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View of Grossarl in summer
Ski amadé
CURRENT WEATHER
afternoon
Saturday 22°C
22°C
Sunday
Sunday 24°C
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Monday
Monday 24°C
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PANORAMA LIFT
Statusopen today
HOCHBRAND LIFT & Singletrail
Statusclosed today
Last update: 26.05.2018 07:51
OPEN HUTS IN THE SKI AREA





SUMMER SCHEDULE PANORAMA LIFT SUMMER SCHEDULE HOCHBRAND LIFT
HOURS & DAYS
OF OPERATION

Panoramabahn

19.05. to 30.06.2018

Tuesday, Friday and Saturday

01.07. to 09.09.2018

daily (except Monday)

11.09. to 03.11.2018

Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Continuously from 09.00 am to 12.00 pm and from 1.30 pm to 4.30 pm

Hochbrandbahn and Singletrail

30.06. to 23.09.2018

Friday to Monday
Continuously from 10.00 am to 4.30 pm

Next day of operation with the Panoramabahn Großarltal: Saturay, May 26th 2018
Today the Panoramabahn Großarltal is in operation.

If it rains in the morning, the lift operation is cancelled for that day - without replacement. 

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Grossarl
Grossarl in winter

The town of Grossarl (elev. 924 m) is the main community in Grossarltal, located essentially in the middle of the valley. Grossarl extends from the “Stegenwacht” to the village of Hüttschlag. It covers an area of 129.25 km². Aside from numerous mountain huts that greet visitors in summer, along with a ski area that extends to neighboring Gastein Valley, Grossarl also boasts an unusually large number of 4-star hotels.

Facts & Figures

Grossarl Facts & Figures

 

Town elevation

924 m

Highest point

Frauenkogel (2,424 m)

Population

3,800

Guest beds

4,600
Sightseeing Attractions in Grossarl
History of Grossarl
YearEvent

Ca. 930 BC

According to legend, the first people settled a talus in the valley.

1000

The Salzburg church took control of this gigantic area of forest and grazing lands.

12th cent.

At the beginning of this century, "Großschwaigen" (farming estates) were founded.

1348/49

Many farms were depopulated due to a plague that raged the land, subsequently falling into decay. Economic development as a whole suffered as a result of this catastrophe.

1399 Archbishop Gregory granted his subjects in “der grossen Arl” a market charter allowing for five open markets annually for the trade of cattle, cheese, grain and other products.

15th to 17th cent.

The small hamlet which surrounded the church developed into a considerable church and market village, subject to jurisdiction from Werfen. The heyday of mining brought a major boom to the economy, during which time magnificent houses belonging to merchants and craftsmen were built on the village square (cobblers, tailors, weavers, ironsmiths, carpenters...). The oldest grocery store and a tavern were presumably also opened in ca. 1320.

1672 An autonomous regional court is established in Grossarl.
1731/1732 due to the expulsion of the Protestants (all of whom were driven out of the country at the order of the prince-archbishop), 551 people depart the community bound for Eastern Prussia, leaving most of their property behind.
1802 Secularization (secular rulers took control of church possessions) and agrarian reforms inflicted even greater suffering and further reduced the valley’s population .
1910 First official mention of the “Grossarl Beautification Society”
1926/1927 Cosntruction of the first open-air pool
1948 Founding of the first tourist office
from 1960 Increased access to transportation arteries, motorization and technology resulted in a drain on agriculture. Tourism, initially promoted through private initiatives, brought an economic upturn, though also major challenges for local government (schools, roads, zoning, sewage system, sporting facilities,...)
1962

Grossarl received its official market charter on 17 June.

1967 The Grossarl Lift Company was formed and the first lift built.
1971

The Grossarl Lift Company and the lifts in Dorfgastein joined forces – resulting in the founding of the Grossarl-Dorfgastein ski alliance. Major leap forward in the tourism sector, accompanied by an upturn for other parts of the economy as well. The entire Grossarl community benefited from these developments.

1972

The outdoor pool opened at its current location.

1986 Founding of the Grossarl Tourist Office
1988 Publication of the first joint (summer) brochure with Hüttschlag and beginning of increased business cooperation within the valley
1990 Construction of the Grossarltal “Panorama Lift”
1997 Founding of the Grossarltal Tourist Office and tourism integration of Grossarl and Hüttschlag.
2001 Grossarltal joins Ski amadé
2010 Construction of the sports & recreation center
Grossarl in summer
Grossarl in winter

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