Beautiful snowshoe tour to the popular photo point Dachstein Shark at the Dachstein Krippenstein
At first you can comfortably reach 2 100 m above sea level with the Dachstein Krippenstein cable car from Obertraun. Starting at the mountain station of the Dachstein Krippenstein cable car, the trail takes you along the ski slope towards the chairlift valley station and on to the "Tellerlift". You leave the secured ski area at the upper end after crossing the lift track.
In the open terrain, the trail first goes slightly downhill and later on uphill again for 15 metres. Here you can explore the small Krippensteine ice cave on your own when the snow conditions are low.
50 m after the ice cave you turn half left and walk about 20 minutes northeast along a slightly sloping slope to your destination: the Dachstein Shark. Enjoy the wonderful panoramic views with the mountain panorama and the view of Lake Hallstatt.
Follow the same trail back to the mountain station.
The snowshoe trail is prepared and marked with poles and yellow signs every 30 to 40 m with the inscription "Dachstein-Hai".
Snow shoe rental at the valley station
You do not have any equipment? No problem. The Dachstein Krippenstein cable car offers you a special ticket including snowshoe rental: the Yeti ticket. With this ticket you can easily rent your snowshoes right next to the cable car station.
In case of emergency call the mountain rescue under 140!
Experience a 360° panorama tour of the Dachstein Krippenstein…
Tips and hintsWinkl 34
4831 - Obertraun
Tel.: +43 5 0140
Getting thereby car
Federal road B158 direction Bad Ischl
in Bad Ischl driveway onto Salzkammergut Straße B145 in direction to Bad Goisern, Hallstatt and Obertraun, in Obertraun turn right direction Dachstein Krippenstein cable car
A1 motorway exit Regau on Salzkammergut Straße B145 direction Gmunden, Bad Goisern, Hallstatt and Obertraun, in Obertraun turn right direction Dachstein Krippenstein cable car
A9 motorway exit Liezen on B320
in Trautenfels turn onto Salzkammergut Straße B145 via Bad Aussee to Obertraun, in Obertraun turn left direction Dachstein Krippenstein cable car
A10 Tauernautobahn to exit "Eben im Pongau", from there via Annaberg, Gosau and Hallstatt to Obertraun, in Obertraun turn right direction Dachstein Krippenstein cable car
get off at the bus station “Obertraun Dachsteinseilbahn”
from Linz/Salzburg to Attnang-Puchheim, change to train to Stainach-Irdning
or from Stainach-Irdning Zug direction Attnang-Puchheim
get off at train station "Obertraun-Dachsteinhöhlen", from there 45 minutes to walk or change to the bus
Detailed information on the respective train and bus times can be found at https://www.oebb.at/en/ (train) and https://www.postbus.at/en (bus).