ski tour in Großarl
snowshoe hiking in Großarl
cross-country skiing in Großarl

Ski touring, cross-country skiing and snowshoe hiking in the Großarl valley

True winter wonderland

From ski touring to cross-country skiing to snowshoe hiking, there are lots of great alternatives to skiing and snowboarding. Ski touring gives visitors the chance to climb a mountain on foot before skiing down off-piste, while cross-country skiing is a great way to enjoy the landscape. Guests who enjoy walking in summer will love snowshoeing in winter, with plenty of snow-covered forests and meadows around the hotel waiting to be explored.

Snowsure paradise

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Our hotel's location in the heart of the Austrian Alps guarantees excellent snow cover throughout the season.

Top equipment hire for all sports

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Downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, snowshoe hiking, tobogganing – there are lots of great winter activities on offer in Großarl. Visitors in need of the right equipment can visit the two rental shops in the village, Sport Kendlbacher and Intersport Lackner. Their friendly and experienced staff will be happy to help.

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Winter activity programme

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The local mountain sports association BERG-GESUND runs a programme of winter activities ranging from ski touring and cross-country skiing to winter walks and snowshoe adventures with guides.

Ski tour to Fulseck mountain

This ski tour leads along a signposted route within the boundaries of the Großarl ski resort, making it suitable for those new to the sport of ski touring. It begins at the Hochbrandalm hut and leads up along the edge of the ski piste before dipping in and out of the forest. The route then merges with a forest track and follows this track all the way to ski route number 11, which leads past the Rosslehenheimalm, Hochalm and Berglandhaus huts. The route then branches off left to the Arltörl, where there is a small chapel, before the final ascent via the Kieserl to the top of the Fulseck mountain at 2,033 metres. After a well-deserved rest at the Gipfelstadl hut it is time to clip back into your skis and head down along the pistes back into the valley. Please be aware that a special ski-touring pass is required if you do not already have a normal ski-lift pass.

Cross-country skiing in Großarl
Glide through the landscape
  • Großarl cross-country skiing trail:  Just 200 metres from the GROSSARLER HOF, towards Hüttschlag, you will find the access point to this cross-country skiing trail. It has a relatively gentle profile and leads from Großarl to Kösslerhäusl and back. The trail is suitable for both the traditional Classic technique and the more modern and dynamic Skating technique.
  • Reitwiese cross-country skiing loop: This trail includes a practice area for children and is floodlit three times a week. It is just a short walk from our hotel.
  • Hüttschlag cross-country skiing trail: This trail begins in Hüttschlag and takes you to the end of the Großarltal Valley, past the mighty mountains forming the Hohe Tauern National Park. There is a 3 km section near the Aschaustüberl hut which is floodlit in the evening.
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