The charming Salzkammergut lake and mountain district embraces parts of three Austrian provinces: Upper Austria, Salzburg and Styria. Salzkammergut stands for sports and activities, for crystal-clear lakes boasting water of premium quality, for short and long walks and hikes, and for lovely lakeside beaches (e.g. Lake Wolfgang or Attersee). Marked by 76 big and small lakes, numerous brooks and rivers, gently rolling hills and impressive peaks, the Salzkammergut area lends itself to cross-country skiing, Alpine skiing and winter walking. Enjoy your holidays in an inspiring environment at the heart of nature.
Salzkammergut: Winter happiness
The Salzkammergut area is unmatched when it comes to winter holidays in Austria, offering snow-capped peaks, silent and frozen lakes, gently rolling hills covered by a layer of crisp snow, and crystal clear air. Get out those skis and snowboards, snowshoes, skates and curling stones and enjoy winter the way you like it! Salzkammergut is home to several popular ski areas, including the Dachstein-West family resort with 140 kilometers of pistes; Upper Austria’s longest top-to-bottom run in Obertraun with an overall length of 11 kilometers; or Tauplitz with a total of 40 kilometers of slopes. The longest freeride powder slope (11 kilometers) can be found at Krippenstein, the center of freeriding, with a focus on skiing instead of lift riding. In case you prefer winter activities at a more leisurely pace there are innumerable tracks for cross-country skiing, cleared winter walking routes, as well as frozen lakes for ice skating. Salzkammergut: Winter at its best!