Grossarl is the main settlement in the Grossarltal - a relatively undeveloped valley on the other side of the mountain range from the more renowned Gastein valley. It connects via the ski area to the Dorfgastein skiing.
The valley is known as the "valley of the alms" (alms are mountain pastures in Austria, or the huts on those pastures) and the name gives an idea of the unspoilt country atmosphere awaiting visitors here.
Elevation: 920 metres
Location: 5611 Grossarl - Salzburg - Austria
The remote Grossarl valley was originally settled by farmers looking for land to graze their animals. The main village of Grossarl grew rapidly with the expansion of the mining in the Middle Ages, but also suffered badly from outbreaks of the plague and from poverty.
Once the main road into the valley was built, winter and summer tourism expanded and the Grossarl/Dorfgastein ski area is now one of the most pleasant and unspoilt areas to sample in this part of the province of Salzburg.
Most of the hotels in the valley are at the base of the lifts in Grossarl, or in one of the nearby villages such as Eben, Au or Hüttschlag.
The Grossarl ski area ascends the Unterberg to the Kreuzkogel and Fulseck,
at an altitude of just over 2000m. The ski area connects into the area above Dorfgastein on
the other side of the mountain range.
More information about skiing in Grossarl & Dorfgastein
The Grossarltal (the Grossarl valley) has good road connections through to
Salzburg and the main north-south motorway down to Carinthia. The most convenient
airport is Salzburg airport.
More information about travel to Grossarl
Grossarl is the main settlement in the long valley that bears its name. The other principal village - Hüttschlag - is located further up the valley, and there are also several other small hamlets up and down the Grossarl valley where some hotels are located: Eben, Bach, Unterberg, Au and Schied, for example.
The individual boxes below detail the four star hotels offering half board in the Grossarl valley. A wider selection of star ratings and different types of accommodation can be found by using the search box here to check availability in the resort for your stay.
Tel: 06414 8866
Fax:: 06432 8866 88
As its name suggests, the Hotel Waldhof is located on the edge of Grossarl near the woods and looking down on the village. Close to the beginners' slopes in the village, the four-star hotel specialises in family holidays.