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Gosau Ski Resort Guide

Gosau, Austria

Rated: 2/5 (from 5 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForIntermediates, Snowfall and Apres-Ski.
Total Piste Length35 miles
Highest Lift5,315ft
Resort Height2,526ft
 Nearest AirportsSalzburg and Linz
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The Austrian ski resort of Gosau is in the Austrian Alps at an altitude of 2,526ft, with 35 miles of marked runs.


Gosau is part of the Dachstein West ski area with access to 186 miles of downhill skiing, with 97 marked pistes, served by a total of 81 ski lifts. In addition to the skiing in Gosau itself (35 miles of pisted ski runs), the appropriate ski Lift Pass will allow you to ski or snowboard in the other Dachstein West ski resorts of Abtenau, Annaberg im Lammertal, Katrin - Bad Ischl, Krippenstein, Obertraun/Dachstein and Rußbach.


Gosau offers good sking, particularly, for Intermediate skiers.


Gosau offers some good boarding and there is a Snow Park in Gosau.

Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Gosau is 3 miles long and the most difficult run is the 'Kanonenrohr'.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Gosau?

The next notable snow forecast is 1in, expected on 20 January, with around 7in forecast over the next 7 days.

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Snow this week

Snow Forecast by day for Gosau

Ski Area Stats

Gosau Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 1 4 miles
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
1526 miles
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
154 miles
Total Length
35 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
25 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Dachstein West Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
Total Length
186 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Gosau Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift5,315ft
Resort Altitude (Gosau)2,526ft
Lowest Trail2,461ft
Max Vertical2,854ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Gosau
Intermediate Skiers

Ski Rental in Gosau

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Ski Lessons in Gosau

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To choose a Ski School, and book Group Ski Lessons or a Private Instructor, see Gosau Ski Schools and Gosau Ski Instructors.

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Location and Map

Where is Gosau?

This ski resort is in the Austrian Alps in Gmunden, Upper Austria.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Gosau is Salzburg, 60 minutes drive away.

Linz, Klagenfurt, Munich, Graz, Ljubljana and Innsbruck Airport airports are all within three hours drive.

Salzburg is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.


Ski Lift Capacity

The 10 ski lifts are able to uplift 35,000 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 32 miles of ski runs, with 35 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Gosau open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

Usual opening is early December, and usual closing is Mid April.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

Trail Map

Gosau Trail Map

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Gosau, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Gosau Tourist Office for the latest.

Gosau Webcams

The Webcams in Gosau are not always up-to-date. Please check the date on the image to ensure you are seeing current snow conditions.