When snow covers the south of Carinthia, the Weissensee Nature Park turns into a world of adventure for those who like being active and those seeking peace and quiet. Including family ski resort, quality-certified cross-country skiing El Dorado and the largest natural ice rink in Europe!
NATURE EXPERIENCES IN WINTER
Around Lake Weissensee, at an altitude of between 930 m and 2,200 m, life in winter is intense, invigorating and enjoyable. Nature creates the perfect conditions for a winter holiday full of moments of happiness. You stay at accommodations with welcoming hosts who serve delicacies from the nature park, enjoy a particularly impressive starry sky thanks to the few sources of light and take advantage of the unique mix of activities for all ages - from hiking tours by torchlight to unusual highlights such as ice diving.
A DIFFERENT KIND OF WINTER HOLIDAY
The lake, well protected by the gentle mountains, offers you a wide range of experiences in winter. No matter whether you like to spend your time actively outdoors, relax in hot temperatures in the sauna or savour the region’s specialities. Among other things, you can look forward to:
- a beautiful family ski resort
- supervised ski kindergarten
- an invigorating Ice World with:
- ice skating
- ice diving
- ice fishing
- pond hockey
- ice stock sports
- the largest natural ice rink in Europe
- unique winter mountain-lake combination
- countless activities (individual or guided)
- ski touring directly from the lake or in the region
- 40 km of cross-country ski tracks
- regional Slow Food cuisine
- ski huts & alpine pastures
- well-being with SPA, massages and much more.
IN THE NATURE OF THINGS
No frills, lots of authenticity, natural experience areas, pure enjoyment that you can taste and friendly interaction without hustle and bustle: at Lake Weissensee, winter is not about superlatives, but about a sustainable holiday for guests and locals. Lake Weissensee has already been awarded the "European Prize for Tourism and the Environment", the "European Village Renewal Prize" and the "Nature Park of the Year 2014" award for its resource-saving concept. In addition, the region is a member of the international "Alpine Pearls" association.
For an environmentally friendly winter holiday in the Alps
SHORT WAYS TO ENJOYABLE ACTIVITIES
Nothing is really far away in winter at Lake Weissensee. Almost all activities are just a short walk away: whether you want to go ice skating at Lake Weissensee, hop on the ski lift or explore the region on the cross-country tracks and winter hiking trails.
And thanks to initiatives such as the Erlebnispass mobil+ or the Weissensee PremiumCARD, you can not only reach other starting points quite easily, but also get directly to Carinthia's biggest ski resort at Nassfeld. Thus, you can access your next winter adventure at any time, even without a car.
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Location & Journey
The vacation destination Weissensee is located in the southwest of Carinthia in Austria.