Hotel Kesselspitze

  • Austria, Obertauern

  • 4.5

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Offering luxury service, on-the-piste location, and gourmet dining, the Hotel Kesselspitze is an unforgettable choice for an Austrian getaway.

Ski in, ski out

You couldn't be closer to the piste as the Hotel has a ski in, ski out location with direct access to the slopes.

The beginner area is a snowball's throw from the Hotel's doorstep, and more experienced skiers can access the entire Obertauern ski area from the nearby Achenrain and Schaidberg lifts.

The hotel runs a free shuttle service to the centre of Obertauern so you can explore the resort just as easily as the slopes.

Gourmet dining

Whether you're craving traditional Austrian cuisine or international flavours, the menu has something to please every palate. The talented chefs use fresh, locally sourced ingredients in all their dishes. Three times a week the fondue room is open, offering a variety of unique entrees and several fondue cooking styles, payable locally.


After a day on the slopes there is plenty to keep you busy, including a 200m² spa area with 80m² indoor fresh water pool, Finnish and bio sauna, aroma steam bath, and salt cave. Try out the hot whirlpool under open skies for something extra special.

Families can take advantage of the supervised Maro kids' club for 3-12 years and the multimedia gaming room.


  • Resort altitude: 1,740 metres
  • 150 kms of skiing in the region
  • 87 km blue, 52 km red and 11 km of black slopes
  • Transfer time: approx. 1 hour 30 minutes by coach from Salzburg airport

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.

Skiing and snowboarding in Obertauern

Obertauern is Austria's only purpose-built ski resort which means ski-in, ski-out from almost all hotels. You can expect high altitude 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. Surrounded by the spectacular peaks of the Radstädter Tauern, the Skicircus is suitable for all levels and great for mixed ability groups.

Where to stay in Obertauern

Ski-in, ski-out hotels and guaranteed snow makes Obertauern one of the most desirable resorts in Austria. The town itself is a mix of traditional chalet style buildings with more modern architecture. We offer a range of 4-5 star hotels all with excellent locations and most properties include spa and wellness facilities with your stay. The slopes and lifts form a circuit around the village which makes it easy to get around.

Bars and restaurants in Obertauern

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.

What's included in an Inghams holiday to Obertauern

Flights, transfers and accommodation based on self catering, half board, chalet catering, full board or all inclusive. Optional add ons include equipment hire, lift pass and tuition, please see the 'Ski extras' tab below for more information on these.

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Skiing levels
Cross country

Mountain facts
Ski area 150 km
Runs 0 0 0
Longest run 2 Km

1 snow park

Lifts Drag lifts 9, Chairlifts 22, Cablecars 4
Slope direction N,S
Ski/resort bus False
  • No. of rooms: 66
  • No. of floors: 4
  • Official rating: 4.5

Local Fees and Taxes

Local tourist tax of €2.45 payable locally directly to hotel.


Superior Austrian twin rooms are 23m² with a shower. They can sleep two guests.

Superior Triple rooms are larger at 23m² with Austrian twin beds and a single sofa bed. They have a shower and seating area.

Bedroom Facilities

  • TV
  • Minibar
  • Nespresso tea & coffee making facilities
  • Safe
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathrobes & slippers
  • Lift accessible: No
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: No
Ski Extras Offer

Save £100pp on your lift pass & ski hire - Save £100pp on your 2024/2025 ski holiday when you pre-buy your lift pass and equipment hire/carriage (offer ends 3rd June 2024).

Valid on all departure dates between 1st December 2024 and 30th April 2025. Buy any lift pass (found within the 'Extras' tab on checkout) and add either ski/snowboard hire or ski/snowboard carriage at the same time, for the same person to receive the discount.

Lift Passes

Lift Passes

Lift Passes Days Season Adult - Born before 2004 Senior 1958 
or earlier
Area Pass
Obertauern & Mauterndorf
6 Low £232 £225 £175 £130
High £256 £243 £193 £130

High season 24 Dec - 6 Jan, 28 Jan - 24 Mar, 01 Apr to 14 Apr

Low season all other dates 

Children up to the age of 6 can ski for free if accompanied by a parent

Prices and supplements are correct at the time of publishing. Up to date prices will be confirmed at the time of booking.

Ski Equipment

Ski Equipment

Equipment (6 days) Description White Blue Red Black
Adult Skis  - - £81 £116
Skis & boots - - £129 £183
Snowboard & boots - - £129 -
Youth 10-14yrs† Skis & boots - £65 - -
Snowboard & boots - £65 - -
Child 3-9yrs Skis & boots £47* - £47 -
Helmet - - £23 -

*White skis & boots for ages 3-6 years. Please see here for a description of hire categories.

Prices and supplements are correct at the time of publishing. Up to date prices will be confirmed at the time of booking.



Tuition Days Hours Adult Child (4-12yrs)
Ski Beginner 6 10am-12pm & 1:30-3:30pm  £340  £340
Ski Intermediate / Advanced 6 10am-12:30pm £290 -
Snowboard 3 10am-12pm  £213  -

*Child snowboard available to book locally subject to availability and minimum numbers. 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.

Levels of tuition:

  • Beginner = never skied before
  • Level 1 = advanced beginner; can control speed, snowplough and change direction on gentle slopes 
  • Level 2 = low intermediate, snowplough turns and start to ski parallel
  • Level 3 = Good intermediate, Parallel turns 
  • Advanced = Fully confident on all slopes, looking to improve technique

Prices and supplements are correct at the time of publishing. Up to date prices will be confirmed at the time of booking.

Longitude: 13.57147
Latitude: 47.24221

  • Ski in, ski out location
  • 100 metres to the Achenrainbahn
  • 350 metres to the Schaidbergbahn
  • The hotel is located on the piste and 1.5km from the centre of Obertauern. The free hotel shuttle provides easy access into resort
  • Transfer time: approx. 1 hour 30 mins by coach from Salzburg airport
  • Wellness area with 80m² indoor freshwater pool, hot whirlpool, Finnish and bio sauna, aroma steam bath, salt cave, vitality bar, gym
  • Lounge terrace with views towards the snowy mountains
  • An extensive sports programme is bookable locally including yoga, snowshoeing, and guided off-piste skiing
  • Free shuttle service in the Obertauern area
  • Ski room
  • Wi-Fi
  • Free parking in garage

Family Facilities

  • Maro Club open everyday in children's indoor playroom with supervision (3-12 years)
  • Multimedia gaming lounge
  • Cots available on request

Hotel Kesselspitze offers a Full Board Light board basis

Gourmet breakfast with hot and cold buffet and show cooking is served until 11am

A light lunch buffet is served from 12:00pm - 1:45pm with a variety of salads, soup, pasta, schnitzel, daily dish, fruits and soft drinks

Après snacks are available from 3pm - 4:30pm with light bites

Dinner is a semi-served six course menu with an excellent choice of local and international dishes

There is an extensive wine list and sommelier service available to pay locally, with a great selection of regional and national wines

The hotel has a fondue room available three times a week with a variety of fondue cooking styles, payable locally

  • No of restaurants: 1

Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians

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