Ski holidays in Dachstein West

Our Hotel for your ski holidays

Our hotel is only 800 meters from the slopes of Dachstein West!

Ski holidays in Dachstein West, spend and enjoy your ski vacation in our 3 star ski hotel in Russbach! The attractive ski area for a ski holiday in Dachstein West is right on the doorstep of Hotel Kronenhirsch. That’s why our hotel is the perfect place for your ski holidays in Dachstein West, whether as a couple, with friends in a group, or with family.

With 142 km of slopes, 66 modern ski lifts and a fantastic mountain scenery and yet no mass ski tourism area, winter sports enthusiasts are thrilled for a ski holiday in the Dachstein West ski resorts in our hotel in Russbach.

Hotel Kronenhirsch Winter Ski Region Dachstein West
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Facts ski region Dachstein West

The ski area Dachstein West

Dachstein West is a medium-sized ski area, with beautiful panoramic slopes and views of the Dachstein.

The Dachstein West ski area is at an altitude between 745 to 1,617 meters in between the towns of Russbach and Annaberg (Tennengau, Salzburger Land) and Gosau (Salzkammergut, Upper Austria) – very close to the world-famous Hallstatt. The ski region offers charming villages embedded in the impressive mountain panorama, perfectly groomed slopes, modern lifts and rustic huts. Various fun parks and fun slopes ensure skiing fun in Dachstein West. A highlight is the Panaronda route, a 44-kilometer panorama ski circuit along the Dachstein, hence the ski area in Dachstein West is one of the most panoramic ski regions in Austria. The ski huts offer local delicacies and a warm welcome. The region is the perfect location for winter sports enthusiasts looking for a wonderful ski holidays in Dachstein West.

The best slopes of Dachstein West

These slopes should not be missed during a ski vacation in Dachstein West:

The longest descent in our ski area is the 4.2 km long slope from Hornspitz directly to our village Russbach. The difference in altitude from the top to the bottom are 741 meters.

A visit to the snow park is highly recommended for everyone who wants to have fun or enjoy freestyle riding.

The most difficult descent is the so-called ‘Wild Hilde’ in Russbach with a drop of 67 percent and is one of the most demanding slopes in Austria.

No matter whether you are a beginner or a professional – our ski area offers various good slopes for a ski holiday in Dachstein West.

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Panoronda Skipiste


The Panoronda ski circuit with Dachstein views is a grand experience for all ski fans. 44 km in length, it offers great and varied skiing on well prepared and marked pistes. Hunger for experience and thirst for adventure can be stilled not only on the pistes but also in the numerous traditional ski lodges and on the sun terraces.

Free services for your ski holiday in Dachstein West

  • Free ski bus from the hotel to the lift station Hornbahn of the ski region Dachstein West (approx. 800 meters)
  • Free ski and shoe depot directly at the lift station Hornbahn Dachstein West
  • Free bus and S-train directly to the city of Salzburg
  • Ski school and ski rental directly at the valley station of the Hornbahn

Cross-country skiing in Dachstein West

In less than 10 minutes by car you will reach the cross-country ski runs in Gosau with stunning cross-country ski runs. One of the most beautiful tours is the fairytale forest trail along the Gosauriver from the Vordertal to the Hintertal. The breathtaking panorama of the Alps – constant view of the breathtaking Gosaukamm – make this three kilometers long tour an unforgettable experience. Even more trails can be found in Radochsberg and Abtenau.

Romantic Winter Holidays Dachstein West


Winter Romance

Romantic winter holiday for two in the mountains in the ski resorts Dachstein West. Maybe you want to enjoy the winter in the mountains of Russbach Dachstein West for two and the winter landscape without skiing or snowboarding? Away from the slopes of Dachstein West you will find the best places for your romantic winter holiday.

Our hotel offers the perfect place for your romantic winter holiday in the ski region Dachstein West. Hiking in the glittering snow or sledging in Abtenau, end the romantic day with a hot cup of mulled wine or cocoa. This is how you can enjoy the romantic winter holiday in the ski area in Dachstein West.

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Off-piste activities

Hallstatt during winter

The world-famous UNESCO World Heritage Hallstatt is only 20 kilometers from our hotel. When Hallstatt is covered in snow during the winter, the small village offers a very special sight. A visit in winter is also worthwhile because the crows of tourists are less than in summer!