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Relaxed winter holiday with breathtaking panoramic views

Maria Alm is located at an altitude of approximately 800 metres on the northern limestone Alps. The traditional Austrian village has a population of around 2,200 and lies in the middle of the beautiful landscape of the Hochkönig holiday region. It has made a name for itself with a variety of offers for all kinds of winter sports and offers an enviable quality of life with its car-free village centre. We offer a range of holiday apartments for those looking to venture to this stunning part of Austria for a scenic getaway.


The excellent facilities for kids make this ski area ideal for families with (small) children.


Explore a large number of kilometres of slopes and take long day trips with connections to other ski areas!


You can not only ski but also enjoy cross-country skiing, tobogganing, winter hiking and much more!

About Maria Alm

About Maria Alm

  • Picturesque village with car-free centre
  • 800 metres high, ski area Hochkönig
  • Connection to ski area Ski Amadé with 760km piste
  • Many cross-country skiing possibilities
  • Wide choice of après-ski

Destination summary

The traditional Austrian village Maria Alm is situated at an altitude of 800 m directly opposite the impressive massif of the Hochkönig near the Steinernen Meer in the Berchtesgaden Alps in the midst of a majestic and pointed alpine landscape. The Hochkönig is a 2,941m-high mountain in the Salzburger Land and dominates all surrounding mountain ranges.

The village of Maria Alm is easily arrived at. The picturesque village is almost completely car-free and ideal for anyone looking for peace and quiet. There is a varied range of shops and supermarkets for daily errands as well as several ski schools. Those who want to experience an authentic slice of Austrian life is certainly in the right place here.

The villages of Maria Alm and Hinterthal more or less merge into each other. Not far away are Dienten and Mühlbach, which are also directly connected to the skiing area. Many slopes go down to the villages and can be used until the spring season. A ski bus regularly runs the route Maria Alm - Aberg - Hintermoos - Hinterthal. The ski buses in Hochkönig can be used by skiers with ski equipment and a valid ski pass.

Not only will those looking for spectacular slopes love it here, but those after cross-country options also have plenty to get excited about, with a remarkable choice of runs. There’s also a wide variety of hiking trails, an illuminated toboggan run that is sure to delight young and old alike, plus the option to enjoy a horse-drawn sleigh ride through the spectacular scenery. Maria Alm also has several local restaurants and après-ski bars where you can spend the evenings.

Village infrastructure

Free ski bus | ski schools | toboggan run | 2 supermarkets | restaurants | bars

About the ski resorts

Nobody forgets a stay at the Hochkönig. The impressive backdrop of grey rock dominates the panorama of the entire ski area, which stretches over five mountains and offers many upscale places to stop. Particularly popular is the over 30km-long route over all peaks.

In the village of Maria Alm

In Maria Alm there are some slopes directly in the village which are ideal for beginners. From the Natrun lift, you can reach the Aberg gondola via the Sonnberg descent, from which you can easily reach the surrounding ski areas. Maria Alm belongs to the Hochkönig ski region.

Don't feel like lugging your ski equipment around when staying in Maria Alm? Direcltly at the bottom of the Natrun Gondola, a modern ski locker has been built for as many as 1,400 guests! Access to your locker is easily linked to your ski pass. See all information about the Natrun ski depot here.

Hochkönig ski area

In the Hochkönig ski area, you can enjoy wonderful slopes with guaranteed snow at an altitude of 860 to 1900 metres. Snow cannons are used every winter to guarantee the best snow for winter sports enthusiasts. In total there are 33 lifts and you can use no less than 120km of slopes, of which 52km are blue slopes, 41km red slopes and 9km black slopes. There are also 8km of ski routes.

Ski Amadé

There are plenty of challenges for advanced skiers, as the Hochkönig ski area is part of the more extensive Ski amadé region. Ski Amadé is a network of the Schladming/Dachstein Tauern, Salzburger Sportwelt, Hochkönig, Gastein and Grossarltal regions with a total of 760km of slopes and 270 lifts!

Ski pass

In the Hochkönig region, the ski pass is used for the Ski Amadé region. With this ski pass, you can ski and snowboard in the entire Ski Amadé region provided the validity period is longer than one day. If you’re after a bit more flexibility when it comes to time, you can also take a day ticket. This is only valid in the Hochkönig region. Apart from that, you can also use the Salzburg Super Ski Card. This card is valid in the 21 ski regions and offers access to 2,540km of slopes!


For lovers of tobogganing, there are several possibilities in the Hochkönig ski area. In Hinterthal there is a toboggan run at Gasthof Jufenalm. The Jufenalm toboggan run with a length of 2.5km is situated on a north slope and delivers an impressive snow-guarantee!

Cross-country skiing

Maria Alm is the ideal choice for cross-country skiing lovers. The Hochkönig area has a total of 40km of cross-country ski runs, including 30km in Maria Alm alone. Even the most experienced runners will feel at home here, with the 7km-long panorama trail between Dienten and Mühlbach guaranteed to impress. In the evening hours, the illuminated Gasteglloipe is still accessible.

Ski rental

Book your ski equipment online! ChaletsPlus works together with Sport 2000 in Maria Alm for the online booking of your ski equipment. Not only can you count on enticing discounts, but you can also say goodbye to unnecessary waiting lines for equipment upon your arrival Check out ski rental with discount.

Group-friendly holiday apartments in Maria Alm

Our range of cosy chalets and holiday apartments reflects our focus on families: many of our apartments are suitable for eight or more people. Ideal for planning a week in the snow with friends or packing up for a getaway with the whole family.

Distance from your holiday apartment in Maria Alm

The distance between Munich and Maria Alm is just 175km. You can reach Maria Alm not only by car but also by train and bus. If the first leg of your journey is by flight, we recommend a car rental.

  • Salzburg approx. 85km
  • Innsbruck approx. 150km
  • Munich approx. 175km

Railway stations:
  • Saalfelden at the Steinernen Meer approx. 5km
  • Bischofshofen approx. 35km
  • Zell am See approx. 20km

In Maria Alm you can enjoy convenient connections to numerous large and medium-sized cities nearby, with most a mere two driving hours away. Others are significantly closer.
  • Zell am See approx. 20km
  • Salzburg approx. 75km
  • Kitzbühel approx. 50km
  • Innsbruck approx. 145km

Ski resorts

Hochkönig (Ski Amadé)

Heights ski resort

2000 m
2000 m

Slopes (120 km)

52 km
41 km
27 km


48 km

Ski lifts


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Hochmaisalm - Maria Alm (1630m)

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