Ski Resort Grossglockner Resort Kals Matrei in East Tyrol: Position on map

Grossglockner Resort Kals Matrei

Trail Map Grossglockner Resort Kals Matrei

The Ski Resort

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The Großglockner Resort is a family-friendly ski area in Tyrol with 37 kilometres of runs. The resort is well worth a visit for the breath-taking panoramic views alone – you can marvel at no less than sixty peaks measuring over 3,000 metres! The entry points to the ski area are Kals and Matrei. However, if you are keen to ski on the Großglockner then Kals is probably the best option. The Figollift and Blauspitzlift take skiers up to the Blauspitze (2575 m), the closest peak to Austria’s highest mountain (3798 m). This part of the ski area is particularly attractive for advanced skiers, and trail no. 17 stands out thanks to its varied terrain. This trail has both a red and black-marked route.

There are also several practice lifts for beginners in Kals, making it an ideal base for taking your first steps in the world of winter sports. In addition, the Matrei side of the resort features a whole host of blue-marked runs (most notably nos. 2 and 10) which are suitable for all the family. There is also a children’s area with magic carpet lifts and a heated recreation room at the mountain station of the Landen I lift.

Advanced skiers will enjoy the varied terrain offered by the groomers down from the Cimaross, Happeck and Goldried lifts, with the two black-marked trails down from the Cimaross Lift firm favourites among experts.


Interesting facts

  • The vertical drop from summit to base is 5581 ft. The average difference in altitude between base and summit of Ski Resorts in Austria is 2362 ft. Most runs are therefore relatively long. The high point of the ski resort is located at an elevation of 8599 ft.
  • Snow coverage is usually best during February, offering an average snow depth of 50 " at summit elevation and 27 " at the base.

Snow Safety & Snowmaking

Snowmaking Share
Snow Making Machines: 205
Average snow depth of the last years (Summit)
(in ")

On Mountain Dining

Relaxing on one of the sun decks
Relaxing on one of the sun decks © Schultz Gruppe

There are some 13 lodges and mountain restaurants dotted across the ski area. Two of the most popular are the Figolalm and Bergrestaurant Glocknerblick. The strikingly modern Bergrestaurant Blauspitz also offers tasty fare and stunning views. Meanwhile, the Adler Lounge is the ski area’s highest restaurant holding a Haube culinary seal of quality.

Must-Ski Runs

The valley runs down to Kals and Matrei are a must if conditions are good. Advanced skiers should definitely also check out the black-marked run no. 17.

Most Difficult Runs

Abfahrt Nr. 12 am Cimaross
Length: 1.2 miles
Vertical Drop: 1466.5 ft

Longest Runs

Cimaross-Tal (Matrei) Nr. 10, 2, 1
Length: 4.3 miles
Vertical Drop: 4757.2 ft


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In addition to fun on the slopes, the beautiful landscape in Eastern Tyrol is ideal for long winter walks. There are some excellent paths in the area, such as on the Glocknerstraße from Kals via the Ködnitz Valley to the Lucknerhaus or along the Kalserbach to Lana and Pradell. The region’s sled runs are also firm favourites with families. And if you don’t mind walking up to the starting point on foot, the 3.9-kilometre Bodenalm sled run is well worth a visit.

Number toboggan runs: 2
Toboggan run lighted
Toboggan hire

Après-Ski and Nightlife

Number of Bars and Pubs: 30
Number of Clubs: 5

Dining and Restaurants

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By car
From Munich, you can drive to Matrei via Kufstein (A8/A12), St. Johann/Tirol and the Felbertauernstraße. To reach Kals, you have to turn off in Huben.

By train
By train, you should change in Salzburg and Spittal or Innsbruck for Lienz. From there, the Postbus service runs regular buses to Kals am Großglockner.

Number of Restaurants: 8

Infrastructure & Rental


Number of Skischools: 3
Number of Snowboard Schools: 3
Cross Country Lessons
Carving Lessons
Freestyle Lessons

Number of Ski Rental

Ski Depot
Sports Store
Ski Rental
Snowboard Rental
Cross Country Ski Rental
Backcountry Ski Rental
Telemark Rental

Current Offer

  • Accommodation as booked
  • Board as booked
  • 2 days, 3 days, 4 days or 6 days lift pass SkiHit (value of lift pass up to €266) Exceptions see booking process
  • Use of spa area (as per description)
  • Use of fitness room
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last update on Apr 16, 2024
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Matreier Goldried Bergbahnen GmbH & Co KG
Matrei in Osttiorl
Phone+ 43 / 4875 / 6067
Fax+ 43 / 4875 / 6067-4


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Daniela Huber
on Oct 27, 2015
great ski resort!
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Mountain Stats

Elevation3018 ft - 8599 ft
Opening DayDec 7, 2024
Capacity 23891 Persons/Hr.
Hours9:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Total 17

Skiable Terrain

27.7 miles
Overall Slope Length 27.7 miles
Number of Slopes 34

Weather (7546 ft)

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