Nestled on the border between Austria and Italy, Carinthia is known for its guaranteed snow and exceptional amount of sunny days. This is the perfect place for a family ski holiday or a romantic outing and thanks to the new direct flights from London to Klagenfurt, getting to Carinthia is easier than ever before. With the Top Ski Pass Carinthia & East Tyrol, you'll have access to 30 ski resorts and over 800km of pistes. Skiing in Carinthia means undiscovered slopes, amazing cuisine and a pristine setting. Here are the top ski areas you should check out.
Nassfeld is located near the Italian border and boasts fantastic Alpine-Adriatic cuisine, to be savoured at one of the many mountain huts. This area prides itself on having 100 more hours of sunshine than its neighbours to the north, as well as guaranteed snow thanks to its snow cannons. The 110km of pistes and 80km of cross-country trails
Bad Kleinkirchheim will host several events for the FIS World Cup this January.
Skiing with the family is very reasonable here, with children under 12 paying only €1 per day. Bad Kleinkirchheim is known for its thermal baths
Only glacier ski area in Carinthia. Snowmaking facilities guarantee snow over the whole ski area, which reaches up to 3122m. There is also a snow park with jumps, kickers and a boardercross course for freestylers, as well as several off-piste access points starting at Mölltaler.
The focus is on families with adventure-themed children's areas for beginner skiers in Katschi's Kinderwelt and a wide selection of ski schools.
Nestled at the foot of the 3798m-high Grossglockner, the highest mountain in Austria, Grossglockner Heiligenblut enjoys gorgeous panoramic views of the surrounding mountains in the Hohe Tauern National Park.
Offers breathtaking views of Italy, Slovenia and Carinthia. The 42km of pistes are especially well suited to beginner and intermediate skiers, with many wide, well-groomed slopes. The striking KärntenTherme Warmbad Villach thermal baths offer rest and relaxation in sumptuous surroundings after a long day of skiing
A must-see is the year-round Nocky Flitzer Alpine roller coaster. Children and adults alike will also enjoy the natural skating rink on frozen Lake Turracher, as well as the varied snowpark and funslope facilities for every level of skier and snowboarder. This area enjoys a long season, from November to the beginning of May