If you have a valid ski pass (one or multiple days or a Schneebären Card, Super Ski Card or Steiermark Joker), the toll charges for the Tauplitzalm Alpine Road are included. Parking charges are collected by Tauplizalm Alpine Road.
Our pistes are all groomed in the evening, even if it is snowing, as well as in the morning after around 4 AM until the lifts begin to run and sometimes for approximately one hour afterwards. While the pistes are being used by skiers, we are unable to drive on the pistes because, in years past, there have been a number of accidents involving collisions between skiers or snowboarders and piste maintenance equipment. Two years ago, for example, a skier in Wagrain was actually killed in such an incident! That said, daytime skiers will occasionally have to do their part to “plow” the freshly fallen new snow. Thanks for understanding!
The new, longer lift replaces the old “N” lift (see piste map) running from the Hollhaus car park to the piste (not to the actual Hollhaus).
1) Of course, most of the Krallersee eastern slope will remain variant terrain as it has always been, also featuring plenty of moguls. An area of roughly 15 m in width will be groomed when the snow conditions are right and when the entire Krallersee eastern slope is several hundred meters wide. In powder snow conditions (deep snow), it will be left as is for skiers’ enjoyment and will not be groomed immediately. I think we have created an opportunity for all guests to discover the skiing experience they are personally looking for.
2) By removing the Krallersee tow lift we have gained additional space for skiing and turned the area along the former lift line into a ski run, though in deep-snow conditions we initially leave the snow untouched for the pure joys of terrain skiing; Only when this area is chewed up will we move in with our winches and equipment. In doing so, we are consistent with the tried-and-true approach that has been used on the Schneiderkogel. Your comment pleased us immensely, since it draws attention to the natural merits of Die Tauplitz. There is barely a slope in the Eastern Alps that can measure up with the Krallersee eastern slope in terms of sporting challenges. The rest of the mountainside away from the newly adapted former lift line will continue to be left ungroomed, as our operations manager Mr. Huber has already pointed out. Our tip: Take a fresh new look at the Krallersee eastern slope! In deep snow, this piste isn’t groomed, with skiers and boarders left to their own devices. The entire width of the Krallersee eastern slope is open to skiers (several hundred meters), and only an area 20 m wide will ever be groomed to create piste conditions, the rest remaining a paradise of undulating terrain.
It is certainly no hidden secret that DIE TAUPLITZ - a ski area above the tree line – features a very large number of variety-packed routes away from the pistes. TERRAIN ROUTES AREN’T REGULAR PISTES that have to be maintained, inspected and monitored; Terrain skiers enjoy their adventures at their own risk! Everybody knows that, and that’s why we don’t supply any further information on our website.
Please consider our ski schools: In Tauplitz, we can recommend Vasold ski rentals Tel +43 3688 2137 or +43 3688 2337 at the mountain valley station as well as Mountaction ski rentals +43 36882737 in Tauplitz village. In Bad Mitterndorf, we cooperate with the ski rental department of Neuper & Team Ski School +43 36232666.
You can reach the alpine cross-country trail either via the 10 km long Tauplitzalm Alpine Road (a toll road) via Bad Mitterndorf, with trail access located right next to the car park at 1600 m above sea level, or by riding up 2 sections of the quad chairlift (equipped with all-weather bubbles, 4 km long) from the village of Tauplitz, with trail access in this case near the mountain terminal at 1650 m. The alpine trail itself is gently undulating with practically no major climbs or downhills, partially through larch forest and partially through open terrain across the Tauplitzalm high plateau. Simply give it a try and enjoy nature!
Actually, your best option is to take the No. 1 piste via the Tauplitz N run, at which point you are only a few steps away. It is useful to head for the piste that begins at the mountain terminal of the Lärchkogellift. The ski path beginning at the mountain terminal of the Tauplitz Lift / Section II is not always recommended. Which is why it isn’t emphasized on our piste map. In addition, there is another route (not a regular piste) alongside a drainage channel, that we might potentially develop as another ski run.
A normal winter at the Tauplitzalm has approximately 12 to 15 m of precipitation in the form of snow, which then settles and compacts so that, by the end of March, we have approximately 3.5 to 4 m of snow on the ground. Because of its northerly exposure, large accumulations of snow are normal at the Tauplitzalm. At the beginning of April, we can have everything from powder snow to firn conditions. Above elevations of 1500 m, you can count on good snow conditions until the end of the season.
Normally, we have at least 1 m of snow on the ground in January. Because of our geographic location on the northern slopes, we regularly get between 12 and 15 m of snow in a regular winter, which then compacts, allowing us to achieve a total snow depth of roughly 4 m.
We have one 6-seater chairlift with all-weather protection, 2 quad chairlifts with all-weather bubbles as well as another quad chairlift, AND as of the 2010/11 season, an 8-passenger gondola on the Mitterstein.
We listened to what the local boarders had to say, since they prefer to make use of the many natural kickers and runs. Just take a look at the many possibilities you have, starting with freeriding.
The Grafenwiesenlift is in Tauplitz ca. 500 m above the valley station of the quad chairlift, right next to Tauplitz Piste No. 1. It is clearly shown on the middle panorama!