Dachstein West




  • An extremely popular resort for UK school groups
  • 142km of piste, 64 lifts and 91% snowmaking coverage
  • 92% of the runs suitable for beginners and intermediates
  • Great accommodation options; from 4* hotels to hostels

Why choose this resort?

Set amongst some of Europe’s most outstanding scenery, the UNESCO Heritage centre of Dachstein West has proved to be a popular destination with our school groups for years. Offering 142kms of skiable terrain, everyone from newbies to advanced skiers will have numerous options to choose from. Tucked away in the heart of Austria, continued improvements to the lift system mean there are now 23 lifts including state-of-the-art chairlifts in place to transport groups around the slopes. The unspoilt and welcoming resorts linked with this ski area are steeped in tradition providing a great atmosphere and value for money. From the former royal spa town of Bad Ischl set in the heart of the Austrian Lake District to Strobl found west of Lake Wolfgang and Gosau providing an equally charming base, each option provides access to a range of facilities and après-ski activities. 

On the slopes

The Dachstein Mountains provide a beautiful setting for the school ski trip. Those new to the slopes will appreciate the almost 30 hillocks to help learn the basics before moving onto the long, tree-lined blue runs in Gosau or the Astauwinkle in Annaberg. Intermediates can explore an endless amount of red runs on the Zweiselalm with good links to Annaberg and Russbach, while advanced skiers are not forgotten with some testing black runs. The 91% snowmaking capability has increased in coverage year on year enabling schools to enjoy Dachstein West throughout the season. 4 terrain parks including the snowpark on the Edtalmbahn in Russbach have been designed by freeride experts to include a number of obstacles for boarders and freestyle skiers to enjoy during their stay. 

Travel details

Calais (Coach) to Dachstein West15 hours
Innsbruck to Dachstein West3 hours
Salzburg to Dachstein West1 hour
Munich to Dachstein West3 hours
Venice to Dachstein West3 hours 30 mins


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LIFT RANGE470-2100m

Piste Map

Heart Diamond Hotels

Alpenhotel Dachstein


The Alpenhotel Dachstein is located above the resort of Bad Goisern on Lake Hallstatt which is in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage Site

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JGH Bad Ischl


Situated right at the heart of Bad Ischl, this spacious and well-equipped hotel has been designed with school groups in mind and as such provides a perfect base from where to stay put or get out and about as the mood dictates.

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Vitalhotel Gosau


Just 500 metres from the idyllic mountain town of Gosau and under a mile from the Hornspitzbahn ski area, the Vital Hotel is a great prospect for school parties looking to immerse themselves in the laid back alpine lifestyle of Austria.

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Hotel Lindwurm


This spacious and well-appointed hotel is located close to the centre of Bad Goisern. Offering great facilities, the hotel is an ideal base for school groups to access the ski area in Gosau.

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Apres-ski activities


Across the resorts of Gosau, Annaberg and Bad Ischl, there are a range of traditional après-ski activities including ice skating and bowling. With a number of indoor options also available, your students will be occupied all the way up to lights out.


  • Bowling (Gosau, Annaberg, Bad Ischl)
  • Disco (Gosau, Annaberg, Bad Ischl)
  • Curling
  • Swimming (Gosau, Annaberg, Bad Ischl)
  • Pizza Night
  • Night skiing (Gosau)
  • Ice Cream
  • Thermal Bath

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