Ski mountaineering paradise: Dachstein glacier and Ramsau
It is for good reason that the Dachstein is known as a ski mountaineering paradise. There are, all together, 16 ski tours, crossings, and steep slopes to be tackled from the starting point at the top station of the Dachstein Gondola. This is also where you take off on Austria’s most popular ski tour, the Dachstein glacier crossing over to Hallstatt or Obertraun. It is 25 km long and groomed, making this gorgeous tour accessible to intermediate skiers as well. What’s more, the glacier-crossing route can also be managed with Alpine skiing equipment, and there are only short passages where carrying your skis and where pushing and skating is necessary. Freeriders can dip on and off piste in the deep powder when there is no risk of avalanche. The mountain huts like Simonyhütte and Gjaidalm invite you to stop for a bite, and they are simply great places for sunbathing.
Tip: check with the Ramsau Verkehrsbetriebe or at the Dachstein gondola station for the return trip from Obertraun or Hallstatt. They are offered several times a week.
In the new Ski Mountaineering Folder, you find, besides the ski tours on the Dachstein, numerous routes on the Ramsau Plateau, at the Alpine pastures area and in the surrounding regions of Filzmoos, Schladming, Planai, Galsterberg, and Hochwurzen.
Please always be aware of the current avalanche situation and the alarm level for avalanche warnings:www.lawine-steiermark.at