View of the historic church tower of the town of Hallstatt on Lake Halstatt in winter
View from Lake Hallstatt to the snow-covered UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hallstatt and the surrounding snow-covered mountain ranges of the Salzkammergut

Winter sports in the Salzkammergut

In winter, the Salzkammergut in Austria transforms into a winter sports paradise with gentle descents, challenging pistes and deep snow areas. Discover a variety of activities that will make your winter holiday unforgettable.

Winter sports in Hallstatt

View over the rooftops of Hallstatt with a wonderful view of Lake Hallstatt and the surrounding mountain landscape of the Salzkammergut

Ski resorts

Dachstein West ski region: With 51 kilometres of pistes and 22 modern lifts, this region is ideal for skiers of all abilities. Situated between the picturesque villages of Gosau, Russbach and Annaberg, it offers an unforgettable skiing experience.

Tauplitz ski area: A true winter paradise with 17 lifts and 43 kilometres of perfectly groomed pistes. Ideal for skiers who want to enjoy the beauty of the alpine landscape.

Krippenstein ski area: Renowned for its breathtaking beauty, the Krippenstein offers 7 lifts that take visitors to 12 kilometres of magnificent pistes.

Winter sports

The ski areas in the Salzkammergut are a dream for skiers of all abilities. In addition to skiing and snowboarding opportunities, there are cross-country ski trails, ski touring routes, toboggan runs and the chance to go ice climbing on the Dachstein. Those who prefer a quieter pace can enjoy winter hikes through the magical snowy landscape. The region offers a perfect balance between adventure and relaxation.

Ice diving

Ice diving in the lakes of the Salzkammergut is a unique experience. Discover the fascinating underwater world of Lake Hallstatt or Lake Gosau.

Sports events in winter

Ice swimming in Lake Hallstatt. Lake Hallstatt offers the perfect conditions for ice swimming. The average temperature is between 3 and 5 degrees.

Ski show in Gosau: From the end of January, the ski show in Gosau offers an impressive demonstration by 40 ski instructors. The event is free of charge and ends with a spectacular firework display.

Experience the magic of winter in one of Austria's most beautiful regions.

Discover Hallstatt and the surrounding Salzkammergut region in winter and enjoy a wide range of winter activities. Book your room at the Seewirt Zauner online now or send us a no-obligation enquiry.