The secret is out !


Whether it is the thrill of off-piste Freeriding, sampling a well groomed piste for the first time or the solitude of ski touring, the Dachstein mountains are the perfect destination in which to experience all of this and much more.

The Dachstein-West ski region, has 45 modern lifts and 140 km of well prepared pistes. The skiing here is ideal for all levels of skier, superb intermediate with plenty of opportunity to enjoy off-piste at the side of the pistes whilst skiing up and down the valleys. You can enjoy Austrian hospitality at it's best in any one of the many huts. Set amongst some of the most beautiful scenery to be found anywhere and with a good snow record Dachstein-West is a real hidden gem. Dachstein-West is a 15 minute car journey from Chalet Hepi. 

Dachstein West piste map thumb
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The Krippenstein Ski and Freeride arena offers skiers and boarders of all capabilities the opportunity to experience marked but unprepared routes or to choose one of the longest, prepared Austrian pistes of 11km. The German ski and winter sport magazine Planet Snow, has voted the Krippenstein the best Freeride area in Europe, ahead of Cortina d'Ampezzo and Hochfuegen. The Krippenstein is well known as an extreme winter sport destination.  Bored of beautifully groomed pistes?  With local instructors ready to teach you the art of freeriding or guiding expert freeriders safely through the awesome terrain, there is no greater thrill than riding the white stuff! The Krippenstein is a 5 minute car/bus journey from Chalet Hepi.

The Loser ski area offers high quality, exciting pistes in a snow-sure area.  Recently upgraded lifts and the varied pistes ensure skiers of all levels a great time.  Loser is a 25 minute car journey from Chalet Hepi.

In all three of these resorts, queues are seldom seen, each has its own individual charm and possesses skiing opportunities for all abilities. If you want to feel like you are really on holiday and escape all the British package holidaymakers then this could be your destination.

Ski school is available at all three resorts with English speaking instructors.  We can help arrange skiing or snowboarding lessons and hire of equipment to ensure you waste none of your precious holiday time.

Dachstein-West 6 day adult ski pass is 167 or 183 euros (low/high season).

Other activities available include;

  • Cross country skiing.
  • Ski touring.
  • Paragliding.
  • Snowshoe walking.
  • Horse drawn sleigh ride.




Krippenstein top station
Towards the glacier
Carving the piste
Looking to the top of the Krippenstein
Chairlift Dachstein west
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