If the concept of 'guaranteed snow' didn't already exist, it would probably have to be invented for Obertauern. You needn't worry about there being snow on the ground here from early November until early May – you can count on it as part of Obertauern's very special winter feeling. You claim just a "feeling" isn't enough for you, you want to see facts and figures about Obertauern? Okay, you got it! Obertauern scores full points in that department, too. Your holiday in Obertauern will be spent at between 1,630 and 2,313 meters' elevation; 1 gondola, 9 chairlifts and 6 tow lifts are at your service. A full 100 km of ski pistes and 26 fantastic kilometres of cross-country ski trails are all "part of the game" in Obertauern. And these top offerings are enhanced by aprés-ski, a nightlife that actually deserves the name, a differentiated and modern hotel landscape, plus a variety of first-class wellness and fitness facilities that leave nothing to be desired.
For years, the so-called "Schneeforscher" (snow researchers) have given the green light at the start of every ski season. These "snow researchers" are the circle of friends around Franz Beckenbauer, Uwe Seeler, Erich Ribbeck and Werner Zimmer, who founded the association known as "Schneeforscher Obertauern e.V." more than 25 years ago. Ever since then, this club has had the honour of flipping the power switch to the lifts and cable cars and thus officially opening the slopes to skiers. From that moment on, Obertauern's annual ski season is up and running. Because not only are the ski slopes then officially open, the entire realm of possibilities and facilities in and around Obertauern will be open for you to use during your winter holiday as well. Relax and enjoy the extraordinary Obertauern experience!