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Kals am Großglockner

Kals am Großglockner Ski Resort Guide

Kals am Großglockner, Austria

Rated: 4/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers, Intermediates, Beginners, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Total Piste Length13km8 miles
Highest Lift2,350m7,710ft
Resort Height1,325m4,347ft
 Nearest AirportsKlagenfurt and Ljubljana
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Kals am Großglockner

Kals first came to fame in the early 1960s when it opened its first chairlift in 1961 and became the leading ski area in the East Tyrol. The Gamslift (T-bar) and Brunnerlift (T-bar) followed. In 1995 the ski area went in to partnership with the Sölden lift company and several regional banks and three new quad chairs were built, including Figol and Gschloss, with a fourth quad, Beschneiungsanlage, added in 2000. Later its ski slopes were connected to those of neighbouring Matrei.

There are great views from the top of the lifts, with over 60 peaks more than 3000m high including the nearby Großglockner.

The Goldried ski area has constantly improved over the years. There's a gondola lift and snowmaking from top to bottom over a world class vertical that would put it in the top five ski areas by vertical in North America. The 12km (seven mile) Cima Ross run down to the resort is the longest piste in the East Tirol.

Facilities include a half pipe for snowboarders and Bobo's Kinderland with play park, conveyer lift and a separate area for children's ski school with warm-up area.


The Austrian ski resort of Kals am Großglockner is in the Austrian Alps at an altitude of 1,325m4,347ft, with 13km8 miles of marked runs.

Kals am Großglockner has direct access to 13km8 miles of downhill skiing, served by a total of 9 ski lifts.

With ski lifts as high as 2,350m7,710ft, snow cover is generally reliable.


There are a variety of pistes to suit all levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert.


Kals am Großglockner is highly rated by Snowboarders and there is a Snow Park in Kals am Großglockner.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Kals am Großglockner?

The next notable snow forecast is 7cm3in, expected on 21 June.

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Snow Forecast by day for Kals am Großglockner

Ski Area Stats

Kals am Großglockner Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
13km8 miles
Total Length
13km8 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
29km18 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Kals am Großglockner Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift2,350m7,710ft
Lowest Piste1,325m4,347ft
Resort Altitude (Kals am Großglockner)1,325m4,347ft
Max Vertical1,025m3,363ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Kals am Großglockner
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Kals am Großglockner Overview

 Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Kals am Großglockner is 12km7 miles long.

Location and Map

Where is Kals am Großglockner?

This ski resort is in the Austrian Alps in Lienz, Tyrol.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Kals am Großglockner is Klagenfurt, 150 minutes drive away.

Ljubljana, Trieste, Salzburg, Bolzano and Innsbruck Airport airports are all within three hours drive.


Ski Lift Capacity

The nine ski lifts are able to uplift 14,000 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 17km11 miles of ski runs, with 50 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Kals am Großglockner open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.


NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Kals am Großglockner, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Kals am Großglockner Tourist Office for the latest.

Kals am Großglockner