An old adage claims that real freedom can only be found on the back of a horse. We believe that the taste of freedom comes from freeriding and powder snow. You need quite a bit of snow for freeriding and the right mountains on which you can take your lines. Here in Obertauern, you will find the perfect combination of snow and mountains – it’s like it was made for freeriding. Slopes with all kinds of characteristics and gradients are all around Obertauern – thanks to its location in a basin. The greatest thing about it is that it is always close to your base and you can be back in Obertauern quickly to enjoy some après-ski.
Snowbiking & Snowkiting
Are you actually more at home on a bike and can you hardly wait for winter to be over? Well, Obertauern can lend a helping hand! We can’t of course make the snow disappear but we do have the perfect sports equipment for you that reconciles cycling and snow – the snowbike. Get on a snowbike and find out if your sense of balance is good enough to race across the pistes. A quick introduction is all you need to enjoy the speed rush – just like the one you get on your mountain bike.
Those of you who are really brave and want to try out something very special should summon up all your courage and register for a snowkiting course. This is the latest trendy sport in the mountains. You have your snowboard or your skis beneath your feet, whatever your personal preference might be. Hold your chute with both hands to get you going. But be warned, a little bit more flight time and spectacular experiences are all but guaranteed! Any capable winter sports fan can learn the basics of snowkiting in a few sessions. After that, nothing stands in the way of your new adrenaline rush.
Climbing is all the rage right. And even though you can quickly become an expert in a climbing hall, who can say that they have climbed up a frozen water fall? At the Johannes Waterfall – where in the summer the waters plunge down to the depths – the conditions for ice climbing are perfect in the winter. Experience with your own body what makes ice climbing so alluring. Spectacular ice formations all around and, right in the thick of it all, you and your ice axes which you use to get yourself to the top of the waterfall. This is just the ticket for adrenaline seekers, while wimps should better stay at home. Sounds exciting?
To feel the speed of up to 45 mph while lying on your stomach on an airboard, is something everyone has to try once. It is part of human nature to exceed one's own limitations and try new things. It is the urge to experience more adventures and get that incomparable feeling of freedom. Airboarding combines all these positive aspects in a single downhill ride. Have an exciting time on your airboard in Obertauern with your family or friends.
Segway-Tours in Winter
Enjoy a completely new driving experience on a Segway and discover Obertauern, Austria's snowiest winter sports destination, from a completely different point of view. Accelerate and slow down by simply shifting your own weight. After a professional introductory course and a few test runs, your guide leads you through the idyllic winter landscape of Obertauern. Definitely a real highlight for all participants (from the age of 12 and up).
Enjoy the winter landscape on an E-Fatbike
Bicycle enthusiasts will love the electric fatbikes! Fatbikes are special mountain bikes that have been specifically designed to be driven on snow. The electric drive and its extremely wide tires provide an exceptional performance and make it easy to handle in all snow conditions. E-Fatbikes are also suitable for teens from 12 years due to their safe handling characteristics. The best way to try it out is to enjoy a ride through the beautiful winter landscape on this extraordinary bike, accomanied by a guide.