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Mallnitz Ski Resort

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Mallnitz, Austria

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Mallnitz Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForSnowboarders and Apres-Ski.
Total Piste Length28km17 miles
Highest Lift2,630m8,629ft
Resort Height1,200m3,937ft
 Nearest AirportsKlagenfurt and Ljubljana
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Mallnitz at a glance

Popular Carinthian resort town with local ski area (bus transfers included) and a regional pass which more than doubles the available terrain and takes in the nearby Molltal Glacier.

 When will it snow in Mallnitz?

The next notable snow forecast for Mallnitz is 1cm1in, expected on 7 July, with around 4cm2in forecast over the next 7 days.

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Mallnitz Facts, Stats and Ratings

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Ratings for Mallnitz
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

How High is Mallnitz?

Max Vertical and Resort Altitude for Mallnitz
Highest Lift2,630m8,629ft
Lowest Piste1,300m4,265ft
Resort Altitude (Mallnitz)1,200m3,937ft
Max Vertical1,430m4,692ft

Ski Area, Pistes and Lifts

Mallnitz Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats for Mallnitz
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
3km2 miles
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
16km10 miles
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
11km7 miles
Total Length
28km17 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
28km17 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
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Mallnitz Summary

The Austrian Ski Resort of Mallnitz has direct access to 28km17 miles of downhill skiing, with 19 marked pistes, served by a total of 12 ski lifts.

With ski lifts as high as 2,630m8,629ft, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.

Mallnitz Overview

Mallnitz is a popular Carinthian resort with three ski areas to choose from at varying distances from the village, getting progressively larger the further out you go - so is not unlike Banff in Canada with Norquay, Sunshine and Lake Louise. Another similarity is that the resort is at the heart of a National Park, in Mallnitz's case the 200 square kilometres of the Hohe Tauern national park.

The village itself has lots of character and is normally peaceful through the day, although facilities are rather above average for a resort of its size and there's a good choice of lively après ski venues.

There are several ski areas available in the area. The closest is the small and comparatively low area on the Hausler Alm (1872m) reached by a double chair lift departing from a carpark a short ski bus ride from the village. On the other side of the village is the higher and larger Ankogelbahn area. However the area's crowning glory is the Molltal Glacier, accessed by the world's longest underground funicular and open from October through to Spring with lifts rising to the top of the glacier at 3107m. It is a bit of a hike to get there from Mallnitz however, as there are several large mountains in the way. So it's down the valley to Obervellach, along the next valley to Flattach where the funicular lifts you up to the ski area and the base of the glacier.

All three areas, plus the more distant ski lifts above the villages of Matrei and Silian beyond Flattach, are included on a regional lift pass and there's a ski bus service linking all together.

On the Mountain

The longest possible descent in Mallnitz is 7km4 miles long and the most difficult run is the 'Talabfahrd', which is 7km4 miles in length.

Skiing in Mallnitz

The local skiing on Hausler Alm (1872m) is good for beginners and for a few days for more advanced skiers who have a couple of long runs down through the woods pover a near 700m vertical provided by a double chairlift. There are four village level drag lifts for beginners to learn technique when there's snow at village level, and a couple more up at the summit of the lift when the snow at the base has melted.

The second option is the slightly more distant Ankogelbahn a few kilometres up the road from the village. Here giant gondola cabins lift skiers up more than 1350 vertical metres on a to stage ascent, to a huge snowbowl and a snowsure top lift height of 2630m with a glacier beneath the snow. Almost all (Ninety percent to be exact) of the 30km (19 miles) of trails are graded red (Intermediate) and include runs of up to seven kilometres (Four and a half miles) back down to the valley. There's one surface lift at the top of the mountain, but the normal practice is to traverse the top of the bowl and just take one of the pistes, or cut your own tracks, back down. There is a family run and night skiing is also available.

However the main attraction of the area is the Molltal Glacier, which since the turn of the century has transformed itself with a huge investment in some spectacular lifts. The first and most remarkable of these in the Glacier Express. This takes just eight minutes to cover the 4.8km (three miles) to ascend to 2.200 meters above sea level and the base of the ski area. The new lift cuts out a tortuous road ascend on winding mountain roads making access to the Molltal glacier from the valley floor one of the fastest and easiest there is.

Beginners won't want to go much further from there as there's an excellent beginners' area right at the base of the lifts blue runs gently progressing to easy red.

Intermediates on the other hand can go all the way to the top by a six seater gondola to 2800m, then there are high speed detachable six-seater chairs and a few rope tows right up to 3107m. The runs are varied and long with wide open pistes and great snow - all high above the tree line.

There's a high altitude cross country circuit up here too, one of many kilometres of trails in the region.

The icing on the cake is the spectacular Restaurant Eissee with its vast glass walls reflecting the snow and helping it blend in to the white world around it.

There is skiing to suit a range of abilities.

Snowboarding in Mallnitz

Something of a mecca for boarders, it's hard to go wrong with two snowsure ski areas, both with vast open powder fields served by high speed cabin lifts which provide 1000m+ vertical descents without needing a drag lift. The lively nightlife options help with the vibe too.

Snowboarders will particularly enjoy the fun park on the Molltal glacier with bumps and jumps off-piste. It's a good safe area for all abilities.

When is Mallnitz open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates for Mallnitz.


NOTE:- Lift and Piste openings are always subject to Snow Conditions in Mallnitz.

Snow Making

Mallnitz is able to make snow, on 30km19 miles of ski runs, with 12 snow cannons.

Ski Lift Capacity

The 12 ski lifts of Mallnitz are able to uplift 9,700 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Where is Mallnitz?

Mallnitz is in the Austrian Alps in Spittal an der Drau, Carinthia, Austria.

How can I get to Mallnitz?

 By Air

The nearest airports to Mallnitz are Klagenfurt, Ljubljana and Salzburg. There are six airports within three hours drive.

Off the Mountain

Mallnitz Aprés Ski

Those looking for a lively nightlife won't be disappointed in Mallnitz, where there's plenty of choice. After the lifts close Moni offers cocktails from 4pm. The Treff and Angkogel bars are also popular.

The PerDu Musik and Dance Pub in the Hotel Kärntnerhof is open from 8pm with Karaoke every Monday and daily two hour long 'Happy Hour' from opening to 10pm.

From 9pm the Disco Tanzstadl Ankogel is the place to be with music provided by DJ Toni. Monday night is oldies, Tuesdays Karaoke. The cult drink here is the Kloazn-Seppl. There are several other discos. The Hexenkessel, is located beneath the Hotel Bichlhof and is open from 9pm to 4am and there's also the Ankogel-Disco.


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