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Discover Skiing In Carinthia, Austria

If you've never skied on the South side of the Austrian Alps, then you're in for a treat.

The sun-drenched slopes combined with Southern Austrian hospitality give ski holidays in Carinthia a uniquely fabulous angle. Carinthia's ski resorts register around 100 more hours of sun in the winter months than destinations north of the main alpine ridge. That's a lot of sunny ski days!

Not to mention Carinthia is home to Austria's highest mountain, the Großglockner. With an excellent snow record and quiet pistes, this area is well worth a look for your next ski trip.

Discover everything there is to know about Carinthia below, including top ski resorts, how to get there, accommodation options, lift pass prices, top restaurants and more. Already sold? Contact one of our friendly Ski Experts or enquire online using the button below to find out more.

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Skiing in Carinthia, Austria


SkiWeekends are offering ski holidays to three resorts in Carinthia for Winter 2023/24. Find out more below!

Bad Kleinkirchheim, Carinthia

Bad Kleinkirchheim is an extensive ski area with seemingly endless beautiful, wide slopes and stunning views.

  • 103km of pistes, with red runs galore
  • Two thermal baths
  • Family holiday specials available

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Innerkrems, Carinthia

Innerkrems is located in the Nockberge region at an altitude of 1500m to 2200m, making it one of the most snow-sure ski areas in Carinthia.

  • 36km of pistes
  • Range of non-ski activities available
  • Brilliant area for ski touring

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Heiligenblut, Carinthia

Heiligenblut is a great location for freeride enthusiasts. The slopes here are pleasantly quiet and primarily consist of blue and red runs.

  • 55km of pistes
  • Picturesque village
  • Brilliant area for freeride skiing

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Getting There

Carinthia is located on the very Southern tip of Austria, bordering two other beautiful countries in Italy and Slovenia.

The best way to reach the ski resorts of Carinthia is by flying into either Klagenfurt, Salzburg to the North, or Ljubliana to the South. Whilst Klagenfurt is the main airport in the region, flights from the UK are only from London Stansted airport, and restricted to Mondays and Saturdays.

AirportTransfer TimeTransfer Type
Klagenfurt1hr 50 minsPrivate Transfer
Ljubliana2 hoursPrivate Transfer
Salzburg2 - 2.5 hoursPrivate Transfer
Getting to Carinthia, Austria

More Than Just Skiing

Carinthia is a haven for ski touring and other winter sports. Ski tour enthusiasts visiting the area will find themselves in their element, with a range of ski tours varying in difficulty levels around the snow-covered mountains that envelops the area.

Some of the more popular ski tours around the Bad Kleinkirchheim area for example, are those leading to the Mallnock and Falkert. Additionally, the region's highlight is the Nockberge-Trail, a must-try experience for ski touring enthusiasts. This selection of ski tours allows for a deeper immersion into the pristine, untouched winter wonderland that characterizes the Nockberge region.

There's a diverse array of winter sports and activities to explore beyond skiing and ski touring too. Throughout the season, Carinthia maintains paths for a variety of winter pastimes, including Nordic walking, cross-country skiing, tobogganing, and snowshoeing. Snowshoe and hiking tours are led by national park guides, who offer insights into the region's mountain history, details about the local wildlife, and information about each reosrts unique culture.

This variety of winter activities ensures that there's something for everyone to enjoy, regardless of their skiing preferences.

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To get started with your Carinthia ski holiday, call our friendly Ski Experts on 02380 206971, email, or complete our enquiry form.