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Carinthia – It´s my life!

On a winter holiday on wide, safe slopes, away from the crowds. On snow-covered alpine pastures with touring or cross-country skis, on frozen lakes ice skating under the open sky or winter hiking in a snow-covered fairytale landscape. On the southern side of the Austrian Alps, the ski slopes are particularly sunny. One more reason why Carinthia is becoming increasingly popular as a winter sports destination, especially with families. The sunny slopes combined with a portion of southern hospitality and rounded off with Carinthian Alps-Adriatic cuisine makes a winter holiday perfect.

Information about the seasonal starts of the ski resorts can be found here.


Carinthia as a winter destination in brief:

Skiing in all its facets, ice skating in a unique natural landscape, wellness and well-being in Carinthia’s accommodation establishments, sledding, snowshoeing and enjoying Carinthian culinary delights at their best.

Right in the middle and surrounded by mountains…

Klagenfurt am Wörthersee |

Carinthia is known for its short distances. No matter which ski area you are in, Klagenfurt always invites you as a social programme and to go strolling during your skiing holiday. The annual Advent and Christmas market on Neuer Platz in Klagenfurt is a highlight in the pre-Christmas period. TIP: Those interested in culture will always find unique exhibitions in the beautiful rooms of the Museum Moderner Kunst Kärnten. A “must see” is also the Wappen Hall in the Carinthian Landhaus, below which the Landhaushof Inn serves one of the tastiest Tafelspitz dishes in Carinthia.


Lake Wörthersee region |

Lake Wörthersee is popular at any time of year. Numerous skiing areas can be reached in a short time. Cross-country skiers, tobogganers and winter hikers also find ideal terrain. Especially during the Advent season, Lake Wörthersee has its own flair with its many small Advent markets. From the well-known Veldner Advent, to the traditional Advent market on the Pyramidenkogel, to the quiet Advent in Pörtschach – each Advent market is unique and full of small experiences and customs. Due to COVID19, the Advent markets around Lake Wörthersee will unfortunately not take place in 2020.  TIP: Even in winter it is worth climbing the Pyramidenkogel. A wonderful overview of the Wörthersee region, if you are lucky, in a magical winter coat impresses even in the cold season.

The great skiing areas | Home of our skiing aces and showcase destinations

Carinthia’s top ski resorts with guaranteed snow, a wide range of winter sports of all kinds and slopes of all levels of difficulty. They offer a skiing experience with everything your heart desires and accommodation in all star categories.


The medium-sized ski areas score with cosiness and beautiful nature experiences

Those who want to take it a little easier and like less hustle and bustle will feel at home in the medium-sized Carinthian ski resorts. Each one is unique and offers great deals for winter sports holidaymakers, as well as skiing experiences in the midst of a wonderful winter landscape with rustic gastronomy, high on the Carinthian mountains.

Our tip ist the Falkert with the Heidi Alm. A delightful little ski area – specialising in families and children.

The small ski areas – small – fine – unique

The smallest of Carinthia’s ski areas have a total of 46 kilometres of slopes. They are excellent day trip destinations and offer skiing experiences of a special kind. Each one is unique with unique experiences, perfect for skiing beginners and holidaymakers who want to spend their holidays far away from the hustle and bustle.

Our Tip: Lake Weissensee in particular, in combination with the natural ice skating rink on the lake, is ideal for a winter holiday of a special kind in an evironment that invites you to slow down.

The Carinthia Tourist Board team is available for your personal holiday enquiries on

+43 463 3000 or

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