SKIING AND SNOWBOARDING IN CARINTHIA
Villach is surrounded by magnificent mountains and the Thermenhotel Karawankenhof has it all in the name ... is not far away. Skiers and snowboarders, winter sports enthusiasts will find here in the Dreiländereck - Carinthia, Friuli and Slovenia – slopes and cross-country trails in abundance.
The Gerlitzen Alpe, the Monte Lussari in Tarvisio, the skier paradise Nassfeld, ... all well known names for skiers and snowboarders. Tempting destinations for winter sports enthusiasts who want to explore other areas.
Family-friendly ski resorts can be found around Villach, for example, the Dreiländereck near Arnoldstein, and those who like to reach their limits: the world cup slopes of Bad Kleinkirchheim or Krajnska Gora in Slovenia are only a few kilometers away.
The Gerlitzen Alpe offers at an altitude of 1,911m above sea level 42 perfectly prepared downhill runs and 15 kilometers of unspoiled ski routes. Modern lifts, wide, varied ski slopes and sophisticated snowmaking technology guarantee a perfect panoramic skiing fun from December to April.
** Full day ticket (from 8:15 am) EUR 46.00 for adults / EUR 23.00 for children (6-14 years) / EUR 37.00 for teenagers and students (15 - 18 years and up to 27 years)
For further information, please visit www.gerlitzen.com
Guests staying at the Karawankenhof receive a 20 % discount on the day or multi-day ski pass.
TIP: Daily free ski bus from Warmbad-Villach station (200 m from the hotel) to the Kanzelbahn in Annenheim
Small but nice. The family ski area in the Villach region. Ideal for beginners. There are 17 snow-sure slopes with a wonderful mountain panorama and cozy cabins.
** All-day ticket EUR 35.50 for adults / EUR 19.50 for children (6-14 years) / EUR 33.00 for teenagers and students (15 - 18 years and up to 27 years)
For further information, please visit www.3laendereck.at
TIP: Every Friday night skying from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm for adults and children.
Ski resort Nassfeld
Here the skier's heart laughs! In just 30 minutes you can reach 110 km perfectly groomed slopes, the whole season and for all levels of ability. Did you know that the Nassfeld ski area is one of the "TOP 10 ski resorts" in Austria? Try it during the next stay at the Thermenhotel Karawankenhof.
** Full day ticket from EUR 47,00 for adults / from EUR 24,00 for children (6-14 years) / from EUR 38,00 for teenagers and students (15 - 18 years and up to 27 years)
NEW: "Kids suprise" every Saturday children under 10 years receive the daily ticket for € 10,00!
Further information is available at www.nassfeld.at
Ski resort Tarvisio / Monte Lussari (ITA)
Skiing directly in the Alpe-Adria Triangle. The highlight is the more than 4 km-long descent called "Di Prampero" - here you descend to almost 1,000 meters from Monte Lussari down into the valley. Wow!
A must for professionals are the black slopes at Monte Priesnig and Floriaca Alpe Limerza.
** Full-day ticket from EUR 35,00 for adults / from EUR 26,00 for children (10-15 years) / from EUR
31,00 for young people (16 - 18 years)
For more information, visit www.promotur.org
** skipass prices 2017/2018. Without guarantee.
There will be hardly any kind of winter sports, whether it is traditional or one of the new extreme sports kicks, which can not be found here in the region. Suggestions, tips, information, assistance with the equipment rental and service and whatever helps the winter sports enthusiast - the reception at the Karawankenhof will be always at your disposal.
Moreover after a day outdoor you can enjoy the cozy and warm water at the KärntenTherme connected with the Thermenhotel Karawankenhof via a bathrobe corridor.
SUGGESTION: for all skiers, if the snow is not so lush: an artificial snow cross-country ski slope with floodlight is available at the Villacher Alpenarena (Nordic Ski Sports centre). Just 2 km from Thermenhotel Karawankenhof.