Ski Holidays in Nassfeld
Nassfeld is situated on both the Italian and Slovenian border and is Carinthia’s largest ski area, lying at an altitude of 1552m.
Although it’s not a well known resort outside of Austria, Nassfeld has been promoted to one of the top ten Austrian ski resorts due to its major investment in recent years.
- Off piste
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Skiing in Nassfeld
The ski resort offers 110km of runs, a good amount of terrain for all levels from beginners to intermediates, but its on piste terrain doesn’t cater greatly for advanced skiers.
Tressdorger Alm is where the nursery slopes are located for beginner lessons, located at the top of the Millennium Express gondola. There are also beginner runs at Sonnenalpe.
Nassfeld is a great resort for families with an excellent ski school and lots of family activities. For younger children there are two daytime options: "All in One" Bobo Mini Club: Full day club for 2-5 year olds which combines play (mini-tubing, snowman building, etc. and indoor play) with a little skiing. "Take Care" kindergarten: Half or full day non-skiing care for 2-5 year olds.
The area is an ideal place for intermediates. There are a number of blues and reds for developing technique. For more confident intermediates, the runs in Gartnerkofel and Watschiger Alm have a variety of challenging slopes. Easier intermediate runs can be found from the top of the main gondola where there are some blues and reds going down into Sonnenalpe Nassfeld.
There aren’t a huge selection of runs for more experienced and advanced skiers with only one black run (Trogkofelbfahrt) and reds being the majority of categorised slopes. There are however off piste routes higher up the mountain but it is highly recommended you ski these with a trained guide for safety and to ensure you make the most out of Nassfeld’s powder. The Lesachtal Valley is the best areas for off piste as the trails are largely untouched and uncrowded with descents of up to 4,000 ft.
For freestylers, there is a snow park at Gartnerkofel that has a rails section for beginners line, jib line and pro line as well as kickers, quarter pipes, tables and a boarder cross. For freeriders, there is dedicated terrain for freeriders in Schneeloch of Nassfeld that has amazing powder snow. Also there are ski touring opportunities that have varying difficulty levels. One option is the Rosskofel Tour that starts at the foot of Rosskofel mountain and takes you past the rock massif of Rosskofel. It’s worth stopping to take in the beautiful views here.
Snow conditions in Nassfeld
Nassfeld lies in a unique microclimate in the region that receives an abundance of snowfall, an average of 7 to 8 metres, across the Carnic Alps each winter season.
The resort is also full prepared for the worst with a whole network of snow making machines covering 110km of its slopes.
Après ski, restaurants and other activities in Nassfeld
Après ski is mainly based in and around the hotels. CUBE has lively bars and nightclubs with guest DJs, the Carinzia has a stylish hotel bar and the Al Gallo Forcello entertains their guests with occasional traditional music.
At the many mountain restaurants enjoy a range of delicacies, not only Austrian but, due to the proximity of Nassfeld to the borders, Italian and Slovenian too.
Other activities in resort include snow tubing, tobogganing, snow biking, airboarding, ice skating, sleigh rides, curling, snowshoeing and horse riding.
Transfer times to Nassfeld
Klagenfurt (KLU) - 1 hr 30 mins
Salzburg (SZG) - 3 hrs
Ski Hire in Nassfeld
There are normally a number of shops where you can pick up your pre-booked ski or snowboard equipment from. Which shop you go to will depend on where you are staying in Nassfeld. Here is a guide to ski or snowboard hire in Nassfeld:
|Ski Hire Type
|Adult 6 days
|Child 6 days
|Bronze - Skis and Boots or Snowboard and Boots
|Silver - Skis and Boots or Snowboard and Boots
|Gold - Skis and Boots or Snowboard and Boots
|Platinum - Skis and Boots or Snowboard and Boots
You can book your ski hire for your trip to Nassfeld here