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Make a holiday rental property or chalet in Dachstein West, Salzburg, Austria your home away from home

The peak of Dachstein is an unmistakable landmark on the horizon welcoming visitors to the Salzburg region of Austria. Located 30km from Bad-Ischl in the very heart of Austria, Dachstein West, the largest ski area in Austria, is a magnificent skiing and hiking resort with a whole range of luxury accommodation, stunning mountain scenery and 140km of snow-sure pistes. Dachstein West is a definite favourite for family skiing holidays, as the terrain is perfect for families, learner skiers and intermediates.

Things to do on holiday in Dachstein West, Salzburg, Austria

Dachstein West is hugely popular with families for many reasons. The snow-sure slopes (from December until April at least) avoid any disappointment if you take a Dachstein West chalet late in the season, and there are plenty of learner slopes and ski schools to help get your children (or yourselves) up and running with confidence. Children also get to ride the lift systems for free, with the ‘mini ski pass’. The pistes of Dachstein West are fantastically wide and sweeping, with plenty of space for skiers and snowboarders to enjoy their sport in harmony! For the more experienced snow sport fans, there is some fantastic off-piste skiing to be found. There are some excellent cross-country skiing trails through the forests of Dachstein West, as well as some fearsome toboggan runs and many winter walking trails. Ice-climbing also thrives in Dachstein West.

During the summer months, the Gosaukamm cable car opens for business as does the little Hornbahn train which takes visitors the 3km from Hornbahn to the Edalm Hut, which puts on entertainment throughout the summer, but is really there as a starting point for walks up into the mountains. There are a huge range and diversity of walking routes through the Dachstein peaks, from those looking to enjoy a casual stroll through alpine meadows to serious mountaineers hoping to tackle the sheer slopes of Gosaukamm.

There is little après-ski in Dachstein West, as the resort prides itself on its relaxed, family credentials. There are some fantastic little restaurants and bars though, with 19 skiing lodges throughout the area, and both food and drink offer fantastic value for money.

Places to stay on holiday in Dachstein West, Salzburg, Austria

There are three main resorts within the Dachstein West ski area; Gosau, Russbach and Annaberg-Lungotz. Regardless of which resort you decide to take self catering Dachstein West holiday rental accommodation in, you will be rewarded with both high class facilities and a delightful alpine charm. There are a range of world class restaurants throughout the resorts of Dachstein West, serving both international and Austrian cuisine. Each resort also has fantastic children’s facilities including crèche, children’s practice lifts and baby slopes.

Weather in Dachstein West, Salzburg, Austria

Surprisingly, you can easily get a tan during the summer from a Dachstein West property. Temperatures in July and August can average up to 26°C in many years, with daily highs reaching over 30°C, which is ideal when walking in the mountains. In winter, temperatures are obviously much cooler, although still warmer than Dachstein West’s American counterparts.

Cheap flights to Dachstein West, Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg Airport (SZG) is just 40km from a self catering chalet in Dachstein West. There are numerous flights to Salzburg from the UK, provided by five separate airlines including British Airways, Ryanair and Thomsonfly. Airport transfers are readily available from the airport too.

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                                                                                        Recent Reviews

                                                                                        Fabulous property near Salzburg

                                                                                        5 of 5
                                                                                        Really impressed with this chalet - met on arrival by the house keeper, Johanna. Bowl of fruit and Prosecco in the fridge is a nice touch, plus the personal welcome from the owners. Local Spar about 9km away which stocked pretty much everything we needed. We went up the Donnaberg cable car when it was open on a beautifully sunny day, and walked back down the mountain home. Has a hilarious Thursday night at the local hotel which had traditional Austrian dancing, which called for audience participation at times! A truly peaceful location to stay in the summer - thank you
                                                                                        • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2016
                                                                                        • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                                                                                        Place and house equipment

                                                                                        5 of 5
                                                                                        Place and house equipment
                                                                                        • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2016
                                                                                        • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                                        Great place, with central location for daytrips

                                                                                        5 of 5
                                                                                        We had just spent 5 weeks in Sankt Johann in Tirol before spending 2 weeks in Abtenau. Loved both areas. Abtenau is very well located for day trips to many of the best sights in Austria. From here we visited Grossglockner, Salzburg, Hallstatt, Eishöhle Dachstein, Lammerklamm and Golling waterfall. The apartments are situated in the bottom floor of the home and the owners live on the primary floor, where the very appealing pool and sauna are also located. The owners were very kind and helpful with all things. The apartments have everything we needed including a clothes washing machine, and the kitchen is well appointed. Everything was very clean. A grocery store is one block away. An excellent choice.
                                                                                        • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2015
                                                                                        • Date of Stay: Aug 2015