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Matrei in Osttirol

Matrei in Osttirol Ski Resort Guide

Matrei in Osttirol, Austria

Ski Area Highlights
Total Piste Length45km28 miles
Highest Lift2,400m7,874ft
Resort Height1,000m3,281ft
 Nearest AirportsSalzburg and Klagenfurt
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Matrei in Osttirol

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 Matrei in Osttirol is in the Austrian Alps at an altitude of 1,000m3,281ft, with 45km28 miles of marked runs.

Matrei in Osttirol has direct access to 45km28 miles of downhill skiing, served by a total of 8 ski lifts.

With ski lifts as high as 2,400m7,874ft, snow cover is generally reliable.


We do not currently have enough information to describe the skiing in Matrei in Osttirol. If you have skied here, or know the area, please tell us about it in the Ski Forum.


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

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Matrei in Osttirol?

The next notable snow forecast is 16cm6in, expected on 21 June.

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Ski Area Stats

Matrei in Osttirol Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
13km8 miles
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
20km12 miles
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
12km7 miles
Total Length
45km28 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
29km18 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Matrei in Osttirol Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift2,400m7,874ft
Resort Altitude (Matrei in Osttirol)1,000m3,281ft
Lowest Piste920m3,018ft
Max Vertical1,480m4,856ft

Matrei in Osttirol Overview

 Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Matrei in Osttirol is 12km7 miles long.

Location and Map

Where is Matrei in Osttirol?

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 Matrei in Osttirol is Salzburg, 130 minutes drive away.

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


Ski Lift Capacity

The eight ski lifts are able to uplift 10,000 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 17km11 miles of ski runs, with 45 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Matrei in Osttirol 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 Matrei in Osttirol, 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 Matrei in Osttirol Tourist Office for the latest.

Matrei in Osttirol