The Ski Resort
In the middle of the Hohe Tauern National Park lies the Ski area Weißsee Gletscherwelt. The high-altitude ski area in the Salzburger Land is particularly popular with families and offers 23 kilometres of slopes of all levels of difficulty.
The 6 kilometres of blue-marked slopes are particularly suitable for beginners and those returning to alpine winter sports. If you are a little more confident on the boards, you can explore the ski area on the 15 km of red marked slopes. Experts also feel at home on the two kilometre long difficult pistes. Thanks to the kilometre-long deep-snow slopes, even freeriders in the Weißsee Gletscherwelt get their money's worth. Eight lifts bring winter sports enthusiasts back up the mountain after enjoyable descents.
In the lovingly designed kids park with magic carpet at the middle station, the toddlers learn how to safely wedel across the slopes. The highlight of every ski course is the big final race at the end. The offer for the little ones also includes lunchtime supervision.
There are countless touring possibilities of several hours to choose from for ski tourers, all of which run against the impressive backdrop of the surrounding three thousand metre peaks.
- Elevated between 4856 ft and 8530 ft, the Ski Resort is among the 3 highest elevated Ski Resorts in Salzburg. The vertical drop from summit to base is 3675 ft. The average difference in altitude between base and summit of Ski Resorts in Austria is 2362 ft. Most runs are therefore relatively long.
- Average snow depth during the season is 77 " at summit elevation and 11 " at base elevation. Snow coverage is usually best during February, offering an average snow depth of 79 " at summit elevation and 15 " at the base.
- Weißsee Gletscher Welt features 43 sunny days on average per season. The average for all ski Resorts in Austria is 41 sunny days. February is the sunniest month with an average of 15 sunny days.
Snow Safety & Snowmaking
On Mountain Dining
Four huts and mountain restaurants invite you to a pleasant stop in the Weißsee Gletscherwelt. The hotel Rudolfshütte is home to the restaurant Bergblick, which attracts sun-seeking guests with its large sun terrace. The Alpenmäcky at the middle station is known for its delicious burgers. The speciality of the Gasthaus Grünsee, which is also located at the middle station, are the traditional Kaspressknödel. And also the Alpengasthof Enzingerboden at the base station serves up regional delicacies for winter sports enthusiasts.
Most Difficult Runs
After enjoying the slopes, winter sports enthusiasts can explore the Weißsee Gletscherwelt on winter hiking trails or hike with snowshoes through the unspoilt winter landscape. Numerous cross-country skiing tracks also invite you to glide gently through the snow-covered nature. Romantics should take a horse sleigh ride. The natural ice rink is ideal for ice skating or ice stock sport. On the sledging track of the ski area you can race into the valley. Another highlight is certainly Ice climbing at the frozen waterfalls.
Après-Ski and Nightlife
Tranquil Après-Ski and cosy evenings, this is the end of the day in the Weißsee Gletscherwelt. If you still want to celebrate, you can meet at the Uttendorf disco in the evening.
Dining and Restaurants
Infrastructure & Rental
Number of Ski Rental
Affiliate ShopsSki Rentals Weißsee Gletscher Welt (1)
From Salzburg it is about 120 kilometres to the skiing area. Follow the A10 (Tauern motorway) to junction 47 (Pongau/Bischofshofen) and take the B311 towards Pongau. Follow the road to Zell am See and change to the B168, which leads to Uttendorf.
Munich is about 170 kilometres away from the Weißsee Gletscherwelt. Follow the A8 to the Inntal motorway junction and change there to the A93. In Kufstein change to the B173. Drive via Ellmau to St. Johann in Tirol and follow the B161 via Kitzbühel to Uttendorf.
By public transport:
There is an airport in Salzburg, about 120 kilometres away from the ski resort. There is a train station in Zell am See, 38 kilometres away. There is a free ski bus between Uttendorf and the base station of the ski area.