Winter Wonderland at Faaker See 

There are many opportunities for winter sports in the Southern Alps.

Whether you like skiing, sledding, ice skating, snowshoeing, ski touring, horse-drawn sleigh riding, cross-country skiing, snowboarding or you prefer to simply relax, in our hotel “Strandhotel Faak” every winter is something special! Caranthia offers more than 25 skiing areas. You can reach the closest one in only 15 minutes by car.

Facts about the Winter

  • 26 Ski Areas in Carinthia
  • Thermal Baths and Wellness in Villach and surrounding areas
  • Romantic Christmas markets
  • Sledding, ice skating, snowshoeing, ski tour paradise
  • Cross-country skiing, snowboarding, winter hikes...
  • Cosy rooms and suites
  • Extensive breakfast buffet
  • Appealing winter offers

The Local Mountain “Gerlitzen”

The “Gerlitzen” is a beautiful ski mountain, in the middle of Carinthia (Austria). Its mountaintop lies at 1909 metres above sea level. The “Gerlitzen” is one of the most southern Nock Mountains and offers outstanding views.

The “Gerlitzen” – A Ski Paradise for Families

The ski resort “Gerlitzen” has numerous ski lifts and around 15 amazing slopes with different levels of difficulty. Therefore, it is perfect for experienced skiers, as well as beginners.
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Numerous Ski Resorts are Easy to Reach

Whether you like glacier skiing or skiing alongside a lake, there are numerous ski resorts for everyone in Carinthia. If you are a fan of ski tours or snowshoeing, you should definitely check out the national park “Dobratsch”. It is perfect for the said activities!

Thermal Baths and Leisure Pools

The thermal bath “Warmbad Villach” (also called “Kärnten Therme”) is the perfect place to relax, have fun and do fitness. With its steam baths, new hammam, Finnish outdoor sauna, as well as its large swimming pools, an area for children with their own swimming pool and panorama slides, the thermal bath is an exciting experience for the whole family. Dive in and relax! It is only a few minutes away from our hotel.

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