Nassfeld

Ski Resort in Austria

Introduction

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 info card

Resort Altitude610m
Highest Lift2020m
Total Piste110km
Longest Run8km
Directions of SlopesN,W,E,SE
Uphill Capacity44000
Total Lifts30
Gondolas/Cable cars5
Chairlifts7
Drag Lifts18
Snow Parks2


NASSFELD VILAGE

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.

Beginners

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.

 

Intermediates

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.

 

Advanced

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.

 

Cross-country skiing

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.

 

Off-piste

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.

 

Snowboarding

You’ll find two parks with quarter pipes, kickers, table tops and a snow-cross course.

 

Ski pistes

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.

No.PisteTypeLength
1FIS-Abfahrt (1)3600 m
2Wulfenia-Abfahrt (2)1100 m
2aMärchenwiesen Abfahrt (2a)900 m
3Watschiger-Alm-Abfahrt (3)1100 m
4Familien-Abfahrt (4)3400 m
6Felsenköpfel-Abfahrt (6)400 m
7Garnitzen-Alm-Abfahrt (7)1600 m
8Pontebbana (8)1500 m
9Krone-Abfahrt (9)1400 m
21Kanonenrohr-Abfahrt (21)1800 m
22Übungswiese-Nassfeld (22)350 m
23Lärchenboden-Abfahrt (23)2600 m
23aLärchenboden Abfahrt (23a)2600 m
24Verbindungsabfahrt-Lärchenboden (24)800 m
25Schwefelbodenabfahrt (25)1500 m
27Dreierliftabfahrt (27)2100 m
28Strohsack-Abfahrt (28)600 m
29Bobo-Skiweg Lärchenboden (29)700 m
40Tröglabfahrt (40)3300 m
45Millennium-Abfahrt (45)850 m
46Bobo-Skiweg-Tressdorfer Alm (46)1500 m
50Tressdorfer-Alm-Abfahrt (50)3500 m
51Leitern-Abfahrt (51)3050 m
53Eggerboden-Übungsgelände (53)300 m
55Tressdorfer-Alm-Übungswiese (55)400 m
56Tressdorfer-Alm-Übungsgelände (56)400 m
57Blue-Day-Park (57)360 m
60Kammabfahrt (60)2700 m
62Hohe-Höhe-Abfahrt (62)1300 m
63Scheibelbodenabfahrt (63)2400 m
64Bobo-Skiweg Lockstanalm (64)2050 m
65Sattelabfahrt (65)2100 m
66Bobo-Sattelabfahrt (66)700 m
70Schnittlauchkofel-Abfahrt (70)3700 m
71Bobo-Skiweg Rastl (71)2300 m
75Trogkofelabfahrt (75)2100 m
77Zweikofel-Abfahrt (77)2700 m
78Bobo-Skiweg Zweikofel (78)1500 m
8080 Carnia-Abschnitt 15400 m
8180 Carnia-Abschnitt 22200 m

Transportation - Get In


By car

Arriving from western Austria and Germany

A10 Tauernautobahn motorway via Tauerntunnel and Katschbergtunnel (toll fee) as far as exit marked "Feistritz/ Drau2, continue towards Hermagor via Windische Höhe, through Hermagor ... for further details see below.

or

follow A10 motorway as far as Villach junction, continue along A2 Südautobahn towards Italy, take exit at Hermagor/Gailtal, continue to Hermagor ... for further details see below.

or

or motorway via Rosenheim, Kufstein (A12 Inntalautobahn motorway, exit "Kufstein Süd"), Felbertauerntunnel (toll fee) to Lienz, Gailbergsattel, Kötschach-Mauthen, towards Hermagor as far as turning to Nassfeld ... for further details see below (distance Munich to Nassfeld: 298 km).

