Picturesque 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 busier resorts. It sits alongside some of Austria’s highest mountains, between the Gastein Valley and Zell am See. Originally a goldminers' village, it’s now been transformed into a picturesque resort, perfectly situated to take advantage of the surrounding 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 – quiet pistes and plenty of long, gentle blue runs.
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, 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’re just looking to try some of the wider alpine sports, there’s 30km of cross-country skiing to tackle. When the weather’s right the Barbara Falls freeze solid. If you’re looking for even more adventure, try your hand at ice climbing, which is just south of Rauris.
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2 for 1 Equipment
Available on selected dates. Terms apply.
2 for 1 Ski carriage
2 for 1 lift pass
Certain departure dates are also excluded. See terms and conditions for details.
Kids Ski Free
- Free lift pass for children aged 5 years and under.
- Free helmet for children 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.