|height at summit:||2020m|
Located right on the border with Italy and Austria, Nassfeld Ski Arena is a little known gem of a resort in the sunny province of Carinthia.
Nassfeld has a good snow record thanks to its high altitude and comprehensive snow cannon coverage and can boast as being Carinthia’s largest and most modern ski resort as well as being in Austria’s top ten. It is one of the largest, most innovative and diverse areas in Southern Austria.
Nassfeld also features the "Millennium Express", the longest gondola in the Alps.It only takes the Express 22 minutes to cover the 6,000 or so metres to Sonnenalpe Nassfeld 1,309m and then up to the top at 1,919m.
From here you will experience stunning views of both the Austrian and Italian Alps and have access to 110km of snow sure pistes to suite all levels of skier with the option of some great off piste into Italy.
The longest run, the “Carnia,” is 7.6km long and you can even try night skiing as 2.2km of the run is floodlit every Wednesday night, making it the longest floodlit piste in the Alps.
Boarders are also well catered for. There are two parks with quarter pipes, kickers, table tops and a snow cross park which was the venue of the 2004 Junior World Championships.
As well as having top notch ski and board equipment to hire, Nassfeld Ski Resort has lots more in store for those wishing to try out something a little different.
The New Technology Centre sports park, based at the middle station at Tressdorfer Alm, stocks 11 exciting alternative winter sports gadgets for rental ranging from the snowbike to ski fox - guaranteed to make your adrenalin pump! No appointment is needed either, just go to the NTC cabin at the mid station and take your pick.
This region is also a great summer destination - boasting a mediterranean climate and long days of sunshine.
Lakes are pure enough for swimming - such as at Lake Weissensee, with almost drinking water quality. There is a massive choice of summer water activities on offer including diving, fishing, sailing, water skiing, rafting and canyoning.
"On land" activities of course include cycling and mountain biking, walking and exploring, golf, tennis.
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|Apres ski:||There are plenty of lively après ski bars you can visit as you make your way down the mountain. The Baren Hütte near the gondola base holds daily après ski parties that go on until late.|
|Non skiers:||You can skate on Europe’s largest natural ice rink, Lake Weissensee, take a toboggan run or hire some of the alternative snow equipment on the mountain like sledges, rubber tubes, snowbikes, airboard or skifox.|