The Ski Resort
On a sunny plateau below the magnificent Dachstein lies the family-friendly ski region of Ramsau am Dachstein. The extensive winter sports area attracts skiers and snowboarders with its original character and sunny carving pistes. Away from mass tourism, you can enjoy a first-class skiing experience here.
Beginners find an ideal area for the first turns with the wide ski meadows at the foot of the Rittisberg. Of the total of 25 kilometres of slopes, 14 kilometres are marked in blue. The easy downhill runs, mainly in the base area, are ideal for beginners in alpine winter sports. If you are a little more advanced, you should explore the Rittisberg. In the Ramsau ski area you can choose between ten kilometres of medium and one kilometre of difficult slopes.
Children are very welcome here. Together with the mascot Kali, the kids can make their first attempts on skis in the kids areas of the ski schools at the foot of the Rittisberg. But Kali's winter world has even more to offer: the eight different adventure descents are sure to keep them busy!
Freeride fans find their challenge at the nearby Dachstein-Gletscher. Countless ski tours, steep descents, ski routes and freerides lead to the Dachstein plateau as well as to Ramsau and Hallstatt. The highlight is the Edelgrieß downhill run, which is one of the most beautiful freeride runs in the Alps and even demanding for excellent skiers. For beginners in the matter of "off-piste" there is the possibility of completing the deep snow pass in Ramsau. They are introduced step by step to the adventure of fresh powder.
The ski region Ramsau lies in the heart of the 4 mountains of Schladming and Ski amadé. With a ski amadé ski pass you have access to more than 760 km of slopes.
- It is among the 5 most family-friendly ski Resorts in Styria.
- The vertical drop from summit to base is 1972 ft. The average difference in altitude between base and summit of Ski Resorts in Austria is 2385 ft. The highest point of the track is 5367 ft above sea level.
- Average snow depth during the season is 48 " at summit elevation and 24 " at base elevation. Snow coverage is usually best during February, offering an average snow depth of 63 " at summit elevation and 30 " at the base.
- Rittisberg - Ramsau am Dachstein features 55 sunny days on average per season. The average for all ski Resorts in Austria is 53 sunny days. March is the sunniest month with an average of 21 sunny days.
Snow Safety & Snowmaking
On Mountain Dining
Ramsau offers a total of 14 mountain huts with delicious regional specialities as well as magnificent sunny terraces. At the summit of the Rittisberg, the Rittisstadl invites you to take a break with a unique panoramic view. Homemade strudel and cakes or delicacies from the new grill station can be enjoyed by winter sports enthusiasts in the Ramsau Tenne by the Zauberlift. Hearty snacks and classics of Austrian cuisine can also be found in the Knollstüberl at the Bergkristalllift or in the Walcheralm and the Brandalm at the Adlerlifts.
A highlight for families is the fairytale descent on the Rittisbergbahn. Young and old can discover lovingly designed fairy tale figures such as magicians, dwarves and witches on the three-kilometre-long piste.
Most Difficult Runs
Neben Skiing and snowboarding winter sports enthusiasts around Ramsau have numerous other leisure activities to choose from. A highlight for the little ones is the illuminated night toboggan run, which promises fast rides into the valley. If you want to explore the winter nature, you can glide through the landscape on the groomed cross-country trails. The Ramsau high plateau also invites you to explore it on 80 kilometres of winter hiking trails and various snowshoe tracks.
A special experience is the ride with a Fatbike. These mountain bikes are specially designed for use on snow. Romantic feelings arise during a ride in a horse-drawn carriage. Wrapped in warm blankets you can enjoy the beautiful surroundings to the full.
Après-Ski and Nightlife
In Ramsau am Dachstein the atmosphere is rather quiet due to the family atmosphere away from the pistes. The successful ski day will be celebrated in the evening in a pleasant atmosphere.
Dining and Restaurants
Infrastructure & Rental
Affiliate Ski SchoolsOffered Skiing Lessons Rittisberg - Ramsau am Dachstein
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Affiliate ShopsSki Rentals Rittisberg - Ramsau am Dachstein (7)
From Salzburg it is about 100 kilometres to the skiing area. The best way is to follow the Tauern motorway A10 to Eben im Pongau (exit 60) and then change to the L219 (Filzmooserstraße). Via Filzmoos and Schildlehen it leads to Ramsau am Dachstein. Liezen, about 55 kilometres away, can be reached via the A9 motorway. From there take the E651 to Aich-Assach and then the L725 to Ramsau.
By public transport:
The airport closest to the ski resort is located in Salzburg, about 90 kilometers away. From there, but also from other Austrian cities, trains run to the Schladming railway station. The remaining eight kilometres to Ramsau have to be covered by taxi. On site, winter sports enthusiasts can use the free ski buses of the Ramsau am Dachstein ski region, which connect the various districts of Ramsau with the lifts.