The Dachstein massif is a strongly karstified and glaciated high mountain massif. Within the Eastern Alps it is classified as belonging to the Northern Limestone Alps, among which it is the second highest peak after the Parseier peak in the Lechtal Alps.
The Hohe Dachstein itself, at exactly 2995 metres, lies just below the 3,000-metre limit and has written alpine history above all through the famous south faces. Due to its exposed location between Hallstättersee, Traunstal and Ennstal, the spacious Dachstein massif also has a massive influence on the local weather. The weather at the Dachstein itself can change very quickly and has already brought many alpinists into dangerous situations. Altogether the Dachstein enjoys the reputation to be a very own weather kitchen.
One of the biggest advantages in the Dachstein West ski region is that, as a skier, you have all the advantages of high mountain skiing without actually being in the high mountains. Especially for families with small children this is something which cannot be stressed enough, because nothing spoils a day of skiing for small children more than icy cold temperatures and whistling winds. On the lower sections, in particular – where our popular children’s lands are located – in Dachstein West you are well protected from storms by the surrounding thick forests.
In order to provide our guests with up-to-date weather information from the Dachstein West ski region at any time, in recent years we have made some big investments and set up efficient weather information facilities. With just a few clicks, you can find quick and uncomplicated answers to questions such as:
Being well-informed and equipped makes skiing even more fun and, ultimately, that is what really counts.