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 –
TOP OF AUSTRIA
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
Overview of pistes and lift facilities
(based on the current website of the Grossglockner/Heiligenblut ski resort)
The Freeride Arena consists of unsecured, off-piste terrain, divided into Sectors A to F.
SECTOR A - SCHARECK
The Schareck mountain forms the centre of the Grossglockner/Heiligenblut ski area, featuring slopes and ski-runs on almost every side.
SEKTOR B - FALLBICHL
Due to its high altitude and exposed position, this sector offers reliable snowcover. Finest powder snow conditions can continue well into March.
SEKTOR C - VIEHBÜHEL
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).
SEKTOR D - FLEISSALM
A particularly diverse sector which encompasses steep alpine terrain in the upper part, and gentle, wide ground in the lower parts.
SEKTOR E - TAUERNTAL
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.