Obertauern is without doubt the best-known ski resort in the Lungau region. A purpose-built skiing and snowboarding destination, it is our largest single ski area, boasting 100km of runs. Although not quite as high as Speiereck, Obertauern’s runs all sit within a giant natural basin, meaning that you are always skiing back down towards the town. This – combined with the positioning of the ski lifts – makes it possible to ski around the resort both clockwise and anticlockwise, which is known as doing the “Tauern round”. Just as impressive, the Obertauern ski lifts are open from the end of November right through until the beginning of May.
Anyone coming to St Michael who wants to ski Obertauern should pick up the Lungo ski pass, which is still quite reasonable compared to many of the more famous resorts (for a rough guide to Lungau ski pass prices, click this link). This gives you access to all five of the ski areas in the region, all of which are linked by our free ski bus service.
Current weather at the top of Obertauern