Obertauern is considered one of Austria’s best family skiing destinations and is one of the few purpose-built resorts for skiing tourism. Because of this, Obertauern is well kitted-out in terms of its facilities including shops, hotels, bars and of course, its fantastic ski slopes. The ski-in, ski-out design is fairly unique too and is a great way to get straight onto the slopes without delay.
Low-cost ski holidays to Austria can be found from most major airports in the UK and with flights leaving to this part of the world on a regular basis, there is bound to be a slot that suits you. There are a number of ways to get to Obertauern, but probably the best way is to fly to Salzburg Airport. From there, the resort is situated around a 1-hour drive away. Check the Cheeky Trip comparison site for more awesome ski deals to the Alps. Direct flights to Salzburg will take you around 2 hours.
This resort mainly revolves around its skiing facilities but its ski season extends significantly longer than other resorts in Austria and other parts of the Alps. At either end of the season, Obertauern soaks up skiers that were previously staying in less ‘snow-blessed’ destinations with its ever-reliable snow cover for large stretches of the year. The shape and pitch of most of the terrain also makes it relatively free from avalanches meaning less potential disruption for you on your ski holiday.
While Obertauern is a recommended resort for any level of skier, probably the most suited type is beginners. This is because of the circa 100km of slopes in the resort, around 61km consist of the easier blue slopes which are perfect for when you are just starting out. On the contrary, there are only about 4km of black slopes in the region. This can mean that more advanced skiers have a tougher time finding runs that are going to be challenging enough (and long enough for them). However, there are guides to show you some off-piste runs too for the more experienced skiers out there.
The vast majority of accommodation choices in Obertauern are of the traditional guesthouse and chalet variety. There are however, a small selection of top-quality hotels that are worth looking at as well. The ski-in, ski-out nature of many of these places makes it possible to step straight on to the piste each morning and then slide straight back home in the afternoons. In terms of dining, this resort offers classic international options such as burger joints and pizza places as well as more rustic mountain huts for grabbing a bite to eat also which tend to become apres spots later in the day.
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