Arriving from eastern Austria

A2 Südautobahn motorway as far as  exit "Hermagor/Gailtal",  continue to Hermagor and towards Kötschach-Mauthen, turning to Nassfeld, Nassfeld Bundesstraße as far as Nassfeld (distance Vienna to Nassfeld: 420 km)

Arriving from Italy

Motorway as far as Udine and continue towards Austria, then take exit "Pontebba", travel through the town of Pontebba and along the road over the mountain pass (Passo di Pramollo) to Nassfeld (distance Udine to Nassfeld: 85 km)

or

Autostrada Udine - Tarvisio - exit "Hermagor/Gailtal". Continue to Hermagor and towards Kötschach/Mauthen​


By train

The easiest way to reach the Nassfeld-Pressegger See region by train is by travelling to the main station in Villach and then using one of the regional trains running until Hermagor with S4 line. Trains run regularly from the rest of Austria and surrounding countries to Villach.


By plane

Nassfeld-Pressegger See is served by a number of nearby airports in Klagenfurt, Ljubljana, Trieste and Venice. Low-cost airlines fly to many of these destinations, making it straight-forward to reach us by plane.

Transfers from the airport to the Nassfeld region

Guests arriving by plane can use the shuttle service from the surrounding airports to the Nassfeld-Pressegger See region. These shuttle buses take holidaymakers from the airport to their accommodation.

Transfers from €45!
We guarantee quick transfers from three of the airports to your accommodation starting from €45 per person:

  • Klagenfurt: 1 h 15 min
  • Trieste: 1 h 45 min
  • Ljubljana: 1 h 20 min

 

Accommodation & Hotels


Opened in December 2014, Hotel Nassfeld is located right in the Sonnenalpe Nassfeld Ski Area, only 100 metres from the slopes and the nearest chair lift. It features a restaurant, a spa area, and free WiFi access.

  • WHAT KIND OF HOTEL
    • This is a wonderful boutique hotel, as guests say.
  • GOOD TO KNOW
    • Modern Hotel
    • New rooms
    • Friendly service
    • Winter sports facilities are close
  • HOTEL NASSFELD SUMMARY
    • This hotel has an excellent TrustScore of 96. Guests highly recommend it because of its service, rooms and food.


Bath or shower/toilet, hairdryer, some with balcony, telephone, cable TV, internet connection inclusive, all non-smoker rooms, vanity mirror, free house water fountain. Family room available in side house.

  • GOOD TO KNOW
    • Recreation staff is nice
    • Winter sports facilities are close
    • Great menu
    • Nice kids facilities
  • HOTEL GARTNERKOFEL SUMMARY
    • This hotel has an excellent TrustScore of 94. Guests highly recommend it because of its service, food and rooms.


Property Location Located in Hermagor-Pressegger See (Sonnenalpe Nassfeld), Alm Resort Nassfeld is convenient to Gartnerkofel Cable Car and Nassfeld-Hermagor Skiing. This 4-star aparthotel is within close proximity of Madritschen Cable Car and Babylift I Ski Lift.

Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the 20 guestrooms, featuring kitchens. Rooms have private balconies. Flat-screen televisions with satellite programming provide entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Conveniences include safes and separate sitting areas, and you can also request cribs/infant beds (complimentary).

Amenities Spend the day on the slopes, or enjoy other recreational amenities, which include ski-in/ski-out access. Additional amenities at this aparthotel include complimentary wireless Internet access, ski storage, and tour/ticket assistance.

  • GOOD TO KNOW
    • Modern Hotel
    • New rooms
    • Winter sports facilities are close
    • Nice sauna
  • ALM RESORT NASSFELD SUMMARY
    • This hotel has an excellent TrustScore of 90. Guests highly recommend it because of its rooms, location and service.

