Skiing and snowboarding in Salzburg and the surrounding area

13 small to large ski areas around Puch near Salzburg

by Barbara / 13. Januar 2022 / Excursions / Nature

Familienskitag © Canva - wojciech_gajda

Off to the slopes and into winter fun in SalzburgerLand

Are you enjoying the winter in Puch and want to go skiing or snowboarding? Then today I have the perfect overview for you on how to get on the slopes as quickly as possible. Due to the central location of Puch, you can reach the top ski areas and many small but very fine ski arenas in Salzburg and Berchtesgaden in less than 15 minutes by car. With the full motorway connection in Puch-Urstein, fun on the slopes is guaranteed even faster. Hundreds of kilometers of pistes of various levels of difficulty await you from Puch within 40 minutes by car. So there is something for every type of skier - from beginners to ski ace!

You don"t have any ski equipment or have never stood on skis? No problem, most ski areas have ski and snowboard rentals on site and also offer ski courses.

Skifahren mit Maske © Ski amadé

Unlimited fun on the slopes in Salzburgerland - 13 ski areas around Puch bei Salzburg:

To explain: The following list is sorted in ascending order of distance (according to Google Maps) and not of travel time. You can see how far the ski area is from Puch and how long it takes to drive there by car in the red bar in front of the picture. Likewise the web link per ski region for further information!

Have fun on your next ski trip near Puch near Salzburg!

1. Untersbergbahn ski descent - the demanding one!

Distance: 6 km | Arrival by car in 9 minutes via the A10 |

Untersberg im Winter © TVB Puch - Gerber

Let"s start with something special! The Untersberg greets us every day and, as many people don"t even know, there is also a ski run down to Fürstenbrunn on the Untersberg - but that"s not for beginners! Here are a few facts about skiing and snowboarding on the Untersberg:

  • From the mountain station of the Untersbergbahn, the demanding ski run can be reached on foot in 20 minutes via the Hochalm.
  • 1,400 m difference in altitude await you along the 7.5 km long piste.
  • The view of the Dachstein, Göll to the Hochkönig and the Steineren Meer as well as the city of Salzburg is unique.
  • Bus line 35 runs from Füstenbrunn to the valley station of the Untersbergbahn
  • Reduced price for guests with the TennengauPLUS Card

2. Zinkenlifte Hallein / Bad Dürrnberg - skiing in the family ski area

Distance: 10 km | Arrival by car in 16 minutes via the Hallein Landstraße |

Zinkenlifte Hallein - Bad Dürrnberg mit Blick auf Puch ©

Do you want to hit the slopes with your family as quickly as possible? Are you a beginner or returning skier? Then you"ve come to the right place at the Dürrnberg. You can see how close it is to Puch and the city of Salzburg when you look at the view from the summit. This is what winter sports enthusiasts can expect at the Zinken lifts in Hallein / Bad Dürrnberg:

  • 4 lifts and 8 km of slopes are at your disposal
  • Zinki-Kinderland for the first ski turns or for snow tubing open daily from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Fun on the slopes from just 1 hour
  • Bad Dürrnberg ski school offers ski courses and private lessons
  • Reduced lift and ski school prices for guests with the TennengauPLUS Card

3. Rossfeld ski lift in Berchtesgaden - family ski day at 1,554 meters!

Distance: 13 km | Arrival by car in 19 minutes via Bad Dürrnberg |

Rossfeld Panorama © Skilift Rossfeld

Less than 4 kilometers from the Zinken lifts, the snow-surest family ski area with natural snow awaits you at the Rossfeld in the neighboring Berchtesgadener Land (DE). The impressive panorama extends over the Berchtesgaden Alps and the Dachstein to the Mozart city of Salzburg. Enjoy the family-friendly offer at Rossfeld:

  • 4 drag lifts and a button lift
  • Experienced skiers like to take the 6 km long valley run to Oberau or to the Zinken lifts.
  • Bus line 848 and a commuter bus run between Oberau, Dürrnberg and Rossfeld.
  • Children"s practice area with figures, wave track and children"s ski cross with jumping hill.
  • Floodlight every Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

4. Krispl ski lift - first turns on the slopes in Salzburg

Distance: 14 kilometers | Arrival by car in 17 minutes via the Hinterwiestal |

Skilift Krispl © TVB Krispl-Gaissau

The ski lift in Krispl is the best address for the first turns in the snow. The cable lift transports the young ski talents and next to that the bigger ski fans can accelerate on the piste at the tow lift. At the Gasthof Alpenblick in Krispl you can expect:

