Ski holidays in Carinthia

For skiers and snowboarders the Glocknerhof offers a great price-performance ratio in a central location of the Carinthian and East Tyrolean ski areas. In combination with the TopSkipass Carinthia/East Tyrol you can discover a different ski area every day. The sun-drenched slopes of the southern Alps are within reach. Nothing stands in the way of a great ski holidays in Carinthia.

Ski holidays with the whole family
Ski school with friendly ski instructors, snow-covered practice slope in the village, larger ski areas nearby, toboggan rental at the hotel, ice skating at the Weissensee.

Fund & enjoyment for young and old
Indoor swimming pool and wellness area, children’s playroom and bowling alley in the house, outdoor playground, indulge in the restaurant and relax by the open-hearth fireplace.

Ski holidays for the whole family

Top 3 ski resorts

of our guests

Ski courses

at Drausport

Snowboarding

Powder & Funpark

Family holidays

in winter

Our offer:
Fair room rates for families

All inclusive and up to 8 years children stay free of charge in the double room of the parents, up to 13 years at half price. 7=6 in a double room is available almost all winter long. In larger rooms such as studios, suites and in the cottage children up to 5 years have free stay. More about prices and offers from Glocknerhof.

Carinthia – worth a trip!

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Very well located hotel. You can reach the Emberger Alm very quickly. Suitable for skiing, hiking. Tobogganing. See clean

Li Pira | travelled as a family | December 19 | holidaycheck.de

The three most popular ski resorts

The Glocknerhof is ideally located between several ski areas. Depending on your ability and snow conditions, we have the right ski resort for your perfect ski holidays in Carinthia.

1. Emberger Alm – the family ski area
Ideal when it comes to families with small children, ski courses or undisturbed enjoyment in nature. With four lifts, it is manageable and attractively priced. The Emberger Alm is also an ideal starting point for ski tours and snowshoe hikes. To the Emberger Alm you can go by car or with the free ski bus directly from the hotel.
Info & prices Emberger Alm

2. Lake Weissensee – ski & ice skating
Quickly accessible, four lifts (including one chairlift), attractively priced and best combined with a toboggan run on the natural toboggan run, a walk to the Naggler Alm, ice skating on the Weissensee and other ice sports.
Info & prices Wessensee

3. Lienz: Zettersfeld and Hochstein
Easy to reach, chairlifts and gondolas, cheap day tickets for our guests (please ask at the reception). In Lienz there are two ski areas, both of which can be skied with only one ski pass: Zettersfeld with wide sunny slopes (top conditions until the end of February) and Hochstein with north-facing valley run, steep and challenging.
Info & prices Lienzer Bergbahnen

Top 10 ski resorts in Carinthia & East Tyrol

Which ski resorts do you consider? Here are all the ski resorts with description.

There are 10 ski resorts to choose from within a 45-minute drive. Starting point: The Upper Drau Valley. On this page you will find a list of all ski resorts including a short description. We will be happy to recommend the ski resorts with the best snow conditions on site every day. For questions and information about skiing, snowboarding, snow hiking, courses and other winter activities, please feel free to contact us.

All ski resorts in detail

OrtSeehöheEntfernungLifteSeilbahnenSkipistenLanglaufloipen
Berg im Drautal700 – 1000 m0,4 km1-0,2 km12 km unterm Hotel
Emberger Alm1700 – 2200 m10 km4-13 km3 km Höhenloipe
Weißensee900 – 1500 m14 km416 km40 km
Zettersfeld/Hochstein700 – 2278 m33 km10637 km65 km, teilw. beschneit
Goldeck, Spittal550 – 2142 m37 km6425 km10 km
Nassfeld, Hermagor610 – 2020 m38 km3014110 km45 km
Katschberg1066 –2220 m66 km16870 km10 km
Mölltaler Gletscher1200 – 3122 m60 km9717 km3 km Höhenloipe
Heiligenblut1301 – 2902 m61 km11555 km12 km Höhenloipe
Sillian, Pustertal800 – 2400 m62 km7522 km20 km
St. Jakob, Defereggental1200 – 2525 m75 km7323 km20 km

1. Emberger Alm

The observatory among the ski resorts

Wonderful scenery, sunny slopes, tobogganing and snowshoeing tours make the Emberger Alm above Berg im Drautal an unforgettable experience. You will find four ski lifts and 13 km of ski slopes, plus a magnificent panorama for extended ski tours. Ski passes are extremely inexpensive. From the Glocknerhof you can reach it by ski bus or by your own car. During the vacations, the snow-covered practice slope in the village center is in operation – ideal for small children.

