Are You Looking for Pristine Nature, Hikes from One Mountain Cabin to the Next and Genuine Hospitality?
The Großarltal valley is known as the “valley of alpine pastures” for a good reason. In Großarl and Hüttschlag, more than 40 cosy mountain cabins are scattered across the alpine pastures. Take in the scent of wild flowers, enjoy the breathtaking panoramic view in the Hohe Tauern National Park and stop by one of the mountain cabins after hiking. Indulge in culinary delights such as home-made butter, cheese and freshly baked bread from the wood-fired oven. And in winter? Snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, ski touring, tobogganing or skiing are only a few of the outdoor activities. What else do you need for a great winter holiday? Leave your worries behind and enjoy carefree days with the whole family!
Summer Holidays in the Großarltal Valley
In the Valley of Alpine Pastures
The Großarltal valley is widely known as the “valley of alpine pastures”. And it lives up to its name! Sports enthusiasts and recreational hikers can look forward to countless trails and tours to alpine summits. Great country walks also allow the less fit and athletic as well as families to explore the mountains and have a rest at one of the 40+ mountain cabins.
One thing is for sure: You won’t miss out on culinary delights. Delicious snack platters with home-made food from local producers are served in the mountain cabins.
The attractions on the mountain “Erlebnisberg” are a great way for kids and families to explore nature. The cable car “Panoramabahn Großarl” takes you to there. Look forward to buggy-friendly walks, a sensory trail and an obstacle course for e-bike trials.
Winter Holidays in the Großarltal Valley
Skiing Holidays and Christmas Magic for the Whole Family
Die Adventzeit ist ganz speziell und magisch im Großarltal - der Bergadvent verzaubert BesucherInnen mit Handwerkskunst und regionalen Köstlichkeiten sowie dem bezauberndem Ambiente.
The linked ski area “Großarltal-Dorfgastein” comes with 73 perfectly groomed pistes. The whole family is sure to have fun skiing here! Plus, there are a whole lot of other attractions waiting to be explored on the mountain: “Skikeriki” (skiing at sunrise), fun slopes, snow parks, silent places, photo spots or the “Tour Retour” on which you can travel back in time.
It’s an absolute must to stop by a mountain cabin and have a rest during a day out skiing. How about playing ice stock sport or going for a romantic ride in a horse-drawn sleigh at the end of the day?
Off the pistes, you can choose from a great number of activities such as ski touring, snowshoeing, tobogganing and walking in the winter wonderland. “BERG-GESUND”, a local association, offers guided tours and winter walks with a focus on health and fitness. Christmas time is especially magical in the Großarltal valley. Set in the most stunning scenery, the Christmas market called “Bergadvent” showcases handicrafts and local delicacies. Enchanting!
Ultimate Bucket List: 3 Things to Do in the Großarltal Valley
1. Cheesemaking in the Mountains
Have you ever seen how cheese is produced? In summer, you can watch the dairymen in the mountain cabin “Karseggalm” make sour milk cheese once a week. Of course, there’s enough time to try the delicious cheeses. We recommend combining it with a nice country walk. The mountain cabin “Karseggalm” is absolutely worth a visit. Built 400 years ago, this is the oldest mountain cabin in the Großarltal valley. No electricity, an earthen floor made of clay, everything’s handmade - like in the old days.
2. Speed Down the Hillside in a Mountain Cart
The descent in a mountain cart is full of action! Start from the top station of the local cable car “Panoramabahn” that takes you from the village of Großarl to an altitude of 1,850m in no time. If you feel like going for a country walk on the mountain, you can follow the sensory trail or romp around on the natural adventure playground. And for those who can’t wait to get going and speed downhill: Ready, steady, gooo!
3. Celebrate Ladies Ski Week
In March, the annual “Ladies Ski Week” in the Großarltal valley attracts passionate skiers, well known artists and bands to the valley. A great number of events takes place during the day and at night. Sunshine skiing at its best and 1 + 1 free ski pass for guests. Passionate dancers and party animals can look forward to a great programme and highlights at the parties in the large pole tent.