A winter holiday on the shores of Lake Millstatt in Carinthia
Enjoy winter the active way
The region around Lake Millstatt is wonderfully picturesque during the winter months, with a thick blanket of snow and ample opportunities for winter-based activities, from cross-country skiing to winter hiking and romantic rides in a horse-drawn carriage. Tobogganing and ice rinks complete the offer. The region offers a large variety of activities, starting with a leisurely walk along the lake. Alternatively, head for the town of Millstatt straight from the hotel, admire its elegant villas from the time of the Habsburg empire, or take a stroll to the "Waldbühne" and enjoy the magnificent view of the lake.
Skiing and snowboarding
Numerous ski areas await you between Lake Millstatt and the peaks of the Eastern Alps, which you can reach directly from Millstatt. In the ski resorts in Carinthia and nearby East Tyrol you will experience a varied ski and snowboard vacation. The perfectly groomed slopes make the hearts of beginners, advanced skiers and pros beat faster. For families and snowboarders there are also suitable offers for the perfect winter and ski vacation in Carinthia.
Winter sports especially skiing is possible not only on the prepared slopes of the ski area. Also for ski tours, the slopes and peaks around Lake Millstatt offer the best conditions. In the region around the 4-star Hotel Forelle there are tours for every level of difficulty, whether beginner or advanced. In Carinthia on the southeast side of the Alps is a true paradise for winter sports of all kinds. Climb one of the challenging peaks or explore the Goldeck National Park. Enjoy the pristine winter landscape with blue skies and breathtaking views while ski touring.
Put on your cross-country boots, strap on your skis and hit the trails. Whether you choose classic cross-country skiing or skating, there are many groomed trails around Lake Millstatt. Enjoy an eventful winter day and marvel at the beautiful surroundings of Millstatt.
With a freshly polished sled it goes up to the alp. On particularly cold winter days you can warm up or indulge in culinary Austrian cuisine. When you are well strengthened and warmed up, you can then sled down the toboggan run at a brisk pace. Millstatt and the surrounding area offer many tobogganing opportunities for tobogganing enthusiasts!
Winter hiking & snowshoeing
You want to take a relaxed approach to your well-deserved vacation? When nature around Lake Millstatt goes into hibernation and snow covers the ground, winter hiking and snowshoeing in the fresh air are the best. Crunching snow, crystal clear winter air and blue skies await you during winter hiking and snowshoeing.
It is also worthwhile for skaters, because many Carinthian lakes are thickly iced in winter and usually invite you to skate on natural ice. Feel the fresh air and the cool breeze while surrounded by the beautiful natural scenery. Lake Weissensee, only about 50 minutes away from Millstatt, is ideal for ice skating. It is Europe's largest permanently frozen natural ice skating rink.
Horse-drawn carriage tours
Immerse yourself in the snowy winter landscape of the Millstätter Plateau on a romantic horse-drawn carriage ride. Enjoy, wrapped warmly in a blanket, with a hot drink in your hand, the beautiful wintry surroundings.