Skiing with Plenty of Space in the East Tyrol

Skiers in other places find themselves stuck in traffic jams, then in car parks and finally in queues at the lift.

In the tranquil (but still ultra-modern) ski resorts of the East Tyrol you have one thing above all: freedom. Nowhere else in the Alps does a skier have an average of ten thousand square metres of ski slopes all to himself. In the East Tyrol every skier has about a hundred times as much space as in many a well-known mega resort.

Try exciting relaxation in the seven ski areas of the East Tyrol

Granted: the journey to the East Tyrol can take a little longer. But it is worth it! The 150 kilometres of pistes – spread over seven extensive ski areas – are exclusively available to East Tyrolean holidaymakers and locals without an onslaught of coaches and day guests.

What can you expect far away from the crowded usual tourist centres? Enjoy skiing in its purest form. And always with 266 three thousand metre peaks in the background – including the two feature mountains of the East Tyrol, the Großglockner and the Großvenediger.

Try a ski resort like Obertilliach

Timber browned by the rays of the sun, houses with white stone facades and wooden balconies are grouped closely together around the church of Obertilliach.

The new gondola lift at Obertilliach
© TVB Obertilliach | Hansjörg Schneider

The tranquil village of Obertilliach lies in the Lesach Valley at an altitude of 1450 metres above sea level. In recent years it has made a name for itself as a training centre for cross-country skiers and biathletes. The ski area is pleasantly manageable, with a good twelve kilometres of pistes on the local mountain Golzentipp. Waiting times are unknown here, at the lifts or at the huts. The ski pass prices are family-friendly. A day ticket for a family with two children, for example, costs 94 Euros in the low season.

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