  • A 600 m drag lift and a practice lift for small children
  • Ski courses via the Bad Dürrnberg ski school
  • Groomed slope for bobsledding and plate slides

5. Ski area Gaissau Hintersee - family skiing close to the city UNFORTUNATELY CLOSED

Distance: 14 kilometers | Arrival by car in 21 minutes via the Hinterwiestal |

Skifahren in Krispl-Gaissau © Skigebiet Gaissau-Hintersee

In the middle of the picturesque Salzburg mountains, the charming Gaissau-Hintersee ski area is only a few kilometers away from Puch and thus also from the city of Salzburg. Pack your skis and off you go. What awaits you in Krispl-Gaissau:

  • 8 lifts and 30 km of natural snow slopes
  • 2 practice areas with child-friendly climbing aids
  • Race and training courses for ski clubs
  • Family bonus: children under the age of 6 travel for free
  • Ski service and rental in Gaissau - 2 ski schools in Hintersee

6. Ski area Obersalzberg - skiing fun in Berchtesgaden (DE)

Distance: 18 kilometers | Arrival by car in 26 minutes via Bad Dürrnberg |

Skifahren in Berchtesgaden © Skigebiet Obersalzberg

The small ski arena near Berchtesgaden offers beginners and advanced skiers a special snow spectacle. This is what awaits you in the small but fine Obersalzberg ski area:

  • 4 drag lifts with increasing degrees of difficulty
  • Children"s area with rope lift
  • From 530 to 1090 meters there are 2.8 kilometers of pistes available in mostly easy runs.
  • Ski school and ski rental von site

7. Jennerbahn am Königsee - fun on the slopes in Berchtesgaden (DE)

Distance: 20 km | Arrival by car in 28 minutes via Bad Dürrnberg |

Jennerbahen: Skifahren am Königsee © Berchtesgadener Land Tourismus GmbH

Only 10 minutes further from Obersalzberg, the Jennerbahn in the Berchtesgaden National Park awaits you at Königsee with magnificent views and challenging descents. Stop by and discover the ski area:

  • 1 cable car, 3 chair lifts and 1 tow lift
  • Jennerkids Kinderland at the valley station
  • Ski depot directly in the Jennerbahn valley station
  • Ski school with rental and service options on site

8. Karkogel & Sonnleiten Abtenau - A mountain. Many possibilities!

Distance: 39 km | Arrival by car in 34 minutes

Skifahren am Karkogel im Lammertal © Tourismusverband Abtenau

In Abtenau, beginners and advanced ski fans get their money"s worth. On the Karkogel, a combination of an 8-seater gondola and a 6-seater chair lift takes you up to 1260 m. There are also the Sonnleiten lifts in the center of Abtenau, which are ideal for beginners and families. Come to Abtenau and enjoy a family ski day with the following offer:

  • 1 combined cable car and chair lift, 1 tow lift and 3 button lifts
  • 12 km of pistes including David-Zwilling and Alexandra Meißnitz World Cup course
  • Day & Night Tobogganing: 3 km long winter toboggan run is open until 10:30 p.m.
  • Ski, toboggan and fun sports equipment for hire and ski-coach on site.
  • Reduced price for guests with the TennengauPLUS Card

9. Werfenweng ski area - fun on the slopes for the whole family

Distance: 42 km | Arrival by car in 34 minutes via A10 |

Skigebiet Werfenweng © Bergbahnen Werfenweng

The Bergbahnen Werfenweng in the beautiful Salzburger Pongau score with families, seniors and ski professionals alike. This is what awaits you in the family-friendly ski area:

  • 9 lifts and 29 perfectly groomed kilometers of pistes
  • The highlight is the 6 km long panorama descent
  • Kid"s snow park in the eight-hectare Zaglau Arena: practice ski area with four lifts and a covered people mover
  • Ski rental und 2 ski schools on site
  • Launch and landing sites for paragliders

10. Dachstein West ski region - skiing in Annaberg, Gosau and Russbach

Distance: 47-50 kilometers | Arrival by car in 40-45 minutes  |

Skifahren in Dachstein West ©

The ski area between Salzburg and Upper Austria is the largest ski area in Salzburg"s Tennengau and will enchant you with the fantastic high-alpine Dachstein panorama. You can start in Russbach, Annaberg or Gosau and enjoy the following winter offers in the ski area:

