The National Ski Tour is one of the classic long-distance ski crossings of the Alps. Austria's National Ski Tour is the most spectacular way to "experience" the UNESCO World Natural and Cultural Heritage Dachstein.
The ascent is via the Dachstein Glacier cable or Edelgrieß, depending on equipment and expertise. For the descent, follow the markings to Obertraun. Depending on snow conditions, different variations of this tour are possible. You will finish the ski tour at the valley station of the Krippenstein cable car. From there Planai- and RVB busses offer a shuttle service from Obertraun back to the Dachstein bottom station.
HERE to Obertraun and Hallstatt.
HERE to Obertraun.
From the west: Tauern Autobahn (A 10) to Knoten Ennstal - turnoff direction Graz/Schladming - stay on the Ennstal-Bundesstraße (B320) for approx. 20 km until Schladming - take the turnoff for Ramsau - via the Dachsteinstraße to the Dachstein Gondola Bottom Station
From the north: Pyhrn Autobahn (A 9) direction Liezen - take the Ennstal-Bundesstraße (B320) to Schladming - turnoff Ramsau - via the Dachsteinstraße to the Dachstein Gondola Bottom Station
From the mountain station, follow the wide groomed track, below the top station of the Schladminger lift, down to the Dirndl-Kolk. Then, head uphill, for approximately 100 meters, towards the Dachsteinwarte. From there, the turnoff towards Simonyhütte follows, this is where the descent begins. From the Simonyhütte to the Gjaidalm, the ski run follows the ski and hiking trail #650. Here, you will pass through the transition from high mountains to the high alpine pasture region. The Dachsteinalm (former Schilcherhaus, 1.739 m) on the Gjaidalm is a popular resting place for ski tourers. A short lift (free of charge for tourers) facilitates access to the downhill ski run to Obertraun next to Lake Hallstatt. Via Krippenbrunn, a groomed and snow-covered downhill run goes down to the valley station of the Dachstein cable car in Obertraun.
Variant: as a variation of this tour, you can take the track from Dirndl-Kolk down to the lower rocky outcrop of the Eisstein. From the Eisstein, cross the middle tongue of the Hallstätter Glacier down to the lake called obere (upper) Eissee. There, you will have to climb up to the Simonyhütte for approx. 200 metres. Gentle glacier slopes lead down from the Simonyhütte (2.203 m).
One of the alps hidden treasures!
You can take RVB public bus service from Schladming, via Ramsau, to the Dachstein Gondola Bottom Station.
Dachstein Gondola Operating Hours
For detailed descriptions it is best to contact a local alpine school and mountain guide office.
Alpine school Herbert Raffalt
Phone: +43 664 898 08 95e-mail: email@example.com website: www.raffalt.com
Mountain and adventure school Heli Rettensteiner
Phone: +43 6454 76 24Mobile: +43 664 950 53 63e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgWebsite: www.bergundabenteuer.at
Mountain guide office Ramsau am Dachstein
Phone: +43 664 522 00 80E-mail: email@example.com: www.bergfuehrer-dachstein.at
Private ski school Monte Krah - mountain & ski guide Gerhard Resch
Phone: +43 664 140 04 39e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgWebsite: www.monte-krah.com
WM Schischule Royer - Manfred RoyerTelefon: +43 664 445 86 88