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1-3 Gondolas, 4 Double Chairlift, 5-7 Draglifts,
Beautiful Alpine village, perfect for families and beginners.
- Beautiful village and scenery.
- Quiet slopes, good for novices.
- Excellent ski school.
The quiet village, gentle slopes and easy transfer make Rauris a great option for first-time skiers or those looking to avoid busy, large resorts. It’s located alongside some of Austria’s highest mountains, between the Gastein Valley and Zell am See. Originally a goldminers' village it has now been transformed into a picturesque resort, perfectly situated to take advantage of the stunning surroundings of the Hohe Tauern National Park. The gold mining may have dried up at the beginning of the 20th century but these days Rauris still offers something special – un-crowded pistes and plenty of long, gentle blue runs.
Being relatively unknown is one of the truly great things about Rauris. It means the slopes aren’t overrun with visitors, especially useful if you’re just beginning to find your ski legs. Beginners couldn’t ask for a more perfect environment in which to learn and progress. Its close proximity to Salzburg airport also means short transfers.
Once you've got back into your stride and you're looking for a challenge, head to the "Fun Slope" - a 700m long adventure with banked turns, waves, kickers and a "snail". If you're not as confident, then the "Nugget Park" offers rookies a chance to get their first taste of air. Aside from the usual boxes and rails, younger crowds can look forward to the "rainbow", a semi-circular box. And, if you have the need for speed, then the "race hill", with an automated time-keeping system, promises loads of fun and laughs as you compete to be the best of the best.
But if you are just looking to try some of the wider alpine sports then there’s 30km of cross-country skiing to tackle. When the weather is right the Barbara Falls freeze solid. If you’re looking for even more adventure then try your hand at ice climbing, which is just south of Rauris.
Top 3 accommodations in Rauris
from €590 per person
Hotel Ferienwelt Kristall
from €671 per person
from €706 per person
2 for 1 Equipment
Available on selected dates. Terms apply.
2-for-1 Adult Lift Passes
Book now and get 2-for-1 on lift passes for adults aged 19+ years. Available for selected departure dates in 2017 - 7, 14, 21 & 28 January, and 4 & 11 March.
2-for-1 Adult Hire
Book now and get 2-for-1 ski or snowboard hire for adults ged 17+ years. Available for selected departure dates in 2017 - 7, 14, 21 & 28 January, and 4 & 11 March.
Kids Ski Free
• Free lift pass for children born 2011 or later.
• Free child helmet when pre-booking skis and boots.
• Children aged 4-5 years can take a trial day or half day lesson with the ski school. Bookable locally from approx €30.
Terms and conditions apply.