Non-ski holidays at Lake Weissensee
Weissensee - Carinthia's number 1 address for ice sports
With 6.5 kmÂ², Weissensee is the largest constantly frozen and prepared ice surface in Europe. From the middle of December to the beginning of March, not just ice skaters, speed skaters, and hockey players play on the up to 40cm-thick ice cover, but you will also find horse-drawn sleighs and winter hikers enjoying the untouched nature.
Weissensee's own ice specialist cares for the up to 25km-long circular speed skating courses, skating rinks, and curling courses.
A paradise for cross-country skiers
A network of 50 kilometres of double-track ski runs and up to 15 kilometres of speed skating runs - awarded with the Carinthian ski run quality seal - run through the sunny upper valley of Weissensee from 930 to 1400 metres above sea level. Practice ski runs are available for beginners and ski runs of various difficulties are available for ambitious athletes.
For winter lovers...
There are 40 kilometres of ploughed winter hiking paths along the shore of the lake and up to Alm hinterm Brunn or Naggler Alm, where food is also being served in the winter. Naggler Alm can also be reached easily with the four-seater chair lift of the Weissensee cable car. And if you do not want to return to the valley by foot, you can try out the 4km-long natural toboggan run.