However, the long established resort is staying low-tec when it comes to payment fort this wonderful gizmo, with all payments required in cash or by Maestro debit cards - no credit cards accepted. Obertauern first made a name for itself as a winter sports centre more than 50 years ago when fans of the then new sport of skiing realised how reliable the snow was up on the road over the Tauern Pass. The ski lifts have sprung up on all sides of the snowy bowl above the Pass, with nine beginning at resort level and giving a wide choice of access points in to the big ski area. The ski scenes in the Beatles film "Help" were filmed here in 1965.