Fun in the snow in Villach? Incredible!
Carinthia is not only ideal for active holidays in summer but also for your skiing and winter hiking adventures. Put on your skis or snowshoes and head off into the winter paradise! Afterwards, warm your tired muscles in the saunas of the KärntenTherme. At the Dreiländereck, on the Gerlitzen Alpe, and at Nassfeld, you will find numerous family-friendly and challenging slopes for your skiing adventure.
Fun on the slopes in Carinthia
Zigzag down the slopes, enjoy the impressive panorama, and breathe in the fresh winter air: The three ski areas Gerlitzen Alpe, Dreiländereck, and Nassfeld are not far from the Thermenhotel Karawankenhof and offer fun on the numerous kilometres of slopes. Afterwards, a warm meal awaits you in the rustic huts.
Backcountry is the best!
Numerous well-marked winter hiking trails around Villach start directly at our hotel. You can stroll through the snow-covered forests while admiring the glistening landscape until you reach the Dobratsch summit or one of the rustic Alpine huts. The same goes for ski touring: There are endless expanses, incredible ascents, dream panoramas, and rapid descents.
Fast and graceful on skates and sledges
We’re talking about ice skating and tobogganing, of course! Around the Karawankenhof, there are several places to hone your pirouette skills, such as at the bathing lakes that freeze over every winter (e.g. Lake Weissensee or Lake Aichwaldsee) or in the Stadthalle Villach sports arena. On the Dobratsch mountain, you can combine a winter hike with a zippy downhill ride. Pure tobogganing bliss awaits you on the tobogganing hill in the Dobratsch Nature Park. Afterwards, warm up with a cup of tea or mulled wine.
Serene fun in winter
Gliding through idyllic winter landscapes with majestic mountains forever in view and at the end of the day, that wonderful feeling of having done something for your fitness: That’s what a cross-country skiing tour is all about. In and around Villach, there are several perfectly groomed cross-country trails for beginners and advanced skiers, some of which lead to Slovenia and Italy – experience boundless cross-country skiing fun!
Fairy lights and the scent of mulled wine...
... at the Villach Christmas Market! After your adventures on the slopes in the winter landscape around the Thermenhotel Karawankenhof and soothing relaxation in the spa, we recommend a stroll through the Christmas market in Villach’s city centre with its Ferris wheel, winter wonderland forest, and much more. Let yourself be enchanted by the magical atmosphere and enjoy the wonderful scent and spirit of the Christmas season.