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Sunshine, snow and Austria’s largest treasure hunt await this winter season

Enjoy a spectacular treasure hunt and Sun & Fun weeks in the ‘snow bowl’

Obertauern/Munich, 8 January 2018. Die-hard skiers and snowboard fans wish winter would never end. Long after snowdrops and crocuses have begun blooming in the valley, they still find themselves drawn to the snowy summits. Obertauern is the perfect choice for this clientele, as the highest located winter sports resort in the state of Salzburg guarantees premium snow conditions and open chalets through 1 May 2018.

Its Sun & Fun week offers make ‘sunshine-skiing’ down the 100 kilometres of perfectly prepped slopes even more alluring. And Snow Bunny Bobby eagerly awaits families with kids up to their 15th birthday: Bobby’s Snow Adventure is offered weekly from Saturday to Friday, from 13 to 27 January and 15 to 22 April 2018 and is an exciting training package for kids, including ski lessons, a ski pass, rental equipment and much more. This offer is available for €199 for children up to the age of 5 and for €279 for 6 to 14-year-olds.

During the Sun & Fun weeks, from 7 April through the end of the season on 1 May, snow and sun galore are affordable for everyone thanks to low-budget package deals. It has become a tradition in Obertauern to not let winter sneak off quietly and discreetly, but to give it a loud send off with lots of music, feel-good parties and an awesome hidden treasure hunt.

Dude, where is my car?

Picture the ‘Gamsleiten 2’ −startlingly steep and mysteriously empty. But not for long. Soon after the start signal is given, over 1,000 happy treasure hunters lucky enough to have scored a ticket will be weaving down the legendary slope to a designated area above the valley station to begin feverishly digging up the lot. Roughly 30 treasure chests will be hidden in the snow, all containing great non-cash prizes and premium travel vouchers. But naturally what everyone is really after is the jackpot: Keys to a brand new BMW X3, buried in one of the treasure chests deep down under the snow.

This year’s 12th edition of the beloved Gamsleiten Criterion, Austria’s largest treasure hunt in the snow, will take place on 14 April. Limited tickets are available for €50 at the Tourist Office Obertauern or online at

Arriving a day early? Then check out the big Ö3 Disco Gamsleiten party on 13 April where you can win the start numbers for the treasure hunt!

Further information: Tourist Office Obertauern, Pionierstraße 1, 5562 Obertauern, Phone +43-(0)6456-7252,,

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


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