Skiing in Carinthia
A skiing holiday that pulls out all the stops
Between Lake Millstätter See and the high peaks of the Eastern Alps, a multitude of ski resorts await, all within easy reach of Millstatt. Look forward to a varied skiing holiday in Carinthia and neighbouring East Tyrol. Perfectly groomed pistes for beginners, intermediate and advanced skiers as well as a comprehensive offer for families and snowboard fans will make your holiday one to remember.
Ski resorts in Carinthia
In less than half hour, you can reach several fantastic ski resorts, especially those on Goldeck sports mountain, Gerlitzen mountain, Bad Kleinkirchheim or Katschberg mountain. If you want to aim even higher, the Mölltal Glacier, Carinthia’s only glacier skiing resort, is less than an hour away. Thanks to its high altitude at 3,000 metres, skiers can enjoy the slopes all year round. Skier or snowboarder, single traveller or families: The ski resorts around Millstatt have something in store for every winter sports enthusiast.
9 lifts, 25 kilometres of pistes
Special feature: 50-hectare freeride area, Snowpark, “Champ or Cramp” ski touring event
29 lifts, 103 kilometres of pistes
Special feature: World Cup downhill run “Franz Klammer”
16 lifts, 70 kilometres of pistes
Special feature: the “Direttissima”, one of Austria’s longest black downhill runs: 2,500 metres in length, 60-100% incline for pro’s who’d like to face the ultimate challenge. In addition, 100% of the slopes on Katschberg come with snow-making facilities.
14 lifts, 42 kilometres of pistes
Special feature: snow park, 850-metre fun slope, 12 km round tour around Lake Turracher See
15 lifts, 40 kilometres of pistes
Special feature: Focus on families and beginners or those who are a bit rusty, kids’ snow park
Ski pass and ski bus
Skiers may enjoy a different resort every day around Lake Millstätter See: A single ski pass, the Top Ski Pass Kärnten-Osttirol, opens up the gates to 31 ski resorts with more than 850 kilometres of pistes and is the perfect choice for anyone looking for variety and choice.
The regional ski bus that takes you to the Goldeck sports mountain from the Hotel Forelle and back again is included in your ski pass.
Your service at the hotel:
- Free ski bus to Goldeck sports mountain, stop just 200 m from the hotel
- Ski depot at Goldeck
- Storage facilities for ski equipment in the hotel
- Ski pass service
Ski tours in the Nockberge and surroundings
Winter sports on the perfectly groomed pistes of the ski resorts are certainly attractive, but the slopes and summits of the Lake Millstätter See region also offer top conditions for ski tourers. Whether you are a beginner or advanced ski tourer, tours of every level of difficulty await in a veritable Eldorado for skiers, in the sunny province of Carinthia on the southeastern side of the Alps. Conquer the summits of nearby Goldeck Sports Mountain, explore the Nockberge National Park in winter or embark on a tour of one of the more challenging summits, always with the blue sky as your backdrop and splendid views at your feet, surrounded by a magical winter landscape. You’ve never tried ski touring before or would simply feel safer with a pro by your side? We are happy to find a guide for you who would introduce you to the theory and practice of ski touring and accompany you on your first steps through the backcountry. The length of the tour is always chosen in accordance with the level of skill of the participants. Rental equipment is available upon request.
Easy ski tours
- Millstätter Alm
Difficult ski tours
- Hinteregger Sonnblick
For more information, get in touch with Ski & Sportschule Krainer: www.skischule-badkleinkirchheim.at
Make a splash with après-ski in the Erlebnisbad Drautalperle
For a great counterpoint to an active day on the slopes, visit the Erlebnisbad Drautalperle for ultimate fun and relaxation for all the family. The Goldeck day pass already includes a 2-hour session. Alternatively, you can relax at the Seeglück Hotel Forelle with its panorama indoor pool, sauna area and quiet rooms.