Coronavirus / Covid-19 Measures
- Masks mandatory in all lifts and ski buses
- Visitor management in waiting areas (keep your distance)
- Lift tickets available online
- Free face masks are provided when purchasing a ski pass
- Masks mandatory at restaurants, ski rental and shops
- No Après Ski
- Staff testing on regular basis
- Daily disinfection measures
The Ski Resort
The Hauser Kaibling ski area is the eastern access point in the Schladming-Dachstein ski region and therefore also forms one quarter of the 4-mountain “Skischaukel” connecting the four largest Styrian ski areas of Planai, Hochwurzen, Reiteralm and Hauser Kaibling. In 2010 and 2013, Hauser Kaibling was crowned European ski area test winner.
The aforementioned four interconnected ski areas share 123 kilometres of immaculately groomed runs, 44 modern lifts and 56 welcoming ski lodges, ensuring memorable skiing for enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels. There are numerous parking spaces available directly by the base station in Haus/Ennstal, avoiding the need to walk any long distances carrying equipment. So all that’s left to do is pull on your boots and hit the slopes! The Gipfelbahn carries skiers up to 2015 metres above sea level. As a result, the Hauser Kaibling ski area is the highest point in the Schladming 4-mountain Skischaukel.
37 of the 123 kilometres of runs in the ski region are part of Hauser Kaibling, and these are particularly geared towards beginners and skiers who enjoy laid-back turns. Carving fans will love the wide and varied groomers here, particularly the long valley runs, one of which is the FIS World Cup Women’s course (no. 1). The Osthang Piste (no. 9) and Höfi trail (no. 3) are also fantastic. In the area around the middle station and the Kaiblingalm, the emphasis is very much on families. The abundance of blue runs, like the Kaiblingalm trail (no. 8) ensure laid-back and worry-free turns on the slopes of Hauser Kaibling. A designated beginners’ area in the valley as well as a mini-kids club are designed to help little ones find their feet on two skis. The new Audi Kinderland opened its doors on the Kaiblingalm in winter 2014/15, and it’s the place where the ski stars of tomorrow can gain their first slalom experience or take on the roller course. All the runs on Hauser Kaibling can be artificially fed with snowmaking.
The ski area also includes a leisure zone with free WiFi at 1,800 metres above sea level. This gives you the opportunity to post your mountain selfies online directly. There’s also a large ski depot in the base station arena. Thanks to the "Almlammprojekt” launched in 2008, Hauser Kaibling can also claim to be a one of the most environmentally friendly mountains around. As the groomed terrain is used to farm sheep in the summer months, considerably less use of heavy machines and equipment is required here.
- Offering 23 miles of slopes and terrain, Hauser Kaibling is among the 5 largest Ski Resorts in Styria.
- Hauser Kaibling is the the best rated ski resort in Styria.
- It is among the 5 most family-friendly ski Resorts in Styria.
- Elevated between 2461 ft and 6611 ft, the Ski Resort is among the 10 highest elevated Ski Resorts in Styria. The vertical drop from summit to base is 4150 ft. The average difference in altitude between base and summit of Ski Resorts in Austria is 2359 ft. Most runs are therefore relatively long.
- Season starts on Dec 4 and ends on Apr 11 (128 days). Average season duration in Austria is 120 days.
- Average snow depth during the season (Dec 4 to Apr 11) is 54 " at summit elevation and 31 " at base elevation. Snow coverage is usually best during March, offering an average snow depth of 65 " at summit elevation and 35 " at the base. Therefore Hauser Kaibling is among the 10 ski Resorts with best snow conditions in Styria.
- Hauser Kaibling features 47 sunny days on average per season. The average for all ski Resorts in Austria is 56 sunny days. February is the sunniest month with an average of 18 sunny days.
Snow Safety & Snowmaking
On Mountain Dining
15 cosy lodges and panoramic restaurants are available in Hauser Kaibling for enjoying food and drinks on the mountain. They all feature table service, which means no waiting around in queues. Original Styrian fare like Kassupp´n with bacon croutons in a bread bowl or home-made curd strudel are fixtures in the Knapplhüttn. If you value regional produce and like a good glass of wine, then the Krummholzhütte, said to be the no.1 connoisseur lodge in Austria, is obviously a must. Lots of famous faces have been known to frequent this mountain eatery.
In Platzhirsch, up at 1,432 metres above sea level, Styrian hospitality meets a contemporary chill-out area to great effect. The stylish lounge atmosphere is a fantastic place to grab a pizza, burger or currywurst.
Discerning skiers looking for the perfect runs and new challenges should head for the trail down from the Kaiblingalm area over to Planai – after all, it’s referred to as “die Schönste” (“The most beautiful”) for good reason! The black-rated Panorama run is also a must for all experts. Although the intermediate Prenner valley run is much mellower, it’s every bit as eye-catching as it winds its way down through to trees to the base station.
Most Difficult Runs
There are also plenty of options for exploring the area away from the ski slopes. The Dörferwanderung walking trail in Ennstal is a 5.1 km path through the snowbound landscape and down quiet roads up to the Stöcklhütte in the heart of the ski area.
Nordic skiing enthusiasts can also look forward to the prospect of 29 kilometres of immaculately prepared trails.
Après-Ski and Nightlife
Après-ski fans will also have plenty to enjoy both on the mountain and in the valley.
Dining and Restaurants
Hauser Kaibling boasts a whole host of restaurants, cafés and inns to ensure no one goes hungry here.
Infrastructure & Rental
By car: From the West, take the Munich-Salzburg motorway before taking the Tauernautobahn to the Ennstal junction. Then take Bundesstraße 320 until you reach Hauser Kaibling. From Vienna and the East, take the Südautobahn through Semmering until you reach the St. Michael exit. If you are taking the Pyhrnautobahn, exit at the Liezen junction before taking the B320 towards Ennstal. The Hauser Kaibling ski area also offers a unique parking space guarantee. As a result, you don’t have to worry about finding somewhere to leave your car.
By rail: Hauser Kaibling is located on the main railway line between Salzburg and Graz, and can easily be reached by rail. The nearest airports are in Salzburg (90 km) and Linz (155 km).