Nassfeld sits on the border of Austria and Italy in the Carnic Alps. Part of the Skiarena Kärnten, the largest ski area in Carinthia, this is a resort of stunning natural beauty offering a good variety of snow terrain. With a World Cup skiing piste, Carinthia's largest cross-country trail system and ice sports on nearby Lake Weissensee, Nassfeld offers a great range of different sports to enjoy. Lifts serve the pistes well here, particularly the fast and comfortable Millennium Express gondola, allowing confident skiers and snowboarders to cover plenty of pistes. Reliable snow cover can be found at low altitudes in this Eastern Alpine corner. This, coupled with fine snow making facilities, gives Nassfeld one of the best snow records in the Alps.
Beginners are well catered for in Nassfeld. The nursery slopes in the Sonnleiten ski village are extensive, wide and shallow, allowing for plenty of space to gain confidence. Nassfeld Ski and Snowboard School has plenty of English-speaking tutors.
Well over half of Nassfeld's pistes are graded red, perfect for intermediates. Most will find that there is plenty to keep them entertained and challenged. Freestyle skiers and snowboarders will be pleased with the terrain park, boasting quarter pipes, kickers and table tops.
Some of the tougher red runs, coupled with the small number of black pistes, will provide some fun challenges for the advanced skier. There is enough terrain for a long weekend, but experts will want to head off-piste during a longer holiday. Snowboarders will want to visit Nassfeld's snow park - host of the 2004 Junior World Championships.
The special Kids Academy is a great place for children to learn to ski and snowboard in Nassfeld. The English-speaking tutors and gentle nursery slopes will allow children plenty of space to develop their skills. The BOBO-Club provides care for children as young as 2 years old.
Nassfeld ski area has 14 mountain restaurants and bars. Here you will find a warm, welcoming atmosphere and an eclectic mix of Austrian, Italian and Slovenian cuisine. At the base of Nassfeld's gondola, there are further après ski options. The Baren Hütte hosts parties that stay lively late into the night. Nassfeld skiers often stay in the nearby Tröpolach and Hermagor. Those looking for a wider variety of dining and partying will find access easy to these two villages. A traditional après ski atmosphere can be enjoyed here, too. CUBE and Al Gallo Forcello have bars and nightclubs, with live music and DJs playing into the night.