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Skiing holidays in Obertauern "right at the top"

Obertauern is one of the ski-resorts in Austria where it is most likely to snow. From the end of November till the beginning of May, many kilometres of prepared piste will delight the heart of every skier. You can head for the summit with modern lift facilities. A particular highlight is the ‘The Spot’ snow park – A meeting point for all lovers of fun sports on the freestyle scene. Glittering powder snow slopes in Obertauern’s backcountry attract adventurous freeriders.

ski resort test winner 2023
ski resort test winner 2023 The Obertauern ski area was awarded test winner 2023 in the categories "5-star ski area" and "Accommodation" by Skiresort.de, the world's largest test portal for ski areas.
CSA Obertauern facts
Pleasant cable car facilities for a comfortable ascent
  1. 1,630 – 2,313 metre altitude
  2. 100 km of piste in top condition
  3. Guaranteed snow from the end of November to the beginning of May
  4. 1 gondola lift
  5. 18 chair-lifts
  6. 1 combined chair and gondola lift
  7. 6 tow-lifts
  8. Snow park for the fun skiiers

These are just some of the features which make a skiing holiday in Obertauern in Salzburg province so unforgettable. With the CSA Silvia Grillitsch Skiing School, you and the entire family will experience an enjoyable winter holiday in the middle of the Salzburg Alps.

Our children’s and adults’ skiing courses, as well as the extensive range of alternative sports options offer special opportunities to become familiar with the impressive nature and mountain world of Salzburg province.

Lifts, ski-bus and ski-pass prices

With our finely networked lift facilities, we shuttle comfortably between the valley and the mountain, from chair-lifts to tow-lifts and from the south to the north. Comfortable cable cars guarantee the utmost safety on your skiing holiday. 


Interactive maps of the piste


Obertauern’s ski-bus

All guests with valid ski-passes travel free of charge on the ski-bus into the surrounding ski-resorts: Obertauern - Mauterndorf - Fanningberg - Katschberg - Aineck and into Mitterberg. 

 All ski-pass prices at a glance on:

Free ski-pass for all children under 5.99 years old

The CSA Grillitsch Skiing School invites all children or pre-school age (up to 5.99 years old) to use the lift systems free of charge in Obertauern.

Special feature: the Obertauern ski-pass is also valid from 1.5 days in the neighbouring skiing area, Grosseck-Speiereck in Lungau!

Unique ski routes
The Tauern circuit in the ski resort Obertauern The Tauern circuit

The Tauern circuit will lead you around the area, whereby you can travel clockwise or anti-clockwise from lift to lift. In one direction you can expect exclusively blue runs; in the other, the pistes offer richly varied skiing pleasure at all levels of difficulty for the entire family.

Super 7 - the 7 highest peaks in Obertauern Super 7

Navigate the seven tallest summit stations in the Obertauern ski-resort: Zehnerkarbahn, Hundskogelbahn, Panoramabahn, Gamsleitenbahn 2, Plattenkarbahn, Schaudbergbahn and Seekareckbahn. Down from these are challenging slopes and long pistes – which is why we only recommend these tours for seasoned winter sportsmen and women.

Gamsleiten 2 - 2,313 m at the top of Obertauern
Gamsleiten 2

For all experienced and skiiers with a good head for heights, the descent from Gamsleiten 2 is a must. With a drop of up to 100%, it is one of the steepest pistes in the Alps. The 2nd chair-lift goes to the summit, where you can enjoy the unique mountain panorama. On the descent, you will lose 362 metres in altitude.

This brings even seasoned skiiers out in a sweat!

CSA Smiley tips for your skiing holiday
iSki Tracker

Load the iSki Tracker on your smartphone and analyse your day of skiing in detail: The kilometres of piste covered, metres of altitude dropped, speed and time – everything is recorded. Last but not least, you can you share your results with the folks at home and with your friends. The app is available for iPhones as well as Android devices.


With this app you can obtain information on open pistes and lift facilities, lodges, bars and pubs in the vicinity, panoramic views of the pistes, or current weather conditions with forecasts. With an overview of activities and events, you will always be up-to-date and can access all important and current information at a glance.

Free WiFi hotspot across the entire skiing area and in the Alpine lodges

Whoever wants to stay connected can log in with a smartphone, tablet or Notebook into Obertauern’s free WiFi. With the many hotspots on the pistes in the ski-resort, you can keep your loved ones back home updated.

Videos, photos and news are sent completely free of charge, so tell us your skiing stories while you are right in the thick of things.

Family skiing options in Obertauern
Night skiing
Night-skiing on illuminated pistes in Obertauern Every Monday and Thursday you can expect a quite special event at the Edelweiss 4 chair-lift:

From 19:00 - 22:00, a piste of about 1.5 km long and in top condition will be made available for you for night-skiing. A flood-lit area will ensure the necessary visibility - a skiing experience of a quite particular kind!

Ghost train in the Fairytale Park
Ghost train on the Schaidbergbahn

In the Fairytale Park at Schaidbergbahn, a unique holiday experience awaits the whole family. In a 30 m long wooden tunnel, spooky figures lie in wait for daredevil skiiers. Creatures of the night and the Walpurgis Witches, amongst other scary monsters will ensure some special spooky fun in Obertauern in winter.

Bibo Bear family ski-park
Skiing with the Bibo Bear mascot im Obertauern

For little racers, three special pistes have been developed in the Bibo Bear family ski-park. Skiing technique should be conveyed in a fun way with these. Training in fine motor skills, balance, familiarity with winter sports equipment and of course, fun, are very much to the fore. Wave runs, mogul slopes and small ski-jumps make a day of skiing in the Bibo Bär family ski-park an adventure for little racers.

"The Spot" snow park
"The Spot" funpark with numerous obstacles in Obertauern

For all lovers of the freestyle scene, regardless of whether you are a skier or a snowboarder, ‘The Spot’ offers a diverse course, numerous obstacles, a Powder Kicker Zone, as well as our own freeriding route. With a total length of 4 km over 3 pistes, the fun park promises an unforgettable experience for all those looking for adventure.

Here, there is surely something for everyone:

  • 3 Kicker
  • 2 Easy Roller
  • 1 Corner
  • 1 Wallride Slanted Coping
  • Straight Boxes
  • Kinked Boxes
  • Curved Bos
  • Powerade Box
  • Quaterpipe
  • Baumstumpf
  • Diverse Rails
  • Und vieles mehr...
Ski-hire from our partner sports suppliers
High quality skiing equipment available from our partners.

With our competent partners, you will be perfectly equipped. Whether skis, helmets, snowboards, cross-country equipment or other winter sports kit, our sports professionals are the ideal points of contact for hiring equipment, services and personal advice.

Take advantage of high quality equipment and the best advice on skiing holidays in Obertauern from expert staff.

10% discount in all sports shops

All pupils at the CSA Silvia Grillitsch Skiing School will receive 10% discount on hire, services and sales.

Make the most of these advantages and your holiday will be extra special.