Rauris

Ski Chalets & Apartments for sale, Austria

Expert's Opinion

"This dual season resort is close to some of Austria’s tallest peaks and is surrounded by a number of popular ski resorts including Zell am See, Kaprun and Bad Gastein which are all within 35 minutes’ drive. The tranquil location, only has 32km of pistes for you to explore but this tiny resort is packed with charm." - Jessica Delaney

The Town

Rauris is a picturesque market town situated within the Hohe Tauern National Park in Austria’s Salzburg province. Originally a gold miner’s village, Rauris lies in a quiet position between the historic Gastein Valley, the lakeside resort of Zell am See and the glacier town of Kaprun.

This dual season resort is close to some of Austria’s tallest peaks and is surrounded by a number of popular ski resorts including Zell am See, Kaprun and Bad Gastein which are all within 35 minutes’ drive. The tranquil location, great accessibility and familyfriendly skiing make Rauris a perfect choice for first time skiers and those looking to avoid crowded resorts.

Rauris is just 65 minutes from Salzburg airport and 2 hours 20 minutes from Innsbruck, giving it an easy transfer throughout the year. Munich Airport is also under 3 hours away, and offers low cost, convenient flights throughout the year.

The Skiing

Rauris is a great ski destination for beginners, snowboarders and families alike. The immediate area offers 32km of well groomed pistes, with 15km of blue runs, 12km of red runs and 5km of black runs and offers great slopes for beginner and intermediate skiers.

As one of the more reliable, snow sure resorts in Austria itself, Rauris has skiing up to 2,200m in the immediate area. Rauris makes an excellent starting base to experience some of the best Austrian ski resorts, with Zell am See and Kaprun within half an hour. Zell am See has over 130km of pistes to explore, and shares a ski pass with the Kitzsteinhorn Glacier in Kaprun, which is a similar distance and offers summer skiing at over 3,000m.

This resort is known for its superb cross country routes, with numerous prepared trails, and winter hiking, The resort has over 30km of winter hiking and show shoeing trails, and it's a great base for those looking to try out ski touring in one of the most spectacular backdrops of the Austrian Alps. 
 

Summer

With fantastic scenery and outstanding hiking, Rauris is a stunning summer destination. The nearby Seidlwinkel valley is beautiful throughout the year, and offers abundant fishing - with a 45km network of waters that are home to brook, char and rainbow trout.  The pure, clear Alpine waters follow a natural path through the valley, offering some superb fishing. 

The resort sits within the breathtaking Hohe Tauern National Park, Rauris has plenty to keep you busy in the summer months. With over 150km of marked hiking paths, cutting through spectacular scenery including high Alpine lakes and forests, this is the ideal place to explore one of Austria's famous national parks on foot. 

There are mountain bike routes here for cyclists too and with many lifts open throughout the summer months getting to the top is as easy as the route back down again. Other summer activities include nature trails, swimming in the local lido, white water rafting and weekly music concerts held in the town square throughout summer.

Properties

While the centre of Rauris is fairly built up, there are areas of development in more secluded spots on the edge of the resort. With a mixture of new build chalets and apartments for sale, there are plenty of options for buyers looking for property in Rauris. The rental management and hotel services are perfect for buyers looking for an investment property, with good value chalets in a scenic area.