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The network of pistes at Gerlitzen Alpe includes a total of 32 ski slopes of all levels of difficulty on 52 kilometers of perfectly groomed pistes and 15 kilometers of natural ski routes. Centrally located, just a few minutes from the Villach - Ossiacher See motorway exit, you can reach the Kanzelbahn valley station in no time. From there the Kanzelbahn, which offers a wonderful panorama of Lake Ossiach and the surrounding mountains, leads directly to the ski area.
The ski center Gerlitzen Alpe is an excellent family ski area! Children (up to 5.99 years) get the Bambini Ticket, which is required for ski courses, free of charge in the periods 08.01. - 28.01.2023 and 19.03. - 25.03.2023 upon presentation of the Erlebnis CARD. In addition, children receive ski equipment (skis, boots & poles) free of charge while attending a ski course at the Gerlitzen Ski and Snowboard School. The school guarantees fast learning success and maximum fun, with trained ski instructors in the Kinderland.
What would a perfect day of skiing be without a stop with culinary delights? There are sixteen ski huts and bars, which - unlike in many of the very large ski areas - do not focus on mass processing, but rather on regional culinary delights. Here you will find typical Carinthian cuisine and a lot of so called “Schmankalan” from the region.
Ski schools and rentals
The ski instructors at the Gerlitzen Villach ski and snowboard school will make your winter sports experience special. By the way: Ski equipment can also be hired for your stay.
Ski tourers who like ski slopes will love the the 7.5 km long Klösterle valley run. Daily fee: € 10.00
Tip: With Winter Kärnten Card or a valid ski pass, the daily fee is included!
Those who prefer to visit Gerlitzen Alpe in Winter without skis can discover the 12 km of winter hiking trails or the toboggan hill behind the middle station. Cross-country skiing is also possible in good snow conditions.
Getting up early is worth it
Early risers can go up to the Gerlitzen Alpe 20 minutes earlier every day in February. The whole month the first ascent with the Kanzelbahn starts at 07:55 and in Klösterle it goes uphill from 08:10.
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