The nearest international airports are only about an hour’s drive away in Mozart’s hometown of Salzburg, or about two hours’ drive away in Linz, the provincial capital of Upper Austria. Travel time by car to this region from Munich, Vienna and Prague are three, four and six hours, respectively.
Gosau, Russbach and Annaberg, the three core resorts of the Dachstein West ski region, are typical alpine villages that are easy to reach by main road and public transport and are located at an altitude of approx. 800 metres above sea level.
...Coming from east
You will reach the Dachstein West ski region via Westautobahn A1 (Vienna-Salzburg) to the Regau junction and continuing via Gmunden, Bad Ischl, Bad Goisern to Gosau.
...Coming from the north/west
You'll reach the Dachstein West ski region via Westautobahn A1 (coming from Munich-Salzburg), exit at "Golling" and continue via Abtenau on the B166 to Russbach.
...Coming from the south
Along the Tauernautobahn A10 (coming from Graz, Carinthia, Italy, Slovenia), exit at "Eben" and continue via St. Martin on the B166 to Annaberg-Lungötz.
Do the Dachstein West Test ! You will like it - for sure !
This region is located where the Dachstein mountain range presents itself at its best and friendliest, boasting Austrian hospitality in the southern corner of the geographical triangle of Linz – Salzburg – Dachstein.
You can find this region between the idyllic world-famous village of Hallstatt in the Upper Austrian Dachstein-Salzkammergut area and the villages of Russbach and Annaberg, the home of ski star and 5-time World Cup winner Marcel Hirscher, in the province of Salzburg. There, sustainably and carefully planned, a top-class ski area has developed. Dachstein West is still a little bit of an insider tip, but one which all ski fans, once they get to know it, give a thumbs up to.
Skiing in Dachstein West offers an impressive mountain panorama, perfect pistes, mostly with a snow guarantee, modern lifts, traditional mountain lodges and inexpensive ski passes. Skiing in the low mountain ranges with low risk of avalanche and protected from the wind whilst enjoying the views of the higher nearby mountains – you won’t experience it as intensively anywhere else than in the Dachstein West region, especially the well-signposted, connected “panoronda” cruisers’ ski circuit with a total length of 44 km. This is only one of the reasons why Dachstein West is known as one of the ski regions with the best views in Austria – and as one of the most hospitable.
The traditional atmosphere of our ski lodges is not only loved by many happy and satisfied guests, it has also been confirmed as being above average many times in test results and in guest surveys carried out by independent market researchers. If you look at the price per kilometre of piste, then Dachstein West is in a class of its own.