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Großglockner Resort Kals-Matrei
Highest point: 2,422 m
Lowest point: 933 m
Altitude ski resort: 975 m
Lifts in total: 14
Tow lifts: 7
Chair lifts: 5
Gondola lift: 2
Pistes in total: 43.5 km
8.5 km
24 km
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Großglockner Resort Kals-Matrei

Cheap ski holidays Matrei - insider's tip in southern Austria!


Matrei (975 m) is the main resort in the region of South Hohe Tauern and is located between the sunny Isel and Virgen Valleys. As it is East Tyrol’s most significant ski area, Matrei is a real insiders’ tip. Over 150 mountains loom over three thousand metres, including Großglockner (3,798 m) and Großvenediger (3,674 m,), which are the highest peaks in the country. Typical for this resort is “gemütlichkeit” and village idyll. The residents here uphold their old customs, but are open to the Zeitgeist. Matrei is the perfect starting point for various tours in the wintry ski areas of Virgen Valley – with an 8 person gondola, you are transported from the edge of the resort up to an altitude of 2,190 m! Whether skiing, snowboarding, ice-skating, tobogganing or winter hiking, anything is possible here. Alongside the wide range of sports activities available, there are many shops, as well as an extremely interesting cultural offering to keep you occupied. Even on the culinary front, Matrei won’t disappoint with its many specialities.

East Tyrol

The idyllic holiday resorts in East Tyrol are surrounded by the magnificent backdrop of the Venediger group, Lienz dolomites with the two largest mountains in Austria, and the natural landscape of the Hohe Tauern National Park. Enthroned in the middle of the 3 thousand metre mountain range is the impressive Großglockner (3,798 m), Austria’s highest summit, and Großvenediger (3,674 m) over the region of East Tyrol – mountain scenery second to none! Thanks to the impressive glacier, East Tyrol offers one of the most snow-sure ski areas in the Alps, which is also somewhat sheltered from mass tourism and chaos. Tourers will also appreciate the conditions around the Großglockner. Alongside fun on the piste, you can toboggan to your heart’s content, hike through the winter landscape or relax in the indoor pool. At the end of a long day on the piste, you can spoil yourself with the regional specialities on offer in the many restaurants and Gasthöfe.

Travel Info Matrei

  • By train: Lienz (approx. 30 km)
  • By plane: Salzburg (approx. 155 km), Innsbruck (approx. 175 km), Klagenfurt (approx. 175 km), Munich (approx. 230 km)

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