The Grossarl ski season is finally here
he 4-star superior GROSSARLER HOF hotel in Grossarl is the perfect place to start the winter season in early December. At 920m above sea level, we offer direct access to Ski amadé, Austria’s largest ski network. With 760km of fun on the slopes, 356 perfectly groomed slopes and 270 comfortable lifts, Ski amadé is Europe’s most varied winter sports region – and one ticket is all you need!Grossarl also hosts probably the most reflective and traditional mountain Advent in the whole region.
Away from the hustle and bustle, the Christmas period in the Grossarl Valley shows its romantic side. At the start of December, you immediately know the most wondrous time of year has arrived as you catch the delicious aroma of Christmas baking and hot chestnuts among the beautifully decorated Christmas market stalls. This year, the Salzburg mountain Advent in Grossarl also marks the 200th anniversary of ‘Silent Night, Holy Night’, first performed on 24 December 1818 in the church of St Nicholas in Oberndorf. This event is celebrated throughout the country, both this year and in 2018. Look forward to Christmas carols, pastoral plays, the nativity scene exhibition, Krampus, the Santa Claus procession, Joseph and Mary seeking lodgings at the Christmas market, the Christmas cookie bakery, Santa’s post office and workshop, storytelling and much more.
Throughout Christmas and New Year, the GROSSARLER HOF hosts some unmissable special events. We celebrate Christmas Eve with a festive aperitif by the beautifully decorated Christmas tree with music, Christmas carols and a gala dinner. Then, we ring in 2018 with the New Year’s Eve gala dinner, a big New Year’s Eve party with dancing and live music by Die Donauprinzen, a huge firework display and our delicious midnight buffet.
Once Christmas is over and the excitement of New Year is behind us, we look forward to seeing you in January for our first MEET THE WINEGROWERS & SPA TIME special of the season. Our focus from 18 – 21 January 2018 is on the Pfneisl winery, presented by your host, sommelier Markus Andexer. A week later, we welcome the winemakers of Lackner-Tinnacher from Southern Styria (25 – 28 January 2018). Markus Andexer accompanies you on our weekly wine tastings in the comfort of our superbly assorted wine cellar, predominantly stocked with Austrian wines created by renowned winemakers and some young and as yet unknown vintners.