 


Located right next to the slope in the Nassfeld ski area, Hotel Kärnten is surrounded by the scenic Carnic Alps, and offers apartments and studios with room service and a flat-screen TV. Free WiFi is available.All apartments and studios at Hotel Kärnten Nassfeld offer a flat-screen LCD TV, a seating area, and a bathroom with hairdryer.A large breakfast buffet is offered in the morning. The restaurant serves traditional Carinthian dishes. Half-board is also available.All guests receive a free welcome drink at the Schneemann Bar, the hotel's own après-ski bar. Hotel Kärnten Nassfeld also has a traditional mountain hut, the Watschiger Alm.Further amenities of the hotel are a ski storage room and free private parking.

  • WHAT KIND OF HOTEL
    • Guests recommend this as a wellness hotel
    • This is a wonderful boutique hotel, as guests say.
    • Guests think this is a family-friendly hotel.
  • GOOD TO KNOW
    • Winter sports facilities are close
    • Great menu
    • Modern Hotel
    • New rooms
  • ALMHOTEL KÄRNTEN SUMMARY
    • This hotel has an excellent TrustScore of 90. Guests highly recommend it because of its rooms, location and service.

 

 


Property Location: Located in Hermagor-Pressegger See (Sonnenalpe Nassfeld), Falkensteiner Hotel Sonnenalpe is minutes from Babydoppellift and Nassfeld-Hermagor Skiing. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Madritschen Cable Car and Gartnerkofel Cable Car.

Rooms: Make yourself at home in one of the 147 guestrooms featuring minibars. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with bathtubs or showers feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as laptop-compatible safes and desks.

Amenities: Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. You're sure to appreciate the convenience of ski-in/ski-out access at this hotel, which also features a health club and an outdoor pool. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, supervised childcare/activities, and ski storage.

Dining: Enjoy a meal at a restaurant, or stay in and take advantage of the hotel's room service (during limited hours). Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

Business, Other Amenities: Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. A train station pick-up service is provided at no charge, and self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.

  • WHAT KIND OF HOTEL
    • Guests think this is a family-friendly hotel.
  • GOOD TO KNOW
    • Professional service
    • Great view
    • Friendly atmosphere
    • Winter sports facilities are close
  • FALKENSTEINER HOTEL SONNENALPE SUMMARY
    • This hotel has an excellent TrustScore of 87. Guests highly recommend it because of its rooms, food and service.

 


  • GOOD TO KNOW
    • Great menu
    • Winter sports facilities are close
    • Rooms could be larger
    • Rooms need regular maintenance
  • HOTEL WULFENIA - ADULTS ONLY SUMMARY
    • This hotel has a very good TrustScore of 85. Guests recommend it because of its food, service and location.

Ski Area

Despite being Austria's sunniest resort (with about 15 per cent more sunshine over the winter than the Tirolean resorts) Nassfeld also claims to be one of the snowiest. The major snowfall comes from the frequent visits by low pressure systems from the Adriatic rather than the northern systems that supply resorts in other parts of Austria. The weather systems from the sea provide heavy precipitation which falls as snow in Nassfeld.

The Nassfeld mountainscape resembles that of the Sud Tirol to the south-west and the slopes are protected by the towering ramparts of the Nock mountain range and the peaks of Rosskofel and Trogkofel. A lot of work has been done recently on many of Nassfeld's ski runs to make them wider and more 'carver-friendly' for sweeping grand slalom turns. Nassfeld also prides itself on the grooming of its runs,as well as its snow-making system which covers virtually all the 110-kilometres of runs.

Madritsche is the focal point of Nassfeld's skiing with runs radiating out to left and right. The higher and more advanced skiing is to the right beneath the Trogkofel at 2,280-metres. These slopes, with some well above the tree-line, are served by the Trogkofelbahn and Zweikofelbahn gondolas. There is some exciting terrain from the Trogkofelbhan including the superb sweeping Schnittlauchkofel run, which offers a black option in the Trogkofelabfahrt running parallel to it. There is an open-to-all timed speed run near the top of the Schnittlauchkofel.

