Nassfeld is fantastic, the resort is situated in the southern Austrian region of Carinthia, next to the Italian and Slovenian borders. It boasts many blue and red runs proving its suitability to intermediate skiers and for beginners there is a great ski school. Expert skiers are also able to challenge themselves with some black runs and access to ski routes. The resort also boasts a great snow park containing a half pipe, fun park and race course.
Off the mountain, guests can enjoy 80km of cross country trails, try snowshoeing or ride on a horse-drawn carriage for a unique mountain experience. The resort's cuisine is an interesting mix of Italian and Austrian flavours and has over 25 mountain eateries, meaning visitors are spoilt for choice. With over 100 days of sunshine and amazing Alpine views, it’s difficult to find anything not to love about Nassfeld.
Resort Altitude: 600m
Resort Skiing: 2,020m
Total Ski Area: 110km
Blue Runs: 30km
Red Runs: 69km
Black Runs: 11km
Cross Country: 80km
Nassfeld is somewhat of a hidden gem, a resort that's relatively quiet and not full of tourists. Located near the Italy and Slovenia borders, Nassfeld has some great terrain throughout the resort. Many of the slopes are reds, making it a haven for intermediate skiers and snowboarders looking to have a fun-filled week. The village is quiet and relaxed, making it an ideal choice for families.
Nassfeld offers slopes of all difficulty levels which are primarily wide and well-groomed. Garnitzenberg has runs which are almost entirely treeless and the slopes in the Troegl ski area take you through forest-lined pistes down to the bottom of the valley. The terrain is varied and majestic, particularly the Troghoehe runs which take you through amazing cliffs. The longest run, Carnia, is 7.6km through more forest aisles and if you're looking to challenge yourself then Trogkofel is 2km of tricky skiing.
There's a fun area in Nassfeld, with boarder-cross, jumps and a snow cross park. There is also some fantastic off-piste opportunities and some itinerary freeride routes.
Most dining options are within hotels in Nassfeld, with Al Gallo Forcello an excellent Italian choice and Falkensteiner Carinzia a very good option for international dishes. The Bärenhütte at Tropolach is renowned for its very tasty ribs.
Bärenhütte is hands down the focal point of the après scene in Nassfeld. It's at the base of the Millenium Express and the party can continue into the early hours. Many of the hotels have lively après bars, particularly the Sonnenalpe, and Al Gallo Forcello often has live music in the afternoons. People also regularly travel to Hermagor, where lively après bars are plentiful.
Nassfeld is home to Europe's largest constantly frozen ice skating lake, 100km of winter bridleways and lots of other non-skiing activities (even ice golf!). You won't be short of things to do here, with the likes of bowling alleys and swimming pools dotted through the resort as well.