Sailors Ski Trip 2020

Heiligenblut am Großglockner, Austria | 11th-18th January 2020

The Sailors Ski Trip is back in 2020, for the 10th consecutive year! Join us for a week of skiing / snowboarding in Heiligenblut am Großglockner in the scenic region of Spittal an der Drau in Carinthia, Austria. You’re welcome to sign up whether you have a sailing background or not! Most participants know each other from the Tall Ships Races but others are welcome too. The video below is an actual footage of the Heiligenblut am Großglockner ski area!

The Grossglockner/Heiligenblut Ski Area

The sun is out, the air is freezing cold; the powder snow has covered the world in a myriad of glittering ice crystals. If you’re thinking ‘photo opportunity’, you are spot-on.

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Village at 1300m, highest lift at 2900m, plenty very long descents of more than 800-1000m vertical drop and 3x 1300m vertical drop. Nice freeride possibilities too!


The house is located 350 m above the groomed ski slope to the valley station (no need to drive to the slopes) and we can return with the skis to the house. The farmhouse is accessible in winter and summer by car via a feeder road from the Großglockner Hochalpenstraße.


For those not traveling by car: best liaise with those who do travel by car for a lift from an airport underway: e.g. Munich MUC.

Nearest airport to Heiligenblut is Klagenfurt (KLU) wth direct flights from: Gatwick LGW (Easyjet), Rotterdam RTM (Transavia), Köln-Bonn CGN (Germanwings / Eurowings), Hamburg HAM (Germanwings / Eurowings), and Vienna VIE (Austrian Airlines, plenty connection flights).

Nearest train stations (e.g. after flight to Klagenfurt) are Mallnitz-Obervellach (64km) or Lienz (42km) from which one of us can pick you up by car.

Traveling by car: From the North, via Kufstein, Felbertauern Tunnel (B108) & Lienz B107; alternatively via A10 Tauern tunnel.

The House

The house is already booked and we have room for up to 22 guests!

This year, Chuck really went the extra mile to find us a real gem of a house! The holiday house Untertauern 5 in Heiligenblut, is located at about 1500 m above sea level with a stunning view of the Glockner massif and the Mölltal and the ski slope leading to the Mittelstation-Talstation, in a quiet lonely setting approx. 300m above Heiligenblut – really practical for the self-supply.

  • House: Big old house in good condition right on the slopes, nice big saloon / living room, bedrooms nicely finished, with a quite nice sauna in the basement, plenty bathrooms/showers etc. + even a pool table and soccer table.
  • Capacity: “comfy / plenty space”: 14 Persons ; maximum up to 20 people including 3 couples in their own rooms.
  • Budget all inclusive (excl. transportation): 250€/week/person [BOOK HERE]. House: 25 EUR per person per night (Price based on 18 participants), incl. cleaning fee & bed sheets, excl. tourist tax (1.70 EUR/P/n), electricity (0.30 EUR/kWh) & garbage. Food: the usual 10-ish EUR per person per day, beer/wine etc separate. Ski pass (not included): 6 days for 207.50 EUR.

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