The Zweikofelbahn bottom station at Rastl, beside that of the Trogkofelbahn, takes you to just below the Zweikofel. In the shadow of this peak begins the Carnia run which descends all the way to the Tropolach valley station - a wonderful slope which eventually takes you along a tree-fringed ridge to Gmanberg, the first station of the 4-mile long Millennium Express where the floodlit skiing begins once a week. The floodlit part of the run, 2.2 kilometres long, is open every Wednesday from 7pm to 10pm. This run is also a certified FIS race track.

At present, to return to Madritsche from the Trogkofel side of the mountain you can either ski down to the bottom and ride the Millennium Express again or take the Trogkofelbahn back to the top and follow the Sattelabfahrt run which links the two sides of the mountain. But there are plans to build a new lift from Rastl which will provide a quick return to the Madritsche slopes.

Back at Madritsche there are red runs galore served principally by the Madritschen and Trogel chairlifts. At the foot of the Madritschen 6-person chair is the on-mountain village of Sonnenalpe Nassfeld with ski-in ski-out accommodation. The Italian border is here and, indeed, you can actually choose to stay in the Italian part of Sonnenalpe. There is also another beginners' area here. At the foot of the Trogel 4-seater chairlift is another base area with carparks and restaurants.

The main nursery slopes are at Tressdorferalm, at 1,590-metres, which is beside the second station of the Millennium Express. Having the beginners' slopes area here means that novices can be assured of good snow and be in the sun instead of being down at the bottom of the mountain, often with poorer quality cover and in the shade. There are two beginners' lifts here too for easy progression.

Snowboarders tend to gravitate to the Garnitzen Alm area of the mountain - to the left as you look at the mountain - where there is a terrain park and half-pipe. The Snowboard Arena has quarter pipes, high jumps and a snowcross park guaranteeing plenty of fun and action.

Nassfeld has been the venue for the Snowboard Junior World Cup and four World Cup races, so is gaining a big reputation among the boarding brotherhood and the The Pipe is spoken of in hushed tones of reverence.


Nassfeld Beginner Skiing

There are dedicated beginners' areas at Tressdorfer Alm, beside the second station of the Millennium Express gondola, and at the on-mountain village of Sonnenalpe. This is good, having nursery slopes on the mountain rather than at the base area, because the snow is better and the runs sunnier.

Both areas have their own beginners' lifts with blue runs in the vicinity for easy progression. The resort makes great efforts to specialise in the care of novices with myriad languages available in the ski school - you're sure to find an instructor who speaks yours, BBC and estuary included!

Those staying at Tropolach can easily reach the beginners' slopes by using the gondola while those at Sonnenalpe are right there anyway. Lessons are available in any combination, group or private from a half-day upwards.


Nassfeld Intermediate Skiing

Nassfeld is an intermediates' resort par excellence. It is dripping with red runs where intermediates can improve themselves without being terrified. There is a choice of red runs from virtually every lift – many of them more blue than red, the higher certification just because of the occasional steeper pitch.

The Madritsche area is where intermediates will tend to gravitate and an intricate network of reds and blues is served by the Madritschen 6-person chair, the Dreier draglift, the Sonnleitn four-person chair and the Millennium Express from Tropolach.

Staying at Sonnenalpe gives the chance to make the most of these intermediate slopes with the accommodation being mostly ski in-ski out - still a fairly unusual option for Austria. You can even ski straight down from the village to the Trogl 4-person chair which takes you up to Tressdorfer Hohe from where an array of blues and reds fans out.

And for intermediate skiers who want as much skiing in the sun as possible without the added complications of trying to see in a snowstorm Nassfeld typically offers more sunny days in Austria than other resorts.


Nassfeld Advanced Skiing

The tougher runs in Nassfeld are to be found to the right of the mountain as you look at it from the valley – the area below Trogkofel. These are served by the Rudnigsattel lifts, the Trogkofelbahn gondola and the Zweikofelbahn gondola.

