With more than 60 mountains of more than 3000 metres, this winter sports region, Matrei and Kals, offers many long slopes and is renowned for its many off-piste opportunities. The ski trip on the Grossglockner is a highlight. Langlaufers dispose of more than 70 kilometres loipes. Matrei is a rural village with approximately 5000 inhabitants. There are enough other activities to keep the less dedicated skiers happy too.
From this winter sports region, it's worth visiting the town of Lienz. The local Tourism Board organises half hour and half day art- and culture walks.
Kals am Großglockner is often the staring point for tour skiers. This place is situated at an altitude of 1325 m. The Großglockner rises directly behind the village. The view on the Großglockner is truly breathtaking. The chair-lift will bring you to an altitude of 2000 metres. It is also possible in the village to visit two churches or the local Heimatmuseum.
With a population of approximately 5000, Matrei is a bit more "town-like" but you will not see high rise buildings here. The medieval church is still the highest building in the village. The Grossglockner and the Grossvenediger surround Matrei and in summer climbing and walking are the main activities in the region, while in winter it is of course perfect for skiing and snowboarding. Off-piste skiing remains a challenge for many. Because the region has conserved its small scale character, you can still truly enjoy tranquillity here!