Spending a Winter in Carinthia: you will always have something to do!

DSC_0212The wonderful scenery of the Alps of Carinthia is perfect for the winter season, where visitors can have fun, practice sport and enjoy wellness everyday.

There is any sort of activity for whoever wishes to spend a winter holiday in Carinthia. You will find long and large ski runs covered by snow, beautiful lakes and glaciers.

In Carinthia, it is possible to go skiing, snowboarding (with many halfpipes), cross-country skiing, doing excursions with ski poles, ice-skating, sledding, children areas, runs for night skiing. The winter sports’ lovers will be spoilt for choice, and they will always enjoy much sun and snow.

In addition, there is the opportunity to have a single ski pass valid for all the skiing areas from Heiligenblut to Sillian, and from Nassfeld to Matrei. We are talking about 1,000 km ski runs endowed with 289 cable lifts and transports.


Children up to the age of 12 years can ski for 1 € a day when an adult purchases a full-price Bad Kleinkirchheim 6-day ski pas at the same time


Ski pass included, and an additional 50% reduction on
the thermal spa entry fee for 4 hours or more
Ski pass for the Bad Kleinkirchheim and St. Oswald included
 Admission to Romerbad Terme (4 ore per day) included


For the skating lovers, the bathing lakes of Carinthia in winter time turn into wonderful ice mirrors on which you can have fun and skate. Some of Carinthia’s lakes boast of being the largest in Europe; just think that Weissensee Lake creates a natural ice surface measuring 6,5 sq. km, the largest in Europe.

Here, you will have the chance to have fun with activities like curling, sailing, surfing, tennis, golf, hockey, mountain biking and climbing… obviously, everything on ice! Winter fun in Carinthia has no limits. We remind you that in February 2011, an international tournament of golf on ice will be organized, and this is just one of the many events and initiatives which are scheduled during all seasons of the year.

Ski touring

As previously mentioned, in Carinthia you will find a wide range of activities besides skiing. Ski touring is an activity which is creeping in the field of winter sports. Carinthia, with its various heights, creates the ideal conditions for practicing such a sport. Going uphill on the fresh snow will put you in close contact with the mountains, crossing itineraries of different difficulty levels.

Cross-country skiing

If you’d rather prefer practicing cross-country skiing, in Carinthia you’ll find many snow trails for it. There are also many cross-country skiing schools, so you will have the chance to have private and group lessons, learn or improve your technique, for each resilience and difficulty level.


In this region rich in frozen and harsh or rolling heights, excursionists, climbers and trekkers will find what they are looking for. Alps offer every sort of itinerary, excursions in several trails or in the green woods and extraordinary rock faces. And what about the wonderful landscape that will leave you totally breathless?

In addition, visitors will have the chance to meet each other at the several mountain dews, sipping tea and delicious mulled wine and tasting the traditional speck.

Above all that, in the region it is possible to go hiking with snow shoes. Visitors can take part in guided tours, with professional rangers of the National Park Hohe Tauern (the highest range of the Alps), and discover many interesting details about nature and animals, learning in this way to identify their tracks. A very special experience to try at least once in your life.

Baths, Wellness and well-deserved Rest

And for the ones who wish to relax after a tiring and amusing day of skiing, in Carinthia the corner dedicated to relax and wellness is waiting for you.

Pamper yourself and try the fabulous experience of wellness, relaxing your mind and body in a spa center or at the thermal baths located in the whole area, staying away from the rest of the world, cities and noise.

Here, you will find your energy, relaxing your mind and body thanks to both traditional and technological methods. A stay in Carinthia would not be complete without a visit to the thermal baths, where you can immerge yourself in the warm water that naturally gives new energy to our body.

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