Great for beginners and mixed ability groups
Dachstein West is situated in the heart of Austria and there is no better place to be when the early morning mist rises and the silhouette of the Dachstein mountain range is revealed. With the sun shining and the whole group takes to the slopes, you will know that you have found the perfect location for your school ski trip.
The 140km ski area is concentrated around the unspoilt villages of Gosau, Russbach and Annaberg. This attractive area is little known outside Austria but has undergone major improvements in the last few years (with still more to come) that will bring it to the attention of UK skiers – so get in quick before it becomes popular.
  • Easter Skiing
  • Big Ski Area
  • Quiet
  • Younger Children
  • Sole Occupancy
  • Resort Height: 1620m
  • No. of Lifts: 72
  • No. of Trails: 89
  • Easy Runs: 12km
  • Medium Runs: 113km
  • Difficult Runs: 15km
  • Skiable Area: 140km
  • Longest Run: 11km
  • Snow Making: Over 110km
  • Lift Pass: Dachstein West
  • Ice-Skating
  • Swimming 
  • Bowling
  • Floodlit Toboggan Runs
  • Night Skiing
  • Horse-Drawn Sleigh Rides
  • Curling Rinks
  • Shopping
  • Discos
  • Cafés/Restaurants

Great for Beginners

Beginners are well catered for with the novice lift facilities located close to the road in Gosau & Russbach. The gentle terrain of the Hornspitz & Brumsiland will ensure beginners progress quickly and gain confidence on the magic carpets and baby-lifts. Once up and running, beginners progress up the mountain to explore the wide network of intermediate red runs that criss-cross the Zweiselalm and head down towards Annaberg.

Challenging for the More Experienced

The Zwieselalm area offers spectacular 360 degree views to the Dachstein Glacier, Lake Gosau and the most beautiful peaks from the Feuerkogel to Hochkönig. While taking in the spectacular views intermediate and advanced skiers will enjoy cruising over 110km of red runs across the three valleys.


Off-Piste Skiing

Some of the trails are left ungroomed for the more advanced skiers and for the ski instructors to give their pupils a controlled introduction to off-piste skiing.