Wintery dreams come true in Austria’s sunny southern province of Carinthia. Due to its unique geographic location within the Alps-Adriatic region, Carinthia is spoiled with a mild yet snowy winter climate and around 100 more hours of sunshine than ski destinations to the west of the alpine range. In fact, last winter, Carinthia enjoyed the most snow in the Alps.
Variety and then some - whether seasoned skier or hesitant first-timer, Carinthia’s mountain resorts (with a combined 900km of slopes) range from a formidable 3000m above sea level to lower altitudes which are popular family destinations. Many of Carinthia’s slopes are counted amongst the best in Austria, and even all of Europe. In addition to 24 ski resorts offering plenty of wide, well-groomed slopes across all abilities, holidaymakers to the region can also take advantage of an extensive range of offerings away from the pistes, including atmospheric and romantic evenings in mountain taverns, delicious Carinthian Alps-Adriatic cuisine, alpine festivities and relaxing winter wellness.
Region Villach perfectly blends alpine skiing with a family and spa break. The ski resorts Gerlitzen Alpe and Dreiländereck guarantee fun on the slopes, with reliable snow conditions, après-ski and Alps-Adriatic cuisine thrown in. Or try ski touring or cross-country skiing in the Dobratsch Nature Park and then relax at the KärntenTherme spa in Warmbad-Villach.