Skiing & ski rental in Upper Austria

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Upper Austria: family-friendly, easy to reach, varied

Snow-sure ski resorts for winter sports all-rounders

The ski resorts of Upper Austria are spread across Austria’s most picturesque winter sports regions. They include the southerly Salzkammergut and Pyhrn-Priel regions that reach up to the northern Alps as well as the Böhmerwald region with its impressive mountain ranges in the north. What all of them have in common is the fact they are quick and easy to reach from Germany.

Upper Austria offers a vast choice of winter sports activities. Skiing on varied slopes. Cross-country skiing on freshly groomed trails. Winter hiking through enchanted winter landscapes. Fun sledging rides on thrilling runs. And much more!

Every one of these adventures on and off the slopes is served with an extra dose of authentic hospitality. One thing’s for sure: Upper Austria offers you winter holidays packed with highlights for the entire family.

Your personal extra: With INTERSPORT Rent ski rental, you benefit from latest-generation equipment and the stellar service of our RENTertainers.

Ski rental in Upper Austria

Your INTERSPORT Rent shops in Upper Austria

The INTERSPORT Rent shops in Upper Austria are the prime address for ski rental at a great price. Get the latest winter sports equipment by leading brands at the INTERSPORT Rent shop of your choice and benefit from the professional advice of our RENTertainers!

Alternatively, you can rent your equipment online in three easy steps. Simply choose your favourite skis or snowboard and pick them up on site! With top equipment and some extra motivation, you’re all set for the varied slopes of Upper Austria. Are you ready to break your personal best and push your limits?

P.S.: INTERSPORT Rent has particularly great offers for families!

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Skiing in Upper Austria

More about the ski resorts

The Upper Austrian ski resort in the Salzkammergut, Pyhrn-Priel and Böhmerwald regions offer pure winter sports bliss. 250 kilometres of slopes, 91 lifts and cable cars and 22 ski schools are waiting for guests of all ages, including everyone from beginners to pros.

The province’s highest mountain is the 2,995-metre Dachstein. The surrounding ski area Dachstein West is Upper Austria’s largest ski area, located at the southern border to Styria.

Upper Austria is one big winter sports paradise boasting a huge variety of slopes.

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The 7 most popular ski resorts of Upper Austria

  • Dachstein West ski region: Surrounding the village of Gosau, Dachstein West is the province’s largest ski resort, providing fantastic views of the mighty Dachstein. 160 kilometres of snow-sure slopes are waiting for you between the Zwieselalm and the Hornspitz, all accessible with one ski pass for eight ski resorts.
  • Freesports Arena Dachstein-Krippenstein: Experience high-alpine snow landscapes and plenty of freeride power at the Krippenstein near Obertauern. At an altitude of more than 2,000 metres above sea level, you can enjoy unrivalled powder descents. What’s more, the Freesports Arena is also a great choice for ski touring.
  • Feuerkogel ski resort: In Ebensee, at the shores of Lake Traunsee, Feuerkogel mountain is your first port of call for relaxed, hassle-free skiing. The sunny ski resort is perfect for leisure skiers as well as for snowshoe hikers. The sporty highlight: the six-kilometre ungroomed ski route down to the valley.
  • Kasberg-Almtal family ski resort: Kasberg mountain is a great choice for skiers wanting to fine-tune their technique. Due to its central location, the family-friendly ski resort with a children’s area and freestyle park can easily be reached from all directions. Another highlight not to be missed is winter hiking in Grünau im Almtal.
  • Hochficht ski resort: Hochficht ski resort is located in the picturesque north, near the border to Germany . Where the Bohemian Forest reaches up to altitudes of 1,300 metres and more, you can find a ski resort made for families. Attractions such as a kids’ park and several fun parks and fun slopes put big smiles on little faces. In addition, Hochficht mountain in the Mühlviertel region offers great off-piste activities.
© Oberösterreich Tourismus GmbH / Moritz Ablinger
© Oberösterreich Tourismus GmbH / Moritz Ablinger
  • Hinterstoder ski resort: Follow in the footsteps of World Cup winner Hannes Trinkl – at the World Cup ski resort of Hinterstoder! The snow-sure slopes of Höss mountain reach up to altitudes of 2,000 metres above sea level. From the top, you can enjoy breathtaking views of the Totes Gebirge. Great family offers and a convenient location make Hinterstoder one of Upper Austria’s most popular ski resorts.
  • Wurzeralm family ski resort: Just around the corner from Hinterstoder lies Wurzeralm ski resort in Spital am Pyhrn. The snow-sure high plateau offers something for guests of all ages. Slopes range from easy and relaxed to fast and action-packed, with Europe’s fastest funicular taking you up the mountain. Also don’t miss the resort’s fantastic snowshoe trail!

Skiing in Upper Austria is right for you if …

… you want to bring the whole family on your ski holiday.

… you’re looking for ski resorts that are fast and easy to reach.

… you always wanted to go skiing or snowboarding at Dachstein mountain or in the Salzkammergut region.

… you would like to experience unforgettable snow adventures away from the slopes, for instance while cross-country skiing.

… you love variety and enjoy being able to choose between smaller and larger ski resorts.

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Our RENTertainers recommend

Which ski resorts in Upper Austria are suitable for beginners and families? We recommend getting started in the province’s smaller ski resorts, where you can fine-tune your technique away from overcrowded slopes. We promise you that the smaller resorts are no less varied and just as easy to reach!

Our secret tips for ski resorts away from the hustle and bustle:

  • Hochlecken ski resort (Salzkammergut region)
  • Wachtberg ski resort (Salzkammergut region)
  • Sternstein Skilifte (Mühlviertel region)
  • Forsteralm ski resort (Gaflenz/Steyr-Land region)
  • Skilifte Kirchschlag (near Linz)
  • Skilift Eberschwang (at Hausruck)
  • Wintersportarena Liebenau (Mühlviertel region)
  • Schorschi-Skilift (St. Georgen am Walde)

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