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Obertauern winter season ­− at a glance



Address

Tourismusverband Obertauern
Pionierstraße 1, A-5562 Obertauern
Salzburger Land
Austria

Phone: 0043-(0)6456-7252
Fax: 0043-(0)6456-72529
email: info@obertauern.com
Internet: www.obertauern.com

 

Location:

Obertauern lies 90 km south of Salzburg. Altitude 1,740 m, ski area from 1,630 to 2,313 metres. Distances: Munich 220 km, Vienna 320 km

By road:

On the Salzburg-Villach Tauern Motorway to the Graz junction, from there take the B99 main road to Radstadt, then follow signs to Obertauern (20 kilometres).

By rail:

Radstadt (20 km) is the nearest railway station, directly from there by bus to Obertauern. The DB-Autozug (car train) is recommended for a comfortable journey from Germany. The nearest terminal is Salzburg: www.dbautozug.de

By air:

The nearest airports are Salzburg (90 km) and Klagenfurt (140 km), with a reasonably priced shuttle connection to Obertauern. Affordable flight connections, including TUIfly from several German, Dutch and Belgian cities to Salzburg and Klagenfurt. Munich airport is 220 km away from Obertauern.

Accommodation:

There are about 150 hotels, inns, guesthouses, holiday apartments and 6 youth hostels of all price categories in Obertauern.

Winter season:

From November 22nd, 2017 to May 1st, 2018

Lift facilities:

26 cable railways and lift facilities are positioned all around the community and form a unique ski arena. The red Tauern round runs clockwise, the green Tauern round runs anticlockwise. The cleverly arranged system offers the possibility to ski the entire Tauern round from a single facility and return to the same starting point. Your car is also on holiday during your stay. The lifts can be directly reached on skis from the hotels. Spacious ski bridges have been erected for crossing the road.

Runs:

There are about 100 kilometres of runs, of which according to international standards 61 kilometres are declared easy (blue trail signs), 35 kilometres as medium (red trail signs) and 4 kilometres as difficult (black trail signs). Clearly visible signposts make orientation in the skiing area simple for the skier.

Lifts:

26 cable railways and lifts with a capacity of close to 50,000 persons per hour:

1 eight-person rotating cabin railway

1 combined row-of-eight open-chair/10-person enclosed-gondola lift

6 six-seat coupling chairlifts

1 eight-seat chairlift

6 four-seat coupling chairlifts

3 four-seat chairlifts

2 double chairlifts

6 tow lifts

Ascent and descent for non-skiers:

Grünwaldkopfbahn and Zehnerkarbahn also transport people without ski equipment (guests of the restaurant with a panorama terrace)

Good Morning Obertauern:

Lift operation every Wednesday from 8.30 am for the Gamsleiten I six-seat chairlift, Achenrain coupling chairlift and the Zehnerkar cable railway.

Night Skiing:

The Edelweiß coupling chairlift is available for night skiing every Monday and Thursday from 7 pm to 10 pm.

The trail length is 1.5 kilometres. Tickets valid for at least 1.5 days can be used. The Salzburg Super Ski Card is not valid for night skiing. Information: Edelweiß coupling chairlift, Plattenkar ticket office, phone: +43-(0)6456-722118

Trans-regional ski-passes:

The Obertauern ski pass valid for at least 1.5 days is also valid for the Grosseck/Speiereck ski resort at Mauterndorf/St. Michael in the Lungau area, about 15 km away. The resort has 10 cable railways and around 50 kilometres of runs at altitudes between 1,000 m and 2,400 m).

LUNGO: Lungau – Katschberg – Obertauern network:

Lift tickets from two days are valid for night skiing in Obertauern.

Salzburg Super Ski Card

Snow pleasures with the world’s largest ski-pass association, with ski passes ranging from 3 to 14 days. Season tickets and seasonal subscriptions also available.

Ski bus:

Guests from Lungau and Untertauern or Radstadt can use the buses to and from the Obertauern ski area free of charge from their accommodation communities with a valid lift ticket from Obertauern, Grosseck/Speiereck, the Salzburg Super Ski Card or the ticket from the Lungo ticket association.

Race tracks with time measurement:

Sonnenlift 3, Schönalm coupling chairlift, Kehrkopf chairlift, Kirchbühellift

Race tracks with speed measurement:

Zentralbahn, Grünwaldkopfbahn, Monte-Flu-Bahn

Super Seven:

The seven highest points in the Obertauern ski circuit with selective descent at respective lift facility (marked with S7 signs):

 

  • Seekareckbahn
  • Panoramabahn
  • Hundskogelbahn
  • Plattenkarbahn
  • Schaidbergbahn
  • Gamsleitenbahn 2
  • Zehnerkarbahn

 

The Tauern round:

The lifts are set up as a circuit. This means that you can ski down one piste after the next, either clockwise (red Tauern round) or counter-clockwise (green Tauern round), ultimately returning to your starting point.

NEW! Tauern round for kids:

In the upcoming winter season, the unique skiing circuit called “Tauern round” will be complemented by two brand new “Tauern rounds for kids” tailored to the ability and stamina of children and teens.

