Night Skiing

Night Skiing

Taking place usually on a Monday and Friday evening night skiing and boarding is based on the Natrun slopes in the village centre. Open from 6:30 until 9:30 night skiing is a great way to queeze in as much time on the mountain as possible, perfect if you're enjoying a short stay with us. The Alpine Demo Team regularly practise here so be sure to try and copy a few of their moves or take the oportunity to work on your jumps in the mini park.

 

Ski Show

Weekly Ski Show

Once a week the local Ski Schools, Freestyle Skiers and the award winning extreme Alpine Demo Team come together to put on an extravaganza of skiing. Held on the floodlit night skiing piste on Natrun this free event is an absolute must enjoy a hot Gluhwein and see some of the best skiers around!


Krampus devils

Krampus 5th December

The word Krampus originates from the Old High German word for claw (Krampen). This ancient festival which survives from pre-Christian times takes place on the night of the 5th of December.

St. Nicholas, the special children's saint, is honoured throughout Austria. It is said that God rewarded Nicholas' generosity by allowing him to return to earth each year to bring gifts to all the good children. St. Nicholas comes on this day, a special holiday before Christmas. In Maria Alm the evening starts with St Nicholas handing out gifts to the good children, but look out, if you have been naughty! The next to arrive in a blaze of flames and flares are the Krampus, the jangling of their cow bells is terrifying they walk in and around the crowd whipping any one they can get their hands on. A great excuse to warm up around the bonfire with a drink and experience this bizarre tradition. 

Christmas in Maria Alm

Christmas week

Imagine a real winter wonderland... snow covering the towering peaks and pine trees, the perfect picturesque village scene, great local Austrian food, horse drawn sleigh rides, outdoor winter markets, ski shows and the best Christmas day out on the mountain. We can arrange and book a special Christmas meal in a variety of restaurants or organise the perfect evening's entertainment. If you have any special requests for the festive season please let us know.

The Perfect Backdrop for New YearNew Year

The atmosphere at New Year in Maria Alm is second to none. Street parties, ice bars cut from the snow in front gardens, a torch lit decent of the mountain, and the fire works start at about 11 pm and go on for hours!! A day spent skiing on the mountains and one of the best parties you'll have ever been to, the perfect New Year celebration in the snow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fasching

Fasching

A festival held over Feburary Half term holidays, that involves all the children of Maria Alm dressing up and taking part in a big parade through the beautiful town square. Followed by bands, traditional horsemanship and lots lots more.

 

Big Air Comp

Big Air Competition

As the competition gets bigger and bigger so do the jumps. This festival gets more entertaining each year as the freesytle skiing and snowboarding movement gets more popular.

It has a great mix of local contenders with children as young as 12 doing double back flips and professionals who come along with their eyes set on the prize money at the end.

With live music bars and food all available there are lots of things to keep you entertained.

Come down and enjoy the show, usually held on the second weekend in March each season.

Big Snow Man Music Festival

Music Festival on the Mountain

Enjoy a bit of folk music? Enjoy Austrian beer and Schapps?

Then come along and join in as 22 mountain bars and restaurants open up their doors to traditional Austrian Bands. Pop your head round the door, enjoy the merriment and welcoming atmosphere of the Austrian people.

Usually held around the end of March, so grab your sunscreen and enjoy the glorious sunshine and empty pistes that is spring skiing.

 

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Its Ian and Pippa from last weekends day trip. Just wanted to drop you a line to say thank you for a outstanding day, it couldn't have been better even if Pippa was on her bum most of the time! We have recommended you to everyone and we hope to travel with you guys in the future.

Ian & Pippa