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St Jakob im Defereggen

St Jakob im Defereggen Ski Resort Guide

St Jakob im Defereggen, Austria

Rated: 2/5 (from 1 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForIntermediates.
Total Piste Length21km13 miles
Highest Lift2,520m8,268ft
Resort Height1,389m4,557ft
 Nearest AirportsKlagenfurt and Salzburg
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St Jakob im Defereggen

A traditional, unspoilt Tyrolean village close to Lienz and Heiligenblut. Based in a sunny valley with much of the skiing above 2000 metres, there is a good mix of slopes with terrain gradients of up to forty per-cent. Several T Bars were recently replaced with a six seater chairlift.


The Austrian ski resort of St Jakob im Defereggen is in the Austrian Alps at an altitude of 1,389m4,557ft, with 21km13 miles of marked runs.

St Jakob im Defereggen has direct access to 21km13 miles of downhill skiing, with 14 marked pistes, served by a total of 6 ski lifts.

With ski lifts as high as 2,520m8,268ft, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.


There is skiing to suit a range of abilities.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in St Jakob im Defereggen?

The next notable snow forecast is 3cm1in, expected on 21 June.

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Snow this week

Snow Forecast by day for St Jakob im Defereggen

Ski Area Stats

St Jakob im Defereggen Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
 5 21km13 miles
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
Total Length
21km13 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
26km16 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


St Jakob im Defereggen Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift2,520m8,268ft
Lowest Piste1,389m4,557ft
Resort Altitude (St Jakob im Defereggen)1,389m4,557ft
Max Vertical1,131m3,711ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for St Jakob im Defereggen

St Jakob im Defereggen Overview

 Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in St Jakob im Defereggen is 3km2 miles long.


Funpark is 450 M long.

Location and Map

Where is St Jakob im Defereggen?

This ski resort is in the Austrian Alps in Sankt Jakob in Defereggen, Lienz.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to St Jakob im Defereggen is Klagenfurt, 136 minutes drive away.

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


Ski Lift Capacity

The six ski lifts are able to uplift 12,600 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 8km5 miles of ski runs, with 9 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is St Jakob im Defereggen 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 St Jakob im Defereggen, 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 St Jakob im Defereggen Tourist Office for the latest.

St Jakob im Defereggen