Info: www.embergeralm.info

2. Weissensee lake

Ski & Ice skating in one place

With easy and medium slopes, the ski resort is right for families, beginners and people who prefer leisurely skiing without stress. Therefore, there are also attractive offers for families: a separate children's ski world and a natural toboggan run. What distinguishes the lake is the largest natural ice surface in Austria for ice skating and a cross-country ski trail, which need not fear comparison with the best in Europe.

Info: Mountain railroad Weissensee

3. Lienz

Zettersfeld & Hochstein

Over 2,000 hours of sunshine a year make Lienz a sunny town and the Zettersfeld family ski area an attractive sun terrace in the Lienz Dolomites. The 6 cable cars and lifts of the Zettersfeld reach a snow-sure altitude of 2,278 meters. The easy and medium slopes are ideal for families. The counterpart is the area Hochstein demanding slopes and the Osttirodler (Alpine roller coaster). Both areas can be visited with the same ski pass. Ask at the reception for discounted ski passes.

Info: www.lienzer-bergbahnen.at

4. Goldeck

The sports mountain in Spittal an der Drau

The Goldeck is a real snow park, with over 33 km of perfectly groomed slopes of all levels of difficulty and 8 lifts, the area ensures perfect winter sports fun. Deep snowy slopes and 50 hectares of freeride area with excellent panorama make the heart of every winter sports enthusiast beat faster. As another highlight, the Goldeck sports mountain offers the longest black run in the Alps, 8.5 km long. Approximately 1,600 meters of altitude are overcome on very demanding terrain. Around the Goldeck sports mountain, tourers will also find various challenging and enjoyable tours. Ask at the reception for discounted ski passes. Very snow-sure, because almost all slopes are north-facing. Ideal for experienced skiers.

Info: www.sportberg-goldeck.at

5. Ski arena Nassfeld

Carinthia's largest ski area

Nassfeld is Carinthia's largest ski resort. Snow and sun, the most important ingredients for a successful winter holidays in Austria, are abundant here – right on the Italian border. Many modern lifts, more than enough kilometers of slopes in all levels of difficulty, several freeride and fun areas and the well-known snow guarantee (Adriatic low). Ideal for a visit outside the holiday season and not too late in the winter.

Info: Ski resort Nassfeld

6. Katschberg

Fast lifts, many slopes

Easily and quickly accessible via the A10 Tauern freeway, 70 kilometers of slopes, 16 state-of-the-art lifts and cozy ski huts await you. Guaranteed snow is guaranteed by the location on the main ridge of the Tauern and the most modern snow-making facilities, which cover 100 percent of the slopes. On up to ten kilometers long descents you can reach St. Michael. The majority of the descents are easy to moderate. For advanced winter sports enthusiasts there are 10 kilometers of black slopes. Katschi's children's world and fun park are popular meeting places for kids of all ages.
Here is the
Overview of all ski lifts and slopes.

7. Mölltaler Gletscher – Carinthia's glacier

Year-round skiing pleasure at 3,122 m above sea level

Mölltaler Gletscher and Ankogel are the highest and most snow-sure ski mountains in Carinthia. The panoramic view of about 30 three-thousand-meter peaks of the Hohe Tauern is unique. Carinthia's only glacier ski area opens in September/October and runs into the summer. Even if it should be warmer in winter, on the glacier the snow always fits.

Here is the overview of all lifts and ski slopes.

8. Sillian

The Alta Pusteria Ski Center

On more than 20 kilometers of slopes, every skier from beginner to professional can have fun here. There are slopes of all difficulty levels, gondola lift, chair lifts, drag lifts and practice drag lifts for beginners. As in all other major ski resorts, Alta Pusteria also offers snowmaking facilities down to the valley and also a snow park at 2,200 m.

Info: www.hochpustertal-ski.at

9. Heiligenblut Grossglockner

Skiing at the highest mountain in Austria

The area in the Großglockner region is known for sun, powder snow and views of the highest mountains in Austria. The extensive ski area offers 55 kilometers of perfectly groomed slopes. The lifts transport winter sports enthusiasts up to 2,902 m Heiligenblut is considered very snow-sure.

