Ski holidays in Heiligenblut
A picture-perfect resort, Heiligenblut is situated in Carinthia, to the west of Badgastein. It is overlooked by Austria’s highest mountain, the sublime Grossglockner and is recognised by its quaint church in the centre of the town.
Skiing in Heiligenblut
The resort is best suited to intermediates and freeriders but has varied slopes for beginners and advanced skiers too. Its slopes are quiet and consists of mainly blue and red slopes across its two areas that descend from Schareck mountain at 2604m.
Beginners will want to stay in the resort village as this is where the nursery slopes are situated.
Freeriders will be in their element here as Heiligenblut offers extensive freeriding terrain and thanks to its altitude, offers excellent powder snow conditions that are uncrowded and often untouched. What’s more is this terrain is served within the lift served area so there’s no trekking to access the best bits. We recommended hiring touring equipment and a guide if you are looking to do freeriding.
Heiligenblut also has 10km of cross country ski trails and a snowpark for freestylers.
Snow conditions in Heiligenblut
Heiligenblut is one of the three resorts in Carinthia that has the best snow conditions. Its winter season receives an average snowfall of 44 inches at the summit and 13 inches at its base. Its highest lift also reached an altitude of 2910m.
Après ski, restaurants and other activities in Heiligenblut
If you’re looking for a lively Austrian resort, then Heiligenblut is not the resort for that. It does have a selection of bars but they have a more relaxed atmosphere as the resort is very family friendly.
Heiligenblut has indoor tennis courts and an indoor swimming centre for non skiers or for those looking for an alternative apres ski activity. The resort also has horse drawn sleigh rides, winter hiking, adventure sledding and ice climbing.
Its highlights include its annual Glockner Lamb Festival and its regional Christmas carolling in January which has been the custom since the sixteenth century!
Transfer times to Heiligenblut
Klagenfurt (KLU) - 2 hrs
Salzburg (SZG) - 2 hrs 30 mins
Innsbruck (INN) - 3 hrs 30 mins