Skiing at the Grossglockner in East Tyrol

Limitless skiing fun with fantastic views!

Light powder snow, crackling ice crystals! The snowy landscape sparkles like a thousand diamonds when the sun twinkles over the mountain tops in the early morning.

The highest mountain in Austria - the Grossglockner - towers majestically above everything in the Matrei-Kals ski area. This makes skiing in East Tyrol a panoramic royal experience. One almost becomes awestruck when standing up here about to take the first turns of the season. 

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It is a rare privilege to replenish your energy reserves in the largest ski resort in East Tyrol. The Grossglockner Ski Resort has 40 km of slopes and brings together the ski areas of Goldried in Matrei and Kals am Grossglockner. 
You can conveniently take the shuttle from the AlpinLodges Matrei to the ski lifts several times a day. Simply leave your car behind. This makes a winter holiday here with us in East Tyrol as easy and comfortable as possible for the whole family. The family-friendly ski area at the Grossglockner in East Tyrol with its large children's area is just the right place for families. But ski and snowboard enthusiasts will also be thrilled by the variety of the terrain.

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Guaranteed snow in the Matrei-Kals ski area

The Grossglockner Resort Matrei-Kals reaches a height of 2,400 metres. This altitude promises absolute snow reliability well into the spring. The natural powder snow over long distances makes skiing a real pleasure for all levels of ability. Because one thing is for sure: skiing on natural snow is simply more fun!


Family-friendly ski resort in East Tyrol

Little ski bunnies will experience fun-filled snow adventures and discover their passion for skiing. The BOBO Kinderland at the Goldried mountain station is ideal for young beginners. Four magic carpets mean you can make the ascent with ease. And best of all, children up to the age of six can use them for free. 6-18 year olds only pay half!

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Ski touring in Matrei-Kals

Limitless freedom. Breathtaking summit marvels. Endless tranquillity. Matrei in Osttirol is a wonderful region for ski touring enthusiasts. The many three thousand metre peaks offer more than enough ski touring opportunities for beginners, advanced and experienced skiers. Those seeking a unique view of the Grossglockner will head for the Figerhorn. The Weissspitze is one of the most beautiful ski tours in the Virgen Valley, with its magnificent panorama of the Grossvenediger. You can find more tips for ski tours on the interactive map of the Osttirol Tourist Board.

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Snowshoe hiking in the Hohe Tauern mountains

You will observe wild animals in their natural habitat on a guided snowshoe hike including "Nature Watch" through the Hohe Tauern National Park. A ranger will answer all your questions: do marmots really sleep all winter? And what do the wild animals feed on during the winter when everything that can be eaten is covered under a blanket of snow? What do chamois, ibexes and eagles do in the cold season?

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Moonlight hike in the Hohe Tauern National Park

Experience the magic of a moonlight hike, during which the contours of the mountains radiate in fairytale-like beauty! Mystical and mysterious, the unique nature and the firmament are revealed when the full moon immerses everything in an enchanting light. The meeting point is at the Matrei Nationalparkhaus.


Cross-country skiing in the Hohe Tauern National Park

Glide along the snow covered landscape with pleasure. Recharge your batteries with every breath of fresh mountain air. The Hohe Tauern National Park boasts an attractive network of cross-country skiing trails for all levels.
The wonderfully sunny Tauernhaus circuit in Matrei is ideal for beginners and children. The route starts directly by the Matrei Tauernhaus. The Moosloipe trail also starts from there, which can be taken in both classic and skater styles. The Gschidalm cross-country ski trail is another worth mentioning. Sports enthusiasts glide out of the valley passing nostalgic Alpine pastures in classic style. Those who like it a little more demanding can take the Löppwald circuit (starting point Tauernhaus).

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Winter adventure ice climbing

Experience a winter adventure beyond comparison! You battle your way up the frozen waterfall with crampons and two ice axes and look forward to arriving at the top like a snow king! The Eispark Osttirol, Austria's largest artificial winter climbing park, is just a 30-minute walk from the Matrei Tauernhaus. Both experts and beginners climb the frozen walls on about 70 routes here. The East Tyrolean ice climbing guides offer taster courses for those who want to find out more.

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