Skiing Near Austria’s Highest Mountain

The Heiligenblut-Großglockner ski area is one of the ten highest ski areas in Austria.

Skiers at Heiligenblut can set out with a view of the 3798-metre-high Großglockner, Austria’s highest mountain.

Twelve lifts take skiers up to a height of 2902 metres. The network of pistes is 55 kilometres long and offers plenty of variety. There are four blue runs, eight red runs and one black run.

Gondola at the Heiligenblut ski area
Skiing Heiligenblut
© Grossglockner Bergbahnen | Wisthaler

But experienced skiers have more options than the single black run.

The large freeride arena offers several unprepared slopes and ski routes. Off-piste skiers can test their avalanche transceivers and find out about the avalanche situation at the freeride checkpoint at the middle station.

Meanwhile back on the slopes younger skiers can try their first ski turns in the “Snowland” area, carefully supervised by experienced ski instructors,

There are nine huts and mountain restaurants to choose from for an enjoyable break or at the end of the skiing day.

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