Active holidays in winter

A fairytale away from the pistes

The views of the snowy mountains around the Gradonna ****s Mountain Resort certainly give an appetite for winter sports. Winter holidays at the Gradonna are not only about ski in and a ski out right next to the piste, but also a host of other activities away from the pistes.

Cross-country skiing in East Tyrol

Glide along 25 km of perfectly prepared cross-country skiing trails through wonderful nature around Kals am Großglockner, with snow-covered forests and meadows, clear mountain air, and views of the unique mountain scenery with many 3000 m peaks. The network of ski trails of neighbouring villages in the Hohe Tauern National Park region create a cross-country skiing area that is rich in variety.

Cross-country skiing in Kals information folder (PDF - german)

Award-winning cross-country skiing-friendly business: the Gradonna

Awarded the “quality tested cross-country skiing accommodation” seal of approval, the Gradonna ****s Mountain Resort in winter is the ideal base for cross-country skiers, whether classic or skating style. Our resort has the following benefits:

  • Trail tickets available from reception
    Throughout East Tyrol there is a charge for the maintenance and care of the trails. (Trail charge information – PDF – german)
  • Ski room with storage facility for cross-country ski equipment (lockable and secure against theft)
  • Ski room with waxing facilities for cross-country ski equipment: waxing table or desk, waxing iron, power socket, repair stick, blade, brush, screwdriver
  • Facilities for washing and drying of cross-country ski clothing, and washing and drying service
  • Hotel and chalets right next to the cross-country skiing trail
  • Cross-country skiing information available in the hotel:
    • Region trail map
    • Route suggestions for all standards, including list of access points
    • List of equipment hire shops with addresses and opening times
    • List of cross-country skiing schools and opening times/addresses
    • Timetable/opening times of public transport/ski lifts with high-altitude trails
    • Specialist magazines (e.g. Nordic sports, active life…)
    • Weather information: current weather report with 3-5 day forecast
  • Athletes’ breakfast (fruit, muesli) in the hotel

Information about the Prices - (PDF german)

Tour tips in the East Tyrol cross-country skiing region

Take a look at the information brochure about cross-country skiing in the National Park region (Information from East Tyrol marketing), or plan your own tour using the Glocknerspur online portal. The Bergfex portal has an up to date map of the cross-country ski trails with current conditions.

Cross country ski trail map & current conditions (Bergfex)

Winter walking, ski touring, tobogganing etc.

Explore the fabulous winter scenery around the Gradonna ****s Mountain Resort on a winter walk or a fun tobogganing trip. There are countless winter hiking paths and a toboggan run runs right past the resort.

For snowshoe walks off the beaten track, we recommend guided tours which are sometimes included as part of our weekly active and leisure programme in cooperation with the National Park, e.g. in combination with wildlife watching.

The team at reception will happily provide information about walking and tobogganing in Kals am Großglockner.

Ski tourers have a true paradise at their disposal in the National Park. Our qualified Kals mountain guides can take you safely on extensive tours off the beaten track, to places that are often only known of by locals.

You can rent or purchase the latest, top-quality equipment for your winter sports directly in the resort at Alpin Sport Gratz.

Your Gradonna holiday away from the pistes

Book directly online now or send us your no-obligation enquiry and we will happily put together an individual offer for you, guaranteed to be at the best price.

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