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Situated at a higher, fog-free elevation, Grossarltal lies about 70 km south of the “Mozart City” of Salzburg in the Pongau district.
Grossarltal, with its two communities – Grossarl and Hüttschlag – serves as the divide between the Hohe and Niedere Tauern mountain ranges.
It is an offshoot of the Radstädter Tauern, making it the easternmost Tauern valley. Spanning 27 km in length, it stands alongside the Gastein and Rauris valleys as one of the longest Tauern valleys. The valley extends from the Arlscharte (elev. 2,252 m) in Hohe Tauern National Park through Hüttschlag (1,020 m) and Grossarl (924 m) all the way to Liechtensteinklamm gorge.
Due to its high concentration of mountain huts, Grossarltal has most definitely earned its nickname, "The Valley of Mountain Huts". In fact, some 40 staffed huts await you in and around Grossarl and Hüttschlag. Also dubbed the world's most charming cul-de-sac, Grossarltal is a popular year-round destination, offering splendid hiking, mountaineering, and mountain biking tours in summer.
But that's not all—other recreational opportunities such as swimming, tennis, mini-golf, beach volleyball, fishing, wellness activities, and leisurely strolls also play a big role here in Grossarltal. For the youngsters, we have even brought the mountain huts down to the valley—at the big adventure playground known as "Rucki Zucki's Gaudi-Alm," both young and old are sure to have a marvelous time.
In winter, the valley is renowned for its exceptional skiing opportunities as part of Ski amadé – "the greatest skiing enjoyment in all of Austria”. With 73 km of ski slopes and a fantastic array of features including Skikeriki, free Wi-Fi, relaxation spots, a fun zone, and a children's area, Grossarltal-Dorfgastein is a ski destination certain to appeal to all skill levels along wth families.
Winter hikers, cross-country skiers, snowshoers, as well as ski tourers and wellness enthusiasts, will also quickly learn that Grossarltal is the perfect setting to indulge in their favorite pastimes..