This winter sports area is known for its heavy snowfalls, due to its location in a mountain basin. These large amounts of snow turn this skiing area into a fairy-tale scenery. This is why this skiing area is a very popular destination, where active nature lovers can have a wonderful time. Here, you will find undulating descents through the woods and extensive cross-country loipes across rugged mountain scenery.
The slopes are predominately red and have a total length of 47km. Beginners can use a number of blue pistes, so they can practice to their hearts content. Advanced skiers can make a ski tour through the Dead Mountains, led by a mountain guide. Here you will enjoy fabulous views in wonderful surroundings.
You also really shouldnt miss the fantastic cross-country skiing and walking area. The 210km of cross-country loipes offer plenty of opportunities. The famous Salzkammergut loipe has a length of 50km and is called a cross-country skiing paradise by many cross-country skiers.
Steirisches Salzkammergut includes Tauplitz, Altaussee, and Bad Mitterndorf. Tauplitz is the largest of the three, and is known to be an authentic Austrian village. It is quiet and has a good atmosphere. Cars are unable to enter the village; some in habitants still use dog sledges!
Enjoy the fairy-tale surroundings of the Steierische Salzkammergut!