This picturesque, old goldminers valley with fresh clean air and crystal clear winters is situated in the Hohe Tauern National Park between the Gastein valley and Zell am See - amongst some of the highest mountains in Austria. In recent years, Rauris has become one of our most popular "Inclusive Specials" resorts, with ski/snowboard packs included for all adults and children (from 4 years). A well-kept secret, the pretty alpine village of Rauris is a great destination for beginners, for mixed level groups of skiers and snowboarders and for families.
The Hochalm area is ideal for first time skiers. The nursery slopes are directly by the gondola station allowing easy access to the slopes. On some of the higher beginners slopes you can also take in the breathtaking alpine panoramas of some of the highest mountains in Austria. Taught by efficient and friendly ski instructors you will experience some of the best tuition in the area.
The Kreuzboden and Waldalm areas have well groomed, wide, long red runs, excellent for improving your technique - accessed directly from the village by comfortable chairlifts.
A little known treasure! The black run from the Heimalm to the bottom of the gondola is really something special. There can also be priceless deep snow on unprepared pistes. Waldalm and Kreuzboden slopes give you a fantastic 3.3km run!
Rauris is a fairly small area well suited to the newcomers amongst you. However there is some great cruising to be had on well groomed pistes. There is a snowboard school and magic carpet lift to make those first few turns slightly easier.
Approx Transfer Time Salzburg 2hrs Village Height 950m (3,114ft) Highest Lift 2,200m (7,253ft)
Take in the atmosphere with cosy mountain huts, après ski bars and lively umbrella bars: Dies & Das - Pub Mix - Knappenstrube - Stadl - Romer Keller - - Grimming cellar bar
Curling - Tobogganing (5km) - Night tobogganing (2.5km) - Sleigh rides - Indoor tennis and squash - Guided snow shoe walks - Game feeding - Excursions to Salzburg - Bowling alley - 30kms of cleared and marked winter hiking trails.
18 restaurants offering traditional Austrian specialities, as well as international cuisine - Gusto (awarded 13 Gault Millau points).
Shops - Souvenir shops - Supermarkets - Banks - Rauris Schnapps distillery