The entire family are well catered for when it comes to skiing and snowboarding in Großarl. Perfect conditions and inspiring mountains enable you to enjoy a superb skiing or snowboarding holiday– whether you are a beginner or a wedel pro. Yet away from the pistes too, Großarltal and the surrounding area have so much to offer. We will let you know precisely what right here.

Skier skiing in Salzburg

Ski in & Ski out – right on the piste

Perfect location for your ski holiday

Head out of the Tauernhof and on to the piste – you couldn’t be on yours skis any faster - which in the winter time means everything. Just a stone’s throw from the hotel is the valley station for Großarler Bergbahnen in the Ski Amadé. The speedy Panorama cable car takes you right into the wonderful Großarltal-Dorfgastein family ski area in Salzburger Land.

Snow-covered mountains in Großarltal

Großarl-Dorfgastein ski area

Super pistes, traditional Alpine inns and pure ski fun

There are more than 80 kilometres of pistes for your skiing, carving and snowboarding adventures direct on the hotel doorstep in the Großarl-Dorfgastein ski area. With pistes of all difficulty levels, which means you are guaranteed to find your favourite ski run. 20 lifts and gondolas in ‘Skischaukel’ Großarl-Dorfgastein take you in comfort up to the summits during your ski holiday in Austria.

Incidentally: the ski region has received multiple awards for its piste maintenance and snow-making facilities – which means the best snow-assuredness and superb piste conditions are guaranteed between December and April.

Ski Amadé ski region

Austria’s greatest ski fun

760 kilometres of pistes with just a single ski pass – ‘Skischaukel’ Großarltal-Dorfgastein is part of Austria’s greatest ski fun in 5 ski regions, the Amadé ski region. Want even more numbers? Here you go: 356 very well-tended pistes and 270 comfortable ski lifts provide pure variety in 25 ski areas. And the best thing: With a ski pass valid for 2 days or more you get to use the entire ski area with just one ski pass. A ski holiday doesn’t get any more comfortable or variety-packed.

Skier during a winter holiday in Großarl

Freestyle & Snow park

A paradise for freeskiers and snowboarders

For daredevil teenagers in particular, and the young at heart, who want to let off steam while snowboarding, Freestyle & Snowpark Großarl is an absolute must. The Fun park awaits snowboarders and freeriders with lots of highlights including kickers and Butter Boxes. In the competition ready half pipe and on the numerous obstacles, pros and those at an advanced level will find a few challenges.

Ski hire & service

Do your skis need a service for the pistes or maybe you prefer to travel without your own equipment? In both instances nothing stands in the way of you enjoying fun on the pistes. Panorama ski school and sports shops Sport 2000 and Intersport Lackner provide ski hire, with professional advice and outstanding ski servicing. As our guest, at Sport 2000 you even get fantastic discounts. We have all the information for you at our Reception.

Ski courses for all ages

Here with us in Großarl,  Lackner ski school and Panorama ski school take care of your skills on the piste. Both ski schools provide exclusive services from qualified ski and snowboard instructors. Whether it is a children's ski course for young racers, or a refresher or technique course for adults: Sitting on the ski school benches here is a real pleasure.

Cross-country skier in Großarltal

Skating & Classic

Make tracks while cross-country skiing

While cross-country skiing you get to experience Großarltal in all its winter splendour. On some 30 kilometres of slopes you can glide from Großarl to Hüttschlag. Here, you will only have buckled up your skis and after around 300 metres on the path, you reach another slope that takes you to the head of the valley and to Hohe Tauern National Park.

Snow-shoe hiker during a winter holiday in Großarltal

Winter hiking & Snow-shoe tours

Tours in the unspoilt natural surroundings of Großarltal

Our Großarl winter hiking and snow-shoe tours provide a very special winter adventure away from all the hustle and bustle. They take into unspoilt natural surroundings, where you get to explore winter landscapes that you might find in a picture book. One unforgettable experience of the natural surroundings is without doubt our special moonshine hikes - but even a leisurely winter stroll on the cleared paths direct from the hotel will inspire you. We have all the information available at Reception, and at Berg & Gesund Großarl for you.

Alpine pasture in Großarl in the winter

Ski tours in Salzburger Land

Your ski tour – 100 % individual

If Großarl is the ‘Valley of Alpine pastures’ in the summer, it then must be the ‘Valley of ski tours’ in the winter. After all, deep snow-covered slopes, a wide range of tours of all lengths and difficulty levels, the crisp winter and unforgettable mountain backdrop make the valley a true paradise for all tour ski fans. And because your safety comes first, we definitely recommend a guided tour with expert mountain and ski guides from the Berg & Gesund activity programme – much more information is available here too.

Family tobogganing during a winter holiday in Austria
Group during a horse-drawn carriage ride in Großarltal
Family tobogganing during a winter holiday in Austria

Winter fun away from the pistes

Tobogganing and horse-drawn carriage rides

Großarltal can also be expertly explored in the winter on runners. Our tip for tobogganing: the natural toboggan run at the Lammwirt, where sleds are also available for hire. On the ‘Rodel Express’ or on foot, head up to an elevation of 1550 metres. From there toboggan through the forest, on sections past meadows, to the finish of the toboggan run at 1130 metres. Or maybe you would prefer to be wrapped up warmly in cosy blankets, in romantic horse-drawn sleds, being pulled through the picturesque winter landscape? We are happy to arrange that for you - just visit us at Reception.