Elevated between 1,701 m and 2,693 m, the Ski Resort is among the 3 highest elevated Ski Resorts in Styria. The vertical drop from summit to base is 992 m. The average difference in altitude between base and summit of Ski Resorts in Austria is 731 m. Most runs are therefore relatively long.
Season starts on 7 Oct and ends on 1 May (206 days). Average season duration in Austria is 117 days.
Average snow depth during the season (7 Oct to 1 May) is 245 cm at summit elevation and 0 cm at base elevation. Snow coverage is usually best during April, offering an average snow depth of 390 cm at summit elevation and 0 cm at the base. Therefore Dachstein Glacier is among the 3 ski Resorts with best snow conditions in Styria.
Dachstein Glacier features 81 sunny days on average per season. The average for all ski Resorts in Austria is 89 sunny days. April is the sunniest month with an average of 24 sunny days.
Superpark is permanently closed
The Superpark at the Dachstein Glacier is no longer being built up, as announced by the operators of the mountain railways in the summer of 2017, due to increasing glacier shrinkage in this area. The Superpark was one of the largest parks in the Alps with over 15 obstacles. Beginners could let off steam in a separate beginner's park.
The Ski Resort
High above the clouds at an altitude of 2,700 metres above sea level, a high-alpine natural snow paradise awaits you with four glacier lifts, fantastic downhill runs and lots of attractions after the fun on the slopes. The Dachstein Glacier is not only open in winter, but also offers its guests a lot to offer in the summer months (with enough snow). The groomed pistes invite beginners and connoisseurs in particular to sway under the glacier sun.
You can comfortably take the Planai or RVB ski bus up to the valley station of the Dachstein cable car. This trip is free of charge with a valid ski pass. The ascent with the panoramic gondola after that is a true experience in itself. Up in the glacier ski area, four different lifts (3 drag lifts and 1 chair lift) take you to the downhill runs with varying degrees of difficulty. On three lifts of the Dachstein Glacier there are slalom training runs where you can try your hand at the slopes by appointment.
The Dachstein Glacier is also very popular with professional cross-country skiers. In the autumn, over 700 athletes can be found on the snow-assured glacier trails every day.