A new lead product for winter in Carinthia is the ski-tour trekking on the Nockberge Trail, which connects the five ski areas of Katschberg, Innerkrems, Turrach, Falkert and Bad Kleinkirchheim/St. Oswald with one another. The Nockberge Trail is a multi-day ski crossing which aims to offer enjoyment and well-being.
The whole tour takes four days and it’s a good choice for casual ski tourers who have a good knowledge of ski touring and are in good physical condition, but who aren’t interested in exploring alpine passages and who enjoy the amenities of comfortable hotels and wellness resorts.
Plan for up to six hours of trekking time for each stage. Tourers start in the skiing areas in the morning but will find secluded paths in wintry alpine landscape of the Carinthian Nockberge mountains throughout the day. The available lifts and aerial cableways give skiers the opportunity to save some energy and gain a few metres of altitude at each stage. During the daytime, the focus is on physical exertion and the wonderful experience of unspoilt nature in the Biosphere Reserve, which in winter becomes a nearly untouched wilderness. The rewards at each of the stage destinations are relaxing wellness facilities and excellent evening meals.