Located at the end of the Defereggental Valley, St. Jakob is a quiet haven where skiers can look forward to fine pistes towered over by mighty 3,000-metre peaks.
Remote farmsteads dotted across the slopes of the Hohe Tauern National Park – the Defereggental Valley is a haven of peace and quiet traversed by the Schwarzach river. At the end of the valley you will find the village of St. Jakob, where skiers and snowboarders can access the surrounding mountains quickly and easily using the Brunnalmbahn cable car. Most of the ski slopes here, which reach up to 2,520 metres above sea level, are aimed at families and intermediate skiers. Their north-facing orientation ensures good conditions throughout the season. The views of the Venediger Mountains on the other side of the valley are wonderful. And if you do fancy something new it is just 30 kilometres from St. Jakob to the resort of "Großglockner Resort Kals-Matrei" at the foot the Großglockner, which at 3,798 metres above sea level is Austria's highest mountain.