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Winter wonder land

Kötschach-Mauthen has always been one of the snowiest regions in Austria. It therefore happens again and again that there is a snow depth of up to 2 meters,

Alpine skiing on the Vorhegg Adventure Mountain


The small Kötschach-Mauthen ski area offers ideal conditions for families with children and snowboarders. The ski area is ideal for beginners and experts in white sports.

The double chairlift takes you up the mountain and on the descent you can enjoy the magnificent view of the Gail Valley. On a descent towards Laas, the Ödenhütte invites you to take a leisurely stop for a break. At the Kötschach valley station, the s`Budile team will spoil you with culinary delicacies and warm you up with a hot mulled wine or tea.


Ski Area


The Nassfeld is one of the TOP 10 ski areas in Austria.

  • 110 kilometers of slopes on a total of 40 different slopes

  • 30 lifts at 5 entry points into the ski area

  • 3 ski schools, 3 x large kids practice areas

  • Practice lifts and magic carpets

  • 25 ski huts and restaurants

  • 100% guaranteed snow and sun, sun, sun

  • Hourly ski bus to the Millennium Express valley station 25 km

  • and much more....

Cross-country skiing


We almost always have snow, but only on our wonderful trails. Kötschach-Mauthen and the Upper Gailtal offer their guests an extensive network of cross-country trails, which has also been awarded the seal of quality for its quality.

You draw your circles on double-track trails with a classic track and a skating track. Along the trails in the valley you will find a wide variety of ways to warm up. Mulled wine, mulled cider, a glass of wine and the obligatory "Brettljause" are of course included.

Ski tours & snowshoeing


As trend sports, snowshoeing and ski touring have become a permanent fixture in the domestic winter offer in recent years.

Together with families and friends, you can hike the landscapes around Kötschach-Mauthen, completely off the beaten track. With good equipment and the right "snack", you can go through snow-covered meadows, ice-covered woods and possibly in bright sunshine to one of the surrounding peaks.

Winter Hiking & Tobogganing


In bright sunshine, you can walk through forests, across meadows, past traditional farms and you will always find opportunities to rest. There is more than enough to discover on the different lengths and steep paths through our forests.
Hiking tip - Ödenhütte: From the village it is a leisurely 1.5 hours uphill walk. The Ödenhütte is a popular excursion point for both skiers and hikers with a view of the entire Gail Valley and the Carnic Alps. An overview map of the winter hiking trails around Kötschach-Mauthen is of course available in our reception. For toboggan fans there is also an illuminated night toboggan run on the Gailberg.

ÖAV Ice Center


At the entrance to the Mauthner Gorge, where a ray of sunshine rarely gets there in high winter, the 28 m high ice tower in the OeAV - leisure park is an alternative to the natural waterfalls / ice falls.

From the end of November to March, the “Alpine Torture Stake” can be climbed day and night with “top rope protection”. After the icy pleasure, the hut next to it offers plenty of opportunities to warm up and the ice-skating enthusiast can look forward to a few rounds on the artificial ice rink or a hearty curling tournament.

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