THE REGION


Obertauern has one of the longest ski seasons in Europe from early November to May each year thanks in the main to its physical geography where the stunning peaks of the Radstädter Tauern envelope the Tauern pass forming a fabulous ski circuit on the varied slopes of the mountains. Obertauern has a high-end atmosphere with several 4 star hotels and top quality restaurants and retail outlets lining the main road.
The premier services continue on the slopes with a modern lift system and fabulous piste preparation ensuring everyone has a superb ski experience while the good variety of mountain huts offering stunning views and great food will allow you to replenish the energy for your afternoon session on the slopes! Obertauern featured in the Beatles film ‘Help’ and this musical and party heritage continues with a lively apres ski scene which starts around lunchtime! The price of the accommodation in the valley ensures that the slopes are never crowded – especially during the Easter holiday or in early December.
 
 

THE SKIING

Obertauern is an ideal resort for school groups and a short coach trip from your hotel (approx. 25 minutes) will take you to 100km of varied snow sure skiing. The 26 lifts are carefully positioned all around the resort to form a unique ski arena – the red Tauern round runs clockwise and the green Tauern round runs anticlockwise. The cleverly arranged system plus the majority of slopes being blue runs (61km) and red runs (35km) offers the possibility to ski the entire valley from a single lift and return to the same starting point – spacious ski bridges have been erected for crossing the road! This means plenty of piste for improving skiers to gain confidence and a perfect location for a school group. More advance skiers are not forgotten and they can take the Super Seven challenge to check off the seven highest points in the Obertauern ski circuit. The Super Seven are all highlighted with the ‘S7’ markers and take in most of the 4km of black runs in the resort. There is also, subject to conditions, some fabulous off piste skiing available.

 
 

RESORT FACTS

  • Resort Height: 2350m
  • No. of Lifts: 26
  • No. of Trails: 66
  • Easy Runs: 42
  • Medium Runs: 34
  • Difficult Runs: 9

 

  • Skiable Area: 100km
  • Longest Run: 4km
  • Snow Making: 90% Coverage
  • Transfer from Calais: 15 hours
  • Medical Facilities: Doctor and X-Ray facilities in Obertauern village, Hospital in Tamsweg

APRÉS SKI

  • Swimming
  • Bowling
  • Disco

 

  • Curling
  • Ice-Skating
  • Pizza Night