Impressive winter landscape at sunset in Carinthia

Winter holiday at the World Cup resort Bad Kleinkirchheim in Austria

Winter mood, thermal spas and fun in the snow in Carinthia

After a good night's sleep in one of the 36 comfortable rooms, you draw back the curtains and are greeted by the rising sun. You open the balcony door, step outside into the fresh, clear mountain air and take a deep breath. You open your eyes and take it all in: an idyllically snowy winter wonderland, with early rays of sunshine making the snow crystals glitter, and you can actually smell the snow. The freshly prepared pistes opposite are showing themselves from their best side. The corners of your mouth turn up into a smile automatically and you look forward to a new day in a winter paradise.

Of course, skiing and snowboarding are among the most popular activities at the World Cup resort Bad Kleinkirchheim. On over 100 kilometres of pistes you can experience truly enjoyable skiing on wide, extensive pistes of various difficulty levels, which will delight both beginners and professionals. However, even away from the pistes, the undulating alpine world of the Nockberge offers a wide range of possibilities for enjoying winter to the full.

The Bad Kleinkirchheim region offers the following for your winter holiday in Austria:

Skiing: 103 kilometres of well-prepared pistes, 24 ski lifts and cable cars, five access points to the ski resort without long queues – the ski resort Bad Kleinkirchheim / St. Oswald promises wonderful, varied skiing fun with a breathtaking panoramic view over the southern alpine world.

Cross-country skiing: the 8-kilometre-long and 6-metre-wide Römerloipe trail is easy to reach from the hotel. From mid-December until spring, you can glide along the two parallel tracks in the breathtaking landscape in a leisurely manner or else speed up along the skating track in the middle. If there is sufficient snow, the trail reaches a length of 42 kilometres.

Winter hiking: Discover the variety of the Nockberge on six selected, well-signposted and cleared winter hiking paths with a total length of more than 60 kilometres. For winter hikers, the cable cars offer an advantageous rate for peak and valley rides.

Snowshoe hiking: Borrow a pair of snowshoes directly at the hotel and look forward to glittering winter landscapes, a unique mountain panorama, far away from hustle and bustle. Owing to the gently undulating topography, the Nockberge offer ideal conditions for snowshoe hikes, whether you are a beginner or more experienced.

Skating: at the Kurpark Bad Kleinkirchheim, young and old skaters can do their rounds. As soon as temperatures permit it, one can skate across the nearby lakes Afritzer See and Brennsee in a unique winter setting on natural ice. Those who feel like curling can find several alleys in Bad Kleinkirchheim for an exciting game.

Sledging: In Bad Kleinkirchheim there are four natural sledge runs to evoke childhood memories.

  • 1 km sledge run at Kaiserburg / Wöllaner Nock
  • 4 km sledge run Falkerthaus and Lärchenhütte
  • 4 km sledge run Poldl Hütte – St. Oswald
  • 6 km sledge run Unterwirthüttn – Maibrunn with the tractor taxi

Ski touring: 29 varied ski touring routes around Bad Kleinkirchheim offer you peace and quiet while ascending in the powder snow, an exceptional mountain panorama at the peak and pure enjoyment with the concluding descent through the pristine slopes of the Nockberge. From a safe introductory tour with a descent down the piste to a challenging day tour for experienced ski tourers, every option is available.

Snowtubing: Opposite the Hotel Prägant, at the Kaiserburg valley station, you can whizz over the snow free of charge with a valid ski pass on inflated rubber tyres.

Horse-drawn sled ride: is there anything more romantic than to be huddled closely in a warm blanket, listening to the huffing of the horses and watching the picturesque and snowy nature all around at one horse-drwan sleigh? A horse-drawn sled ride is perfect for being enchanted by a romantic ambience.

Thermal spas: whether as a reward after an active day or as a time out from everyday life. In Bad Kleinkirchheim, Austria you will find two thermal spas to ease the muscles, to relax and get away from it all. The Römerbad thermal spa boasts incomparable sauna and wellness facilities with 13 saunas on three levels, while the family and health thermal spa St. Kathrein has the largest water surface of all Carinthian thermal spas along with an 86-metre-long slide.

Get out of everyday life and into fun in the snow! And when are you going to pay us a visit?

Book now your winter holiday at Hotel Prägant and experience a varied time out according to your wishes or send us your non-binding enquiry! The team at the Hotel Prägant**** looks forward to your visit!