Winter vacation in Sankt Jakob in Defereggen

The municipality of St. Jakob im Defereggental is located in one of the most beautiful alpine valleys in Tyrol and has a particularly favorable climate.

The big party and the next party metropolis are guaranteed not to be found in winter in Defereggental. All the better, because that leaves more room for winter and Frau Holle, who means well with Defereggental year after year, to spread out. And you have more space to enjoy the winter as it was meant to be and as it is most beautiful: Namely with lots and lots of snow, magnificent mountain scenery and in peace and quiet. In the ski center St. Jakob, for example, you will find everything a skier's heart desires. And there is one thing you will certainly not miss: The big hustle and bustle and long queues. In Defereggen valley the clocks tick a little differently, and this ski area is a real insider tip.

But because two factors are right here and complement each other perfectly, namely the landscape and the absolute snow guarantee, you can not only ski excellently in St. Jakob. You can also go on various wonderful ski tours here, cross-country skiing is a hot topic despite the cool temperatures, tobogganing should be given a real chance, snowshoe hiking is wonderful here like almost nowhere else and ice skating is also possible in the Defereggen valley. So you see: St. Jakob offers a colorful potpourri of possibilities in winter. Nowhere else can you get closer to winter than in the rear Defereggen valley.

Skiresort Geheimtipp

Skiing and snowboarding

The ski center St. Jakob in Defereggen valley offers a whole 23.7 kilometers of slopes on a slope area of 96 hectares. Quite a lot of space. And all this in the complete absence of hectic hustle and bustle and the next big party. In addition, the cozy huts contribute to a family atmosphere.

Ski school

Ski touring

The Defereggen valley is rightly called an Eldorado for ski tourers. Particularly recommended among the numerous ski tours in Defereggen valley is the Langschneid, the Innerrodelrunde or the Rote Wand.

Cross country skiing and skating

You can breathe in the wonderful winter air in St. Jakob and meanwhile find your very own pace. Almost 70 km of cross-country trails in Defereggen valley offer you everything your cross-country skier heart desires - and much more. The entry point is directly at the Gasthof Edelweiß.


Tobogganing as a winter sport activity is often still criminally underestimated. Wrongly, then how young and old can enjoy themselves together here is simply wonderful.


To go snowshoeing in the Defereggen valley means to go in search. Namely in search of untouched nature, magnificent landscapes and wild animals that are best viewed from respectful surroundings. Guided trekking tours with the national park ranger are offered.

Ice skating/ice stick

Never make the winter sports bill without the ice skating and curling. The ice skating rink is only a few steps away from our Edelweiss Inn.