertauern Blue 61km, Red 35km, Black 4km
Mauterndorf Blue 26km, Red 17km, Black 7km

Lifts , Chairlifts 22 , Cable car 4 , Draglifts 9
Lift Ski LockersNo
Local Pass Lifts26
Whole Area Pass Lifts36
Night Skiing IncludedYes
Mountain Restaurants16
Snow Cannon Coverage86%
Night Skiing

Twice weekly.

Nursery SlopesVillage centre
Off-piste OptionsNo
Slope Direction,N,S
Snowpark Info

1 snow park

  • from£1556pp
  • 61 rooms

As one of the leading hotels in Obertauern, the small and exclusive Hotel Das Kohlmayr is conveniently located and offers first class service and comfort.

  • from£974pp
  • 87 rooms

Benefiting from an extensive leisure area and reputation for high class service and cuisine. Ideally situated in the heart of Obautauern, Hotel Steiner is a firm favourite with Inghams guests.

  • from£499pp
  • 100 rooms

The Marietta enjoys an excellent, sunny location close to the resort centre with doorstep skiing and superb facilities.

Things To Do
  • Sports centre with indoor tennis and squash
  • Snowshoeing
  • Sleigh rides
  • Tobogganing
  • Excursion to Salzburg
  • Natural ice-skating rink
  • Snow-kiting
  • Snow-biking
  • Ski and non-ski kindergarten from 3-6yrs available locally
  • Night sking (Free with lift pass)
  • Resort bus free with lift pass
  • Car hire available
Ski Extras

Pre-bookable Lift Passes, Ski Hire & Tuition

Save up to £60 per person

Book your lift pass with us and we’ll give you 50% off equipment hire or carriage. See our Ski Bundle page for details. 

Lift Passes W19/20 Days Season Adult  Senior 1955 
or earlier
Area Pass
Obertauern & Mauterndorf
6 L £206 £196 £154 £114
H £227 £216 £171 £114

H (22 Dec - 11 Jan, 02 Feb - 22 Mar, 13 Apr to the end of the season), L (All other dates) 

Equipment (6 days) Description Blue Red Black
Adult Skis  - £78 £112
Skis & boots - £125 £173
Snowboard & boots - £125 £173
Youth 10-14yrs† Skis & boots - £63 -
Snowboard & boots - £63 -
Child 3-9yrs Skis & boots - £45 -
Helmet - £23 -

†Snowboard & boots = 6-14yrs. Please see here for a description of hire categories.

TUITION Days Hours Adult Child (4-12yrs)†
3/6 10am-12pm & 1:30-3:30pm  £189/£235  £186/£231
Snowboard 3 10am-12pm  £172  £172*

*Child snowboard tuition 6years +; Please note, child and adult lunchtime break will be confirmed in the resort and might not be the same duration. Meeting point for adults to start/finish ski lessons might be different from one for children.

Prices and supplements are correct at time of publishing but may vary up or down; correct prices will be advised at the time of booking.

Useful Information

Resort Code: ATOT

Languages spoken: German/English

Time difference: GMT+1

Currency: EUR

Travel and Transportation

Flights depart Saturday

To Salzburg

From Gatwick



East Midlands

Leeds - Bradford


Transfer 1½ hrs by coach

Flight supplements may apply
Private transfers and Self-drive are available.

Car hire available: No

Evening resort bus service: No

Local bus services:

Parking available: No

Resort Ski bus available: No

Good to know

  • High altitude skiing & guaranteed snow
  • One of the longest ski seasons in Austria
  • Short transfers from Salzburg airport
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