  • 160 perfectly groomed kilometers of pistes
  • 4 cable cars, 8 chair lifts, 5 drag lifts, 3 people movers and 1 button lift
  • 44 km long signposted Panoronda circuit
  • Various fun slopes, such as the Marcel Hirscher race track with timekeeping, ensure variety on the slopes
  • 4 fun parks for boarders and carvers
  • 4 children´s ski areas for lots of fun for the little ones
  • 4 ski schools and serveral Ski rentals and -depots

11. Winter sports on the Postalm - winter park between Lammertal and Salzkammergut

Distance: 49 km | Arrival by car in 47 minuten  |

Postalm Abtenau Strobl ©

On the Postalm in Abtenau and Strobl, skiing fun is guaranteed for beginners, experts and connoisseurs. The largest alpine pasture area in Austria can be easily and safely reached with any car via the toll road from Strobl on Lake Wolfgang or from Abtenau in Lammertal. This is what awaits you in winter at the Postalm:

  • 1 chair lift, 3 drag lifts and 1 conveyor belt
  • 12 km of perfectly groomed pistes
  • Ski school und Ski rental on site
  • Cross-country ski runs, toboggan runs and winter hiking trails away from the slopes
  • Toll: Road use and parking fees are included in the ticket prices

12. St. Martin am Tennengebirge family ski area - fun on the slopes in Lammertal

Distance: 53-58 kilometers | Arrival by car via the A10 in 36 -43 minutes  |

Skigebiet Lammertal © TVB St. Martin am Tennengebirge

The St. Martin am Tennengebirge ski area offers easy and moderately difficult slopes for beginners, advanced skiers, children and, of course, adults. 2 drag lifts are located directly in St. Martin a. Tgb and the Lammertal lift with a 700 m long slope in Lungötz. You can expect here:

  • 4 kilometers of pistes and 3 tow lifts (St. Martin a.Tgb and Lungötz)
  • Floodlight cable car at the Lammertal lift
  • Ski rental & service in St. Martin a. Tgb
  • Reduced price for guests with the TennengauPLUS Card

13. Ski amadé - Austria"s greatest skiing pleasure

Distance: from 50 kilometers | Arriving by car via the A10 from 40 minutes |

Skifahren im SalzburgerLand © Ski amadé

Finally to my list, the largest offer for skiers in Salzburg - the Ski amadé - summarized under one point! From Puch you can reach the first ski areas of the Ski amadé, such as Monte Popolo in Eben or the cable cars on the Hochkönig, in around 40 minutes by car via the A10 Tauern autobahn. These 5 top regions with a total of 25 ski resorts make the Ski amadé one of the most varied winter sports areas in Europe:

  • Salzburger Sportwelt: Snow Space Salzburg (Flachau, Wagrain, St. Johann), Zauchensee-Flachauwinkl, Flachauwinkl-Kleinarl, Radstadt-Altenmarkt, Eben, Filzmoos und Goldegg
  • Schladming-Dachstein: Planai, Hochwurzen, Hauser Kaibling, Reiteralm, Fageralm, Dachstein-Gletscher, Ski Galsterberg und Ramsau am Dachstein
  • Gastein: Schlossalm, Angertal, Stubnerkogel, Graukogel und Sportgastein
  • Hochkönig: Maria Alm, Dienten und Mühlbach
  • Grossarltal: Großarl und Dorfgastein

In addition to the perfect slope conditions, breathtaking mountain landscapes and 360-degree panoramas, you can expect the following in the 25 locations of the Ski amadé:

Familie am Lift © Skigebiet Gaissau - Hintersee

Skiing and snowboarding in Salzburg and Berchtesgaden

And was it the right offer for you? Whether you are a beginner or a pro, a family trip or a group trip, you are sure to find the perfect ski area for your leisure program in the snow around Puch. In addition, there are numerous huts in every ski area where you can stop off and there is still a lot to discover away from the slopes. Cross-country ski runs, toboggan runs and numerous winter hiking trails round off the varied offer.

So what are you waiting for? If you are still looking for suitable accommodation near the city of Salzburg and numerous ski areas, then take a look at our accommodation list! And if you have tried one of my tips, tell us about your skiing fun around Puch here, on Instagram or Facebook in the comments!

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