As counterparts to the tried and tested Tauern round for grown-ups, smaller children can frolic on the “Bobby round”, named after local mascot Bobby, while more advanced kids and teens will be hitting “My Track”. On both rounds, a fun park, a time-measuring track, a ghost train and a wave-track encourage the young guests to share their Obertauern experiences under the Hashtag #LOVEOBERTAUERN.

 

Skiing schools:

Ski- & Snowboardschule CSA Grillitsch & Partner, Phone: +43-(0)6456-7462

Ski- & Snowboardschule Frau Holle, Phone: +43-(0)6456-72009 10

Skischule Koch, Phone: +43-(0)6456-72285

Ski- & Snowboardschule Krallinger, Phone: +43-(0)6456-72007

Ski- & Snowboardschule Top, Phone: +43-(0)6456-7678

Skischule und Freeride Center NAC, Phone: +43-(0)664-1634927

Snowboardschule Blue Tomato, Phone: +43-(0)6456-20036

Langlaufschule Gnadenalm CSA Grillitsch & Partner, Phone: +43-(0)6456-7462

Snowbiking:

Snowbikeschule Koch, Hermann Koch; Phone: +43-(0)6456-72285


Snowkiting:

Snowkite-Schule “Hang on”, Florian Schmaldienst; Phone: +43-(0)699-14612666

Ski-jumping:

Skisprungschule Florian Greimel, Phone: +43-(0)650-3422897

Ski touring:

On request at the skiing schools

Snowpark:

THE SPOT park at the Kehrkopf four-seat chairlift offers “beginner lines”, “rails”, boxes and jumps for snowboarders and freeskiers.

 Cross-country skiing:

Hundsfeld Trail, 6 km (medium):

This sunny cross-country trail begins north of the sports centre. The most beautiful part of this trail crosses the nature reserve of the Hundsfeld moor and ends with an exhilarating and fast downhill run towards the sports centre. A further entry point to this trail is next to the kiting area.

World Cup Trail, 10 km (medium-difficult):

The entry point to this beautiful 10 km trail prepared for the intermediate cross-country skier is situated next to the Dr Aufmesser Medical Centre. It leads from the top of the pass to the Felseralm and back. This cross-country trail is just right for extremely fit cross-country skiers.

Gnadenalm Trail, 15 km (easy, medium-difficult):

The start is about 5 km north of Obertauern at the Gnadenalm. The trail is suitable for both beginners and experienced skate and classic skiers. Also to be reached with the ski bus.

Twenger Au Trail

This 23 km cross-country trail connects Tweng with Mauterndorf. The entries are at the “Franzbauer” in the centre of the village Tweng, at the timber stockyard in the Lantschfeld valley near Tweng, opposite the “Purnbauer” in Vordertweng and at the bus stop “Maly”.

Taurach Trail

This 13 km long cross-country ski trail connects Untertauern and Radstad.

Tobogganing:

A 1.5 km toboggan run, toboggan hire and toboggan taxi are situated directly at the Gnadenalm (also night tobogganing). Phone: +43-(0)6456-7351.

The toboggan run (5 km) on the levelled forest path begins at the Südwienerhütte. Tobogganing upon request. Availability subject to season and weather. Phone: +43-(0)664-3436342

Horse-drawn sleigh rides:

At the Landhotel Postgut in Tweng +43-(0)6471-20206 and at the Gnadenalm +43-(0)6456-7351

Skating rink:

Natural ice skating rink at the Gnadenalm Leisure Centre. Skate on the ice in bright sunshine or in a romantic atmosphere in the evening. The Gnadenalm skating rink is open daily from 2 to 6 pm, and till 10 pm on Tuesdays and Fridays. (Availability subject to temperature and weather conditions). At the Gnadenalm +43-(0)6456 7351

Biathlon:

The biathlon shooting range at the Gnadenalm is open to everyone. No previous experience required. Ideal for corporate and incentive events.

For introductory courses and shooting range reservations, call +43-(0)6456 20085.

Airboarding:

Headfirst on their stomach, airboarders shoot down towards the valley on shock-absorbing high tech air-pillows. This spectacular sport requires bravery and agility. Phone: +43-(0)6456-7462

Child care:

Kinderland Obertauern: the little ones are cared for by qualified staff. For children from the age of 10 months, lunch on request.

Phone: +43-(0)676-4185477 www.kinderbetreuung.cc, kinderbetreuung@sbg.at

For kids and teens throughout the winter season:

Free skiing for children up to five years

  • Bobby’s Snow Adventure package, including skiing or snowboarding classes are available between January 6 to 27, as well as from April 7 to 14, 2018.

Playful introduction to winter sports at the Bibo Bear family ski park.

Haunted ski house: Can be entered on skis.

Avalanche safety training, Telemark skiing, ice climbing

Freestyle/freeride college and courses

Press contact partner:

Mario Siedler, Managing Director of the Obertauern Tourist Office

For more information: Tourismusverband Obertauern, Phone +43-(0)6456-7252, email: info@obertauern.com, website: www.obertauern.com

Press contact: Aviareps Tourism GmbH, Christina Handcock, Phone +49-(0)89-552533-440, Josephspitalstraße 15, D-80333 Munich, email: chandcock@aviareps.com

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