Surprisingly, one cannot help to feel that Nassfeld seems to go under the radar outside of Austria when it comes to recognising top ski resort destinations. This is an absolutely fantastic ski resort that is perfect for the family and snowsports enthusiast. Located in the Sun Ski World area, at the border with both Italy and Slovenia in the Carinthia region of the Austrian Alps, one of Nassfelds unique offerings is how it is able to blend the Austrian and Italian Alpine experience to produce a fantastic ski holiday atmosphere. Its proximity to the Italian border allows Nassfeld to benefit greatly not only from its cuisine but from its climate. The resort receives a great deal of sunshine over the season, with over 100 sunny days every season; thus earning it the nickname the “sun terrace of the Alps' '. Sitting at a height of only 600 metres altitude, Nassfeld’s pistes climb heights of up to 2,200 metres and cover 110 kilometres of marked pistes. There is a great nursery area for beginners but intermediate skiers will have the most fun thanks to the many blue and red runs across the resort. Expert and advanced level skiers have a few blacks to tackle and several off-piste opportunities to explore. It has also added one of the longest gondolas to its left network; the Millenium-Express gondola. If you are visiting with the family, there are 4 different children's dedicated ski areas with practice lifts and magic carpets. Nassfeld also has a fantastic childcare setup with Bobo Children’s land which organises a lot of activities to keep children very well occupied. Overall, Nassfeld is a fantastic choice to visit for a ski holiday getaway, especially with the family. It has also been recently recognised as a top ten ski resort destination in Austria. It is very well rounded in all its offerings from its accommodation ( which is conveniently close to the lifts ), childcare and children's entertainment, fantastic pistes and snow conditions and quality spas and wellness centres. Whilst it may not be a recognised apres-ski haunt, it does have a multitude of mountain and umbrella huts on the slopes, all of which serves fantastic beverages and meals.
Skiing in Nassfeld
The ski area at Nassfeld is made up of a majority of reds and blues which are perfect for intermediates and confident beginners, but overall just about all ski ability levels can find something at the slopes here. The ski terrain is mostly long and cruisy with a number of tree-lined slopes in the Troegl ski area and amazing cliff runs in the Troghoehe ski area.
Beginners should head over to the nursery slopes at Tressdorfer Alm above the main gondola as well as at Sonnenalpe. There are a couple more blues suited for confident beginners at the resort at Watschinger Alm.
Intermediates will love the Carnia run; a 7.6 kilometre run down to Tröpolach from the Zweikofel gondola. More thrilling runs can be found in Gartnerkofel and Watschiger Alm, providing a variety of challenging slopes for intermediates. Easier blue runs can be found running down to Sonnenalpe from the top of the Millennium-Express gondola.
Advanced skiers should head for the black run at Trogkofelbfahrt. There are not that many other challenging blacks to found here as most of the challenging runs are graded as reds. There are still a number of off-piste opportunities to explore with the surrounding mountains having fantastic powder. Check out the Lesachtal Valley for untouched powder, but please take a local guide.
Snowboarding in Nassfeld
Nassfeld is great for snowboarding. Long reds, powdery snow and lots of sun! There is an exciting terrain park at Gartnerkofel which comes with a fun-cross track. There is also a rails section with a jib, pro and beginners line. If you’re here on Sundays, just turn up and join the snowboard and Freeski workshops.
Freeirders love Nassfeld thanks to the “Schneeloch” ski area; a dedicated terrain with deep snow hills and lots of powder and marked and designated for free riders. There are also fantastic off-piste opportunities that abound.
Snow Conditions in Nassfeld
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Nassfeld ski resort has a good snow reliability record. The area receives between 7 and 8 metres of snowfall every season, It also has more than 450 snow cannons on standby to supplement any losses.
Apres Ski in Nassfeld
Nassfeld is commonly referred to as the Alp's biggest sun terrace. This is largely due to the sheer amount of mountain and umbrella huts on the slopes; with the sundecks said to number over 1,000. Mountain huts occupy the general apres-ski scene at Nassfeld and also capture the quintessential apres-ski definition of partying on the slopes. After all, what is a much better way to cap off a great day out on the slopes than a refreshing drink on a sun terrace overlooking the breathtaking views of the mountain range. We have put a list together of some of Nassfeld’s vibrant apres-ski spots.
The Barenhutte is Nassfeld’s number one apres-ski bar and party attraction. Located at the foot of the slopes and next to the Millenium Express valley station, its vibrant atmosphere creates a huge draw often making it the focal point of the night scene at the resort. A traditional style Alpine bar with rustic wooden features and a large sun terrace, the Barenhütte is the ideal spot for a drink and a meal after ( or during ) your ski session. It's great for large gatherings as it is a large venue and accommodates large numbers at once. Open from 12 noon every day, the restaurant serves tasty and hearty meals until 8 pm while the bar stays open until 10 pm. The weekends often feature parties and see’s a larger crowd attendance making it the liveliest time at the Barenhütte.
Located close to the Millenium Express gondola station, Zum Alois is a restaurant/pizzeria which is open every day and serves delicious meals including, pub classics like burgers, sandwiches and salads and tasty pizzas. It's a popular stopover for food during the day with skiers flocking down for midday meals. After the meals are done, however, Zum Alois transforms into an apres-ski bar with the DJ kicking off the music to signal the start of the apres-ski and party evening. The party kicks on until early hours with disco and club music fuelling the night. Lots of drinks, table dancing and the typical apres-ski fun!
