Decelerate, recharge your batteries, enjoy quiet moments and finally feel snow under your feet again. There is hardly a destination where you can enjoy a winter holiday as relaxed as on crystal-clear Lake Faak. Why? We'll explain it to you now!
Whether beginner, advanced or professional, the skiing areas around Lake Faak offer the right slope conditions for every skier. The Gerlitzen Alpe and the Dreiländereck are only a few minutes' drive from Lake Faak and score points not only for their optimal piste conditions, but also for their unique hut cuisine. A free ski shuttle runs from Lake Faak during the winter months.
- Ice skating on natural ice
Many lakes in the region freeze to the surface during the cold season, offering all ice skating fans, hockey players and ice shooters a mirror-smooth ride under the open sky and amidst a very special natural backdrop. Not far from Lake Faak is Europe's largest frozen natural ice surface - Lake Weissensee. The traditional Alternative Dutch 11 Cities Tour is also held there.
- Winter wellness around Lake Faak
Only a few minutes' drive from Lake Faak is the most modern thermal spa experience in the south of Austria - the Kärnten Therme. The thermal landscape scores with water slides, sports pools, its own children's area, sauna area as well as spa and fitness offers. An insider tip for all nature lovers: the Maibachl thermal spring in Warmbad Villach bubbles up when the snow melts. The warm water collects in a small spring pool, which invites you to bathe in the middle of the forest.
- Winter customs
In the winter months, numerous Advent markets in the surrounding villages provide a pre-Christmas atmosphere and a cosy time with loved ones. Those who prefer action are well catered for at the Perchtenläufen. The Christmas tree sinking at some Carinthian lakes as well as the carol singing in Heiligenblut are also a custom that inspires our tourist guests.
- Winter wonderland at Lake Faak
If you are simply longing for some time out, Lake Faak is just the right place. Surrounded by a breathtaking mountain backdrop, covered snow landscapes, enchanted forests and the water of the turquoise-blue lake, you can really let your soul dangle and come down. Treat yourself to a rest from the fast-paced everyday life!
- Hut magic and culinary delights
In the winter sports resorts, along the slopes and on the local mountains and alpine pastures, many rustic huts, inns and restaurants invite you to take a culinary detour. Most of them score with typical Carinthian dishes and regional delicacies. The Slow Food tradition is very important in Carinthia. But not only on the mountain, but also in the local villages you will find culinary stops that delight with the highest quality and regional ingredients.