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A special ski holiday in Austria: Maria Alm

The winter residences at the charming AlpenParks Resort are simply ideal for your ski holidays in Austria, where winter fairytales become true!

The AlpenParks Hotel & Apartment Maria Alm is located in the beautiful Hochkonig holiday region in Austria. Next to enchanting wintry landscapes the popular holiday destination in the province of Salzburg offers a multitude of possibilities to experience an unforgettable skiing holiday in Austria.

The apartments will impress you with its modern design and excellent location: at the foot of the Hochkonig Massif in Austria, just a few minutes walk from the ‘dorfj@t Natrun’ cable car in Maria Alm.

Very close to the AlpenParks Hotel & Apartment Maria Alm is the entrance to the 30 kilometres wide cross country ski trail network at Maria Alm. Only a snowball’s throw separates the AlpenParks Resort Maria Alm and the Maria Alm Ski School and local sport shops, where you can rent the newest ski and boarding equipment during your Austrian winter holidays.

Ski holidays in Austria’s Maria Alm: limitless skiing fun

The Hochkonig ski resorts in the province of Salzburg, together with other ski resorts, form one of the largest connecting skiing regions on the planet. With a total of 860 kilometres of pistes it is one of the largest skiing regions in the world! Variety is of course guaranteed.

There are a lot of possibilities for leisure activities at region Hochkönig:


Skiing in Austria: ski holidays in Maria Alm at the Hochkonig Massif

The Hochkonig skiing region is located between 860 and 1,900 metres above sea level. 34 modern cable cars and lift facilities will bring you to your preferred pistes. Once you have arrived at the top, 150 kilometres of pistes lie at your feet. There are also three snowparks in Dienten, Muhlbach, and right next to your holiday home, the AlpenParks Hotel & Apartment Maria Alm.

Be in the thick of it in Ski amadé – Austria’s largest ski pleasure isn’t just big, it’s also fantastic. Each of the five participating ski regions is outstanding – but only together in Ski amadé do they offer real added value. You’ll not find an abundance of offers concentrated so collectively in any other Alpine region:

  • 270 ultra modern lifts
  • 280 kilometres of easy (blue) pistes
  • 483 kilometres of medium (red) pistes
  • 97 kilometres of advanced (black) pistes

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Cross Country Skiing & Ski Touring

Varied winter holidays in Austria: Nordic sports and ski touring in Maria Alm
Ski touring and cross country skiing are fantastic alternatives to skiing during your winter holidays in Austria. In the Hochkonig region you will find 30 kilometres of snow-sure cross country ski trails and a multitude of ski tours. Your base camp: the modern apartments of the AlpenParks Residence Maria Alm.

The modern AlpenParks Hotel & Apartment Maria Alm lies in the heart of the Hochkonig holiday resort and is the ideal holiday destination for cross country skiers and ski touring fans. Directly on the doorstep of your hotel or apartment, you will find the large cross country ski trail network. Thirty kilometres of cross country ski trails will lead you through Maria Alm.

Nordic sports: cross country skiing in Austria: hop on your skis and off you go!
Discover the wintry idyll Maria Alm and the surrounding resorts of the Hochkonig holiday region. Once you have found your rhythm when cross country skiing you can let your eyes wander and soak in the wonderful wintry surroundings, the blue skies and snow-covered fields around you. Cross country skiing in Maria Alm is truly magical.

Ski tours at the Hochkonig Massif – mountaineers welcome
Ski touring fans and experienced mountaineering aficionados will find a perfect winter holiday home in the holiday flats and apartments of the AlpenParks Hotel & Apartment in Maria Alm. The effort of walking up the Hochkonig Massif will be more than reimbursed with untouched powder snow and magnificent views when skiing down, leaving your fresh lines in the snow. The team at AlpenParks will also gladly organise a certified ski guide for your off-piste adventures. Ski touring requires the right equipment and good knowledge of weather and snow conditions before embarking on your snow adventures. The local ski guides will gladly offer their advice during your ski tours in Maria Alm.

Snowshoeing & Winter "Almwalking"

Snowshoeing through Maria Alm and the Hochkonig holiday region
Discover the Hochkonig holiday region with active wintry outdoor sports even when you are away from the pistes: during snowshoeing tours or with an ‘almwalking’ tour the cold season will reveal its most beautiful side.

Snowshoe walking is one of the oldest ways to move through snow and ice. Thousands of years ago humans already walked through the snow on snowshoes - although on rather more primitive versions of today’s modern equipment - to reach chalets and villages. Today, snowshoeing or snowshoe hiking has become a very popular sports trend in Austria and, alongside Nordic cruising and cross country skiing, is a fixture on the winter programme of the AlpenParks Residence Maria Alm.

Winter ‘Almwalking’: walking from one Alpine chalet to the next
Winter ‘almwalking’ means: walking from one Alpine chalet to the next. But instead of walking on hiking paths and meadows, you walk on snow. Wrapped up warmly in functional clothing you will soak up the fresh wintry air and enjoy some soft cardio exercise while walking. And once you have reached your next stop you can look forward to a hot tea in the rustic Alpine chalets scattered throughout the Hochkonig holiday region.

Ski Schools & Kids Ski Schools

Family ski holidays in Austria’s Maria Alm: only a few minutes on foot from the AlpenParks Hotel & Apartment Maria Alm is the Maria Alm Ski School and the Hochkonig ski resort with the ‘dorfj@t Natrun’ cable car, which will transport you and your family to the slopes safe and sound.

The AlpenParks Hotel & Apartment Maria Alm is in the perfect location for a relaxing family ski holiday in Austria. After only a few minutes of walking you will reach the modern cable car, which will bring you and the ski stars of tomorrow to the Hochkonig skiing region. Will your little ones be skiing for the very first time? No problem: the experienced kids' ski instructors of the renowned Maria Alm Ski School will teach your youngsters how to ski safely and with a lot of fun.

Perfect family skiing holidays in the province of Salzburg: winter family dreams come true
If you fancy a real ski adventure, why not embark on a ski safari through the Ski amadè skiing region. Your children meanwhile will be looked after at one of the numerous ski kindergartens in the region. The Ski amadé skiing region offers dreamy snow conditions for adults and plenty of fun for small skiing fans.

Plenty of space on your family ski holidays in Austria
66 to 100 square metres of living space await you and your family! By the way: if you want to leave heavy ski gear at home and travel light, you can rent the latest ski and boarding gear at the local Intersport sport shop in Maria Alm.