Skiing in East Tyrol

Apartment Lilly is located in the beautiful Dolomite town of Lienz which is the capital town of East Tyrol with a population of 12,000.

Skiing in East Tyrol offers over 357km of ski pistes in 8 different resorts.

East Tyrol is located on the south side of the Alps close to the border with Italy and approximately 1 hour south of Kitzbühel. 

In East Tyrol there are over 240 mountains with peaks over 3,000m including the highest mountain in Austria – the Grossglockner

Lienz itself has two ski resorts – Zettersfeld and Hochstein (668m – 2,278m)

Skiing in East Tyrol

  • The 'SkiHit' ski pass covers all ski resorts in East Tyrol as well as the Mölltal Glacier resort in Carinthia 
  • Stay in one resort or ski in a different resort each day
  • Resorts for all abilities – advanced, intermediates, beginners and families
  • Children’s prices applicable for children up to the age of 18 – perfect for families and younger ski groups (SkiHit ski pass)
  • East Tyrol is well known for its stunning natural beauty, excellent snow records, uncrowded slopes and family friendly facilities
  • Lienz is officially Austria’s sunniest town with over 2,000 hours of sunshine a year
  • Nearest airports are Klagenfurt, Innsbruck, Salzburg, Trieste, Ljubljana and Munich

Zettersfeld and Hochstein Resorts

Location: Lienz in East Tyrol

Season: 1st week December to 1st week April

Opening times: 09.00 to 16.00

Height: From 668 m to 2.278 m

Ski-runs: 40 km in all (16 km easy, 20 km middle, 4 km difficult)

Lifts: 2 cable cars, 4 chair-lifts, 6 T-bars

Snow making facilities: yes

Ski-school: yes

Number of mountain restaurants: 13

Zettersfeld ski resort – piste map

Zettersfeld ski resort website

Grossglockner Resort Kals and Matrei

Location: Kals and Matrei in East Tyrol

Distance from Lienz: 25 km (25 mins drive)

Season: 1st week December to middle April

Opening times: 08.30 to 16.15

Height: From 980 m to 2.621 m

Ski-runs: 110 km in all (30 km easy, 64 km middle, 16 km difficult)

Lifts: 3 cable cars, 7 chair-lifts, 7 T-bars

Snow making facilities: yes

Ski-school: yes

Number of mountain restaurants: 13

Grossglockner Kals Matrei – piste map

Grossglockner Resort Kals Matrei website

St Jakob in Defereggental Resort

Location: St Jakob in East Tyrol

Distance from Lienz: 40 km (40 mins drive)

Season: 2nd week December to middle April

Opening times: 09.00 to 16.15

Height: From 1,400 m to 2,525 m

Ski-runs: 52 km in all (17 km easy, 32 km middle, 3 km difficult)

Lifts: 1 cable car, 2 chair-lifts, 4 T-bars

Snow making facilities: yes

Ski-school: yes

Number of mountain restaurants: 7

St Jakob in Defereggental Resort – piste map

St Jakob in Defereggental website

Sillian Hochpustertal Resort

Location: Sillian in East Tyrol

Distance from Lienz: 28 km (20 mins drive)

Season: 2nd week December to middle April

Opening times: 08.30 to 16.30

Height: From 1,100 m to 2.407 m

Ski-runs: 55 km in all (16 km easy, 34 km middle, 5 km difficult)

Lifts: 2 cable cars, 3 chair-lifts, 2 T-bars

Snow making facilities: yes

Ski-school: yes

Number of mountain restaurants: 3

Sillian Hochpustertal Resort – piste map

Sillian Hochpustertal Resort website

Golzentipp Resort Obertilliach

Location: Obertilliach in East Tyrol

Distance from Lienz: 40 km (35 mins drive)

Season: 2nd week December to 2nd week April

Opening times: 09:00 to 16.00

Height: From 1,450m to 2,250 m

Ski-runs: 16 km in all (2 km easy, 13 km middle, 1 km difficult)

Lifts: 1 cable car, 1 chair-lift, 4 T-bars

Snow making facilities: yes

Ski-school: yes

Number of mountain restaurants: 2

Golzentipp Resort - piste map

Golzentipp ski resort website

Mölltal Glacier Resort

Location: Flattach in Carinthia

Distance from Lienz: 42 km (40 mins drive)

Season: Mid June to mid May (all year)

Opening times: 08.00 to 16.00

Height: From 1,200 m to 3,122 m

Ski-runs: 71 km in all (24 km easy, 26 km middle, 21 km difficult)

Lifts: 1 train, 1 cable car, 5 chair-lifts, 2 T-bars

Snow making facilities: yes

Ski-school: yes

Number of mountain restaurants: 3

Mölltal Glacier Resort – piste map

Mölltal Glacier Resort website

Heiligenblut Grossglockner Resort

Location: Heiligenblut in Carinthia

Distance from Lienz: 39 km (35 mins drive)

Season: 1st week December to middle April

Opening times: 09.00 to 16.30

Height: From 1,301 m to 2.902 m

Ski-runs: 55 km in all (9 km easy, 40 km middle, 6 km difficult)

Lifts: 4 cable cars, 1 chair-lift, 7 T-bars

Snow making facilities: yes

Ski-school: yes

Number of mountain restaurants: 10

Heiligenblut Grossglockner Resort – piste map

Heiligenblut Grossglockner Resort website

Sextner Dolomiten Resort Italy

Location: Vierschach, South Tyrol, Italy

Distance from Lienz: 35 km (30 mins drive)

Season: 1st week December to 2nd week April

Opening times: 08:30 to 16.30

Height: From 1,103m to 2,200 m

Ski-runs: 77 km in all (17 km easy, 47 km middle, 13 km difficult)

Lifts: 4 cable cars, 7 chair-lifts, 20 T-bars

Snow making facilities: yes

Ski-school: yes

Sextner Dolomiten Resort – piste map

Sextner Dolomiten Resort website

Nassfeld Resort Carinthia

Location: Hermagor in Carinthia

Distance from Lienz: 55 km (50 mins drive)

Season: 2nd week December to 1st week April

Opening times: 09.00 to 16.15

Height: From 610 m to 2,020 m

Ski-runs: 110 km in all (30 km easy, 69 km middle, 11 km difficult)

Lifts: 5 cable cars, 8 chair-lifts, 17 T-bars

Snow making facilities: yes

Ski-school: yes

Number of mountain restaurants: 22

Nassfeld Resort – piste map

Nassfeld Resort website

Kitzbühel Resort

Location: Kitzbühel in Tyrol

Distance from Lienz: 74 km (1 hour drive) – Mittersill Pass Thurn 

Season: 2nd week December to middle April

Opening times: 08.30 to 17.00

Height: From 800m to 2,000m

Ski-runs: 170 km in all (69 km easy, 77 km middle, 24 km difficult)

Lifts: 10 cable cars, 26 chair-lifts, 17 T-bars

Snow making facilities: yes

Ski-school: yes

Number of mountain restaurants: More than 100

Kitzbühel Resort – piste map

Kitzbühel Resort website

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