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Carinthia, in southern Austria, is a land of lakes, mountains and sun with an alpine terrain that has a gentler feel than the more jagged peaks of the Tyrol to the north. In these parts they like to call it the 'sunny side of the Alps' and they do have a lot more sun than other areas of the Alps.

 

In winter the land is snow covered and most of the lakes are frozen, and as in most other parts of Austria, skiing is the main activity. But Carinthia has a more rounded view of wintersports. Cross-country skiing is very popular as is winter walking on cleared paths through the snow and snowshoeing. Other diverse activities such as ice golf, curling and skating are also enjoyed.

 



 

The mood is markedly more relaxed with a Mediterranean feel – Carinthia borders Italy and Slovenia. Legend has it they once ran out of virgins to satisfy the appetite of a dragon in Klagenfurt because there wasn't a word for 'no' in the local vocabulary.

 

 

 

Carinthia in summer - Plenty of activities, bathing and walking across mountains and around lakes. A multitude of lakes at the foot of rolling hills and mighty peaks, the landscape in between interspersed with cultural and agricultural areas that exude health, history, harmony and happiness: that is Carinthia, the world's largest fun park.


SKI REGIONS OF KAERNTEN
Region Number of elevators Length of
skiing trails (km)
Blue Red Black The highest point (m)
Drags Chairs Gondolas
Bad Kleinkirchheim 15 6 4 103 18 77 8 2043
Heiligenblut 8 2 3 55 9 40 6 2902
Innerkrems 5 4 0 45 5 35 5 2200
Lavanttal-Hebalm 5 1 0 11 6 4 1 1400
Lavanttal-Klippitztoerl 4 3 0 28 3 25 0 1818
Lavanttal-Koralpe 5 1 0 28 12 13 3 2070
Lavanttal-Weinebene 6 0 0 22 3 19 0 1880
Moeltaler Gleccser 3 4 2 53 18 21 14 3122
Ankogel 4 0 2 35 3 27 5 2600
Nassfeld-Hermagor 18 7 5 101 30 60 11 2000
Millstatter See-Goldeck 4 1 2 30 18 4 8 2142
Villach-Gerlitzen 3 4 1 50 9 38 3 1911
Villach-Dreilandereck 7 1 0 17 5 8 4 1600
Villach-Verditz 2 3 0 16 8 6 2 1900