Winter

Spend a beautiful snow-covered holiday at the foot of the Dachstein Massiv! Russbach and its surroundings offer everything that makes your winter holiday unforgettable.

  • Downhill skiing and snowboarding

The Pension is located 300 meters from the cable car station, which transports you up to 1.433 meters above sea level to the Hornspitz peak, where you can enjoy stunning views of the Dachstein and Gosaukamm. The entire Dachstein West area is in front of you offering great skiing facilities. At the lower station of the Hornbahn you will find a children's ski slope with a short lift, ideal for the first ski steps.

  • Cross-country skiing

The surroundings of Russbach offer great opportunities for cross-country skiing. In case of good snow conditions there are tens of kilometres of regularly groomed trails for both classic and skating available in Gosau and Abtenau. The trails are suitable for skiing tripper s as well as for athletes.

  • Ski touring

Ski touring is an increasingly popular form of active recreation and sports. Pin your skis and get to places with no crowds has its magic! Directly from Russbach, you can go in all directions and enjoy free movement in the snowy landscape.

  • SPA & bathing

In the Salzkammergut area there are many spa & wellness resorts where you can relax after a busy ski day.

  • Other activities

If you are interested we can help you with organization of the following activities:

  • Electro fatbikes
  • Sledding
  • Snowshoes


Summer

Enjoy a wonderful summer holiday in the Dachstein-Salzkammergut region, which offers a wide range of sports and leisure activities for families and active athletes. The region is also world famous for its rich history and fascinating culture and is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

  • Hiking

Russbach is a very popular hiking destination and an ideal starting point for light and challenging hikes to the Dachstein, Salzkammergutberge and Tennengebirge areas. The summer operation of the Hornbahn cable car allows you to reach the summit of Hornspitz to a height of 1,433 meters above sea level and you will be able to enjoy a hike with beautiful views even with your children.

  • Mountain bikes

Admire the beautiful landscape from a mountain bike saddle. The dense network of forest paths and trails offers plenty of opportunities for mountain biking for all categories of cyclists, including e-bikers.

  • Via Ferrata and climbing

In the Dachstein area you will find a number of climbing spots and via ferratas of varying levels of difficulty ranging from those you can go with the kids to very difficult for really experienced climbers.

  • Swimming & SPA

A small water park with beautiful views of the surrounding mountains is 100 meters from Pension Gamsfeld. Kayaks and a children's play creek are located in the neighbouring park.

  • Trips

Trips to historical and cultural monuments are a perfect alternative to sports activities in case of bad weather. Visit Salzburg, a city with a magnificent historic centre or Hallstatt, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with a tour of the salt mines or the imperial villa in Bad Ischl.

  • Other activities

If you are interested we can help you with organization of the following activities:

  • Canyoning
  • Rafting
  • Paddle boards