Lyžiarsky areál Gerlitzen, Rakúsko
The Gerlitzen ski area is located in the Villach region in the heart of Carinthia.
From the top of the mountain you have a wonderful view of the „Dreiländereck“, where the borders of Austria, Italy and Slovenia meet.
The Gerlitzen Alpe at the lake Ossiacher See is also called 'Baby Kronplatz' - a ski resort on a mountain with ski runs that lead in all directions of the world into the valley.
The ski area is the ideal destination for the weekend. Conveniently located, the skiers reach the ski resort from Annenheim with the oldest gondola lift in Carinthia or from Klösterle with the chairlift.
The advantage of this ski area is the proximity to the town of Villach, which is only a few kilometers away. After an active day in the mountains, in the afternoon you can stroll around the shopping center or just go to the cinema. A free ski bus is available.
42 km of perfectly groomed slopes at an altitude from 1.000 to 1.911 m, state-of-the-art snowmaking technology and 15 modern lifts guarantee a varied skiing pleasurefrom November to April.
Freestyle and freeride fans will love the 15 km long natural ski trails, which are not prepared with artificial snow and take you back to former times with a hint of nostalgia.
The Gerlitzen is a perfect family destination. It is said to be THE top family ski area due to its excellent slopes and is even certifi ed as “Ski centre for re-entering skiers and beginners and families with children”
Familyfriendly accommodation and restaurants enable you to enjoy your family time to the maximum!
The Gerlitzen kids snow park offers endless variety and action for younger guests, like for example: funtube tub, kids fl at box, kids up & down box and much more.
The ski and snowboarding school Gerlitzen with highly trained instructors offer interesting ski courses for the little ones. Learning is easy and even fun in any of the three large practice areas on the mountain including the children´s world and polar bear country.
15 ski huts and restaurants offer Carinthian specialties. There you can enjoy your culinary delicacies surrounded by an unique mountain scenery.
Or you can end the day in one of the après-ski bars.
From the snow into the water?
Visit the thermal spa Kärnten Therme in Villach.
Active bathing fun or relaxation in the spa area - you have the choice!
The Gerlitzen are also an attractive destination in the summer as it transforms into a hiking hotspot.
Cozy accomodation on the mountain or around the Gerlitzen on lake Ossiacher See invite you to enjoy the sun and the fresh mountain air.
Do you like good food? Hike through the „Kostale Way“ on the Gerlitzen.
Hiking from alpine hut to alpine hut, you will taste the specialty of the house on each location.
Biking, paragliding or hiking, the Gerlitzen is the ideal destination for fans of outdoor sports.
When it comes to holiday accommodation, you are spoiled for choice. Hotel or apartment on the mountain or around the Gerlitzen on lake Ossiacher, in the city of Villach, close to the Kärnten Therme – it is your choice. There is sure to be something to fit everybody’s taste.
You do not need a lot of words to describe Gerlitzen: skiing fun, summer mountain vacation, traditional delicacies at reasonable prices!