Charming unspoiled village at one end of the varied Hochkönig area that spreads over a series of gentle peaks via Hinterthal and Dienten to Mühlbach. Maria Alm, though small, is one of the two largest villages in the area, and the most animated in the evening; it's a pretty place with a splendid old church boasting the highest spire in Salzburgerland. The Hochkönig area is best for adventurous intermediates, but for beginners there is a good local nursery slope. Experts can explore the ungroomed ski routes and the excellent off-piste. Snowboarders may find there are too many draglifts. Maria Alm also has its own small local area of slopes. There are 40km of cross-country trails in the area.