Winter holidays at the 4* wellness hotel in Grossarl, Austria

Discover the wildly romantic snow-covered scenery of the Grossarltal region whilst enjoying winter sports in the Alps or on a cosy horse-drawn sleigh ride.

Glistening white snow, a picture perfect winter landscape as far as the eye can see, with clear winter air, small, traditional villages, a host of rustic Alpine huts, all framed by the impressive mountain backdrop of the Hohe Tauern National Park with its dramatic peaks. Winter holidays in Austria can’t get much better than this!

Cross-country skiing holidays in Salzburger Land in Austria

Discover the wonderful winter splendour of the Grossarltal region on a cross-country skiing holiday, with about 30 km of trails from Grossarl through to Hüttschlag. At Hüttschlag, take your skis off for a short time, and about 300 m away, another cross-country ski trail takes you into the head of the Grossarl valley in the Hohe Tauern National Park.

The Grossarl and Hüttschlag cross-country ski trails are easy to moderate in their difficulty, with only one short steep section to overcome.

The trail is for the most part prepared for both styles (classic and skating) and in winter it is perfectly prepared and tracked. A section of the trail is also lit on certain days in the evening.

Enjoy the perfect location of the Vitalhotel Tauernhof. You can join the Grossarl cross-country ski trail just a few hundred metres from the hotel.

Winter hiking & snowshoe walking in the Grossarltal region

On a winter holiday in Salzburger Land, set off into the untouched snowfields of the Grossarl valley. With snowshoes strapped on your feet, you can access some amazing winter scenery. Far from any developments, you can walk to the most beautiful places in the valley and enjoy the wonderful peace. A similarly unforgettable experience of nature on winter holidays at the Hotel Tauernhof is to be had in the form of moonlit snowshoe walks.


With the “mountains & health” active programme in the Grossarltal region, we offer expert instruction and guided snowshoe tours. For more detailed information about the programme, what equipment you need, and the possibilities of hiring shoes and sticks, simply come to us at reception in the Vitalhotel Tauernhof, or visit the mountains & health Grossarl website.

There are beautiful, prepared winter hiking paths running right in front of the Vitalhotel Tauernhof. These give you the opportunity of hiking through the winter landscape even without snowshoes. You just need some sturdy walking boots.

Ski touring, away from it all

Enjoy the tranquillity and magic of the remarkable winter landscape in the “valley of ski tours” away from all the goings on and the ski pistes. We have a true Eldorado for ski tourers here, with slopes covered in deep snow, varied tours of all lengths and difficulties, clear winter air, and an unforgettable mountain backdrop.

The Kreuzkogel mountain, the peak of the ski area, is surely the most well known and most visited mountain in the valley. It gets more peaceful if you head to the surrounding peaks such as the Kreuzeck, Filzmooshörndl and Loosbühel, accessible throughout the winter and some of the most popular ski touring mountains in the valley. In late spring, the Mandlkogel and the Keeskogel mountains are very inviting, promising great snow conditions later on thanks to their height.

For more information, we recommend the “Grossarltal ski touring guide” that contains the most popular ski tours and detailed descriptions with map information. This is available for €4.50 (€2.50 with a guest card) from the Grossarl Tourist Office.


Also, take a look at what we offer in the way of ski tours in our “mountains & health” active programme. Expert mountain and ski guides offer regular ski tours of varying difficulty. There is sure to be a suitable ski tour for you.


Fancy a fun tobogganing party?

Tobogganing is simply a must on winter holidays at the Vitalhotel Tauernhof!

There are various tobogganing possibilities here in the Grossarltal region on the many winter hiking trails and from the Loosbühelalm to the Grund car park.

The natural tobogganing run at the Lammwirt promises plenty of fun for all the family. You get up to a height of 1550 m either by taking the “Rodel-Express” or on foot. From there, the toboggan run takes you partially through woodland, and sometimes through meadows down to the finish at a height of 1130 m.

The toboggan run is open every day in winter, and is lit until 23:00. The “Rodel-Express” runs between 13:00 and 21:00 every full hour. You can hire toboggans from the Lammwirt.

Romantic horse-drawn sleigh rides

Horse-drawn sleigh rides in Grossarl are offered by 2 different stables. You can pick up information about them from the Tauernhof reception, or directly from the Hettegger family, your hosts at the Tauernhof.

Wrapped in warm, cosy blankets, head out on a romantic sleigh ride pulled by horses through the picturesque winter landscape. The only sounds are the hooves beating on the cold snow, the snorting of the horses, the coach man’s orders, and the little coach bells. A nostalgic experience, ideal for families or for couples in love.

Our Tauernhof tip – The Grossarl Advent market

Enjoy the varied programme of the Grossarl Advent market in a remarkable setting.

The snow-covered mountains of the Grossarl Valley, the floodlit parish church and the picturesque centre of Grossarl create a wonderful atmosphere that puts you into a cosy Christmas mood straightaway.


Book winter holidays at the Vitalhotel Tauernhof in Austria – The top venue in Grossarl for ski touring, cross-country skiing and winter hiking

Discover the snow-covered mountains of Salzburger Land on a ski tour, cross-country skiing, or snowshoe walking in the Grossarltal region, and enjoy being pampered on holiday at the wellness hotel Tauernhof.

Send us your no-obligation enquiry now, or take a look at our range of attractive winter package offers, or book directly online.


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Summer in Grossarl


Spring awakening & wellness hiking weeks

Experience the awakening of spring in the Grossarltal and enjoy the fresh, clear mountain air on hikes in the mountains in the area around our health & wellness hotel. Being healthy, getting some exercise, and simply feeling great and relaxing are what wellness hiking weeks at the Tauernhof are all about.

Summer in Grossarl

Wellness & relaxation weeks

Let go, relax, and enjoy the day. This is the motto of our wellness & relax weeks in the health hotel Tauernhof in Grossarl. And to make it even nicer and more relaxing, you can stay in any room category for the same price.