Excursion destinations & Activities

Skiing in the Villach region

Many ski resorts around Villach invite visitors to immerse in the beauty of nature with a variety of outdoor activities. Here are our top five places to visit:

 

Gerlitzen Alpe

At 1,911m above sea level, the Gerlitzen offers you 42 perfectly prepared snowy kilometers, state-of-the-art and comfortable lift facilities and wide, versatile slopes.
If you are an early riser, you can get on the Kanzelbahn as early as 8.15 a.m., to be one of the first to carve the tracks into the untouched snow.

A free ski shuttle bus takes you to the lift bottom station in Annenheim within 15 minutes. What’s more, our hotel guests enjoy a 20% discount on all Gerlitzen Alpe day ski tickets.
www.gerlitzen.com

 

Dreiländereck

With an elevation between 680 – 1,600 m, the Dreiländereck is the most southern ski mountain in the Villach region.

Visitors of the Dreiländereck can look forward to 9 ski lift facilities, snow guarantee, southern sun, 17 km of perfectly groomed slopes of all levels of difficulty, children’s land and a 8.4 km long toboggan run.
The ski resort is 26 km away and can be reached within 40 minutes by car.

www.3laendereck.at

 

Bad Kleinkirchheim-St. Oswald

At the huge and sun-kissed ski area in the Nockberge mountains you’ll be greeted by 25 modern ski lifts, 103 km of pistes and Carinthia’s longest ski run.
Winter guests to Bad Kleinkirchheim can be one hundred per cent sure that their "playgrounds" will be covered with wonderful snow. More than 800 snow-making facilities make sure there will be perfect snow conditions in Bad Kleinkirchheim irrespective of the weather.

The resort also features the Franz Klammer World Cup run. With a total length of 3,200 meters, a difference in altitude of 842 meters, a gradient of up to 80% and selective transverse stretches, this course is one of the most demanding in the World Cup circus and fulfills all the stipulated requirements for women’s and men’s races. The ski resort is 35 km away and can be reached within 45 minutes by car.
www.badkleinkirchheim.at

 

Turracher Höhe

Great slopes at an exceptionally high altitude. Modern and comfortable lift facilities. Optimum snow conditions also thanks to the resort’s ability to create artificial snow across the entire ski area.

Turracher Höhe is a ski resort for beginners and pros, carvers and snowboarders, who all have ample space to manoevre on the extensive slopes. However, the area’s diversity goes far beyond, offering a multifaceted paradise for cross-country skiing, ice-skating and snowshoeing.

14 cable cars and ski lifts (four 6-seater chair lifts, 1 combi cable car, 1 double chair lift, 7 drag lifts, 1 rope lift) and 42 kilometers of varied pistes with varying degrees of difficulty.
The ski area is 54 km away and can be reached within 1 hour.

www.turracherhoehe.at

 

Nassfeld

Nassfeld is one of Austria’s TOP 10 ski resorts and offers many “nice surprise moments“, with fun factor for families, avid and leisure skiers on 110 kilometers of pistes: snow park, fun slope, freeride areas, speed and ski movie tracks, professional ski schools and secure practice areas for kids. Southern “easygoingness” and Alps Adriatic cuisine can be experienced at the Italian “ristoranti“ as well as at the 25 ski huts.
The ski area is 65 km away and can be reached within 1 hour.

www.nassfeld.at