With 25 ski lifts and 103km of perfectly-groomed pistes, Bad Kleinkirchheim in Carinthia, guarantees unlimited skiing pleasure. Considered one of Austria's 20 most popular resorts, Bad Kleinkirchheim owes its importance to its two healing thermal spas. Reap the benefits, as lift passes can be swapped for a day ticket to one of the spas. The popularity of combing ski and spa makes perfect sense in Austria. After all, the country is well-known for a long-standing spa tradition, with historical records noting patronage even by Austrian emperors and other nobility at its spa towns and resorts throughout the last century.
Back on the skis, the nursery slopes are located in the centre of Bad Kleinkirchheim and there are gentle blue runs to progress to. Virtually all the slopes in the area are ideal for intermediates and those looking for a challenge will enjoy the Franz Klammer downhill run, named after the ski legend who comes from Bad Kleinkirchheim. You need not worry about snowfall here either. Over 800 snow machines ensure snow sure conditions on the pistes until April.
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