Matrei Kals

Austria

Highlights

  • Located in the heart of the Tauern National Park
  • High altitude skiing with a resort height of 3122m
  • An attractive and unspoilt resort with good amenities
  • Fabulous doorstep skiing accommodation in Matrei
 

Why choose this resort?

Set in the heart of the Höhe Tauern National Park against the dominating backdrop of Austria’s highest mountain, Grossglockner, the ski areas of Matrei and Kals offer groups multiple options for their week on the slopes. Since 2009, the ski areas of Matrei and Kals have been linked and now offer over 100km of high-level skiing catering for everyone from gentle nursery slopes to challenging black runs. From its peak, it is possible to see 60 peaks above 3,000m, giving groups a truly unrivalled experience. The resort of Matrei is attractive and unspoilt offering a good range of amenities. However, the larger town of Lienz is only a short coach ride away and remains a popular destination for evening entertainments.
 

On the slopes

Doorstep skiing gives groups the chance to make the final run home with the minimum of effort, whilst easy access to the Goldried gondola enables those new to the slopes to reach those all-important nurseries straight from the off. Arriving at the top station, the whole ski area unfolds with a great choice of open blue and red runs. With almost 30kms of blue runs, 64kms of reds, and 17kms of black runs to choose from, Matrei Kals is the perfect resort for mixed-ability school ski groups. More confident skiers may wish to tackle the 12km home run from the Cimaross top station. Freestyle skiers and boarders are well looked after with a fun park offering jumps, rails and kickers. With a 90% snowmaking capability, this area is a great choice for early and late season skiing.
 

Travel details

Calais (Coach) to Matrei Kals16 hours
Innsbruck to Matrei Kals2 hours 30 mins
Salzburg to Matrei Kals2 hours
Munich to Matrei Kals3 hours

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Resort height 1000m
Lift range 1100-2600m
Number of lifts 16
Size of piste 110km
Beginner 30km
Intermediate 64km
Advanced 16km
Snowmaking 90%

Piste Map

Matrei Kals piste map

Hotels

Alpenparks Jugendhotel

Matrei Kals

An enviable location, just a few hundred metres from both the resort centre and the ski lifts, the Alpenparks Jugendhotel gives school parties snow-sure skiing as well as easy access to numerous local amenities.

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Apres-Ski

Apres-Ski

Staying in the relatively untouched town of Matrei presents plenty of traditional après-ski options and just a short coach ride away Lienz is packed full of students’ favourites including swimming and ice skating. With so much to choose from, your group will be kept busy long after the last lift has stopped for the day.

Highlights

  • Ski Race
  • Pizza Night
  • Bowling (Leisach)
  • Swimming (Lienz)
  • Curling (Matrei)

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