Leaving the Rudnigsattel draglift to the left will bring you to a steep, unpisted ski route down to Mossern, which can be testing, while the Trogkofelbahn gives access to the steep and sometimes icy Trogkofelabfahrt black run. The area is full of steepish and interesting, sweeping red runs such as the Schnittlauchkofel down to Rastl. The Zweikofelbahn takes you to the wonderful Carnia run which goes all the way to the valley station at Tropolach, a vertical of nearly 4,000ft.

The Hohe-Hohe lift from Mossern to Madritsche takes you to the start of the unpisted and engaging Hohe-Hohe Variant black run. While the area is not known for fearsome black runs, when the snow is good there are a number of good off-piste and powder options within the ski boundaries and advanced skiers are unlikely to be bored. And in addition, there are the nearby off-piste and touring options to consider. The Lesachtal Valley is one of the most untouched landscapes in the Eastern Alps and a wonderful choice for ski-touring.

It is uncrowded with a good record for great snow and usually offers the chance to find untouched slopes. You can have first tracks here sometimes days after a good snowfall.

There are basically seven popular routes here, all scenically glorious. They require an ascent, on skins, of between two to four hours but the effort will be worthwhile with long, long, deserted descents, often in powder, of over 4,000ft vertical. The local tourist offices all have details of the possible routes with guides available from the ski school.


Nassfeld Boarding & Freestyle

Nassfeld caters for boarders and freestyle enthusiasts big-time with a famous half-pipe, quarter pipes, jumps and snowcross park. The resort likes to see itself as something of a Mecca for boarders with World Cup events having been held here.

Nassfeld similarly appeals to freestylers who have a terrain park with rails and jumps, mogul runs and a ski school that runs courses incorporating funpark and mogul skills.

Snowboarders tend to gravitate to the Garnitzen Alm area of the mountain - to the left as you look at the mountain - where there is a terrain park and half-pipe. The Snowboard Arena has quarter pipes, high jumps and a snowcross park guaranteeing plenty of fun and action.

Nassfeld has been the venue for the Snowboard Junior World Cup and four World Cup races and is gaining a big reputation among the boarding brotherhood. The Pipe is spoken of in hushed tones of reverence.

Ski lifts & pass

Nassfeld is an instant surprise for first-time visitors. If they have in mind that they are going to a lesser-known resort, they are probably expecting a below-par infrastructure. What they actually get is a state-of-the-art, highly sophisticated lift network that compares with any in the Alps and surpasses many.

The bottom station is at 2,000 feet (610m) and the top station at 6,625 feet (2,020m) with 4,625 feet (1,410m) vertical elevation from bottom to top. There are 30 ski lifts serving a total of 110-kilometres of marked piste including five gondolabahns, four 6-seater chair lifts and four 4-seater chairs plus 17 drag-lifts. A high proportion of drag lifts admittedly, but drag lifts are still quite popular in many areas of Austria.

The ski lift network can shift 44,000 people an hour and such a powerful capacity has reduced queues to virtual non-existence. The flagship lift is the Millennium Express gondolabahn which whisks skiers and boarders from the Tropolach bottom station to Madritsche in 17 minutes - a four-mile journey gaining 1,309-metres in altitude.

The Nassfeld ski pass which, apart from day passes, covers all Carinthian and Eastern Tirol ski areas and is valid for the nearby family ski areas of Weissbriach, Weissensee and Kotschach-Mauthen. The areas are all linked by free skibus. The Nassfeld ski lift ticket costs from 159 euros for six days, from 128 euros for seniors and from 80 euros for children.

