Obertauern Overview

At 2313 metres, Obertauern is one of Austria’s highest resorts. It is renowned for having an excellent snow record, making it a hugely popular choice for school ski trips and great for either end of the ski season. This high altitude resort has 100 kilometres of piste to explore with excellent nursery slopes and a whole range of challenging reds for intermediate skiers. Ten black runs complete the choice for groups. There are also a variety of après-ski activities including skating, swimming and sledging.

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Obertauern Accommodation

Jugendgästehaus Felseralm

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Capacity: 280

The Felseralm is located 3km from the ski area at Obertauern. This is an excellent accommodation for groups with many on-site facilities, offering a warm and friendly atmosphere. A great find for Select and a popular choice for schools. Highly recommended!

Rooms: Students are accommodated in 4-6 bedded rooms with teachers in 2-3 bedded rooms. All rooms have en-suite facilities.

Facilities: 4 dining rooms, sports hall, two modern bowling alleys (at extra cost), table tennis room, large multi-purpose hall for disco, two multimedia rooms with modern equipment, climbing wall, rustic Almstube, free Wi-Fi, spa available for teachers and bar, drying room for wet ski clothes. Select says: This hotel is not suitable for double-decker coaches due to its location. Shower and luggage rooms are available downstairs for groups on departure. Students must bring their own towels. Dinner is offered as a 3 course meal with salad buffet and soup, hot main course and dessert. The staff at the Felseralm are bi-lingual.

Jugendhotel Tauernhof

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Location: Obertauern

Capacity: 229

The Jugendhotel Tauernhof offers a top location where you can walk to the lifts, and also benefits from the World Cup ski run being situated at the front of the accommodation. With excellent on-site facilities for groups including in-house ski hire, a climbing hall, multi-media cinemas and more, the Tauernhof is a fantastic choice for your school ski trip in snow-sure Obertauern.

Rooms: 4-6 bed rooms with private shower and WC, supervisor rooms sleep 1-2 with satellite TV.

Facilities: 5 dining and recreation rooms, 2 multimedia cinemas, large chillout area, table football and air hockey room, climbing hall, table tennis, disco with lighting effects, kiosk, on-site ski hire, ski depot with separate compartment for each group, 2 ski boot drying rooms, 2 drying rooms with dehumidifier for clothing, sauna for carers and adults (chargeable).

YA Schaidberg

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Location: Obertauern

Capacity: 150

Situated 200m from Obertauern's Schaidberg chairlift, this is a well located, youth-friendly hotel with lots of great facilities for school groups. Well recommended!

Rooms: Comfortable 4-6 bedded student rooms, all with en-suite shower and WC. Twin rooms with en-suite facilities for teachers.

Facilities: Four dining and lounge areas, internet, Wi-Fi, cinema room with TV, video, DVD, and video projector, lounge, disco, table tennis, table football, billiards and air hockey.

Jugendgästehaus Sportheim

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Location: Altenmarkt

Capacity: 100

Located in Altenmarkt, this modern accommodation has recently been renovated and has great facilities for school groups.

Rooms: Friendly, modern designed rooms. 15 youth rooms sleeping 6/7 with a generous bathroom and separate WC. 9 rooms for teachers/leaders: 2-bed rooms with bathroom and WC (twin beds – no double beds).

Facilities: Sports hall - 180 m² for volleyball, basketball, hockey and ball games. Leisure room - 180 m², with a video projector, DVD recorder, disco (groups need to bring their own music on their laptop or mobile phone), table-tennis, 2 table football tables, TV room, freeWLAN. Ski drying room. Additional information: Groups staying at the Sportheim are offered orange juice, fruit juice, iced tea, red berry or water with their meal.

Jugendgästehaus Mauser-Mühltaler

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Location: Mauterndorf

Capacity: 180

This youth hotel is situated in the traditional Austrian village of Mauterndorf which is full of authentic charm. Within easy reach of local amenities and 1.5 km to the departure point of the nearest ski lift. This hotel offers your group a traditional Austrian experience and is well recommended.

Rooms: Bedrooms sleep 2-10 students, all with private facilities.

Facilities: There are three main sections to the accommodation – the main house, the villa and the apartment house, offering a variety of options for groups. The main house has two dining rooms and large social areas in the basement with a screen and projector.

Jugendsporthotel Stadler

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Location: Flachau

Capacity: 199

The Jugendsporthotel Stadler is situated on the edge of Flachau within walking distance of the lifts, enabling groups to ski the Salzburger Sportwelt with ease as well as being within easy reach of the Obertauern ski area. It is made up of two main buildings and also boasts a sports hall. Each group gets their own dining room and recreation room with table tennis and table football, making it a superb choice for your next school ski trip!

Rooms: All with private facilities, 2-6 beds per room.

Facilities: 2 large dining rooms, 2 recreation rooms, table tennis and table football.

Bachlehen Johanneshof

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Location: Radstadt

Capacity: 230

The Bachlehen Johanneshof is located in Radstadt close to the ski area and ski lifts (300 metres). This accommodation was designed for youth groups and offers comfortable rooms alongside excellent facilities including an indoor swimming pool, sports hall, disco room, a TV lounge and more! An excellent choice for your next school ski trip.

Rooms: Sleep 2-8 all with en-suite facilities.

Facilities: Indoor swimming pool, sauna with free access to party leaders, sports hall with table tennis and table football, disco room, TV/DVD lounge, dining room, bar, ski storage with drying facilities

Jugendgästehaus Wenghof

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Location: Radstadt

Capacity: 120

Offering an ideal location just a short distance from the ski lifts and the centre of Radstadt. This accommodation offers an excellent standard with great facilities. The friendly Steiner family are well-versed in looking after school groups and are sure to give you a warm welcome! Highly recommended accommodation - book early to secure your dates.

Rooms: 120 beds, tastefully furnished and all with en-suite facilities.

Facilities: Large dining room, excellent games room and facilities including table tennis, table football, and disco facilities (lights and stereo), and bar area. Select says: This accommodation offers a great location for Easter skiing.

Obertauern Après Ski

Obertauern Resort Facts

Resort height 1738 m
Highest lift 2315 m
Vertical drop 685 m
Total km of piste 100 km
Total no of ski runs 51
Blue 24
Red 17
Black 10
Total no of lifts 26
Gondolas/cable cars 2
Chair lifts 18
Drag lifts 6
Longest run 2.2 km
Lift pass covers Obertauern
Glacier No
Snowboarding facilities 1 snowboard funpark
Snow making 90%
Transfer time by air Salzburg – 1hr 30
Transfer time by coach Calais – 15 hrs
Medical facilities Doctor in resort
Nearest hospital Tamsweg – 30 km