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Skiing and cross-country skiing in East Tyrol

Powdery snow & cosy mountain huts winter in sunny East Tyrol

The sun is shining, the sky is deep blue, well-groomed slopes and cross-country trails, gliding down easily. What are you waiting for? Besides a small ski lift for beginners, Virgen offers approx. 25 km cross-country skiing delight.

Advanced skiers find 7km away from Rose (10 minutes by car) the skiing area Großglockner Resort Kals-Matrei with its 41.6 km of slopes the biggest skiing area in East Tyrol. Skiing pleasure at its finest is awaiting for you. 100% of the area is served by snowmakers, three snow-covered valley descents are skiable until spring starts. Spacious beginner areas in Kals and Matrei guarantee ease for everybody, from beginners to advanced. Are you looking for variety? Seven other skiing areas in East Tyrol are at your disposal, overlooking more than 260 three-thousand-metre high peaks:

• Family skiing areas Virgen & Prägraten
• skiing area St. Jakob im Defereggental/Brunnalm
• Zettersfeld & Hochstein Lienz
• skiing area Sillan – Hochpustertal only to name a few.

Other possibilities to discover the winter scenery of the High Tauern national park, are long winter walks, guided snow-shoeing or ski-hiking. National park rangers or mountain guides take you to white peaks or Alpine huts through powdery snow. Fun for the whole family is guaranteed sledding down the illuminated natural toboggan run Würfelehütte in Virgen. Besides culinary delights and entertainment, they offer a toboggan rental too.