Want to know what Osttirol is really like? British journalist and filmer Chris Moran and editor James Fage visited the lesser-visited East Tyrol ski areas and spoke to visitors and locals on the chairlifts, in the bars and on the slopes to get their take on it.
- Osttirol is home to 7 ski areas: Grossglocker Resort Kals Matrei, St Jakob, Hochpustertal, Lienz Zettersfied, Lienz-Hochstein, Obertilliach and Kartitsch.
- It’s a part of the world that regularly sees record snowfall. Far higher than the Eastern Alps, home to the majority of the range’s ski areas.
- One ski pass (the Ski Hit) covers the entire area, and also includes two further resorts in the Carinthian province.
- Perhaps the most family friendly part of the alps, with most resorts offering free lift passes for kids up to the age of 7.
- Whilst the region is famous for it’s slow-paced, anti-apres ski feel, there are outposts of total modernity, with the 4-star Gradonna Mountain Resort being perhaps the coolest ski-in-ski-out hotel in the Alps.
- With so much snow, the area is super popular with off-piste fans, especially ski tourers.
- Area is also home to the highest mountain in Austria: the Großglocker (3,798-metres)
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And here are a few opinions and impressions from people in the ski resorts:
— Christopher Taine (@chris_taine) 17. März 2014
If you’d like more information on Osttirol ski areas, then please visit www.osttirol.com