The ski pistes are especially sunny on the southern side of the Austrian Alps. This is one more reason why Carinthia is becoming ever more popular as a winter sport destination, especially for families. The sunny pistes combined with a helping of southern hospitality, rounded off with Carinthian Alps-Adriatic cuisine, make for a perfect winter holiday. Of course, the plentiful sunshine can also be seen in the numbers. The ski areas of Carinthia register about 100 hours of more sun in the winter months than destinations north of the Alpine main ridge. This is measured with the Nassfeld winter sundial, which is located directly at the mountain station. In winter, Carinthia is the biggest sun terrace in the Alps - what a unique gift from Mother Nature!