Skiing & snowboarding

Skiing vacation at the Hotel Alpina

At the 4-star Hotel Alpina, the ski slopes are right on your doorstep. Jump right into the winter sport fun during your skiing vacation in Obertauern, without the need for detours. The Obertauern ski area has so much to offer everyone from the tiny tots to those who just want to zip around on the slopes, to sun-hungry ski bunnies and trendy snowboarders! We have a total of 100 kilometers of slopes and 26 lifts for beginner, intermediate, and advanced skiers and snowboarders, plus the legendary “Tauernrunde” (lap of the Tauern) and magnificent powder for freeriding: What more can the skier’s heart desire?

Ski slopes in Obertauern © TVB Obertauern


The ski hotel Alpina, directly on the slope

Top prepared ski pistes in Obertauern © TVB Obertauern

As a guest at the 4-star Hotel Alpina, you not only benefit from our ski school and ski shop on the ground floor of the hotel – you can also get to skiing right away without detours. That’s because you strap your skis on the ski slopes right in front of the hotel! When you stay in the ski resort of Obertauern, your day does not end in the evening by any means: You can return to the slopes with night skiing!

  • A ski ticket (key card) is available at the hotel (provides access to all ski lifts in Obertauern)
  • We have a sports shop directly at the hotel
  • Ski rental and ski service at the hotel
  • The hotel has its own ski shed and dryer for your winter sports equipment
  • Ski lessons with the CSA Ski School Silvia Grillitsch (Office on the ground floor)

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Snow guaranteed

100 kilometers of exciting pistes

Every November on cue, the ski resort of Obertauern is covered in a thick cloak of snow that will not into the pastures of the Alps until early May. With guaranteed snow at 1,630-2,313 meters above sea level, lots of sunshine and a smart branched lift system, plus a family friendly atmosphere and the very best après ski, skiing in Obertauern is simply a delight for young and old.

The ski resort of Obertauern

The best infrastructure for skiing is at 1,630-2,313 m.

We have a total of 100 kilometers of piste and 26 lifts for beginner, intermediate, and advanced skiers and snowboarders, plus the legendary “Tauernrunde” (lap of the Tauern), and magnificent powder for freeriding: What more can the skier’s heart desire? We have the Snowpark, which is “The SPOT” for ambitious freestylers, experienced instructors and guides. We also have flexible ski passes for different ages on an hourly or daily basis, which can also be used at the ski resort Grosseck-Speiereck Mauterndorf 15 km away.

“Tauernrunde” (lap of the Tauern) in Obertauern.

Go from Hotel Alpina on the ski slopes directly into the spectacular Tauernrunde. The Tauernrunde lets you do an extended tour around the town. You can go clockwise or counterclockwise from lift to lift. Numerous bridges over the Katschberg-Straße, the road that runs through Obertauern, also ensure that you never have to unbuckle your skis. You are always able slide freely over the white snowy splendor.    

Ski lessons for beginners and advanced

Professional instruction from the CSA Ski School Siliva Grillitsch

  • Ski preschool from 3 years and up: Children learn to make their first tracks in the snow in a playful way. Maximum of 4 children per ski instructor
  • Snowland I and II - 2 adventure worlds for children with carousel, magic carpet, Skipi lift, snow tubes, conveyor belts, rope tow and electronic timekeeping at the Kindercup race
  • Beginner slopes and relaxed family runs
  • Ski and snowboarding lessons for all levels and in several languages
  • Guided freeriding and ski tours with state-of-the-art safety technology
  • "No Limits" group for elite skiers with a maximum of 6 participants
  • Snowpark Obertauern: "The SPOT" for ambitious freestylers
  • “Black” slopes for lightning-fast challenges
  • Snowkiting and Snowbiking school: the ultimate fun in the snow
Skiing course for adults – whether beginner or advanced
Learn to ski with highly-trained instructors
Skiing course for the little ones, from 3 years and up

Ski hire & ski service at Skiworld in Obertauern

Our ski hire partners – everything is simple and straightforward

It’s easy to find the perfect ski equipment for your vacation at the Hotel Alpina. Directly on the ground floor of the hotel, you will find the sports shop “Skiworld”. Here you can easily borrow the right ski equipment for you, or even buy it. The team at “Skiworld” will be there to assist you with expert advice.

Ski and snowboarding equipment hire for beginners and experts:

  • Top ski brands and shoe brands
  • Fashionable jackets, ski pants, helmets and accessoires
  • 10% discount for Hotel Alpina guests

Reserve your skis and snowboards for your vacation at the Hotel Alpina in Obertauern online - it’s quick and convenient. Reserve ski and snowboarding equipment at Skiworld now and save 15%!

Legendary après ski in Obertauern

Parties, pubs and bars

Legendary après-ski in Obertauern © TVB Obertauern

Near the hotel (about 10 minutes away on foot), you can explore Obertauern’s famous “Après Ski Mile” to your heart’s content. 25 ski huts in Obertauern invite you to drop in.

Finish off your day of skiing with après-ski in a great atmosphere with music and delicious drinks and enjoy your vacation time with your friends in one of the most famous skiing locations in Austria. Every day, various party locations have parties and celebrations that last long into the evening.

Night skiing at Edelweiss 4-seater chairlift

Ski by the light of the moon and stars in Obertauern

The chairlift ascends quickly to the Edelweißalm, the starting point of the 1,500 m long floodlit slope for your night skiing experience in Obertauern. Take a moment to look up at the sky: Thousands upon thousands of stars are shining just for you! Whether you want a romantic evening with your partner or just want to have fun in a group, skiing at night is a very special experience in Obertauern. On Mondays and Thursdays from 7.00 pm to 10.00 pm, the slopes at Edelweiss 4-seater chairlift are lit up in the glow of the floodlights. The use of the lift and the night skiing slope in Obertauern is included in all lift tickets that are valid for more than 1.5 days (ski passes for Obertauern and Lungau). For day-trippers and lovers of other winter sports who want to try night skiing, evening tickets for 1 or 2 hours are available.

Skiing in spring

A mix of cuisine, wellness and fun in the firn: Sunshine skiing at its best

When the first hikers lace up their boots and pull on their rucksacks in the valley where violets and daffodils curiously lift their heads out of the lush green meadows, then it's time to celebrates the end of winter in Obertauern! The days are now noticeably longer, the air is pleasantly warm, and the firn snow serves as the perfect base for skiing in the spring thanks to the good grip it provides. At 1,630-2,313 meters above sea level where snow is guaranteed, enjoy sunshine skiing in Obertauern well into April! On the South Side of the huts, the coats quickly become too warm, and mulled wine gives way to a refreshing “ski water”. The real winter vacation is over; and while the families have returned to their every day life with school and work, you can enjoy plenty of space on the slopes and a more relaxed atmosphere during your ski holiday in Obertauern. Alone, as a couple, or together with your young children, you can experience the arrival of spring while skiing.