The ski resort of Rauris is a picturesque town between the Gastein Valley and Zell am See. The Hohe Tauern ... Read more
The ski resort of Rauris is a picturesque town between the Gastein Valley and Zell am See. The Hohe Tauern area is a stunning National Park and has one of the highest mountains in Austria. The town in very quiet, it has 9 lifts and 30km of slopes. Rauris is a really good ski resort for families. The main ski area is Hochalm, a small but very pleasant area. There are plenty of other ski areas down the valley you can get to using the local free bus service.
The bars in Rauris are a mixed bunch, you can enjoy a quiet drink in one and if you prefer a party atmosphere there are other bars to accommodate that too. The lively bars you need to go to are either The Snake’s Beer or Dies and Das (D&D)
For the non skiers in Rauris you can go on a nice relaxing Sleigh ride through the valley. There is also skating and curling in the resort. For something a little different you can visit the local Schnapps distillery.
The nursery slopes are near the gondola at the base of the slopes. Once beginners feel ready they can go up in the gondola to the gentle slopes which are relatively snow sure. The pistes here in the area are good for beginners to gain confidence on before going on to the blue runs.
Intermediates in Rauris will really enjoy the well groomed slopes, and the long wide red runs are great for confidence building and general technique improvements. These lovely runs are accessible from the chair lifts from the village.
The more advanced skier will defiantly want to try out the black run from Heimalm, this long run from the top takes you all the way to the gondola station at the bottom. The un groomed off piste skiing here is also a good way for the advanced skier to feel challenged.
Snowboarding in Rauris is great for most levels. There are great groomed pistes to cruise down on and a fun park for boarders in Hochalm which is full of action with a boardercross course.