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Salzburger Almenweg in Grossarltal,the Valley of Mountain Huts
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Open ski pistes
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Open lifts and cable cars
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Last update: 02.12.2016 17:46
The pistes are closed from 5 p.m. until 8 a.m.
Skiing, boarding and walking on the pistes during this time is prohibited! Failure to comply with this prohibition will release the lift operator from all liability.
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OPENING TIMES

Season opening until the end of January

08.45 to 16.00

End of January until the end of March

08.45 to 16.15

End of March until season's end

08.45 to 16.30
NEWS

Start winter season: 2nd december 2016
Pistes to the valley are open. The lifts and slopes to dorfgastein are also open!

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Mountain huts in the Großarltal
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Long-Distance Hikes on the Salzburger Almenweg
Trail markings for the Salzburger Almenweg on the Filzmoossattel

The Salzburger Almenweg is a long-distance hike leading through the Pongau district of Salzburg. Extending a total of 350 km, this hiking path is divided into 31 daily stages varying in length, and takes you past over 120 mountain huts. Hikers love the unique concentration of huts in this region, something you encounter practically nowhere else. And no single hut is like another – which means, a good memory is also a must, since each hut has its own name. That said, everywhere you go, you will be greeted by friendly hosts who serve up homemade specialties of the hill country, including fresh milk, cheeses, butter, yogurt, bread, bacon, along with home-distilled schnapps!

You will be accompanied along the length of the Salzburger Almenweg by the picture of a gentian, which you see on trail markings, benches or outside huts. That way, you will never lose track of this delightful long-distance trail.

Stages of the Salzburger Almenweg through Grossarltal
Short break on a bench next to the Salzburger Almenweg

4 of the 31 total stages of the Salzburger Almenweg lead through Grossarltal, making Grossarl as well as Hüttschlag ideal starting and finishing points for this long-distance trail.

Coming from Bad Gastein, the Salzburger Almenweg leads to Toferscharte Gap. Hikers with the appropriate motivation and stamina should absolutely hike to the top of the Gamskarkogel – at 2,467 m, the highest grass-covered mountain in Europe. Tip: If you want to have the special experience of enjoying a sunrise or sunset on the summit, you should probably spend the night on the mountain, with the Bad Gasteiner Hütte (Gamskarkogelhütte) located right there. Continuing our hike past the Harbachalm, the Salzburger Almenweg takes us to the National Park Village of Hüttschlag, via the Hallmoosalm up to the Karteisalm, then to the Karteistörl.

After a short detour to the Tappenkarsee in Kleinarl, the Salzburger Almenweg leads up to the Draugsteintörl and back to Grossarltal. It then continues to the Draugsteinalmen, Filzmoossattel, Filzmoosalm, Loosbühelalm, Weissalm, Ellmaualm, Grosswildalm, Breitenebenalm, Karseggalm, Unterwandalm, Rothofalm (Muggenfeldalm), Maurachalm and on to St. Johann-Alpendorf  as well as Wagrain.

Alternatively, instead of staying at the same elevation as the huts we have mentioned, you may prefer to take your hike over the nearby ridgelines and summits – as you walk, you will get to enjoy marvelous views of the Tappenkarsee, surrounding mountains and so much more. And of course, from any of the huts along the way, you always have the option of dropping back down to the valley.

After the Salzburger Almenweg leaves Grossarltal, it continues to Wagrain and Kleinarl, then via Obertauern, Filzmoos and Werfenweng to the Hochkönig, via the Salzburger Sonnenterrasse region, and finally through Gastein Valley before returning to Grossarltal yet again.

Cross on the Henerbichl
Delicious snack on the Salzburger Almenweg
Loosbühelalm
“Salzburger Almenweg” Hiking Guide
Sunset on the Unterwandalm

A free hiking guidebook provides detailed hiking maps (scale 1:50 000) along with full descriptions of the 31 stages of the Salzburger Almenweg. Information includes:

  • Starting point
  • Type of surface
  • Hiking time
  • Length of stage
  • Difficulty
  • Route description
  • Refreshment opportunities
  • Elevation profile
  • Sightseeing tips


We would be glad to send you a personal copy of the Salzburger Almenweg hiking guide.

“Hut Secrets” from Grossarltal

Uncover some of Grossarltal’s most precious “hut secrets”, and in the process compile your very own cookbook, featuring hearty, spicy, sweet and “inspired” recipes from huts throughout Grossarltal.

At each mountain hut located along the Salzburger Almenweg in either Grossarl or Hüttschlag (stages 14 to 17), interested hikers can pick up “secret” recipes from their hosts.

These recipes include exotic-sounding dishes such as “Muas”, “Kasnock´n mit Knetkäse” and “Schwarzbeernock´n”, along with hearty favorites such as farmhouse roasts and country-style doughnuts. And naturally, your collection would not be complete without a few tips for conjuring up your own homemade fruit schnapps.

Salzburger Almenweg
“Hut Secrets” from Grossarltal
Maurachalm

With every hike you take on the Salzburger Almenweg, your recipe collection will gradually grow into a small cookbook. These recipe cards are then collected in a handy, leather-bound wooden folder.

Before you know it, the flavors of an Alpine Summer in Grossarltal will soon be tantalizing you in your own kitchen back home.

And after each meal you sample, be sure to record your favorite memories on the back of each card – turning a simple cookbook into a personal travel diary!
You can buy the wooden folder for collecting your recipes in at the tourist office in Grossarltal; price € 8.00.