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Top 7 off-piste opportunities

Are you in the mood for snow? In the Villach region, you'll find a variety of off-piste opportunities.

Whether you are feeling sporty or a little less active - in the region “Villach – Lake Faaker - Lake Ossiacher” you will find guaranteed winter fun! Delightfully prepared slopes, snowy hills and romantic winter landscapes - everyone gets their money's worth in our winter sports paradise. Discover the wide range of opportunities.

1. Ice skating at Lake Aichwald
Lake Aichwald is usually the first Carinthian lake to freeze over in winter, and is particularly popular with the little ones who make their first ice skating attempts, as well as with the older kids who like to play hockey.
To check which lakes are open for ice skating click here:

2. Sledging Fun
Hop onto your toboggan, ready, go! Especially popular with young and old are the following toboggan hills: at the Dobratsch near the Rosstratte, by the fox track at Lake Faaker, the toboggan run from Hundsmarhof to Villach, as well as the eight-kilometre-long toboggan run at the ski area Dreiländereck.

3. Full moon hiking at the Dobratsch
A very special highlight! Hiking at night at full moon through the snowy winter landscape in the Dobratsch Nature Park.
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4. Sledding
Fun for adults and kids are always the sledding possibilities at Region Villach. Best points are the sledging hill at Rosstratte at the end of the Villacher Alpenstrasse (scenic alpine road) or at the family hiking Trail Fuchsfährte and the toboggan run at Dreiländereck. You can find more information on sledging at region villach here.

5. Ski Touring Night
Every Thursday, the ski slopes fully belong to the ski tourers!
The valley ski run is open to the tourers from 5pm and can be used free of charge. You can then refuel in the mountain restaurant, which is open until 10:00pm.

6. Fun, Fit and Spa
Float in pleasantly warm water whilst overlooking the snow-capped mountains! Little ones can look forward to tubular and panoramic slides or the "Crazy River" while the parents can indulge in cosmetics, massages and deluxe treatments, such as the legendary Turkish bath Hammam, in the 2000 m2 spa area. The KärntenTherme offers sports enthusiasts a modern gym and a 25-metre sports pool.

7. Cross-country skiing and ski jumping
The Villacher Alps Arena is located at the foot of the Dobratsch: The Nordic ski sports centre with its 90-, 60-, 30-and 15 metres jumps is geared up for year-round operation and serves as a training facility for the local ski jump aces time and again.
The Nordic package of the Alps Arena is rounded off with a five-kilometre cross-country ski trail, of which three kilometres have been approved by the FIS as a race track that can be covered in snow and illuminated.

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