Family sledding on a hill
Winter sports & Leisure
The Nockberge mountain winter paradise in Austria

Winter holidays in Carinthia

Winter activities

Winter holidays

Our hotel’s premier slopeside location in Bad Kleinkirchheim gives guests direct access to the pistes. Adjust your skis and get ready to enjoy your winter sports adventure in the Austrian Alps.

Winter paradise Carinthia

Here, at the Kärntnerhof, nestled amidst the varied mountain landscape of Carinthia, winter holidays become a delightful experience for all the family. Everyone will find what they are looking for. Take a walk through nature deep in snow or enjoy a romantic horse-drawn sleigh ride across the panoramic landscape of Bad Kleinkirchheim. Carve and shred down the white slopes of the region’s extensive ski area. Why not give other popular winter sports a try such as sledding, cross-country skiing or ice skating? Carinthia offers so much to see and do out and about in the great outdoors. Thousands of glittering snow crystals transform the landscape into a fairytale setting where your winter dream holidays in our ski hotel Kärntnerhof in Carinthia come true.

Winter program 2023/24
Snow-shoe hikers in a sunny winter landscape
Ski course group in a beginner's area
Father pulls his child sitting on a bob

Ski hotel KƤrntnerhof

Your hotel in the Nockberge mountains

With the (children’s) ski school adjacent to our ski hotel in Austria, all the family can enjoy the fun of skiing and snowboarding together. Don’t miss out on the chance to stop off at our hotel-own ski hut next to the slope to warm up over a drink and hearty specialties in between. Holidaymakers in need for a relaxing soak after having cruised the more than 100 kilometers of pistes or explored the awe-inspiring Carinthian Nockberge mountains in snowshoes, can leave the mountain world at the doorstep and unwind in the hotel’s indoor adventure pool with wellness area or treat themselves to a well-deserved time-out in the nearby thermal spa St. Kathrein and Römerbad.

Cross-country skiing

See here a selection of the most popular cross-country trails in Carinthia:

  • 50 km Römerloipe circular trail – with direct access right at the Römerbad thermal spa
  • 8 km of artificially snowed Römerloipe trail
  • 3 km high-altitude Nockalm circular trail with panoramic views
  • Nearby high-altitude trails at Falkert, Turracher Höhe or Hochrindl
Skiing tours

Get to know the untouched nature of Bad Kleinkirchheim on a guided ski tour or on your own. Popular ski tours lead e. g. to the Falkert or to the Mallnock. The ski and sports school Krainer Wulschnig offers taster courses to familiarize oneself with ski touring. You will also learn about the nature of snow and learn how to assess the avalanche situation. Experienced ski touring hikers set off on the Nockberge Trail, which leads over 4-day stages from Katschberg to Bad Kleinkirchheim.

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Winter hiking

Enjoy a winter hike through the Kirchheim valley to St. Oswald and reward yourself with a break in one of the inviting taverns along the way. We gladly provide you with hiking maps for your tours. The guest card allows free transportation with the ski shuttle. Those who aim even higher will be taken up to sunny winter summits! Get to know the diverse network of winter hiking trails in Carinthia and enjoy the solitude! Take advantage of the additional activity programs offered by the Bad Kleinkirchheim Sonnenschein Card, such as guided snowshoe hikes or sociable toboggan outings with the tractor taxi! We also recommend the Nockberge Biosphere Park’s winter program 2023/24 including (family) winter and snowshoe hikes.

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Sledding fun awaits the whole family in Carinthia:

  • 800 m toboggan run at the Kaiserburg / Wöllaner Nock
  • 4 km toboggan run to the Falkerthaus and Lärchenhütte
  • 4 km toboggan run next to the Poldlhütte
  • Ascend to the Unterwirthütt’n by tractor taxi, before heading full speed back down on the toboggan
  • Toboggan run in the Feldpannalm near Klamerhütte (Familie Klaus Kohlweiss, phone +43 676 / 9256410)
  • Toboggan run near Gasthaus Thurnerhof (Family Scherzer: phone +43 4246 / 2790)
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Ice skating & Ice-stock sport

Located in the Kurpark Bad Kleinkirchheim, the ice-skating rink offers 300 square meters of skating fun. During holidays, the ice rink, an on-site equipment rental and a small bar serving drinks are open from Wednesday to Saturday from 4:30 until 8:00 p.m. and on Sundays from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. At other times, skates can be hired at the Tourismusverband Bad Kleinkirchheim during the official opening hours. Ice skating in the Kurpark is free of charge for guests and locals! If the ice thickness allows it, also the lakes Brennsee, Afritzersee or Turracher See become enchanting outdoor ice-skating arenas loved by both adults and children.

Ice-stock sport: enjoy a winter’s day with sociable rounds of ice stock sport, a traditional form of curling, on the alleys of the Sportarena Bad Kleinkirchheim.

Nockberge in winter

Winter holidays at the ski hotel in Bad Kleinkirchheim

A winter vacation in Bad Kleinkirchheim is sure to touch the souls of holidaymakers. Countless snow-covered mountain summits and wide slopes make holidays in our region a memorable experience for winter sports enthusiasts! Enjoy the convenience of our hotel’s slopeside location where the ski pistes are literally on your doorstep. Be our guest at the Kärtnerhof and appreciate winter magic paired with active enjoyment. With many kilometers of excellently prepared slopes, trails and cleared walking trails, outdoor enthusiasts are spoilt for choice, be it skier, snowboarder, ski tourer and cross-country skier.

Two skating cross-country skiers
ā€˜From the slopes to the spasā€™

Combine winter sports with a spa holiday! In addition to the manifold outdoor activities in sun and snow, visitors to Bad Kleinkirchheim can also dive into the warm thermal waters of the modern Thermal Römerbad and the Family & Health Spa St. Kathrein to round off a day filled with alpine highlights. Of course, you can also recharge your batteries in the hotel’s wellness area, featuring a variety of saunas and steam baths as well as a wide range of massage treatments.

Spa & massage
Woman relaxing in a pool in winter

Thereā€™s something for everyone!

Holidays in any season