.Lifts/cable carsLift typeLength
14er-SB Gartnerkofelbahn1690 m
3Watschiger-Alm-Lift660 m
44er-SB FIS-Bahn330 m
66er-SB Garnitzenbahn I 'La Prima'1670 m
76er-SB Garnitzenbahn II 'La Perla'1024 m
106er-SB Madritschenbahn1690 m
12Kanonenrohrlift480 m
13Babydoppellift I155 m
14Babydoppellift II155 m
15Babylift II240 m
16Skischullift Nassfeld (nur für Skischulbetrieb)80 m
206er-SB Mössernbahn „Warm up“1000 m
216er-SB Rudnigsattelbahn1251 m
22Trogkofelbahn2100 m
23Zweikofelbahn1320 m
244er-SB Sonnleitnbahn1930 m
254er-SB Tröglbahn1772 m
27Eggerbodenlift465 m
28Schlanitzer-Alm-Lift240 m
29Skischullift Sonnleitn (nur für Skischulbetrieb)100 m
30Tressdorfer-Alm-Lift385 m
31Kuhalmlift385 m
32Millennium-Express Sektion I1630 m
33Millennium-Express Sektion II2772 m
34Millennium-Express Sektion III1599 m
35Rossalmlift220 m
36Übungsgelände Tröpolach100 m
37Übungsgelände Tressdorfer Alm I108 m
38Übungsgelände Tressdorfer Alm 245 m
40Skischullift Tressdorfer Alm (nur für Skischulbetrieb)30 m


Lift pass

Half-day passes during the low season

07.12.2017 until 23.12.2017
03.04.2018  until 08.04.2017

All prices in euros (€)AdultsYouths / seniorsChildren
Morning (until 1.00 pm)39,-32,-21,-
Afternoon (from 12.00 midday)38,-31,-19,-
3 hours38,-31,-19,-

Day passes during the low season

All prices in euros (€)AdultsYouths / seniorsChildren
From 9.00 am44,-36,-22,-
From 11.00 am40,-32,-20,-
From 12.00 midday38,-31,-19,-
From 1.00 pm31,-25,-16,-
From 2.00 pm26,-21,-13,-
From 3.00 pm19,-16,-10,-
Morning (until 1.00 pm)39,-32,-21,-
Single ascent on babylift1,-1,-1,-
Single ascent on chairlift12,-12,-6,-
Single ascent on Millennium Express17,-17,-9,-
Single ascent on Millennium Express 6 days85,-85,-43,-

Half-day passes during the high season

24.12.2017 - 02.04.2018

All prices in euros (€)AdultsYouths/ seniorsChildren
Morning (until 1.00 pm)41,-33,-21,-
Afternoon (from 12.00 midday)40,-32,-20,-
3 hours40,-32,-20,-

Day passes during the high season

All prices in euros (€)AdultsYouths/ seniorsChildren
from 9.00 am47,-38,-24,-
from 11.00 am43,-35,-22,-
from 12.00 midday40,-32,-20,-
from 1.00 pm33,-27,-17,-
from 2.00 pm28,-23,-14,-
from 3.00 pm20,-16,-10,-
Morning (until 1.00 pm)41,-33,-21,-
Single ascent on babylift1,-1,-1,-
Single ascent on chairlift12,-12,-6,-
Single ascent on Millennium Express17,-17,-9,-
Single ascent on Millennium Express 6 days85,-85,-43,-

Night skiing on Saturdays

All prices in euros (€)AdultsYouths / seniorsChildren
Night skiing8,-8,-4,-
Night skiing with season pass for Nassfeldfreefreefree

Activities & Things to do

Nassfeld-Hermagor region sees itself as a total all-round winter holiday destination not just for Alpine skiers and snowboarders. Nassfeld-Hermagor has the largest cross-country network in the province of Carinthia with more than 300 kilometres of beautifully groomed trails. There is a 4-kilometre toboggan run on Naggler Alm at Weissensee near Nassfeld. It has become customary for a toboggan ride to be accompanied by yodelling, as loud as possible, from the participants.

The frozen Weissensee is the centre of many activities, including skating and ice golf. Skating lessons are available at certain times of the winter and ice golf is not really played directly on the ice, rather on a 'carpet' of snow that has been rolled flat. The technique takes some getting used to. Coloured balls are essential. The rough is where the snow has not been rolled and even coloured balls get lost easily here. An even smoother, more heavily rolled area acts as the 'green'. Or rather the 'white'.