Info: Heiligenblut on the Großglockner

10. Defereggental

Made for nature lovers

23 kilometers of downhill skiing, cabin cable car, chair lifts, T-bar lifts, children's land and fun park - everything you need. Skiing on perfect slopes, with lots of snow and a fantastic panorama. In a nature that is still one. This is the ski center St. Jakob.

Info: www.stjakob-ski.at

Top 10 ski resorts in Carinthia & East Tyrol

Which ski resorts do you consider? Here are all the ski resorts with description.

There are 10 ski resorts to choose from within a 45-minute drive. Starting point: The Upper Drau Valley. On this page you will find a list of all ski resorts including a short description. We will be happy to recommend the ski resorts with the best snow conditions on site every day. For questions and information about skiing, snowboarding, snow hiking, courses and other winter activities, please feel free to contact us.

All ski resorts in detail

OrtSeehöheEntfernungLifteSeilbahnenSkipistenLanglaufloipen
Berg im Drautal700 – 1000 m0,4 km1-0,2 km12 km unterm Hotel
Emberger Alm1700 – 2200 m10 km4-13 km3 km Höhenloipe
Weißensee900 – 1500 m14 km416 km40 km
Zettersfeld/Hochstein700 – 2278 m33 km10637 km65 km, teilw. beschneit
Goldeck, Spittal550 – 2142 m37 km6425 km10 km
Nassfeld, Hermagor610 – 2020 m38 km3014110 km45 km
Katschberg1066 –2220 m66 km16870 km10 km
Mölltaler Gletscher1200 – 3122 m60 km9717 km3 km Höhenloipe
Heiligenblut1301 – 2902 m61 km11555 km12 km Höhenloipe
Sillian, Pustertal800 – 2400 m62 km7522 km20 km
St. Jakob, Defereggental1200 – 2525 m75 km7323 km20 km

1. Emberger Alm

The observatory among the ski resorts

Wonderful scenery, sunny slopes, tobogganing and snowshoeing tours make the Emberger Alm above Berg im Drautal an unforgettable experience. You will find four ski lifts and 13 km of ski slopes, plus a magnificent panorama for extended ski tours. Ski passes are extremely inexpensive. From the Glocknerhof you can reach it by ski bus or by your own car. During the vacations, the snow-covered practice slope in the village center is in operation – ideal for small children.

Info: www.embergeralm.info

2. Weissensee lake

Ski & Ice skating in one place

With easy and medium slopes, the ski resort is right for families, beginners and people who prefer leisurely skiing without stress. Therefore, there are also attractive offers for families: a separate children's ski world and a natural toboggan run. What distinguishes the lake is the largest natural ice surface in Austria for ice skating and a cross-country ski trail, which need not fear comparison with the best in Europe.

Info: Mountain railroad Weissensee

3. Lienz

Zettersfeld & Hochstein

Over 2,000 hours of sunshine a year make Lienz a sunny town and the Zettersfeld family ski area an attractive sun terrace in the Lienz Dolomites. The 6 cable cars and lifts of the Zettersfeld reach a snow-sure altitude of 2,278 meters. The easy and medium slopes are ideal for families. The counterpart is the area Hochstein demanding slopes and the Osttirodler (Alpine roller coaster). Both areas can be visited with the same ski pass. Ask at the reception for discounted ski passes.

Info: www.lienzer-bergbahnen.at

4. Goldeck

The sports mountain in Spittal an der Drau

The Goldeck is a real snow park, with over 33 km of perfectly groomed slopes of all levels of difficulty and 8 lifts, the area ensures perfect winter sports fun. Deep snowy slopes and 50 hectares of freeride area with excellent panorama make the heart of every winter sports enthusiast beat faster. As another highlight, the Goldeck sports mountain offers the longest black run in the Alps, 8.5 km long. Approximately 1,600 meters of altitude are overcome on very demanding terrain. Around the Goldeck sports mountain, tourers will also find various challenging and enjoyable tours. Ask at the reception for discounted ski passes. Very snow-sure, because almost all slopes are north-facing. Ideal for experienced skiers.

