Fun on the slopes – from our hotel lobby 
straight Into the Wild

The height of convenience: For guests of the Nationalpark Lodge, the Grossglockner/Heiligenblut ski area is virtually on your doorstep. You are also able to buy or rent any equipment you might need at our in-house sports shop (Intersport Grossglockner).

Grossglockner/Heiligenblut ski area – 

Ultimate freedom!

There’s nothing quite like skiing amidst Austria’s most breathtaking mountains. The 3798-metre-high Grossglockner dominates the spectacular scenery; the ski terrain is vast, rich in diversity and equipped with comfortable, modern lift facilities. 

Whether you prefer groomed slopes or off-piste runs: Heiligenblut will make your heart beat faster.

Since the 1960s, Heiligenblut has been a paradise for skiing aficionados and winter sports enthusiasts. What sets it apart from other ski resorts is that the focus is not merely limited to state-of-the art facilities, but extends to a genuine love for nature and a desire to be as one with the wild.

It is an indescribable feeling, to dive into the immensity of a mountainscape overlooked by the Grossglockner. At the same time, our guests appreciate how straightforward it is to find your way around this snowcovered wonderland of ski-runs and pistes in the heart of the Hohe Tauern National Park.

Facts and figures

  • 55 kilometres of piste, covering all levels of difficulty
  • 12 modern, comfortable lift facilities
  • 4 Ski Routes; 1500 hectares of Freeride Arena divided into 6 Freeride Sectors
  • Freeride Checkpoint at the Rossbach cableway station
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Overview of pistes and lift facilities

(based on the current website of the Grossglockner/Heiligenblut ski resort)

Freeride Arena

The Freeride Arena consists of unsecured, off-piste terrain, divided into Sectors A to F.

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The Schareck mountain forms the centre of the Grossglockner/Heiligenblut ski area, featuring slopes and ski-runs on almost every side.


Due to its high altitude and exposed position, this sector offers reliable snowcover. Finest powder snow conditions can continue well into March.


Offering reliable snowcover due to its high altitude, this sector is accessible all throughout the winter (with occasional exceptions in the event of avalanche risk).


A particularly diverse sector which encompasses steep alpine terrain in the upper part, and gentle, wide ground in the lower parts.


Challenging terrain. Skiing in this sector requires a great deal of expertise and a good sense of direction.

Important safety information!

The Freeride Sectors are

  • not secured against avalanches
  • not marked
  • not monitored
  • not secured against alpine dangers

Every off-piste skier is responsible for his/her own safety. Your conduct must never endanger others. Every skier is legally liable for his/her conduct. 

Off-piste skiers are advised to carry avalanche safety equipment (available to rent at Intersport Grossglockner, Heiligenblut). If you would like to ski off-piste but have limited experience or are unfamiliar with the local terrain, we recommend hiring one of our excellent local ski guides for a safe and enjoyable excursion.