Established in 1964 the Austrian ski resort Wald im Oberpinzgau lies at 1600 metres altitude in the Salzburgerland region of the Austrian Alps / Alpes. With the highest lifts and ski slopes at 2300m the area is not snow sure. Over 100 snow cannons ensure artificial snow making covers 35km of trails, which equates to around 30 of the slopes. The nearest airport transfer to Wald im Oberpinzgau is Innsbruck at a distance of 90km or approximately 90 minutes driving time. Their season runs from December to April.
Lift-linked to Gerlos at the top of the Ziller Valley, Wald im Oberpinzgau's skiing on nearby mount Königsleiten is the only Salzburgerland ski centre on the Super Zillertal Pass, which includes 400 km of piste in resorts such as Mayrhofen. Off slope attractions include Europe's highest planetarium.
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View our detailed Wald im Oberpinzgau snow forecast or snow report and see all live webcams, piste maps, road and travel maps and lift pass prices. For a picture of historic snow conditions see the snow depths month by month with our Wald im Oberpinzgau snow history.
|Value for money|
|Lift Pass Prices (adult 6 day)||€249 - €249|
Traditional Village /
|Resort Opens||Dec 2020|
|Resort Closes||Apr 2021|
|( snow conditions often influence opening/closing)|
|total length of Wald im Oberpinzgau trails|
|Longest Lift-Served Run||8km|
|longest piste or trail reachable by lift|
|Slope Orientation||N S E W|
|direction Wald im Oberpinzgau area faces|
|top station of highest lift|
|bottom of lowest run|
|centre of Wald im Oberpinzgau ski resort|
|total descent from top lift to bottom piste|
|Skiable Vertical||^v 700m|
|can include extra hike up above top lift|
The mountain has ?% beginner runs or nursery slopes, ?% intermediate, ?% advanced slopes and ?% for experts - the most difficult piste is the ?km Falschbach run, with a steepness/slope angle of ?%. There is no night skiing.
Rating for skiing gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
Rating for snowboarding gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
Off-Slope activities include:
Rating for apres ski gets 2 stars out of 5 overall
The Austrian resort is also known as Königsleiten and has common misspellings:
The direction which the various Wald im Oberpinzgau slopes face can make or break your ski holiday. To guarantee good snow conditions, choose a resort with piste which face the right way for the time of year you're travelling.
- In the coldest winter months of January and February pick a resort with sunny south facing slopes, so your days on the snow doesn't feel like a polar expedition. Conversely, in the warmest spring skiing months of March and especially April, a resort with cool and shady north facing trails will ensure you're not riding on slush, but benefitting from best late season snow. The best destinations have areas which face in all directions so that you're guaranteed greating conditions whatever the weather. Wald im Oberpinzgau has slopes facing N S E W.
Rating for snow gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
Wald im Oberpinzgau ski school - snowboarding course & skiing lessons
The official ski/board school is called Schischule Wald - Königsleiten Obermoser and has 25 teachers teaching in Dutch, English, German and taking students from a minimum age of 4.? ? 8226
Wald im Oberpinzgau for beginners gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
Wald im Oberpinzgau for intermediates gets 5 stars out of 5 overall
Wald im Oberpinzgau for expert skiers gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
Wald im Oberpinzgau for snowboarding gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
Wald im Oberpinzgau snow sports - off slope winter mountain sports
Cross Country Skiing (langlaufen) in Wald im Oberpinzgau: 10km X C ski trails, Lessons available? N
Easy XC Ski Trails: 10km Intermediate XC Trails: 0km Difficult XC Trails: 0km
Telemark Tuittion: N Telemark Rental 0 Paragliding schools: 1
Snow mobile Rental: 0 Toboggan Run Length: 0.5km
Wald im Oberpinzgau snow fun - off slope winter activities
Outdoor Ice Rink: 0 Indoor Ice Rink: 0 Balloon Flights: 1
Prepared Winter Walks: 50 Snowshoeing: 1 Hang Gliding : 1
Snow mobile Rental: 0 Toboggan Run Length: 0.5km Paragliding schools: 1
Wald im Oberpinzgau non skiing facilities also include Planetarium .