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Großarl Ski Resort Guide

Großarl, Austria

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForIntermediates, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Total Piste Length80km50 miles
Highest Lift2,100m6,890ft
Resort Height920m3,018ft
 Nearest AirportsSalzburg and Munich
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The Austrian ski resort of Großarl is in the Austrian Alps at an altitude of 920m3,018ft, with 80km50 miles of marked runs.


Großarl has direct access to 80km50 miles of downhill skiing, with 19 marked pistes, served by a total of 24 ski lifts.

With ski lifts as high as 2,100m6,890ft, snow cover is generally reliable.


Großarl offers good sking, particularly, for Intermediate skiers.


Großarl is highly rated by Snowboarders and there is a Snow Park in Großarl.

Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Großarl is 8km5 miles long and the most difficult run is the '#7 Larchenhang', which is 15km9 miles in length.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Großarl?

The next notable snow forecast is 7cm3in, expected on 9 December, with around 21cm8in forecast over the next 7 days.

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Ski Area Stats

Großarl Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 6 8km5 miles
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
1749km30 miles
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
 6 21km13 miles
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
 1 2km1 miles
Total Length
80km50 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
32km20 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Großarl Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift2,100m6,890ft
Lowest Piste920m3,018ft
Resort Altitude (Großarl)920m3,018ft
Max Vertical1,180m3,871ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Großarl
Intermediate Skiers

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Ski Lessons in Großarl

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To choose a Ski School, and book Group Ski Lessons or a Private Instructor, see Großarl Ski Schools and Großarl Ski Instructors.

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Location and Map

Where is Großarl?

This ski resort is in the Austrian Alps in St. Johann im Pongau, Salzburg.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Großarl is Salzburg, 70 minutes drive away.

Munich, Klagenfurt, Linz, Ljubljana, Innsbruck Airport and Graz airports are all within three hours drive.


Ski Lift Capacity

The 24 ski lifts are able to uplift 24,000 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 60km37 miles of ski runs, with 335 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Großarl open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Großarl, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

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