Surprises on the Slopes
Anyone who finds themselves on Carinthia’s expansive, sunny slopes can get used to surprises:
At Nassfeld, one of the Top-10 ski resorts in Austria, you’ll find the fastest language course in the Alps. On the Millenium-Express mountain cable railway, international guests making the 17-minute journey from the valley to 2,000 meters will receive an intro-course in Carinthian dialect, including such expressions such as “Pfiateich”, “Jagatee” and “Kasnudeln.” At various Photo Points, you’ll have the opportunity to snap memorable photos that you can then share with friends at home at one of over 20 free WLAN-Hotspots. In the new “Schmankerlgondel” (delicacy gondola), you can taste spicy Gailtaler cured hams and cheeses over the course of your evening ski run. “Katschis Kinderwelt” at Familienskigebiet Katschberg (Katschberg Family Ski Resort) is impressive with various heated pavilions directly on the slopes and six long A1 “Ski Autobahns.” On the Turracher Höhe, a slope butler serves sparkling Prosecco and tasty ice cream. The Gerlitzen outdoes the rest with particularly wide slopes, its own slope security, three large training areas, the slope carousel “Stella Ronda” with its 13 departure times, and a superb panoramic view of Villach and its surroundings. In Innerkrems, home of the Innerkrems Alpine Training Centre, you may happen to ride in a lift together with world-class athletes such as Maria Riesch, Lindsey Vonn, Bode Miller or Ivica Kostelić. At Sportberg Goldeck, you can brace yourself for the longest Black Run in the Alps at 8.5 kilometres long, and enjoy the 125-acre Freeride Area and deep powder-snow hillsides with incredible panoramic views.