Sunny pistes, panoramic views and feelings of freedom
Tauplitz is the biggest single ski area in Styria, in the Ausseerland – Salzkammergut region, in the heart of Austria: Lying here are 43 km of pistes at elevations ranging from 900 to 1965 m above sea level, spread out across three mountains with the interconnecting Tauplitzalm in between. The spacious pistes have something exciting in store for each and every skier: sporty, long runs at the 8-passenger Mitterstein gondola for those with lots of strength and skill. While on the other hand, the broad pistes of the Lawinenstein and Schneiderkogel promise gentler conditions for families and anyone who wants to enjoy a more laid-back day of skiing.
The pistes of Tauplitz lie mostly above the tree line. Which means, if you are lucky with the weather, you will be skiing from morning until evening in brilliant sunshine. Accompanied by imposing panoramas of the hundreds of Alpine peaks which surround you. Expansive views, endless skies and glistening snow crystals – on the Tauplitz, you will quickly sense what freedom truly means.
Tauplitz is one of the snowiest areas in the Alps. Modern snowmaking equipment serves as an additional guarantee that our winter season is extremely long – generally, from the end of November until after Easter. Our piste designers build runs that are essentially molded to the natural terrain features of our ski mountains, also with the greatest sensitivity for snow and weather conditions. No wonder, then, that they have received multiple awards for their outstanding efforts. They are also free of Wi-Fi and unnecessary public address systems. A decision that was consciously made to ensure you can feel the pure power of nature and take a deep, liberating breath again.
Tauplitz is a mountain world unlike any other – charming, original, vibrant, but never overcrowded and with boundless variety. In addition to our 43 piste kilometers, we feature a Kinderland located in a sunny hollow sheltered from the wind, several ski schools, tree-less slopes for snowboarders, a nighttime sledding run, winter hiking paths with beautiful panoramic views, 177 km of cross-country ski trails and the finest powder for freeriders. We are widely acclaimed as the best freeride area in all of Styria. Though if you are ever enticed to venture beyond the boundaries of the spacious Tauplitz: Ski passes issued for 1 ½ days or longer are also accepted by our Schneebären-Card partners: Ski Riesneralm, Planneralm, Loser Altaussee and Kaiserau.
This area is also home to 18 ski huts and restaurants. All of them are right by the pistes – some are well-known for their party atmosphere and also offer live music. We love to celebrate, but the après-ski atmosphere is genuine, not staged – the people of Ausseerland - Salzkammergut are naturally cheerful and high-spirited. Most of our local lodging and dining establishments are family-run, giving you an opportunity to get to know your hosts personally. You will receive an especially friendly reception from the new restaurant "Die Tauplitzerin" at the lift valley station. And since we happen to be talking about the valley station: It has been completely rebuilt, now with a brand-new ski depot and expanded parking.
Tauplitz is one of the snowiest areas in the Alps: with plenty of fresh powder and fine pillows for your lines. The terrain is diverse, the 360° panoramic views are amazing and, if the weather plays along, you will be riding in radiant sunshine the whole time.
Kinderland on the Tauplitz lies in the sun all day long, is sheltered from the winter winds, easy to keep an eye on and no cars to worry about. While your kids are excitedly perfecting their “pizza” technique or zooming down the hill for the very first time, you can simply kick back and relax.
Ski schools/Ski rentals
Making their very first snowplow turns and then, in no time at all, zipping confidently down the hillside? Or perhaps fine-tuning their technique and tackling sportier challenges? The ski schools on the Tauplitz promise kids, beginners and everyone wanting to improve a truly liberating experience out on the pistes.
The premium pistes of Tauplitz mostly lie above the tree line and, if you are lucky with the weather, you will be riding from morning till evening in radiant sunshine.