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Wintersport activities
in Matrei

Osttirol. Your mountain Tirol.

350 km pistes in six multi award-winning ski areas, 400 km cross-country slopes, 241 three thousand metre mountains. Here a winter sports paradise lies at your feet. The Osttirol winter season with its sheer endless amount of possibilities is impressive. Almost half of Osttirol is located above 2000m altitude. Around 100 square kilometres of the land is covered in glaciers. For you that means perfect, and snow-assured winter holidays in the midst of a holiday paradise. On more than 43 kilometres of pistes just 450m from the hotel, the 'Großglockner Resort Kals-Matrei' ski area unequivocally offers the best price-performance ratio for families.

In wintertime there are a lot of opportunities:

Skiing & Snowboarding

Großglockner Resort Kals/Matrei ski area – 43 km of the best in piste fun – just 450 metres from the hotel.

Piste fun and 'Hüttenzauber' all day long in the new Großglockner Resort Kals/Matrei – one of the most beautiful regions in the Alps. The ski bus even stops outside AlpenParks Jugend & Familienhotel and takes you right to skiing fun. Enjoy fantastic ski pistes with an extensive 43 kilometres of pistes. The countless ski slopes in the family-friendly Großglockner Resort Kals/Matrei provide entertainment for young and old, epicures and connoisseurs. The ski area is one of the most snow-assured regions.

In the last few years Osttirol has blossomed to become an insider tip among snowboarders. In addition to the 'DefRaggn' event in St. Jakob i.D.  in Lienz there is the Sunsite Park and the Yellowsnow Park on the Thurntaler. Wide pistes and freeride slopes guarantee fun and enjoyment.

Other ski areas in and around Matrei:

Skitours, Toboggan, Snowshoeing

Out the door, on to the mountain.
Osttirol and the Großglockner Resort Kals/Matrei area is a paradise for ski tourers. Through picturesque snow-covered forests, past glistening snow crystals, across sunny high plateaus to traditional managed Alpine lodges. One particular highlight is the daily illuminated piste for the descent down into the valley. An evening ski tour to the traditional 'Roazbodn Hütte' is an unforgettable holiday experience, there is also a snack here in the evening for ski tourers...
» The best ski touring in the National park region

Tobogganing pleasure in Matrei. The wild and romantic Alpine landscapes and authentic mountain villages make Osttirol the perfect winter idyll for those who love tobogganing. The 35 toboggan runs, some of which are illuminated, and managed Alpine lodges provide tobogganing fun for all ages late into the night.

Toboggan taxis take guests to the starting point from almost everywhere. A stop-off in one of the many cosy Alpine lodges for some Tirol dumplings, some 'Schlipfkrapfen', 'Kaspressknödeln' or 'Kaiserschmarrn' is a real part of the tobogganing experience.
» Tobbogan routes in Osttirol

For all hiking fans and solitary explorers particularly dreamy opportunities open up with us in Osttirol. The mountainscape right on your doorstep is a paradise for snow-shoe hikers. Magic, snow-covered winter landscapes, a fascinating plant and animal kingdom which leave their tracks in the snow and the tranquillity and beauty of the pristine natural surroundings.
Full moon snow-shoe hikes are alluring at night-time. Experience interesting facts about the history of the national park and experience the magic of the night and the power of the moon.
» More informations on snow-show hiking in Osttirol

Skischool & Skicourses

A perfect place to learn how to ski.
We will be happy to provide information about ski courses, children's ski courses, snowboarding courses and lessons with private instructors.


Horse-riding fans really get their money's worth in AlpenParks Hotel Matrei. Reitstall Matrei is almost opposite the hotel. Winter rides, western style riding, trail riding. Enjoy the glistening snowy landscape of Osttirol on horseback. There are a variety of courses on offer for beginners and pros of any age.