Cross-country ski run on the Gjaidalm

Cross-country skiing pleasure on the Dachstein plateau

Do you fancy cross-country skiing and an unusual cross-country ski run during your winter holiday in the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut? Do you want to enjoy sliding through the tracks whilst enjoying the beautiful mountains of the Dachstein plateau and afterwards for cosy après ski in a rustic mountain hut? If so, on the idyllic pastureland in front of the Gjaidalm on Krippenstein in Obertraun on Lake Hallstatt at 1.738m you will find a small but nice cross-country ski run that scores highly with snow certainty. Sunny and largely sheltered it provides skaters and classical skiers the opportunity to indulge in their cross-country skiing pleasure when it is no longer possible in the valley.

Colourful light shows

Tranquillity, as you have never experienced it before. Get up early in the morning, before sunrise and stand in front of the hut and be immediately surrounded by the unspoilt nature of the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut. Birds sing the first song of the day. Cowbells ringing in the distance, enjoy your morning coffee on the hut bench while tasting the fresh air - that's what people from all over the world find fascinating about a magical overnight stay in a hut in the holiday region of Dachstein Salzkammergut. Relax your eyes and gaze into the distance, forget everyday life, soak up the rays of the sun, feel the wind on your skin and just unwind. So have we filled you with desire? What are your criteria for a hut night?


Information at a glance

  • Details on the new trail on the Dachstein plateu:
    Length 1,200 m
    Height difference in height about 40 m
    Located directly at the Gjaid-Alm - reachable using the 3 sections of the Dachstein Krippenstein cable car
    The trail is easy to reach using the Dachstein Krippenstein cable car (via the Krippenstein and the third section and then on the cross-country skis to Gjaid-Alm in a few minutes down). The hosts offer a shuttle service back to the cable car for their guests.
  • Cable car prices and operating times to follow….
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    Snow information

    FreeSports Arena ”Dachstein Krippenstein”
    in Obertraun on Lake Hallstatt
    Snow information
    Next update: November 2018
    Best informed for your skiing day!
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  • Contact
    Schilcherhaus (Schilcher hut) on the Gjaidalm
    Michael Haid
    Winkl 31
    4831 Obertraun
    Telephone Hut: +43 (0) 6131/596
    Mobile: +43 (0) 680/3253138

    Location: Schilcherhaus on the Gjaidalm in Obertraun on Lake Hallstatt at 1738 meters above sea level. A 10 minutes’ walk from the mountain station Krippeneck (3rd section of the Dachstein Krippenstein cable car).
    Opening times: May to October and December to April. Detailed information regarding opening times and prices can be found on the homepage of the Schilcherhauses on the Gjaidalm
    Amenities: Room for 20 people (four-bed rooms or double rooms) and 100 mattress dormitory
    Facilities: toilets, wash room, hot showers, sauna, central and group room