Curling is very popular - an activity best practised with the aid of copious amounts of gluhwein and schnapps. Many of these activities are also on offer on the Preggersee, even closer to Nassfeld, as soon as it freezes over.

But it is the Weissensee that is famous for its Ice Skating marathon, held in February when more than 5,000 Dutch skaters travel there (2008 marks the 20th holding of the event) to see who can skate fastest over various distances. The highlight is the marathon itself covering 200 kilometres. The current record is 5hrs 11minutes.

Horse-drawn sleigh rides are popular, both over the ice and around the streets, and for winter walkers there are many cleared hiking paths. One of the most popular off-slope activities is taking advantage of the many hotel spas with a variety of treatments on offer from a haybath to a hot-stone massage.

Restaurants & Nightlife


Nassfeld Bars & Restaurants

Arnold Pucher's stube in the Wulfenia Hotel at Sonnenalpe is the place to push the boat out; but it seats only 25 so book ahead of time on 0043 4285 8111. It’s the highest Michelin two-star restaurant in Austria. Dining here is not exorbitant with menus available at 90 euros or a multi-course tasting menu at 110 euros. Wine extra, of course, with 900 wines to choose from.

Most of the dining options are based at the hotels with the Al Gallo Forcello the obvious Italian choice and the Falkensteiner Carinzia at Tropolach for international dishes. The Barenhutte at Tropolach is popular, especially for ribs. The restaurant at the Hotel Lerchenhof in Hermagor, built in castle style, is worth a visit for its atmosphere alone.


Nassfeld Apres Ski

In Tropolach, at the base of the Millennium Express, the Barenhutte is the centre of après-ski. Partying can go on to the early hours here, with the serving of spare ribs, particularly if there is a lively crowd in from the Cube Hotel just across the way. The Cube also has a disco of its own.

At Sonnenalpe, the Hotel Sonnenalpe has a lively après-ski bar, as do many of the other hotels, and the Al gallo Forcello often has live music to entertain après-skiers. Umbrella bars are dotted about and drinking continues at a number of the huts until it is time to ski cautiously down to the hotels.

It is also quite common to travel to Hermagor where there are a number of lively bars. Not to be missed is an après-ski drink at the somewhat eccentric but quite charming Schloss Hotel Lerchenhof built as a chateau by the industrialist Julius Wodley in 1848 on a sunny plateau above the town. Set in parkland, it is now owned by the Steinwender family and Hans Steinwender is a lively host - the gluhwein flows at après-ski time and on some nights there is a disco.

But the winter highlight at Schloss Hotel Lerchenhof is a giant snowman built in the grounds amid great celebration which stays there all winter as the focal point of après-ski parties.


Nassfeld Mountain Restaurants

Situated as it is on the Italian border, Nassfeld tends to be influenced heavily by Italian cooking in its mountain huts and also by Carinthian specialities. This melding of culinary styles can only be good for skiers and the standard of cooking is usually high.

Nassfeld is well supplied with mountain restaurants - 18 at the last count, 12 of them with table service. The Watschiger Alm is known for its kasespatzle (cheese noodles topped with fried onions) and kaiserschmarren (chopped up pancakes with sultanas and fruit compote) and its large sun terrace.

The Tressdorfer Alm specialises in pizzas and spare ribs and has an afternoon umbrella bar for early après-ski revellers. You can nip across the border to eat Italian-style at the Albergo Ristorante Al gallo Forcello at Pontebba - a restaurant so confused it has intriguingly an Austrian telephone number and an Italian fax number. Perhaps different rooms are in different countries with the border running through the middle of the building!

At Sonnenalpe, the Alpenhof Plattner does both good lasagne and Austrian grostl. The Rudnigalm, halfway down the Schnittlauchkofel red run, is another popular lunchtime stop-off with a good sun terrace.

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