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Abtenau Ski Resort Guide

Abtenau, Austria

Rated: 2/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForSnowfall.
Total Piste Length80km
Highest Lift1,200m
Resort Height1,480m
 Nearest AirportsSalzburg and Munich
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Although the local ski area (on the Karkogel) is small, it does offer a couple of black runs and off-piste possibilities. More extensive skiing is available at the nearby Dachstein West.


The Austrian ski resort of Abtenau is in the Austrian Alps at an altitude of 1,480m, with 80km of marked runs.

Abtenau is part of the Dachstein West ski area with access to 299km of downhill skiing, with 97 marked pistes, served by a total of 81 ski lifts. In addition to the skiing in Abtenau itself (80km of pisted ski runs), the appropriate ski Lift Pass will allow you to ski or snowboard in the other Dachstein West ski resorts of Annaberg im Lammertal, Gosau, Katrin - Bad Ischl, Krippenstein, Obertraun/Dachstein and Rußbach.

The skiing is at relatively low altitude, so snow cover can be variable.


There is skiing to suit a range of abilities.


Abtenau offers some good boarding.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Abtenau?

The next notable snow forecast is 9cm, expected on 10 July.

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Ski Area Stats

Abtenau Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
 6 9km
Total Length
Cross Country
Total Length
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Dachstein West Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
Total Length
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Abtenau Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Resort Altitude (Abtenau)1,480m
Highest Lift1,200m
Lowest Piste710m
Max Vertical770m

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Abtenau
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

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Location and Map

Where is Abtenau?

This ski resort is in the Austrian Alps.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Abtenau is Salzburg, 45 minutes drive away.

Munich, Linz, Klagenfurt, Ljubljana, Innsbruck Airport and Graz airports are all within three hours drive.

Salzburg is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.


Ski Lift Capacity

The seven ski lifts are able to uplift 5,362 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 1km of ski runs, with 16 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Abtenau open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

Abtenau Webcams

The Webcams in Abtenau are not always up-to-date. Please check the date on the image to ensure you are seeing current snow conditions.