Dachstein plateau

Skitouring Ski touring paradise of the Dachstein plateau

Von der Bergstation des Krippenstein aus eröffnen sich alle Skitourenmöglichkeiten des Dachstein-Plateaus.

Die folgenden Skitourenvorschläge sind übrigens nur ein kleiner Auszug aus dem riesigen Gebiet, das Euch für Aufstieg und Abfahrt zur Verfügung steht. Von der entspannten Halbtagestour bis zu mehrtägigen Schitouren ist alleine Eure Kondition das Limit!

Tip: Guided ski tour!
We advise all ski tour fans, who are donning their furs for the first time at Krippenstein-Dachstein, to be taken safely through the mountains by ski tour guide. Expert partners: Outdoor Leadership and Laserer Alpin

Trained, state qualified ski and mountain guides take you safely through the landscape, provide tips on technique and avalanche awareness and show you the nicest places on the Krippenstein and Dachstein - and of course the best ski runs!

Rent your equipment!

Good equipment (avalanche transceiver, helmet, rucksack with snow shovel, avalanche probe and First aid kit) is an absolute "must have" in the terrain! Ski rental Dachstein sport Janu ready-stocked rucksack, skins, etc. can be conveniently borrowed!

NEW: Skitour Heilbronner trail Marked ski tour at Dachstein Krippenstein

NEW: Ski tour Heilbronner trails! The easy ski tour leads from the Krippenstein mountain station past the Dachstein shark and Heilbronner Cross to the station Gjaid - the tour is marked. A MUST for all ski touring fans :-)

Is the Heilbronner trail open?
Our overview of the open facilities shows whether the ski touring trail is accessible (open)

PS: By the way, the Heilbronner trail can also be walked on with snowshoes!

*PLEASE NOTE! Ski tour in alpine terrain, i.e. not groomed and not secured/controlled! AND off-piste always "Safety First"!

Easy ski tours

(Half-day tours, some are also suitable as snow-shoe tours)

World heritage-panoramic view – Pioneer Cross: Krippenstein mountain station (2100 m) - Heilbronner Chapel/Krippenstein summit – Pioneer Cross/World heritage-panoramic view (2034 m), same return journey, time approx. 1.5 hours; also suitable as a snow-shoe tour

Heilbronner Cross: Krippenstein mountain station (2100 m) – via the Margschierf to the Heilbronner Kreuz (1959 m) – further on to Gjaidalm (1805 m), time approx. 2.5 hours, also suitable as a snow-shoe tour (possible ski tour variant: from Heilbronner Kreuz to the Speikberg 2125 m, approx. 1.5 hrs more).

Wiesberghaus: Krippenstein mountain station (2100 m) – Gjaidalm (1805 m) – Bärengasse – Wiesberghaus (1872 m), same return journey, time approx. 3.5 hours,  also suitable as a snow-shoe tour

Modereck-Maisenbergalm: Krippenstein mountain station (2100 m) - Margschierf (2080 m) – Maisenbergalm (1850 m) – Modereck (2000 m) - Gjaidalm (1805 m), Time approx. 3-4 hours, only for those who know  the area or with a guide!

Zwölferkogl: Bergstation Krippenstein mountain station (2100 m) – Gjaidalm (1805 m) – via Tiefkar to Zwölferkogl (1979 m), same return journey to Gjaidalm, time approx. 4 hours

Note Rumpler:

Dachstein Südwandbahn incl. galcier lifts are closed in the winter season, no ski lift operation. Latest info Sündwandbahn:

Rumpler ticket

The ticket for all ski tourers

A tourer's ticket (Rumplercard) includes the trip up the mountain with the first and second sections of the Dachstein Krippenstein cable car/Obertraun and brings you up to 2000 m from where various ski touring routes open up on Dachstein plateau.

Tip: Buy the Rumpler ticket at a discounted price conviently from home or on the way to Dachstein Krippenstein in the Onlineshop!

to the Rumpler ticket »


Day ski tours

Simonyhütte: Station Gjaid der Dachstein Krippenstein-Seilbahn (1.788 m) – Oberfeld (1.832 m) - Simonyhütte (2.203 m) - Gjaidalm (1.805 m), Gehzeit ca. 4,5 - 5 Stunden gesamt

Rumpler-Tour: Station Gjaid der Dachstein Krippenstein-Seilbahn (1.788 m) – Oberfeld (1.832 m) – Rumpler (2.022 m) – Moderstein (2.197 m) – Mitterstein (2.269 m) - Hunerkogel (2.700 m) – Dachsteinwarte (2.720 m) – Hallstätter Gletscher – Simonyhütte (2.203 m) – Gjaidalm (1.805 m), Gehzeit ca. 6 Stunden

Hirzberg/Ödensee/Bad Mitterndorf: Bergstation Krippenstein (2.100 m) – Heilbronner Kreuz (1.959 m) – Napfenkogel (2.032 m), Hirzberg (2.051 m) – Hochfinet (1.808 m) – Hocheck – Finetstube (1.242 m) – Ödensee (776 m) – Kainisch, Gehzeit ca. 6 Stunden, Rücktransport organisieren, nur für Ortskundige oder mit Führer!


Inexperienced people and those who are not familiar with the area are strongly advised to head out with a mountain guide or someone who is familiar with the area. In spite of the ease of accessibility to the Dachstein plateau via chairlifts please do not forget that you are in high Alpine terrain!

  • Pay attention to the weather forecast, all tours should only be undertaken when visibility is good.
  • Bring emergency equipment with you (avalanche transceiver, avalanche probe, shovel, First Aid kit and a mobile phone)!
  • Use of tour equipment and bringing furs with you is required for the tours listed.

Safety First backcountry / off piste!

Difficulty day-long ski tour!

Simonyhütte with a descent to Hallstatt: Station Gjaid at the Dachstein Krippenstein cable car (1788 m) – Simonyhütte (2203 m) – descent via Wiesberghaus (1882 m) to Hallstatt/Echerntal (510 m). Duration approx. 4-5 hours, some difficult descending (a total of around 15 km) to Hallstatt

Guttenberghaus/Ramsau: Station Gjaid at the Dachstein Krippenstein cable car (1788 m) – Guttenberghaus (2148 m) – descent to Ramsau (1123 m), duration approx. 4-5 hours, organise return transport

Hoher Trog: Station Gjaid at the Krippenstein cable car (1788 m) – Simonyhütte (2203 m) – Hoher Trog (2354 m) – Weittal - descent to Hallstatt. Duration approx. 6 hours, difficulty descents in parts!

Edelgrieß/Südwandbahn Ramsau: Station GJaid at the Dachstein Krippenstein cable car (1788 m) – Oberfeld (1832 m) – Rumpler (2022 m) – Moderstein (2197 m) – Mitterstein (2269 m) - Hunerkogel (2700 m) – descent via the variant Edelgrieß (45 % slope in parts) to the valley station of the "Gletscherbahn" (1700 m). Duration approx. 4-5 hours; (alternative: ascent to Hunerkogel  and descent via the Gjaidalm (1805 m) to Obertraun)


LIVE weather data + webcam stream

Winter operation

Dachstein Krippenstein

Safety tips

Ride safe off piste