The slopes of Carinthia are so sunny because Carinthia is on the southern side of the Austrian Alps, making this beautiful region of Austria ever more popular as a winter sports destination. Combine sun-drenched slopes with a generous helping of southern hospitality, rounded off with delicious Carinthian Alpine-Adriatic cuisine, and you have one of the best places in Austria in winter. The numbers don’t lie – Carinthia’s ski resorts register around 100 more hours of sunshine in the winter months than destinations north of the main Alpine ridge. This abundance of winter sunshine makes Carinthia one of the best places to visit in Austria.