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27 Number of reviews:

89 % Recommendation rate:

Resort 7.7
Ski area 8.4

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Dachstein West

Highest point: 1,620 m
Lowest point: 780 m
Altitude ski resort: 767 m
Lifts in total: 58
Tow lifts: 37
Chair lifts: 11
Gondola lift: 10
Pistes in total: 119 km
43 km
69 km
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Ski routes: 44 km

Ski area Dachstein West

With the "Dachstein-West" lift pass, you have access to 119 diverse kilometres of piste, accessible via 58 lifts. Beginners, intermediates and of course experts will find the right runs here. Typical for the region are wide, easy to intermediate runs through dense winter forests. The free ski buses provide easy transfer between the resorts in the Dachstein-West region, allowing you to reach and use all the highlights without a problem.

The "Gaudi" pistes also promise real skiing pleasure: slalom course with time measurement, snowcross area, wave piste and mogul piste. And for whomever this isn't enough fun yet, can get their kick when night skiing at the Ötscherlift. Mogul pistes named "Donnergroll", "Schwarzreiter" and "Freier Fall" are the perfect place for experienced skiers. A very popular destination among snowboarders is the snowpark Playground Snowpark Gosau at the Hornspitz mountain railway. Freestylers will get their money's worth here!

Several fun children's areas and kids clubs care for great family holidays. The youngest winter sport fans can have fun in the Brumsiland fun park at the Hornspitz mountain railway. For example on a slalom course amongst fairytale figures or in the small boardercross run. The children's areas "Bärencamp", "Fuxi's Kinderland" and "Zwisiland", magic carpets and fun parks specially directed at children let beat kids' heart faster.

The panorama ski circuit "Panoronda" with a total of 44 km of piste is a diverse experience on perfectly prepared and signposted pistes. Cosy huts and sun terraces are available for breaks and especially for enjoying the magnificent panorama view.

Between 10th and 19th March 2017, the "Gaudi-Week" is on! This event offer a full programme of entertainment away from the pistes, over the entire week. On a daily basis, you can experience culinary highlights, early morning skiing, skiline challenges, live music, cool DJs and loads of après ski. Highlights include e.g. free rides with the dog-sledges or snow cats, ski equipment test, race training and nigh-skiing under floodlights.

Do you want to share your skiing-day experiences with your family and friends? No problem! A total of 13 Wi-Fi hotspots are located in the Dachstein West ski region - in the fun park, in ski huts and lift stations. Share the latest fun, send photos and get updated on the latest news.

Night is turned into day in the Dachstein West ski area, as Gosau offers a small night ski area. At Ötscherlift, the bottom section of the valley run is illuminated for night skiing one a week. The approx. 1 km night ski piste is marked a red slope. As part of the night ski offer, Brumsipiste nearby the Hornspitzbahn lift's valley station is also illuminated for beginners and children. Both pistes can be used in the extended opening hours from 18:30 - 20:30. The Hornspitz umbrella bar invites you stay at the end of your night skiing evening. The Ötscher area also offers a racing track as well as the Ötscher Kids Park with steep curves and wavy track. Is the Dachstein West ski area not right for you? Then have a look here instead: Ski areas Austria
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Expert rating report Dachstein West

The rating report Dachstein West comprises the main groups "Top rating categories", "Categories for special interests" and "Further rating categories" which all influence the overall result with their own count.

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(4 out of 5 stars)

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Lifts & cable cars
Reliability for snow

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Families & children
Experts & freeriders
Snow parks
Cross-country facilities & trails

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Après ski
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Mountain restaurants, huts & gastronomy
Getting there & parking facilities

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