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There’s no better place to sense the joy of living than Carinthia. A skiing holiday in Austria’s southernmost state means active enjoyment and pure joie de vivre; it means broad pistes with guaranteed snow on the one hand, with snow parks and breathtaking freeride areas on the other. There couldn’t be a better backdrop: a diverse mountain landscape with lovely views interspersed with frozen lakes and a mild winter climate with an exceptional number of sunny days. These are ideal conditions for moments of winter joy off the pistes as well. Carinthia is located in the tri-border area of Austria, Italy and Slovenia, which means that the southern joy of living and the culinary influence of the Alps-Adriatic region are brought to life.
A winter holiday in Carinthia is a holiday for active visitors. Carinthia has much more to offer than just skiing, snowboarding, freeriding and touring; there is a variety of options here to awaken the excitement of family members of all ages. There couldn’t be a better backdrop: a diverse alpine landscape with lovely views interspersed with frozen lakes, and a mild winter climate with an exceptional number of sunny days.
The most charming way to get into the festive spirit. The pre-Christmas period sprinkles a distinct magic across Carinthia. In addition to the traditional Christmas markets in the cities and by the lakes of Austria’s sunny south, visitors can look forward to plenty of new initiatives that have grown over the past years. Experience festive joy at its most surprising and diverse, far away from the Christmas rush.
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.
The Carinthian formula for happiness for families is child’s play: Because Austria’s southernmost province makes winter dreams come true. It’s child’s play for aspiring ski stars to learn their first turns on wide, superbly groomed slopes. Elsewhere, exuberant toboggan runs, exciting excursion destinations and winter wellness await for your relaxation. When heavy snowflakes dance from the mountain peaks all the way down into the valleys and cover Carinthia in white, the south invites you to enjoy unforgettable winter moments for young and old alike.
A winter holiday in Carinthia is a holiday for active visitors. It isn’t just athletes who can get their money’s worth with skiing, cross-country skiing, ice-skating or touring in Carinthia; those looking for rest will also find a broad range of wellness and relaxation options. Healing thermal water and immune-boosting saunas and bathhouses with divine views of Carinthia’s mountains and lakes allow visitors to forget their everyday stress and re-energise.
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!
A winter holiday in Carinthia is a holiday for active visitors. Carinthia has much more to offer than just skiing, snowboarding, freeriding and touring; there is a variety of options here to awaken the excitement of family members of all ages. There couldn’t be a better backdrop: a diverse alpine landscape with lovely views interspersed with frozen lakes, and a mild winter climate with an exceptional number of sunny days. The location of Austria’s southernmost state directly in the tri-border area with Italy and Slovenia comes through especially well in the Carinthian Alps-Adriatic cuisine.