Ski Holidays In Großarltal
The Grossarl-Dorfgastein ski resort offers slopes of all difficulty levels. The majority of runs are intermediate level. You can ski back and forth on wide slopes between Grossarl and Dorfgastein. In the lower area, the slopes lead over Alm meadows and through forest aisles to the base. The upper part of the ski resort is just above the treeline and there are also plenty of freeriding areas and mogul slopes here. Families will feel at home in Dorfgastein-Großarl. 25 kilometres of blue marked pistes offer even beginners a first sense of achievement on skis. One lift pass can give access to the entire Ski Amadé area offering over 700kms of piste.
Snow conditions in Großarltal
Average snow depth during the season (30 Nov to 22 Apr) is 140 cm at summit elevation and 59 cm at base elevation. Snow coverage is usually best during February, offering an average snow depth of 182 cm at summit elevation and 82 cm at the base. 82% of pistes have snow-making capability to add to the snow cover.
Apres-ski, restaurants and other activities in Großarltal
- Ice skating and curling take the place of the pool during the winter months.
- Indoor heated pools are available at a number of the resort's hotels and quite a few of these 'sport-hotels' also have saunas and offer a range of wellness/beauty spa treatments and massage therapies too.
- Toboggan runs, with torch-lit evening sessions, are available locally, and offer a rare opportunity to ride on one of the region's traditional super-sized transport-sleds, capable of taking up to eight passengers per sled. Torch-lit walks, snowshoeing treks, horse-drawn sleigh rides, and, for the more adventurous, tandem paragliding flights are also available.
- Apres ski in the area is, by Austrian standards, quite tame: a couple of 'umbrella' bars, such as the one at the Hotel Auhof, do stoke up a bit of afternoon jolliness, but the choice later on in the evening is limited to a couple of laid-back cafe-bars; try the Café Wurznstub'n, or the Piccolo in the market square.
Transfer time in Großarltal
Salzburg is the nearest airport and is around 77kms from reosrt which is accessible via car or bus transfer.