The Möll valley and especially the Malta valley are characterised by their huge waterfalls, plummeting wild and untamed down into the valley! In December, little by little, a mystical calm returns to the top of the valleys in the Hohe Tauern.
For the onset of the cold makes the proud waterfalls freeze and to become sparkling ice sculptures for several months – an El Dorado for all fans of ice climbing!
As soon as the mountain slopes are covered with the first snow in late autumn, a kind of tranquillity unusual for today’s hectic times takes possession of the Hohe Tauern. Everybody who then ascends a mountain using only his/her own muscle power, without the help of cable cars or mountain railways and away from the bustle of the pistes, will discover a magic world of sparkling nature – White Spirit, the hidden ski tour paradise of the Eastern Alps!
Do you yearn for downhill runs in powder snow or névé…but still you would not want to forego the comfort of cable cars and mountain railways? In that case we are the right destination for you! Because the three highest altitude Carinthian skiing areas - Grossglockner/Heiligenblut, Möll Valley Glacier/Flattach and Ankogel/Mallnitz – are a true paradise for free-riding, thanks to their vast broad slopes far above the treeline!
The Alpe Adria Trail is the new star in the European long distance hiking heavens! Directly from the Grossglockner, the route starts, charged with the energy from the high mountain area of rocks and ice, through a landscape suffused with light across Carinthia, the Italian Friuli region and Slovenia, and finally finds its destination, the fishing village of Muggia at the Adriatic coast.
Explore the Winter Wonderland on snowshoes. Best would be in the company of our fully-trained National Park Rangers! They are the experts in the Hohe Tauern National Park. All of them are impeccably trained, with established roots in the Hohe Tauern valleys. They know every nook and cranny of the National Park, no matter how well hidden. So a snowshoe walking-tour together with National Park Rangers will be an unforgettable trip of exploration!
For centuries adventurous tradesmen known as "sumpters" transported wine, salt and gold to far away towns and ports on the backs of their packhorses. Immerse yourself in those long lost golden times and explore the old trade routes of the National Park on horseback.
What is probably the best guest card in Austria guarantees you the most marvellous holiday adventures for just a little money! The National Park Kärnten Card offers you free admission to more than 100 places to visit in the whole of Carinthia, super reductions with more than 50 Bonus partners, as well as top-rate local services.
The National Park is a hidden treasure. And this treasure is there to be discovered:
whether by ski touring, snowshoe walking, ice pick and crampon climbing, cross-country skiing or riding on the back of a steaming Haflinger horse. If you want to experience a very special alpine holiday then you are right on course with us, the TauernAlpine National Park Partners!
What could be nicer than exploring the idyllic, snow-covered winter landscape of the Hohe Tauern National Park on a winter walking-tour? Whether you prefer snowshoes, or not: you will surely never get bored on our richly varied hiking routes.