Großarl is a popular winter sports village with an old-fashioned, cosy, and typically Austrian atmosphere. There are also many facilities available for children, and no long queues for the ski lifts. A car is also not a must in Großarl: all shops, restaurants, etc. are within walking distance, as is the ski lift. The fashionable and bustling Gastein Valley also lies on the other side of the pistes, and is reachable by lift and ski.
The special thing about Großarl, which is located in its own valley, is that its accommodations try to blend harmoniously into the natural environment. Most accommodations are therefore small-scale, which emphasizes the cosy character of the village even more. So, you’ll find no high-rise apartment buildings here, but plenty of atmospheric and characterful hotels, with stunning views of the breath-taking nature.