Not exactly an apres-ski spot but the prospect of having a drink at 1,900 metres altitude with a cracking view should be thrilling enough to stop by the Berghex bar. Featuring a panoramic 360-degree view of the snow-covered peaks, no other spot in Nassfeld offers a better view where you can enjoy a meal and a drink. Fantastic spot to get a bit of sunshine, during the day, the Berghex has a chilled out atmosphere and very friendly staff. Worth grabbing a few drinks here before heading to the main resort centre.
Apart from the mountain and umbrella huts, check out the bars in the Hotels Al Gallo Forcello and Sonnenalpe for some evening drinks and a fantastic atmosphere. They often have live music and DJ sets on some evenings as well. For a livelier atmosphere, head over to Hermagor to access more bars.
Facilities in Nassfeld
The facilities in Nassfeld are excellent across the board. From the lift network, accommodation, piste maintenance and more. Nassfeld also has a good number of shops, restaurants, cafes and basic essential services available.
Nassfeld ski hire
Nassfeld has several ski hire shops dotted around the resort where you can hire ski equipment. If you are visiting Nassfeld this season you can also hire your ski equipment directly from us as part of your customised ski holiday plan. This is arguably the most convenient method of securing your ski equipment hire as it can be completed within a few minutes. It also saves you time and effort at the resort and makes your journey just a little bit easier. The process is super easy; simply select the ski extras, add the equipment you require and proceed with your order. It really is that simple and straightforward.
Nassfeld Ski Passes
Your Nassfeld ski passes are available for purchase from the lift machines and ticket offices at the resort. To save yourself the time and hassle of queuing for a lift pass at the resort, why not take the opportunity we have presented and secure your Nassfeld ski pass directly from us as part of your ski holiday package. It is so much easier ordering it online as you do not have to worry about queueing and you can easily avoid the clamour for passes especially if you are visiting during peak times with the family. Save yourself the trouble, secure your ski pass with us and travel in peace knowing that your ski pass has been sorted way ahead of time.
Spa and Swimming Pools in Nassfeld
Nassfeld is particularly known for its luxury spas and wellness centres. It's a resort generally associated with relaxation and soaking in the holiday vibes. If there is one favoured way of spending time after the day hurtling down the slopes, it's definitely getting a relaxing spa session. Perhaps you want an early morning swim to wake you up before you head out to the slopes or a steam bath to prepare your lungs for the cold winter air? There are a number of places you could consider in Nassfeld. The Falkensteiner Hotel Sonnenalpe is a 4-star hotel with an equally impressive wellness centre which it calls its Acquapura Spa. This is a 1,700 metres square facility fully equipped with fantastic spa and sauna services including and not limited to a Bio sauna, a steam bath, Finnish sauna with panoramic views, heated indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a range of sauna infusions and an extensive list of massage treatments. If you are visiting Nassfeld with the family, the Kinderhotel Ramsi hotel has a child-friendly play area with a dedicated heated indoor pool and other wellness facilities. It also has a Kids Club which keeps the children engaged while the adults can relax in the adult-only Alpen spa. It comes fully equipped with Finnish Sauna ( with a breathtaking view), steam bath, organic sauna and sanarium. These are just a few examples of places to visit for a spa or swimming session. Nassfeld has quite a few more places to visit for a spa and swimming pool session.
Shopping in Nassfeld
Nassfeld does not differ too much from other Austrian ski resorts with regards to the type of shops you find in and around the village. There are various types of shops from fashion boutique shops, sporting goods, food and grocery shops, art showroom, cafes, bakeries and restaurants.
Facilities for children in Nassfeld
Nassfeld is a fantastic ski resort for the whole family and is well equipped with child-friendly and child-focused facilities. There is so much to get up to with the kids.
Ski Lessons in Nassfeld
Nassfeld is a very family-friendly ski resort and its several ski schools all have fantastic children's programmes. If you are planning on visiting with the whole family including the young children, why not book your children ski lessons directly with us. We can very easily add the ski lessons to your overall order and it takes less than 2 minutes to sign up. We have very good relationships with some of the best ski schools and instructors across the Alps including Nassfeld so you can rest assured that your children will be enrolled with the best and most experienced ski instructors available. It will save you loads of time trying to physically go the nursery slopes to enrol your children when you can very easily secure this week in advance before you have even stepped foot in Nassfeld. Contact us for more information on your children's ski lessons.
Entertainment for Children in Nassfeld
Nassfeld has fantastic children and family entertainment both on and off the slopes. There are 3 children's ski areas each very well equipped to ensure that children are entertained as they ski. It is home to the Pressegger See lake ranked among Europe's largest constantly frozen lakes which is open to ice skating, family ice hockey, curling and even some ice golf. There are also 7 toboggan slopes and runs ( 5 of which are floodlit for night tobogganing). There are also horse-drawn carriage rides and you can go on walks in the snow with a herd of Llamas. You can also visit Nassfeld’s Aquarena in the Gailtal Valley; a fantastic family-friendly leisure centre with indoor heated swimming pools, water slides and diving towers. There is also an indoor climbing wall and other child-focused sports and games. A great day out away from the cold, wet snow.
Childcare in Nassfeld
Nassfeld is fantastic with childcare options. The Bobo Kinder club is a favourite option for parents looking for childcare. They have kid's ski lessons and also have kids clubs with wonderful activities to keep them fully entertained. Several of the accommodation providers at Nassfeld also offer additional childcare services and kindergartens as well.
The resort village sits at 600 metres altitude. The main surrounding mountains and ski area slopes are the Gartnerkofel at 2,195 metres, Roßkofel at 2,239 metres and the Trogkofel at 2,280 metres. The entire area benefits from long hours of sunshine over the season.