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Winter in Gosau

Discover winter activities in Dachstein West

Right in the middle of the winter sports region

Dachstein West

The winter sports region Dachstein West is just around the corner. Fresh mountain air, snow and exercise bring vitality and a sense of well-being. The Vitalhotel Gosau is a good place for relaxing time out. Everyone feels at home in the beautiful double rooms and junior suites with two separate bedrooms. Relaxation is the order of the day in the Vitaloase and the Massage Institute. From late riser breakfasts to delicious, themed buffets and gourmet menus in the evening, hotel guests can rely on gratifying culinary delights. Cross-country skiers already strap on their skis in the hotel garden and get on the cross-country trail directly at the hotel. Skiers spend unforgettable skiing days in the largest skiing area in Upper Austria.

Cross-country skiing directly from the hotel

It is no exaggeration to call Gosau a cross-country skiing paradise. In front of the panorama of the imposing Gosaukamm, athletes glide through an enchanting winter landscape. Over 40 kilometres of cross-country trails are waiting to be discovered in a sporty way. It doesn't matter whether someone is a cross-country skiing beginner, a leisurely skier or a professional. Five classic trails lead through the wintry Gosau Valley and the relaxing silence of nature. 15 kilometres are reserved for skaters. In addition, there is a separate practice trail where beginners can try their first steps on narrow skis undisturbed. If you ask the experts, they recommend the Märchenwaldloipe (Fairytale Forest Trail) for advanced skiers along the Gosaubach through the picturesque winter landscape. The sport trail is suitable for leisurely cross-country skiers and leads to the Gosau reservoir. On the sunny trail, cross-country skiing novices glide towards the impressive mountain panorama of the Dachstein world. All trails are groomed daily, are optimally signposted and free of charge.

Winter fun in Dachstein West 

The free ski bus takes you from the Vitalhotel Gosau to the Dachstein West ski region. There, winter sports enthusiasts can expect perfectly groomed and family-friendly slopes, snowshoe trails and touring ski routes. Skiers can enjoy over 160 kilometres of pistes between Salzburg and Upper Austria. Children's areas, fun slopes and fun parks provide fun and variety. The panoronda is the "skiing pleasure circuit with a view of the Dachstein" - a 44-kilometre-long, grandiose experience for skiing enthusiasts. The Freesports Arena Dachstein Krippenstein offers more than 30 kilometres of freeride variations and powder trails and a whopping 1,500 metres of altitude difference - awarded as a hotspot of the freerider scene by SnowPlanet magazine.

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