Nassfeld or Naßfeld is a town and ski resort in the district Hermagor of the Austrian state of Carinthia., close to the borders with both Italy and Slovenia.
Nassfeld is a popular sport destination for winter and summer sports which include skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, mountain hiking and offers more than 1000 km of hiking trails. The area has 30 ski lifts: 5 Gondolas, 4 Six-Seater Chairlifts, 4 four-seater chairlifts and 17 tow lifts. The ski resort has over 220 snow machines for creating artificial snow and 110 km of ski tracks. The cable car called Millennium-Express can lift people to the summit 1919 meters high in less than 15 minutes. The ski resort expands on elevation between 600 and 2000 meters. It has one of Carinthia's longest runs, Carnia, with 7.6 Kilometers in length. weather often differs in these areas but its overall sunny in the summer months and quite a high temperature (5-15 degrees Celsius)
Nassfeld may not yet be a big name on the lips of skiers outside Austria, but it is big in most other respects. Its lack of exposure is more because of a lack of dedicated international marketing than any shortcomings on the part of the resort – because its name is associated with plenty of superlatives.
It is the biggest resort in the province of Carinthia, the most southern ski resort in Austria and right on the Italian border with the longest gondola ski lift (the 4-mile, 3-stage Millennium Express). It also has the longest floodlit run in the Alps, a section of the seven-mile Carnia run.
But if little-known outside the country, the story is vastly different domestically. Major investment in recent years has elevated Nassfeld to the top ten of Austrian ski resorts. If its rapid progress and expansion is a guide, it will continue its climb up the rankings.
Nassfeld is very much a collection of villages, both on the mountain and in the valley, rather than a single entity. For ski-in ski-out convenience the choice is Sonnenalpe or Sonnleitn. Tropolach, a pleasant little community at the bottom station of the Millennium Express, can also be said to be ski-in ski-out.
All have basic shopping facilities - ski clothing and rental shops, bars and restaurants - but are not substantial villages. However, there is everything you need on hand for a ski holiday, especially with the fantastic facilities, spa, restaurants and bars, in the hotels.
The nearest town is Hermagor - the name comes from St Hermagoras, a bishop of Roman times who fell foul of the Emperor Nero and was subsequently tortured and beheaded (his statue stands in the town) - with a shuttle bus service to the slopes.
The nearest large town is Villach with a mass of shopping, restaurant and nightlife.
Nassfeld Ski Resort
The ski resort Nassfeld with its 110 kilometers of piste has everything the heart of winter sport fans desires. With 69 red marked slopes especially advanced skiers have a great selection of slopes. With 30 kilometers (18.6 mi) of blue marked trails and eleven kilometers (6.8 mi) of black marked pistes there is also enough terrain for beginners and experts.
In addition Nassfeld just added the longest gondola lift of the Alps to their resort – the Millennium-Express. For the little skiers Nassfeld has a number of ski school practice grounds and children's areas for those first attempts. BOBO's Mini Club “All-in-one” at the Tressdorfer Alm is a kindergarten for children aged three and older. Professional staff will take good care of your little ones while you discover the ski resort of Nassfeld on your own.
At the Gartnerkofel snowboarders will find a cool and exciting terrain park with a fun-cross track waiting for them. Moreover there is a rails section with a Beginners Line, Jib Line and Pro Line. On Sundays there are snowboard and freeski workshops. The best part is you don't even need to sign up – just stop by and join in on the fun!
Freeriders have their own separate terrain with special marked freeride areas in the so-called “Schneeloch” of Nassfeld. Here you'll find one of a kind deep snow hills with great powder snow. For ski touring fans there are many different tours with varying levels of difficulty for you to try. The challenging Rosskofel-Tour for example starts at the foot of the mountain Rosskofel. You can reach the starting point via the Millennium-Express. The rest of the tour will lead you past the rock massif of the Rosskofel which is a magnificent view and definitely worth seeing.
Newbies will start out on the extensive nursery slopes of Tressdorfer Alm, at the top of the Millennium Express gondola, or the Sonnenalpe beginner slopes.
This is a fantastic area for intermediates, with a variety of different blue and red runs to improve your technique on. From the top of the main gondola, relaxed intermediates will love the blue and red runs that take you down to Sonnenalpe Nassfeld, but for those looking for more of a challenge, the pistes in Gartnerkofel and Watschiger Alm offer a good variety of routes.
