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Lodge am Krippenstein

The lodge at the Krippenstein | Dachstein

Winter sports with a fantastic panorama

Winter sports

The Freesports Arena Dachstein Krippenstein makes the heart of every winter sports fan beat faster. Starting from the lodge, there are countless tours and departures.

  • 30 kilometers off-piste variants
  • 1500 meters in altitude and 11 kilometers of well groomed slopes into the valley
  • 1500 meters in altitude and 11 kilometers of well groomed slopes into the valley
  • Children land at the valley station
  • hundreds of square kilometers of alpine terrain
  • signposted and groomed snowshoe trails

And if you do not like it so athletic, just come on the crib stone to enjoy the sun, air and mountains. The most comfortable on our spacious sun terrace.


Ease of swing on dream slopes

Directly in front of the lodge starts one of the most beautiful and longest runs in Austria. 11 kilometers and 1500 meters of altitude you lay down to the valley station in Obertraun. The uncrowded slopes invite you to perfect carving fun. Also for children, the slopes offer is small but nice. Because the chair and plate lift directly near the mountain station offers the perfect steepness for beginners. The descent to Gjaidalm (third section of the cable car) is worth seeing not only because of the fantastic panorama but also for children and beginners.


The Krippenstein has become in the freeride scene due to its variety of variants to one of the hot spots in Austria. Decisive for this was the well-known freeride race White Rush or the second-round.

Thirty kilometers off-piste variants and a difference in height of over 1500 meters make every skier’s or boarder’s heart beat faster. Thanks to the altitude there is often really good powder. On the variants Schönberg, Angeralm, Imisel and Eisgrube you get really sweaty. All off-piste variants of the Freesports Arena Dachstein Krippenstein are located in the free alpine terrain, so please be sure to pay attention to your safety.

If you are on the Krippenstein for the first time you should book a ski instructor, as the variant runs are not easy to find and you can not miss their exits, otherwise you are faster than you want in one of the surrounding rock faces.

Safety tips:

  • Lawense spill detector (LVS) check, backpack with shovel, probe, first aid kit
  • Exercise with handling an avalanche transceiver
  • Helmet and protectors
  • Observe current law reports of situation reports and warning lights
  • Never alone and only with really good local knowledge
  • Beware of sinkholes and steep cliffs


Additional information


A winter experience for anyone who would like to move in the wonderfully snow-covered winter landscape of the Dachstein plateau. In addition, snowshoeing is a sport that is definitely suitable for everyone. There are unforgettable hiking destinations such as the stone pine forest or the pastures of the plateau waiting for your visit. With snowshoes you move almost silently and can thus enjoy the silence “am Stein” richitg.

The Krippenstein can be perfectly explored on groomed and marked snowshoe trails. We gladly entered her on possible tour destinations.

The following tour destinations for beginners are recommended in the Freesports Arena Dachtein Krippenstein:

  • Hike to the World Heritage Spiral and on to the 5 fingers, light, groomed and marked with yellow poles
  • Snowshoe trail to Dachstein shark, light to medium, groomed and marked with yellow poles
  • Snowshoe trail to Dachstein view, light to medium, groomed and marked with yellow poles

This small selection of tour suggestions for snowshoe walkers is only a small excerpt. For more tours on the Dachstein plateau you need really good local knowledge. We therefore recommend the accompaniment of a mountain guide or snowshoe guide.


Additional information

Ski tours

From the lodge, numerous routes for ski or snowboard tours open directly over the Dachstein plateau. In order not to waste valuable time, our guests have the option of an “early bird breakfast”. We also like to fill your thermos bottle to be well prepared for a long tour day. Information about snow conditions and Tourenmöglichkeitein there are of course synonymous with us.

Here are some of the best tours:

  • Rumpler Tour, the classic, walking time approx. 6 hours, departure via the Hallstätter Glacier past the Simonyhütte
  • Modereck-Maisenbergalm, fantastic tour on the plateau, walking time approx. 3-4 hours only for local experts or with a guide
  • Zwölferkogel, unforgettable view of the Hallstättersee, walking time approx. 3-4 hours
  • Simonyhütte, past the Wiesberghaus to Hallstatt / Echerntal, walking time 3 hours, variants Departure approx. 15 km
  • High trough and descent through the Weittal to Hallstatt, walking time 5 hours, challenging


Additional information

Winter hiking on the Dachstein Krippenstein

Winter takes place here

Winter is getting more and more into the mountains.
Enjoy the winter in a breathtaking winter landscape on the Dachstein Krippenstein to the fullest.
Three short winter hikes 5fingers, Welterbespirale and Dachstein Hai are available.
We would be very happy to welcome you as a guest in the Lodge during your winter hike.

see you @ Lodge

Due to bad weather conditions, it may happen that the various winter hiking trails are temporarily closed.

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