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Hotel Kesselspitze by Valamar

Wow! Hotel Kesselspitze by Valamar is such a wonderful winter getaway. It is in a prime location next to the ski lift, with a fantastic view of the Obertauern ski area and everything you could wish for on location. You will find a spa, several saunas, an indoor swimming pool, a massage parlour, and a fun kids club for children - there’s something for everyone!


The hotel features a stylish mix of contemporary and traditional alpine design. This lovely mix can even be found in the restaurant, not just in terms of décor, but also in the cuisine. Will you go for a local specialty or a modern, Mediterranean dish? The choice is yours! Ski equipment can be conveniently hired at the hotel itself. Very handy when you don't feel like packing your own gear, or if you’re new to skiing. Would you like to take a skiing lesson before tackling the slopes yourself, or perhaps book a horse and carriage ride through the snow? All this can be arranged at the reception. There truly is everything you could wish for at your fingertips, making for a carefree and unforgettable skiing holiday.

  • Next to the ski lift
  • Ski equipment for hire
  • Wellness facilities with a panoramic view
  • Fun for the kids too!

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Board basis

You will be staying on a full board light basis, which includes:

- A full breakfast buffet

- A lunch buffet (light lunch)

- An après-ski snack

- Dinner (local and Mediterranean dishes)

- Access to the lounge terrace with panoramic views of the Alps, where you can enjoy a wide selection of drinks

- Free use of the underground parking


Location and surroundings


Obertauern is a perched village in the Austrian Alps. The village is situated on 1740 meters. This is area snows a lot and you can often ski until late April. Obertauern is located in the middle of the ski slopes which is easily accessible. For apres ski Obertauern is a good choice. The village has a vibrant nightlife with cozy restaurants and pubs Obertauern is best known for his 'Around the world' round. You can make beautiful walks in the area. A must is the walk to the superior hotel at about 1797 meters altitude. You will be rewarded with stunning views over the whole area.


Obertauern is a high-altitude village in the Radstädter Tauern mountains of Austria. Its elevation means that the area has great snow conditions, and you can often ski until the end of April there. The village is located in the middle of the ski area, making all of its slopes easily accessible. Obertauern is also a great choice for partygoers, as the village has a vibrant nightlife and several atmospheric restaurants and pubs.

Things to do in Obertauern

Obertauern has it all! Guaranteed snow, over 100 kilometres of ski slopes, and a bustling après-ski scene. There really is something for everyone there.

The Tauernrunde is one of its most well-known ski routes, which can take you through the entire area. This route can be followed both clockwise and anticlockwise during your skiing holiday to Oberauern. Snowboarders can practice their freestyling at The Spot snowpark, and there is even a World Cup trail for cross-country skiers. Hikers will also have plenty to keep them occupied, such as the trail up to the Seekarhaus. At an altitude of 1797 metres, the view from there is simply stunning.

Obertauern’s après-ski scene is spectacular, with lively parties organised at the beginning and end of every winter season. The locals still talk about when the Beatles came to visit: much of the film Help was filmed in Obertauern!

Tailor your accommodation

Whether you are looking for a catered chalet, a ski-in, ski-out apartment, or an all-inclusive hotel, you can find what you’re looking for in Obertauern. Travelling with friends, family, or just the two of you? No problem! Sunweb offers a wide selection of accommodation, so you can choose the place that suits you best.

Location and surroundings

Practical information


The capital is Vienna.


The official language is German but English is widely spoken as well.


There is one hour time difference with the UK (GMT+1).


The official currency is the Euro.


It is customary in Austria to tip between 5% and 10% in bars and restaurants.

Food & Drink:

Austria is known for its Vienna Schnitzels and Glühwein. Tap water is safe for drinking.

Opening times shops:

Shops are usually open from Monday until Friday from 09.00 AM to 18.00 PM (some shops close during the afternoon). Most shops are closed on Sunday.

Travelling by car:

Snow chains are obligatory in the Alps. You need a toll permit for the motorways in Austria. You can buy the permit at the AA in the UK or in Austria at the major border crossings. The European Commission advises you to wear a safety reflector jacket in the event of a break down or accident. This vest can be purchased from the AA in the UK as well.


The voltage is 230 volt.

Mobile telephone:

UK mobile phones work in Austria as well.

Travel documents:

You need to be in the possession of a valid passport to travel to Austria.

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Flight information

You will fly into Salzburg Airport (SZG). Flight times can be seen during the booking process, based on your choice of regional airport.

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Lift pass, lessons and ski/board hire

An Obertauern ski pass is included in the holiday price.

You can see the surcharges and discounts for extending your ski pass or no ski pass in step 1 (preferences) of the booking process. If a child or senior discount applies, this will be shown in step 2 (price overview). Would you like to know which ski pass is included in your travel time? View our FAQ here .

Ski passes for children born after 01/01/2019 are free. Children born between 01/01/2006 - 31/12/2018 will receive a discount on their ski pass. These discounts can be found in the calculation of your travel sum. Identification is required when collecting your ski pass.

Any surcharges and discounts are only valid upon booking. Other rates are applied locally. It is not possible to redeem your ski pass on another day onsite. An extension of your ski pass can often be booked as an extra; you will find the price for this further in the booking process. A discount for “no ski pass” can also be found during the booking process.

You can specify ski and snowboard rental directly when booking. Check out our FAQ  for more information about equipment rental.

The following equipment can be booked:


This equipment is ideal for beginners and intermediate skiers and snowboarders. The equipment is particularly manoeuvrable, so it makes turning and braking easy. Parallel skiing is also possible with these skis.


This is ideal equipment for intermediate skiers and snowboarders. The equipment is manoeuvrable and suitable for cutting corners sharply. Even at high speeds, these skis provide great performance.


These skis and snowboards are made of high-quality material and are perfect for experienced skiers. They can also be used by skiers who have mastered parallel skiing. This comfortable equipment is suitable for all track types and snow conditions.


These are high performance skis and snowboards with the latest technology and are suitable for the most experienced skiers.

Tell our rental partner your exact requirements (e.g., off-piste skiing) so that they can help you select the right equipment.
You cannot book lessons in advance. You can arrange this yourself onsite.

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