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Winter Holidays at the Foot of the Mighty Dachstein

In winter, Ramsau transforms itself into an idyllic fairy-tale village of white rooftops, romantic silence, surrounded by fascinating natural scenery. The small community offers you snow conditions you can always count on and a wide variety of winter sports to choose from, including cross-country and alpine skiing, snowshoeing, sleigh rides, tobogganing, ...

Whether cozy and romantic or active and sporty: you are guaranteed to find the relaxation and rejuvenation you are looking for. After many hours of sporting adventures and new experiences in the snow, it's time to enjoy the best of Styrian hospitality during après-ski at a ski hut, or in front of the fireplace at 4-star Hotel Almfrieden.

Plus, thanks to our winter activity program, you have lots of other opportunities you might never have even dreamed possible!

And so it is that all of your winter dreams come true.

Skiing in Ramsau

Skiing on the Planai

Look forward to a winter holiday at the foot of the Dachstein! Glorious panoramas of the surrounding alpine world along with perfectly groomed pistes make your skiing holiday in Ramsau a truly unforgettable experience.

Our ski region is a member of Austria's biggest ski alliance, Skiwelt Amadé.

Cross-Country Skiing in Ramsau am Dachstein

 4-star Hotel Almfrieden stands in the middle of Ramsau and is an ideal hotel for fans of cross-country skiing. Right outside the hotel's front door, you can set out immediately on just one of the region's numerous XC trails.

Snowshoeing and Winter Hikes

Snowshoeing in Ramsau am Dachstein

Whether on the clearly marked hiking network that stretches out across the Ramsau high plateau, or as a simple hiker with snowshoes amid the snowy winter landscapes - encounters with almost virgin nature blanketed deep in snow promise a uniquely peaceful and reflective experience.

Aside from the countless ski trails in this cross-country Eldorado, Ramsau has also always maintained winter hiking paths away from the XC trails and roads, expressly for the use both of hikers as well as horse-drawn sleighs.

3 main hiking paths are essentially the gateway to the entire high plateau and, together with smaller winter pathways, even lead up to the higher alpine meadows as much as 1700 m above sea level. And in winter, too, numerous country inns with cozy dining rooms, rustic huts and sunny terraces invite passers-by to stop in for a spot of relaxation and a bite to eat.

The Dachstein - the easternmost glacier in the Alps

The imposing ski area on Dachstein Glacier, together with perfectly groomed pistes and XC trails, guarantees you an exciting winter holiday at the foot of the Dachstein. The ready accessibility of the Amadé ski areas as well as the glacier makes Landhotel Almfrieden an ideal base for unlimited skiing enjoyment.

Hut Experiences during Winter Holidays by the Dachstein

Experience typical Styrian hospitality in Ramsau and on the Dachstein, here in the heart of the Austrian Alps.

A stop-off at a friendly hut beneath the mighty Dachstein is sure to warm the heart of every skier and winter hiker.

Styrian specialties, mulled wine and hot teas will also do their part to warm up your body, while good music merely adds to the sense of carefree relaxation.

Both during the daytime as well as in the evening, there's never any shortage of entertainment at the huts. In nice weather, be sure to enjoy those magnificent views out across Austria's alpine world. And come evening, party the hours away with all of your high-spirited companions.

Sleigh Rides and Horseback Riding during Your Winter Holiday

Ramsau has been a paradise for horse lovers for longer than anyone can remember. With more than 70 teams of horses awaiting you, you will have plenty of choices for your romantic sleigh ride through our glorious winter countryside. Or, how about setting out on a trail ride across the snowy Ramsau high plateau?

For a truly exceptional experience, may we suggest nighttime sleigh rides by the light of the moon? A great opportunity to experience a sense of carefree joy that knows no bounds.

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