- Elevated between 5581 ft and 8835 ft, the Ski Resort is the highest elevated Ski Resorts in Styria. The vertical drop from summit to base is 3255 ft. The average difference in altitude between base and summit of Ski Resorts in Austria is 2356 ft. Most runs are therefore relatively long.
- Season starts on Sep 28 and ends on May 3 (218 days). Average season duration in Austria is 112 days.
- Average snow depth during the season (Sep 28 to May 3) is 98 " at summit elevation and 3 " at base elevation. Snow coverage is usually best during April, offering an average snow depth of 168 " at summit elevation and 0 " at the base. Therefore Dachstein Glacier is among the 3 ski Resorts with best snow conditions in Styria.
- Dachstein Glacier features 90 sunny days on average per season. The average for all ski Resorts in Austria is 97 sunny days. April is the sunniest month with an average of 24 sunny days.
No more summer skiing
Due to the increasing glacier shrinkage, summer skiing on the Dachstein Glacier has been completely suspended since 2018. "We grant the glacier a ski break & stop operating the ski lifts on the glacier over the summer months in order to be able to start a new alpine season again strengthened from September", it says on the part of the glacier lifts. Already in summer 2017 it was decided to close the Superpark with its 15 obstacles permanently.
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 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.