Obertauern

Ski resorts in Austria
Ski in & ski out paradise Obertauern is one of Austria’s oldest alpine villages. Skiers came here already in the early 20th century to enjoy the snow and the outdoors, although the first ski lift wasn’t built until 1948. Interesting trivia is that The Beatles recorded a music film here.

Obertauern is perfect for families who are visiting the alps for the first time. Although there are some rather steep runs here, the majority of the slopes are easy to intermediate runs, meaning it’s an ideal place for beginners. Obertauern is considered one of Austria’s best resorts for guaranteed snow and still with fairly low avalanche risk.

The village is a bit quiet and does not, unlike a classic alpine village, have much charm. Something Obertauern has been criticized for.

Obertauern Snow forecast

  • Sunday
    9.4 in snow
    Snow
    14°F
    5 mph
  • Monday
    2.4 in snow
    Snow
    11°F
    11 mph
  • Tuesday
    6.7 in snow
    Kraftigt snöfall
    21°F
    11 mph
 

Facts about Obertauern

Number of slopes:48
Learning / beginner Green slopes:0
Easy Blue slopes:21
Intermediate Red slopes:20
Advanced / Expert Black slopes:7
Evening skiing:2 number of slopes
Longest slope:6562 ft
Total length of pistes:59 miles

Lifts (Total: 25)

Vertical drop
Obertauern Vertical drop
Highest Point: 7710 ft
Vertical drop: 2329 ft
Base Point: 5381 ft

Areas
Snowparks:1
Country: Austria
Salzburg

Reviews for Obertauern

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Ares
Ares (Guest)
05/03/2020
Keeps snow quality better than most European areas, due to position in the Taurean all and altitude. Great terrain daily accessable from lifts. ... Read more (25 words)
jonathan
jonathan (Guest)
03/11/2021
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Fantastic ski resort for family and for those who want to go out and run off-piste. Plenty of restaurants and slopes to plow through and terribly sno... Read more (30 words)
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Delfinen
03/11/2021
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Spent a week here at the turn of the year 2019-2020 and got a very positive impression. The resort is located at high latitudes and is therefore very ... Read more (77 words)
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Fabianstroth
18/11/2019
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Like Branäs stuck with Austrians, which is not positive. The Alps may be the flatest experience in general, both in terms of skiing but also as a vill... Read more (74 words)
JohanPetter
01/01/2019
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Snow-secure, compact system and many hotels with ski-in / ski-out make Obertauern a good family resort where ski logistics become as simple as in Swed... Read more (90 words)
JesperArnwald
08/01/2017 (Modified: 16/01/2018)
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I have been to obertauern for 5 days and have had some of my best rides in my life. During my 5 days I did not go for a single piste. There were toopi... Read more (66 words)
Bjorviken
23/03/2010
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I have personally been there 5 years in a row and go there tomorrow for 6 years. Looks like it's a terrific place offering everything from cruising sk... Read more (131 words)
jespersundstrom
25/01/2010
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Very snow proof but also the right windy place. A nice city, however, does not have so much options for the poor bummer as it is largely the only hote... Read more (110 words)
Carin
Carin (Guest)
05/08/2009
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Take the local mail bus (free) to Mauterndorf, when the queues get too long and the beer for animals in Obertauern. There is a small ski area, if comp... Read more (63 words)
e_gus
09/01/2009
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+ a lot of snow even more snow all the Germans go to the restaurants, more snow to others very unknown to all but the local riders (Austrians) and... Read more (159 words)
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Most popular photo

Rider: Tobias Brynteson Photo: Kim molander

Nearby ski resorts

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Flachau9.3 miles
Grosseck/​Speiereck – Mauterndorf/​St. Michael9.9 miles
Flachauwinkl-Kleinarl10.6 miles
Schladming12.4 miles
Wagrain12.4 miles

Airports near Obertauern

Salzburg Airport
Driving time: 1 hour, 5 minutes (57 miles)
Distance: 45 miles
Klagenfurt Airport
Driving time: 1 hour, 38 minutes (92 miles)
Distance: 56 miles
Brnik Airport
Driving time: 2 hours, 3 minutes (114 miles)
Distance: 83 miles
Graz Airport
Driving time: 2 hours, 30 minutes (135 miles)
Distance: 91 miles