Atomic Backland touring route is closed!

Atomic Backland Ski Touring Route with Atomic Touring Experience Center

Last winter at the latest showed that touring has now become an absolute trend in Austria. Above all, the individual mountain experience away from the ski lifts is increasingly appreciated by guests. "In order to further expand the offer in this respect, the Dachstein West ski region invested in a new touring route in Russbach, which scores with beautiful views and a prepared valley run.


With a length of 3.6 kilometres and 630 metres in altitude, the uncomplicated, approximately one-and-a-half-hour tour is also suitable for ambitious beginners." In addition, adults as well as children and teenagers can rent models of the season at the new Atomic Touring Experience Centre and test them right on the spot.



Day ticket: 8,00 Euro
Season ticket: 80,00 Euro

No user fee for holders of Dachstein West day, multi-day and season tickets! 
The day ticket is available at the ticket machine or at the ticket offices in Russbach and Annaberg. Cash payment is not possible at the ticket machine, ATM & credit cards with NFC function are accepted. The season ticket is only available at the ticket offices.



Opening hours touring route

Daily with PISTE 1 open from 8.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. and
on Thursdays from 8.30 a.m. to 7.00 p.m. Piste closed on Thursdays from 8.00 pm. 
PISTE 1 must be used without exception for downhill skiing.

NEW: Atomic Touring Experience Center


Thursday: 8.30 - 20.00 

Friday: 08.30 - 16.30 

Saturday: 08.30 - 16.30 

Sunday: 08.30 - 16.30 



Outside the opening hours:


Advice AND rental is also possible for 7 days via the Sport Shop CPS, also in the valley station Dachstein West.

Opening hours according to the shop.

Dear piste tourers,
For your safety, the following rules must be observed!

    • The ascent must be made via the specified ascent route and is permitted daily between 08:30 and 16:00 - on Thursday until 19:00.
    • The use of all other ski runs is forbidden to skiers and in any case they are closed from 17:00 to 08:30. Due to work on the pistes during the time of the closure, there is a danger to life in case of illegal use!
    • The closure of the pistes is regulated by an ordinance of the municipality of Russbach in accordance with § 30 of the state safety law.
    • Outside the above-mentioned opening hours, it is forbidden to ascend, ski on and enter the slopes. The ascent path may not be used for downhill skiing and the ascent and descent are not illuminated. Use a headlamp.
    • The pistes may only be crossed at the marked points with sufficient distance between them.
    • Dogs are not allowed on either the ascent or descent.
    • A fee of EUR 8.00 per person and day is payable for the ascent and use of infrastructure such as the pistes, car park, guidance system etc. (except for ski pass holders). All tickets must be validated at the reader and are not transferable.
    • The ticket machine only recognises bankomat & credit cards with NFC function. The ticket must be carried on the ascent as checks are carried out on the slopes.