Sun, snow and family fun on the Tauern south-sideThe ski area of Grosseck-Speiereck around Mauterndorf and St. Michael is a unique place with many surprises in store. Between Radstädter and Schladminger Tauern and the Gurktaler Alps is the small but fine Lungau, which lies on the sunny side of the province of Salzburg. Here, right in the southeast, the Niederen Tauern are still quite high - and thus absolutely snow guaranteed. At the same time, you get to enjoy more hours of sunshine than anywhere else in Austria!
The excellent facilities for kids make this ski area ideal for families with (small) children.
This area is a bit smaller scale making it ideal for families, seniors and beginners.
You can not only ski but also enjoy cross-country skiing, tobogganing, winter hiking and much more!
Heights ski resort
Slopes (total 50 km)
About Grosseck Speiereck
The ski slopes in Grosseck-Speiereck range from 1100 to 2400 metres above sea level. The highest and longest of them starts at the Speiereck summit and runs for 9 kilometres over 1,400 metres to St. Michael in the valley floor. A real challenge - and a real must for experts. The valley descent to Mauterndorf is still a proud 5.5 kilometres long. Both downhill runs are a real treat, especially when the sun is shining all the time.
The ski area has a total of 50 kilometres of very varied slopes, all of which are snow-covered - plus off-slope possibilities and deep-snow slopes. However, half of the slopes are easy to ski, making them a wonderful playground for families, beginners and returning skiers. There are training opportunities for youngsters and practice lifts - and really good care for children from the age of one and a half!
The Lungau is a very rural and quiet area with many sights. Tourism has long been important here all year round, which is why there is such a well-developed infrastructure for holiday guests. The area is rather small. But the lifts have a high capacity and are open from November to May, so skiers and snowboarders always get their money's worth. Quieter sports such as cross-country skiing and ice skating are on offer. Ski tours and snowshoe hikes are offered, while there's wellness attractions and swimming fun to be had. Truly, there's something for everyone to enjoy here.
The Grosseck-Speiereck ski area in figures:
- 50km of completely snow-covered slopes
- 11 Lifts
- Childcare from 18 months
- 3 ski and snowboard schools
- Training slope, offers for junior skiers, practice lift with night skiing
- 8 huts and mountain restaurants
- 1 après-ski bar
What Grosseck-Speiereck offers skiersIn a relatively small area, the winter sports enthusiast will find everything he needs: varied slopes, wonderful views and mostly brilliant weather. Experienced skiers love the two long downhill runs, while inexperienced skiers benefit from the many opportunities to improve.
Ski schoolsThere are various ski schools in Grosseck-Speiereck, including one in Mauterndorf.
You can learn skiing or snowboarding techniques in small groups and take advantage of special offers for young skiers. The excellently trained ski instructors will bring you - whether you are a beginner, advanced skier, carver or racer - in top form in the shortest possible time. You can also polish up with snowboard lessons here, whether you're looking to freestyle like a pro, train solo with one-on-one instruction, or learn the ropes alongside others.
Ski rentalChaletsPlus works together with Sport 2000 for the online booking of your ski equipment. This avoids unnecessary waiting times during your holiday and you benefit from an attractive discount! How does it work? On the Chalets Plus website, choose "Extra Service", ski rental with discount.
Lifts and slopes50km. slopes| 52% blue slopes| 34% red slopes| 52% blue slopes | 34% red slopes | 14% black slopes | 2 gondola lifts | 4 chair lifts | 4 drag lifts | 2 rope lifts | 2 conveyor belts
Ski passIn the Grosseck-Speiereck area, there are half-day, day and 2-day lift tickets as well as season tickets for individuals and families. These lift tickets are only valid in the Grosseck-Speiereck ski area.
The Obertauern/Grosseck-Speiereck ski pass is also valid in the neighbouring Obertauern ski area - with a further 26 lifts and 100 kilometres of slopes! It is available with a running time from 1.5 days.
For the entire Lungau ski region, there is the Lungau ski pass with access to a total of 150 kilometres of slopes (ski areas Grosseck-Speiereck, Katschberg-Aineck and Fanningberg).
Lungo is the name of the entire area that combines the Lungau and Obertauern. Here the common Lungo ski pass is valid for the ski areas Grosseck-Speiereck, Katschberg-Aineck, Fanningberg and Obertauern. That's a total of 300km of slopes to be had!
Ski busWith the Lungo ski pass, you can ski for free with various ski buses. With the ski bus, you have a direct connection to the Lungo areas Obertauern, Fanningberg, Katschberg and Aineck.
Other winter activities
The Katschberg ski area has a halfpipe and there is also a fun park in the Fanningberg ski area. In the ski area Obertauern lies the Snowpark The Spot with several Easy-Lines and Medium-Lines. Snowboarding is also possible away from the slopes.
Cross-country skiingThe Lungau is a Mecca for cross-country enthusiasts. A total of around 30 cross-country ski runs with approx. 150km of classic tracks are at your disposal here. Some of them are high-altitude trails, some of which are even snow-covered.
Mauterndorf, in particular, has very extensive and beautiful cross-country trails, some of which can be accessed directly in the village. They all lie at an altitude of at least 1,000 metres. Most of them are easy to ski on, but there are also more demanding slopes - both for classic and skating fans.
TobogganingThere are 14 toboggan runs in the Lungau alone. Some of them can be reached by bus or lift, others can be hiked. The cableways are up to 2,000 metres high, some are equipped with floodlights, offer sledge rental and night rides.
Après-skiFriends of après-ski meet in the "Fly Agaric", a bar with a sun terrace where the warming evening sun spreads a touch of southern feeling. Afterwards, you can go to the huts and restaurants. Grosseck-Speiereck is also more relaxed and comfortable when it comes to après-ski.
Even more winter funThe winter hiking trail on the mountain, which leads from the Grosseck cable car mountain station to the Sonnenbahn mountain station, is famous. A prepared, approx. 2.5km long winter hiking trail for walkers and snowshoe hikers awaits you here. Enjoy the comfortable ascent with the cable car and experience holiday enjoyment at 2000 metres above sea level!
There is also plenty of other space in the region for gentle nature experiences. The riding and horse-drawn sleigh offers are very popular with families. Ice sports are not neglected either. If you can't see any more snow, then simply take a break in one of the pleasant wellness stations and baths.
Grosseck-Speiereck ski area in statistics:3 ski and snowboard schools | 8 huts and snow bars | lift capacity 15,000 people per hour | free ski bus | over 40 snow cannons and 110 snow lances
Holiday flats in Grosseck-SpeiereckThe Lungau is famous for the beauty of its landscape and its villages, where large townhouses, romantic castle ruins and charming churches form beautiful ensembles. The villages are mostly small and manageable; not even the main town Tamsweg is a town. You will feel at home here.
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