There aren't many pisted runs in Nassfeld that'll offer a real challenge for seasoned skiers - there's only one marked black run, the Trogkofelbfahrt, while the majority of runs are categorised as red. However, you will find a number of off-piste ski routes accessible from higher slopes. It’s worth getting a guide to stay safe and find the freshest snow if you want to try touring.
In and around the resort there are a range of cross-country skiing trails at varying altitudes (between 600m and 1500m) and difficulty levels. Nassfeld-Pressegger See (Tröpolach, Rattendorf, Nassfeld) is one of Austria's largest cross-country centres, with several trails reaching over into Italy, through snowy forests and past stunning vistas. There's a Nordic Competence Centre with biathlon for guests, equipment available to hire and a ski school to help you practice.
Nassfeld and the surrounding mountains are a haven for off-piste powder lovers who want to hone in their skills. Many of the runs can be accessed via the lifts, but if you want to get higher, you can hike up the mountains before skiing back down. Long slopes, tree skiing and cliff drops are all on offer here. The Lesachtal Valley is one of the best areas to go, as most of the snow is untouched and uncrowded - there are seven popular routes which require a hefty ascent, but you'll be rewarded by deserted descents that have vertical drops of up to 4,000ft.
You’ll find two parks with quarter pipes, kickers, table tops and a snow-cross course.
As one of the top ten ski resorts in Austria, it is no wonder that Nassfeld's 110 km of pistes are in top condition all year round. A unique microclimate in the region causes heavy snowfalls across the Carnic Alps each winter. Every night our 17 piste bashers (three of them equipped with state-of-the-art GPS devices to measure the depth of snow) are out and about preparing the slopes ready for the next day.
|1||FIS-Abfahrt (1)||3600 m|
|2||Wulfenia-Abfahrt (2)||1100 m|
|2a||Märchenwiesen Abfahrt (2a)||900 m|
|3||Watschiger-Alm-Abfahrt (3)||1100 m|
|4||Familien-Abfahrt (4)||3400 m|
|6||Felsenköpfel-Abfahrt (6)||400 m|
|7||Garnitzen-Alm-Abfahrt (7)||1600 m|
|8||Pontebbana (8)||1500 m|
|9||Krone-Abfahrt (9)||1400 m|
|21||Kanonenrohr-Abfahrt (21)||1800 m|
|22||Übungswiese-Nassfeld (22)||350 m|
|23||Lärchenboden-Abfahrt (23)||2600 m|
|23a||Lärchenboden Abfahrt (23a)||2600 m|
|24||Verbindungsabfahrt-Lärchenboden (24)||800 m|
|25||Schwefelbodenabfahrt (25)||1500 m|
|27||Dreierliftabfahrt (27)||2100 m|
|28||Strohsack-Abfahrt (28)||600 m|
|29||Bobo-Skiweg Lärchenboden (29)||700 m|
|40||Tröglabfahrt (40)||3300 m|
|45||Millennium-Abfahrt (45)||850 m|
|46||Bobo-Skiweg-Tressdorfer Alm (46)||1500 m|
|50||Tressdorfer-Alm-Abfahrt (50)||3500 m|
|51||Leitern-Abfahrt (51)||3050 m|
|53||Eggerboden-Übungsgelände (53)||300 m|
|55||Tressdorfer-Alm-Übungswiese (55)||400 m|
|56||Tressdorfer-Alm-Übungsgelände (56)||400 m|
|57||Blue-Day-Park (57)||360 m|
|60||Kammabfahrt (60)||2700 m|
|62||Hohe-Höhe-Abfahrt (62)||1300 m|
|63||Scheibelbodenabfahrt (63)||2400 m|
|64||Bobo-Skiweg Lockstanalm (64)||2050 m|
|65||Sattelabfahrt (65)||2100 m|
|66||Bobo-Sattelabfahrt (66)||700 m|
|70||Schnittlauchkofel-Abfahrt (70)||3700 m|
|71||Bobo-Skiweg Rastl (71)||2300 m|
|75||Trogkofelabfahrt (75)||2100 m|
|77||Zweikofel-Abfahrt (77)||2700 m|
|78||Bobo-Skiweg Zweikofel (78)||1500 m|
|80||80 Carnia-Abschnitt 1||5400 m|
|81||80 Carnia-Abschnitt 2||2200 m|