St. Jakob im Defereggental – The mountain is calling!
St. Jakob im Defereggental is located in a sunny spot, nicely surrounded by the Hohe Tauern and the Riesenferner Mountains. There are no less than 50 peaks higher than 3,000 meters surrounding the village in East Tirol. Most of them are well-known because of the quiet skiing area. Hikers can choose from hundreds of kilometres of well sign-posted trails, and climbing fans will also find what they are looking for. The intact and unique nature including its flora and fauna is also popular among families looking for peace and quiet. Skiers, snowboarders and cross-country skiers find wide slopes and a stunning panorama of the Alps far away from mass tourism in the St. Jakob im Defereggental/Brunnalm ski resort. Relaxed hosts pamper hungry guests with traditional Tirolean dishes, which are served on the many sun terraces. In the backdrop, the majestic Grossglockner peak reaches high up into the sky. A picture-perfect nature experience!
Hiking Pleasures in St. Jakob im Defereggental
The village of St. Jakob in the Defereggental valley is located in the middle of the Hohe Tauern National Park at 1,390 meters above sea level, however, the temperatures are rather mild: Due to the fact that the valley runs from east to west, there is more sunshine than in other places. Especially in spring, mountain fans can look forward to warm and sunny weather for their tours – St. Jakob in the Defereggental valley is a true paradise for hikers. In the north, you can see the well-known Venediger Group with the 3,657 meter high Grossvenediger peak. In the west, the quiet village is flanked by the Riesenferner Mountains. Alpinists have a hard choice when on holidays in St. Jakob in the Defereggental valley: The village is surrounded by 50 peaks higher than 3,000 meters, hiking trails for all ability levels wind through the mountains. Guests can choose from a variety of accommodations ranging from simple to luxurious hotels – pure relaxation in the family-friendly holiday resort. Stay for example with the Dietmar Hafele family, or in a 4-star wellness hotel. The choice is yours!
The St. Jakob im Defereggental/Brunnalm ski resort is an insider’s tip according to the motto: “small but mighty”. Located between 1,400 and 2,525 meters above sea level guests will find perfectly groomed slopes surrounded by a wonderful panorama, views of the Grossglockner peak and a lot of sunshine. There are no long waiting times at the lift and no hectic: freedom, wide slopes and a peaceful atmosphere is characteristic for the comfortable skiing area, which has not yet been conquered by mass tourism. The ski kindergarten, a magic carpet and slopes for beginners ensure that also the little ones enjoy skiing. The fun park with its many obstacles is a highlight for free skiers and snowboarders. Furthermore, there are many events organised in the skiing area. There are also plenty of possibilities to discover the glittering winter landscape off the slopes, such as snowshoe hiking, cross-country skiing or funny tobogganing rides with the entire family.