The slopes are particularly sunny on the southern side of the Austrian Alps, which is one of the reasons why Carinthia is becoming ever more popular as a winter sport destination. The sun-drenched slopes combined with a helping of southern hospitality and rounded off with Carinthian Alpe-Adria cuisine complete winter stays. The abundance of sunshine can also be seen in the numbers, of course. Carinthia’s ski resorts register around 100 more hours of sun in the winter months than destinations north of the main alpine ridge.