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Resort guide to Maria Alm - Austria

Pretty and traditional ski resort in the Austrian Alps. Close to Salzburg

Overview

Maria Alm resort information - a general overview

The ski resort of Maria Alm in Austria forms one end of the Hochkonig ski area, with Hinterthal and Dienten in the middle and Mulbach at the far Eastern end of the ski system. Together these interlinked resorts offer 150 kilometres of piste which easily rivals the better known Austrian ski resorts of Mayrhofen and Kitzbuhel. The ski area is mainly suited to intermediates who wish to ski the miles but there is actually plenty of very good off piste terrain for the experts - we recommend booking a local mountain guide to get the most out of the area's secret stashes! The large un-pisted bowl to the West of the Aberg has even been likened to the legendary back bowls of Vail. However, that was from a local so he might be a tad biased.

Maria Alm is the liveliest of the resort villages with even a decent apres ski scene. There is also some good tobogganing here as well as sleigh rides, and some very good walking trails. Being set off the main valley road there is not much local traffic about the resort of Maria Alm. For those looking for a traditional Austrian resort (with hardly any Brits) which offers very reasonable prices then this makes a great choice of resort.

We have two catered chalets in Maria Alm which offer great value for money considering their high quality.

150km

800m - 1,900m

Airports

SALZBURG
(1 hour)

Ski chalets in Maria Alm (2)

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Resort statistics

Level of skiing

Beginners
Intermediates
Experts
Snow sure
Off-piste
Ski area

Qualities

Charm factor
Non-skiers
Nightlife
Resort layout
Fine dinning
Short transfer
Resort value

Pros

  • Traditional, charming. pretty and unspoilt village
  • Quite a large interlinked ski area which is very uncrowded
  • Cheap prices in the resort and on the mountain - about the best value of all Austrian resorts
  • Some smart chalet and hotel accommodation

Cons

  • Maria Alm is at one end of the ski system
  • Experts will need a local guide to discover the best terrain

Maria Alm Resort Restaurants

The friendly and welcoming Wirtshausl, the Almerwirt, Alpenland Sporthotel and the Dorfcafe have all been recommended.

Maria Alm Mountain Restaurants

As is normally the case in the Austrian Alps there are lots of pleasant huts to stop at, whether that be for a simple hot chocolate or for a long and satisfying lunch. We have heard that the Bergstadl and Tischlerhutte, both on the main Aberg area, are very good. In the middle of the ski area in Dienten the Bergalm and Almhausl are recommended. Further East towards Mulbach is the Sunnhutte area with the very good Tiergartenalm.

Maria Alm Apres Ski

For a smallish resort village Maria Alm is actually quite lively. The Bachwirt and Dengl Alm are both lively and traditional bars. If you are looking for a quieter drink we suggest you check out the Orgler Keller.

Maria Alm Nightlife

The Almer Tenne has live music and disco but Maria Alm is no St Anton, Kitzbuhel or Ischgl. So those looking for a thumping nightlife scene might be disappointed.

Maria Alm Resort Map

Maria Alm Ski Hire Shops

Location Name Stars Discount
A Skiset: A G A Sportdorf
Up to 45%
B Skiset: A G A Sport Aberg
Up to 45%

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AlpineAnswers

The star rating for the ski hire shops is an indication of the level of service; quality and variety of stock, and the space and decor of the shop. It is also a reflection on the price. A five star rated shop will offer great service and equipment but also will charge the highest price. Ski hire shops with a two star rating have less variety and older, poorer quality of stock but are cheapest.