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    Austria’s Snowiest Village

    You wake up and look out of the window, and a thick, powdery layer covers everything in sight. A few early birds are already on the slope right outside, creating little white clouds every time they take a turn. Your eyes wander upwards, to that peak, and you smile: it's time to head out and take the challenge - conquer the Gamsleiten 2, one of the steepest pistes you've ever seen.

    Why Visit Obertauern?

    • Austria’s snowiest town, as determined by scientific analysis: Obertauern has a mean maximum snow depth of 264 cm (8.7 ft)!
    • 100 km of pistes for all skiing levels
    • Get up and get on the slopes: Ski-in ski-out hotels right on the pistes, with direct access from all parts of Obertauern
    • Exceptionally long skiing season with great snow conditions from November to May
    • Ski parks for children: Bobby Land features fun riddles, a slalom course, and a kids' igloo; Bibo the Bear's Family Ski Park offers ski runs with 3 different difficulty levels

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    Top 3 Mountain Experiences in Obertauern

    • Gamsleiten 2 - landmark of Obertauern

      1. Steep, Steeper, Gamsleiten

      With a gradient of up to 100% (45°), the Gamsleiten 2 run is one of the steepest mogul slopes in Europe. Let's go!

      Do you dare?
    • Sunrise skiing in Obertauern

      2. First.Track Sunrise Skiing

      A ski run just for you? Well, almost: As part of the First.Track events, you'll hit the slopes one hour before everyone else - and you'll enjoy a scrumptious breakfast.

      The piste is yours
    • Night skiing in Obertauern

      3. Night Skiing

      Starry skies above, groomed snow and bright lights below: Try night skiing every Monday and Thursday!

      Pistes after dark
    • Advent time in Obertauern

    Off the Piste & Unusual Activities

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    How to Get There

    By plane:

    The closest airports are Salzburg (90 km), Klagenfurt (140 km), Munich, Germany (220 km), and Innsbruck (270 km). Shuttle service from Salzburg and Klagenfurt available.

    By train:

    From Salzburg, take a direct train to Radstadt (1 h 20 min), then bus 280 to Obertauern Passhöhe (20 min). Taxis from Radstadt also available.

    By car:

    From the north: Motorway Munich Salzburg - A10 Tauern Motorway - Radstadt motorway exit, exit 63 - B99 Katschberg Federal Road - Radstadt - Obertauern

    From the east: Vienna - A2 - S6, Semmering - A9 Phyrn Motorway, Liezen B320 - Radstadt or Judenburg - Murtal Federal Road - Murau - Tamsweg - Mauterndorf - Obertauern

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    Facts & Figures

    Altitude: 1,630 – 2,313 m

    26 lift facilities:

    • 1 cabin cable car
    • 17 chair lifts
    • 2 combination chair-cabin cable cars

    100 km of pistes:

    • Blue slopes: 61 km
    • Red slopes: 35 km
    • Black slopes: 4 km

    8 ski schools

    2 ski parks for children

    The Most Beautiful Views

    Try the region's most delicious dishes & drinks

    When you visit, be sure to have a taste of these local favourites:

    • Culinary delights in Obertauern
    • Burger in Obertauern
    • Hot drinks in Obertauern
    • "Germknödel" dumplings in Obertauern

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