Holidays in the Obertauern Region
Obertauern is located at about 90 kilometers south of Salzburg, encircled by the majestic Hohe Tauern mountain massif and in close vicinity to the Radstädter Tauern Pass. The main village of Obertauern also comprises the surrounding holiday resorts of Untertauern and Tweng. In winter, the Obertauern Region is one of Austria's most popular destinations for skiers and winter sport fans who enjoy endless slopes under the deep blue sky. Snow-covered Obertauern boasts some 100 kilometers of immaculate ski runs suitable for both Alpine skiers and snowboarders – plus marvelous high altitude Nordic tracks just perfect for cross-country skiing aficionados. In the summer season, the Obertauern Region ensures leisurely or active days at the heart of nature. Walkers, hikers, mountain bikers and all outdoor fans in general will spend the summer holidays of their lifetime in Obertauern.
Obertauern Region – Activity vacation for families
Invigorating mountain air: a summer holiday in the Obertauern Holiday Region stands for unlimited hiking pleasures on endless walking trails (more than 100 kilometers of marked routes). Leisurely paths suitable for prams cater to young families and children who want to explore the high Alpine region. Memorable moments for all ages are guaranteed at the rushing Johannes waterfall, a real nature spectacle. Maybe you join a wonderful sunrise hike to the Twenger Almhütte, guided by an expert, where breakfast is served right amidst the unspoilt Alpine landscape. Two modern mountain lifts – Grünwaldkopfbahn and Hochalmbahn – take walkers on top of the peak without any effort. Adventure-seeking guests can try the fully suspended "Mountain Skyver" off-road rollers (cross-country bicycles without saddle and pedals). Passionate climbers conquer the highest peaks of Radstädter Tauern, providing uninterrupted panoramic views of the mountains and valleys. What's more, the Obertauern Region makes a heaven for fans of exciting mountain bike tours.
Obertauern Region – A winter fairytale
The Obertauern winter sport area stands for absolute snow reliability and attracts snow aficionados from around the world. With some 100 slope kilometers open from late November through early May, ski and snowboard lovers can indulge in the splendid winter wonderland offering ski trails for all ages and abilities – doorstep skiing included! Varied skiing terrain can be found within the whole region surrounding Obertauern, easily accessible right from your accommodation. No skibus needed for reaching the slopes! An absolute must for holiday makers in the fantastic Obertauern ski region is the "Tauern loop trail", a tour of the entire ski area in clockwise direction. Real experts and daredevils in need of a special challenge are strongly recommended to hit the "Gamsleiten 2" ski slope, one of Europe's steepest ski runs.
A true event highlight you shouldn't miss takes place in spring - the ultimate "Gamsleiten Kriterium" in Obertauern, a fun-filled and action-packed treasure hunting tour in the snow. 30 hidden treasure boxes incl. prizes are spread over the ski area. You can win a brand-new sports car if you find and open the right treasure box. Cross-country skiers can choose from 26 kilometers of well-groomed Nordic tracks, most of them in the Gnadenalm area which also features a splendid toboggan run. Additionally, the Obertauern Holiday Region boasts an infinite number of winter walking trails and marvelous snowshoe hiking tours, for example from Gnadenalm to Südwiener Hütte.