Cross-country skiing, ski touring, sledding

Alternative winter sports in Obertauern

Even away from the slopes, the ski resort of Obertauern has lots to offer. Here you can find the cross-country skiing center “Gnadenalm” and popular routes for snowshoeing, as well as and numerous ski trails and illuminated sledding runs that allow you to race down the mountainside. “Up top” in Obertauern, a winter sports experience with a difference is waiting for you!

Snowshoeing Obertauern

There is something for everyone, whether you want something gentle or something sporty: Cross-country skiing in Obertauern

Classic style, skating and biathlon as part of your winter vacation in Obertauern

Do you want a good morning of exercise on the classic cross-country ski track in Obertauern, a sporty turn on the Gnadenalm high-altitude track, or do you want to try your very first biathlon? Whether you are a beginner or a pro: We have the perfect cross-country skiing for everyone in Obertauern.
The cross-country ski center Gnadenalm, which is located on a mountain right between the Lower and Upper Tauern is especially popular. Situated at 1,300 m, the Gnadenalm is considered a true “lake of snow” that provides excellent conditions for cross-country skiing in Obertauern even in late spring.

The cross-county skiing training center with cross-country skiing school at the Gnadenalm attracts international top skaters and biathletes all year round: Train like the pros! A total of 31 km of perfectly prepared classic and skating trails make your winter vacation in Obertauern a sliding sensation. And the best part: The use of all cross-country skiing tracks in Obertauern is free. The free cross-country skiing bus and plenty of parking space by the cross-country skiing tracks in Obertauern ensure that you can start quickly without the hassle of detours.
The cross-county skiing training center with cross-country skiing school at the Gnadenalm attracts international top skaters and biathletes all year round: Train like the pros! In cross-country skiing test center you can try out and buy the latest cross-country skiing equipment.

Tip: “Biathlon for everyone" – Experience the exciting transition between the high performance cross-country skiing in Obertauern and the concentration at the shooting for yourself.

Cross-country skiing at the Gnadenalm in Obertauern © TVB Obertauern
Sleigh ride through the snowy winter landscape
Guided snowshoe hikes in Obertauern, Salzburger Land

Skiing in Obertauern

Half- and full-day ski tours, guided ski tours around Obertauern

Work your way uphill at your own pace through deep snow, listening to the sound of your own breath and seeing new stunning views of the deep winter mountains of the Radstadt Tauern around every bend of the route: Explore the numerous ski tours in Obertauern and experience the unique alpine world away from the ski slopes. The best way to do a ski tour in Obertauern is with an experienced, certified ski guide from the partner ski school of the Hotel Alpina. 

Whether alone or in a small group, you will be equipped with state-of-the-art safety technology, meaning that risks are kept to a minimum. Your ski guide can advise you on the appropriate tour equipment and can select ski tours that suit your fitness level and experience. The best part comes at the end: For a fast descent off the slopes you can enjoy the pure powder and that great freeriding feeling!    

Winter hiking

A natural paradise & a winter fairytale

The snow-covered and idyllic winter landscape of Obertauern is ideal for leisurely walks and magical winter hikes among the Radstadt Tauern. With snowshoes, you can wander across white meadows and through dense forests while you breathe in the fresh mountain air and feel that incomparable sense of freedom. Snowshoes for adults and children can be hired from our partner, the CSA Ski School Siliva Grillitsch. They are pleased to inform you about guided snowshoe hikes and winter tours with certified ski and mountain guides.

Sleigh ride with family and friends

Fancy a sleigh ride?


A great alternative that provides both variety and unforgettable winter moments – that is what you can expect from a sleigh ride on the sleigh track at Gnadenalm in Obertauern. The sleigh track is 1.5 km long and is lit up at night with floodlights. One of the highlights is the sleigh taxi, which takes you to the Gnadenalm. With a 140 hp snowmobile, you are off up to the Gnadenalm, which is also the perfect place for an atmospheric and cozy hut evening. Enjoy a delicious mulled wine or a hot cup of tea by the fire, while the anticipation rises for the exciting sleigh ride. You can hire of the wooden sleds directly at the Gnadenalm.