Villach area – Lake Faaker See – Lake Ossiacher See

Downhill Skiing, Cross-Country Skiing, and Ski Tours in a Winter Wonderland Skiing fun in the sun of Carinthia’s south and the glow of lights in Villach’s old town, relaxing in saunas and thermal waters – does that sound like pure winter bliss to you? With not one but two ski resorts, the Dobratsch Nature Park for skiing and cross-country tours in pristine nature, lakes that enchant also in winter, and the KärntenTherme in Warmbad-Villach for a calming spa day, the region in the heart of Carinthia is perfectly made for dreamy winter days.

The region offers a wide range of winter activities, including downhill skiing, crosscountryskiing, and ski tours, along with two ski resorts featuring perfectly groomed

slopes for skiers of all skill levels. Gerlitzen Alpe impresses with 32 ski runs of all difficulty levels, 52 kilometers of slopes, and breathtaking panoramic views of the Julian Alps, the Karawanken, and even the  Großglockner. Beyond alpine skiing, there are 12 kilometers of winter hiking trails waiting to be explored and a 4-kilometer cross-country skiing track in Klösterle/Arriach. Snow-covered mountains, cozy descents, rustic huts – the Dreiländereck offers just the right slopes for pleasure skiers and beginners. Skiing in the fine winter white and soaking up the sun for as long as it pleases. And after a day on the  lopes in the region, you can warm up and relax in Austria’s most modern bathing experience world, the KärntenTherme in Warmbad-Villach. In winter, the Villach local mountain takes on a particularly dreamy aspect and is a true paradise for ski tourers, sledders, cross-country skiers, snowshoers, and winter hikers. The Dobratsch Nature Park promises winter fun for young and old alike.

The City in the Light

In Villach’s old town, a charming winter wonderland awaits you with ice skating, mulled wine, Christmas markets, and handcrafted gift options. The historic old town transforms into a sparkling Christmas world from November 17 onwards. The Parkhotel’s park also hosts the Winter Wonder Forest, designed by bestselling author Thomas Brezina. And for those who prefer to do their Advent shopping under a roof, the ATRIO Shopping Center, located a few kilometers south of the city center, is the place to be. Make use of the diverse mobility options in the Villach region: Tip: Ski buses and S-Bahn trains are free with the ErlebnisCard! For up-to-date information on opening hours, please visit

Information and Booking:

Region Villach Tourism GmbH

Peraustraße 32 • 9500 Villach, Austria

Tel.: +43 / (0)4242 / 42000 – 0 E-Mail: •

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