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Mariazell Ski Resort Guide

Mariazell, Austria

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers, Intermediates, Beginners, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Total Piste Length3km2 miles
Highest Lift1,267m4,157ft
Resort Height870m2,854ft
 Nearest AirportsGraz and Vienna
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One of the world's earliest downhill ski centres, stemming from the Mathias Zdarsky technique developed in Lilienfeld at the turn of the century. Located at the eastern end of the Alps, a pleasant town with many facilities.


The Austrian ski resort of Mariazell is in the Austrian Alps at an altitude of 870m2,854ft, with 3km2 miles of marked runs.

Mariazell has direct access to 3km2 miles of downhill skiing, with 7 marked pistes, served by a total of 6 ski lifts.

The skiing is at relatively low altitude, so snow cover can be variable.


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


Mariazell offers some good boarding and there is a Snow Park in Mariazell.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Mariazell?

There is currently no significant snow in the 7-day forecast for Mariazell.

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Snow Forecast by day for Mariazell

Ski Area Stats

Mariazell Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 1 3km2 miles
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Total Length
3km2 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
70km43 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Mariazell Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift1,267m4,157ft
Lowest Piste870m2,854ft
Resort Altitude (Mariazell)870m2,854ft
Max Vertical397m1,302ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Mariazell
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Mariazell Overview

 Notable Ski Runs

The most difficult run is the 'Nordwest Abfahrt'.

Location and Map

Where is Mariazell?

This ski resort is in the Austrian Alps in Halltal, Bruck-Mürzzuschlag.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Mariazell is Graz, 104 minutes drive away.

Vienna, Linz, Bratislava and Klagenfurt airports are all within three hours drive.


Ski Lift Capacity

The six ski lifts are able to uplift 6,000 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 10km6 miles of ski runs, with 10 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Mariazell 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 Mariazell, 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 Mariazell Tourist Office for the latest.

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