Zauchensee Ski Resort

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Zauchensee ski resort Austria
Zauchensee ski resort Austria
Zauchensee ski resort Austria
Zauchensee ski resort Austria
Zauchensee skiing - steep, fast & fresh!
Zauchensee skiing - steep, fast & fresh!
Zauchensee ski resort novice zone is directly in the village
Zauchensee ski resort novice zone is directly in the village
Zauchensee has several long, fast, advanced pistes that run directly back into the village
Zauchensee has several long, fast, advanced pistes that run directly back into the village
Zauchensee village is compact & perfectly planned for ski-in ski-out
Zauchensee village is compact & perfectly planned for ski-in ski-out
Altenmarkt im Pongau is the closest major town to Zauchensee ski resort
Altenmarkt im Pongau is the closest major town to Zauchensee ski resort
Zauchensee skiing on-piste above the village is awesome
Zauchensee skiing on-piste above the village is awesome
The old Schwarzwandbahn gondola is the most important lift for seekers of Zauchensee powder pleasure
The old Schwarzwandbahn gondola is the most important lift for seekers of Zauchensee powder pleasure
Zauchensee village & mountain has wonderful bars & restaurants
Zauchensee village & mountain has wonderful bars & restaurants
The local spinat knoedels are delicious!
The local spinat knoedels are delicious!
Modern lifts like the Tauernkarbahn are standard at Zauchensee ski resort
Modern lifts like the Tauernkarbahn are standard at Zauchensee ski resort
Shaded, easy groomed trails run for 5km from Zauchensee
Shaded, easy groomed trails run for 5km from Zauchensee's highest lifted point on Gamskogel
Wide & steep on-piste above the village at Zauchensee ski resort
Wide & steep on-piste above the village at Zauchensee ski resort
Off-piste freeride ski terrain into the larch forests below Gamskogel in Zauchensee
Off-piste freeride ski terrain into the larch forests below Gamskogel in Zauchensee
Trains to Radstadt or Altenmarkt can be used to get to Zauchensee ski resort
Trains to Radstadt or Altenmarkt can be used to get to Zauchensee ski resort
Buses connect the local train stations, villages & nearby ski areas to Zauchensee
Buses connect the local train stations, villages & nearby ski areas to Zauchensee
Zauchnsee ski resort World Cup course starts super steep from the top of the funicular
Zauchnsee ski resort World Cup course starts super steep from the top of the funicular
Zauchensee ski resort Austria
Zauchensee ski resort Austria
Zauchensee ski village is one of the most snow-sure in the region
Zauchensee ski village is one of the most snow-sure in the region

Zauchensee Ski Resort

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Zauchensee Ski Resort Austria

Zauchensee ski resort in Salzburgerland Austria, is an uncrowded, user friendly area with fun piste trails & fine off-piste freeriding in larch forest. With north-aspect terrain and a base altitude of 1,350m asl, the resort, along with nearby Obertauern, is one of the region's most snow-sure and hence a natural target for freeriders when the powder is deep.

As we prepare the full resort review, check out the Zauchensee ski trail map. This simplified map does not show the off-piste alpine and tree-skiing potential of the resort.

Whilst at the pricier end of the spectrum, the lift pass (& free ski bus) is linked to nearby Radstadt-Altenmarkt, plus the huge Snow Space Salzburg & the rest of Ski amadé, there is a lifetime of skiing in the region. As a bonus, the ski area is only a short drive or train trip from fabulous Salzburg, Austria’s most scenic city.

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Pros & Cons for Zauchensee Ski Resort

Pros

  • One of the most snow-sure ski resorts in the region.
  • Superb off-piste tree-skiing amongst larch forest on powder days.
  • Uncrowded most days, deserted on blizzard days!
  • Interconnected to a vast network of lifts & ski trails.
  • Quality on-piste trails for all levels of skiers & snowboarders.
  • Fantastic mountain & village restaurants & bars.
  • Public transport access by train & bus is good.

Cons

  • For off-piste freeriders, the most important lift at Zauchensee is also the oldest & slowest (but it does give plenty of time to recover for the next run).
  • Relatively expensive ski lift pass.
  • Small village that is a little too quiet after hours.

Pro or Con (depending on your perspective!)

  • Petite, snow-bound village is easy to get around on foot but lacks the full services & shops of the nearby valley towns like Altenmarkt.
  • Due to its high elevation village (high for the region!), it does not have a terribly long skiable vertical, but a still healthy 930m into Flachauwinkl.

Zauchensee Accommodation

The resort base village at Zauchensee reminds us of the fabulous Kuhtai. Everything is either ski-ski-out or very close to it! Alternative accommodation is down valley in the large town of Altenmarkt or in the nearby town of Radstadt.

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Review

The Powderhounds reviewed Zauchensee in January 2022. We had a fun time stretching our legs on the long, deserted piste trails, challenging ourselves in amongst the larches, and satiating ourselves with too many beers & spinat knödels. Click on the review link in the left column (or top of the page if on a mobile) to read all the reviews.

See how the Ski Paradies Zauchensee compares to the rest of the European ski resorts on the Europe ski resort ratings page.

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Tours in or near Zauchensee

Safari (Road Trip) Tours

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