Info: www.sportberg-goldeck.at

5. Ski arena Nassfeld

Carinthia's largest ski area

Nassfeld is Carinthia's largest ski resort. Snow and sun, the most important ingredients for a successful winter holidays in Austria, are abundant here – right on the Italian border. Many modern lifts, more than enough kilometers of slopes in all levels of difficulty, several freeride and fun areas and the well-known snow guarantee (Adriatic low). Ideal for a visit outside the holiday season and not too late in the winter.

Info: Ski resort Nassfeld

6. Katschberg

Fast lifts, many slopes

Easily and quickly accessible via the A10 Tauern freeway, 70 kilometers of slopes, 16 state-of-the-art lifts and cozy ski huts await you. Guaranteed snow is guaranteed by the location on the main ridge of the Tauern and the most modern snow-making facilities, which cover 100 percent of the slopes. On up to ten kilometers long descents you can reach St. Michael. The majority of the descents are easy to moderate. For advanced winter sports enthusiasts there are 10 kilometers of black slopes. Katschi's children's world and fun park are popular meeting places for kids of all ages.
Here is the
Overview of all ski lifts and slopes.

7. Mölltaler Gletscher – Carinthia's glacier

Year-round skiing pleasure at 3,122 m above sea level

Mölltaler Gletscher and Ankogel are the highest and most snow-sure ski mountains in Carinthia. The panoramic view of about 30 three-thousand-meter peaks of the Hohe Tauern is unique. Carinthia's only glacier ski area opens in September/October and runs into the summer. Even if it should be warmer in winter, on the glacier the snow always fits.

Here is the overview of all lifts and ski slopes.

8. Sillian

The Alta Pusteria Ski Center

On more than 20 kilometers of slopes, every skier from beginner to professional can have fun here. There are slopes of all difficulty levels, gondola lift, chair lifts, drag lifts and practice drag lifts for beginners. As in all other major ski resorts, Alta Pusteria also offers snowmaking facilities down to the valley and also a snow park at 2,200 m.

Info: www.hochpustertal-ski.at

9. Heiligenblut Grossglockner

Skiing at the highest mountain in Austria

The area in the Großglockner region is known for sun, powder snow and views of the highest mountains in Austria. The extensive ski area offers 55 kilometers of perfectly groomed slopes. The lifts transport winter sports enthusiasts up to 2,902 m Heiligenblut is considered very snow-sure.

Info: Heiligenblut on the Großglockner

10. Defereggental

Made for nature lovers

23 kilometers of downhill skiing, cabin cable car, chair lifts, T-bar lifts, children's land and fun park - everything you need. Skiing on perfect slopes, with lots of snow and a fantastic panorama. In a nature that is still one. This is the ski center St. Jakob.

Info: www.stjakob-ski.at

Ski courses Emberger Alm

No matter what you want to learn, Waltraud Sattlegger from the Drausport sports school is the right person to contact: skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, ski touring and snowshoeing for beginners and advanced skiers. Children as well as adults are well taken care of. Rentals are available in the store in Greifenburg and on the Alm.

Drausport – The ski school for families
Friendly ski instructors take the best care of the big and the small. The lessons take place on the Emberger Alm and at small skilifts in the valley. Take advantage of the free ski bus. During the holidays periods, children’s ski courses are also offered at the small ski lift directly in the village center. The small slope is also good for sledding and playing in the snow.

Waltraud Sattlegger
Mobile: +43 664 1301320
Web: Drausport – ski lessons, rental & store.

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Snowboarding in Carinthia

Stir out of the house, into the deep snow, conquering the mountains on the board in the strong morning sun – what could be better?

On the Emberger Alm and in the other ski areas of Carinthia, snowboarders and freeriders will find wonderful deep snow slopes and varied pistes. It goes without saying that there will be a good time in the huts afterwards.

Freeride in the terrain
On the Emberger Alm and in the surrounding ski areas there are wonderful deep snow slopes for freeriders. What else is there to wait for? Strap on your board and freeride skis and go!

Snowboard school on site
Snowboarding must be fun – even when learning. According to this principle, our on-site ski school with our motivated and excellently trained team has put together a varied program for all winter sports enthusiasts. Link: Snowboard courses

Snowpark Nassfeld
Freestylers with snowboard and skis meet in the spectacular Snowpark Nassfeld in the area Gartnerkofel-Watschiger Alm. The fun park offers the right elements for beginners and advanced skiers.

Areas: Easy/Beginner Line, Jib/Public Line, Pro Kicker Line, Medium Kicker Line

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