Skiing and ski touring

in the largest ski area south of the Alps

Winter in Carinthia – Holidays in the mountains

Kötschach-Mauthen offers you a small but fine ski area with its own ski school. Directly in the village there are 1 double chair lift, 2 drag lifts and a baby lift at your disposal. If you are not yet a skier or snowboarder, you can also learn this in the ski school. So if you are looking for peace and harmony in winter sports, you have come to the right place.

One of the largest ski areas south of the Alps, the Nassfeld, is located directly on the Austrian-Italian border, approx. 25 minutes drive from Kötschach-Mauthen. 30 modern cable cars and lifts open up 110 km of snow-sure slopes of all levels of difficulty. The highlight of your skiing holiday at Nassfeld: the Millennium Express. The longest cable car in the Alps takes 17 minutes to cover the more than 6,000 m long stretch from the Gailtal to the ski area. A free ski bus takes you several times a day from Kötschach-Mauthen to the “Millennium Express” which takes you directly to the Sonnenalpe Naßfeld.

Schifahren und Schitouren im größten Schigebiet südlich der Alpen
dem größten Schigebiet südlich der Alpen

Schifahren und Schitouren im größten Schigebiet südlich der Alpen


Also for those seeking relaxation, peace and harmony,

is at the right address with us. Not everyone is in the mood for great activities. Sometimes you also need peace, nature and harmony for a good rest. Yes, you’ve come to the right place! Be enchanted by the mountain winter, walk in the wonderfully clear and fresh winter air, enjoy the idyllic tranquillity of the snow-covered valleys on winter hikes and snowshoe hikes. Whether in the flat valley or up to the Ödenhütte, for example, these are sure to be lasting experiences.

Ski and snowshoe tours in the Carnic Alps

Deeply snow-covered, still virgin mountain slopes, rocks and ice peaks, ….
The attraction of being able to enjoy this untouched nature is certainly understandable and undisputed.

Many ski tourers know the Gailtal with the Carnic Alps as a jewel and insider tip!

Rauchkofel, Polinik, Wodnertörl or Wasserköpfe, this list could be continued for a long time.

Experience nature from sunrise to sunset – throughout the day. Enjoy this not yet overcrowded paradise of the Gailtal Alps on snowshoes or touring skis! Powder snow, firn and sunshine make every tourer’s heart beat faster! Of course accompanied by experienced local ski guides!

And after a strenuous but wonderful tour – a nice evening, with a good, down-to-earth meal and a good glass of wine – in the restaurant in the Pfeffermühle.

Winterurlaub und winterwandern im Gailtal

Alternative winter fun

Ice skating fun at the ÖAV Freizeit Park Mauthen

Ice skating is a special pleasure for young and old. Of course, you can also slide gracefully across the ice in Kötschach-Mauthen. But sports and fun on frozen ice can be experienced not only on curves, there are also other ways to get active on the ice.

Tobogganing on the Gailberg

This has its own floodlit natural toboggan run. Children in particular have a lot of fun, as there is also a separate defused toboggan run where they can romp around without their parents. Sledges and bobsleds are always ready for you on the Gailberg!