Austria: Magical Carinthia
In sunny southern Austria, in the southernmost state of Carinthia, there is a winter paradise. There are well-maintained slopes, perfect snow conditions, and perfect atmosphere. This can get hearts of all fans of skiing and untouched nature.
In this land bathing in sun there are 31 skiing areas, where fans of winter sports can enjoy their time. Awaiting them is here that more than 1000 kilometers of slopes. The good news is that the skiing you need only one pass to which are bind favorable prices as well as good services. Directly on ski slopes await you in addition to breathtaking views and relaxing pavilions, refreshments, as well as information and security service. Here you can enjoy not only riding on the fresh powder snow, but also you can enjoy relaxing moments in the mountain huts or on sunny terraces . All these activities will be definitely worth! Your family will appreciate this as well.
Experiences you won’t forget...
Furthermore, do not resist to the temptation of the Carinthian cuisine, which combines traditional Alpine elements with non-traditional Adriatic influences. Of course we have to mention emerald green water in the thermal spa in Bad Kleinkirchheim , or newly renovated spa in the region Warmbad-Villach or recently opened first Carinthian bathhouse at Lake Millstätter where you regenerate your body and soul :). Those who love skating, will love the picturesque region of Carinthia. There are over 200 frozen lakes waiting for you. However, the skiers have something to do here as well. Untouched meadows are crossed with cross-country trails and there are even illuminated toboggan runs, which offer visitors incredible experiences.
Those who love adventures may enjoy a sleigh ride dogsledding, romantic walks in the full moon night adventure tours in the light of torches and ride in a carriage with horses. During these rides you will have feeling that time simply stopped in this picturesque winter landscape.
Nassfeld - nowhere in Austria is as much snow as there
Of the many ski areas located in Carinthia we want to bring you here at least one. It is Nassfeld , an Alpine ski resort, which is exceptional for its snow guarantee. In all Austria there is not such guaranty of snow as there, in Nassfeld. This is caused by its geographic location. Thanks to low air pressure and heavy rainfalls coming from the Adriatic Sea , this ski resort is located in the so called snow trap. The consequence of such conditions is a 180 cm snow cover. Of course exemption to the thickness are snow glaciers. Therefore, if you want to ensure quality skiing on 110 kilometers of slopes, do not hesitate to visit this place.
Finally, we would like to mention the opportunity to ride the route " Magical Moments " in the Hohe Tauern . The route takes you through the National Park. During this lovely hike led by trained guides you will have the opportunity to observe ibexes. It is certainly a remarkable experience.
Carinthia in winter is a truly magical place. The ubiquitous white landscape gives you the feeling of idyllic world . Without fuss and bustle. Therefore, if you are able, try to take a few days off and visit this country fairytale adventures.
Text: Oskár Mažgút
Source and photo: Kärnten Werbung GmbH, kaernten.at, © Franz Gerdl, © Michael Gruber, © TineSteinthaler
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