The snow crunches under your skis as you gaze towards your destination and one of the imposing peaks of the Maltatal. Fresh powder snow sprays in all directions as you descend the still untouched morning slope. The massive ice cracks under the ice axe and gives you the necessary grip to climb up the impressive waterfall a little further.
Whatever it is that makes your winter sportsman’s heart beat faster – in the Maltatal there are a multitude of action-packed possibilities to satisfy your inner urge to move even during the cold season.
- Ice climbing
Climbing Valley Maltatal
A paradise for ice climbers
If you don’t want to give up your beloved climbing sport even in winter, the Maltatal is the best place to go. There are numerous ice climbing hotspots that make your fingertips tingling on arrival.
The “valley of falling waters” is well known to every ice climber and is especially famous for its versatility. Most of the waterfalls are easily accessible and avalanche safe in normal snow conditions. Professionals get their money’s worth here, as do those climbers who are on the ice for the first time. On request, the Maltatal also offers the possibility of being introduced to the world of ice climbing by an expert.
Most icefalls are located on private property, which is mainly used for hunting and forestry. In order to prevent conflicts between ice climbers and landowners or hunting rights holders and to protect the interests of both groups also in the future, we ask all guests to keep some agreements/rules. This is the only way we can guarantee that we will continue to enable a common cooperation between forestry, hunting, agriculture and tourism in the future.
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- Winter and snowshoe hiking
Winter and snowshoe hiking in the Maltatal
Explore the winter mountain world on foot
Even in winter the hiking fun in the Maltatal does not stop. The only difference to summer is the equipment. During the cold season, this is combined with a few extra layers of warm clothes and – if you like – robust snowshoes.
Whether you want to take a relaxing stroll through the fairytale winter landscape of the Malta Valley, or discover the unspoilt nature off the prepared paths – in the Malta Valley there are many possibilities for a “hiking” pastime.
Stomp through the unique landscape and make a stop to build snowmen with your offspring. Or take another (snowshoe) step further and let an experienced guide show you the mountain world. Either way: Enjoy the silence, breathe the soothing mountain air and simply get away from it all.
- Ski tours
Ski tours for every level
Getting up to speed in the Maltatal
With cool mountain air on your face and crunching snow under your skis, you can leave fresh tracks in the untouched “white carpet”. Clearly: This is what pure relaxation looks like on a winter holiday.
You agree? Then you can look forward to an unforgettable ski tour in the Maltatal. All around the “Tauern Queen”, the Hochalmspitze, there are tours for every level and downhill runs just like you would expect.
Skiing in the Maltatal
Momentum for momentum through the winter holiday in Carinthia
Waving down the slope on two boards makes the winter holiday twice as much fun. That’s why the good news right from the start: just a stone’s throw away from the Maltatal, winter sports enthusiasts will find a ski area that guarantees fun on the slopes.
The Katschberg, with its 70 kilometres of pistes at 2,200 metres above sea level, is a true skiing El Dorado. Surrounded by the fantastic mountain world of the Tauern mountains, slopes for every level are waiting here – from pleasure skiers to professional racers. And for the smaller winter sports enthusiasts, “Katschis Kinderwelt” also has something for everyone.
Tip: If you prefer not to start your car during your holiday in Carinthia, there is also the possibility of taking a shuttle up the Katschberg in the Maltatal. The following companies offer this service: