The Dachstein West ski region
Skiing on the Dachstein in Upper Austria
The Dachstein West skiing area is considered to be Upper Austria's largest family skiing area. 140 kilometres of slopes with guaranteed snow await you at the foot of the majestic Dachstein, which you can conquer from Hotel Sommerhof after just a few minutes' walk. Look forward to variety-packed skiing fun in Gosau and the Dachstein West ski region.
heated ski lockers directly at the lift station
Here at Hotel Sommerhof you can conveniently store your ski equipment in the heated cellar that belongs to the hotel at the Hornspitzbahn cable car bottom station. You can reach the lift on foot in just 5 minutes (300 metres) and therefore also the central entrance to the Dachstein West ski region.
12 kilometres of easy runs, 113 kilometres of moderate runs, 15 kilometres of difficult runs: skiers and snowboarders will find runs in all levels of difficulty in the Dachstein West ski region.
Skiing is even more fun than usual in Dachstein West. Special attractions await you with fun slopes, that have funny sounding names like "Wilde Hilde", "Rock'n'Roll" and "Donnergroll". Mogul fields, the Marcel Hirscher slalom course with time recording, Snowcross facilities and wave runs challenge skiers and snowboards on the slopes too.
Gosau ski school
Have you never been on alpine or cross-country skis or stood on a snowboard before, would you like your children to have skiing lessons or perfect your skills? Then the Gosau ski school in the direct vicinity of Hotel Sommerhof is your first port of call. You are professionally supervised by highly qualified ski instructors in all disciplines in group lessons or private lessons here. Whether it's skiing, snowboarding or cross-country skiing – the offer ranges from the funny Bambini Club to cool children's and teenagers' courses to an attractive range of courses for adults.
Gosau's ski hire is under the same roof and as its customer your ski or snowboard equipment is always in perfect condition. You can find all the details for the Gosau ski school and ski hire here.
Fredyland for little skiers
And one of the Dachstein West ski region's family-friendly attractions, the Fredyland for children, can also be reached on foot from the Sommerhof hotel: a snow-covered world of adventure with magic carpet, wave run and the Fredywiese nursery slopes. Once a week there is even the chance for floodlit skiing near the Ötscher lift (next to Fredyland).
At this point it should also be mentioned that night skiing is also offered on individual slopes at certain times too. We will be happy to inform you at the hotel if you don't want to miss out on this very special experience.
A highlight for snowboarders is situated almost next to the Hornspitz Express top station – the Playground snow park with its own park lift. Even freeriders enjoy this spectacular fun park with jumps, slides, corners, boxes and wave rides.
After your day's skiing you start the cosy part of the day in the spa area with pool, sauna and massages and look forward to an evening menu that our kitchen team conjures up for you. The Sommerhof family hotel will be very happy to take your booking or receive your no-obligation enquiry for your ski holiday on the Dachstein!