Klippitztörl belongs together with Innerkrems, Turrach
and Katschberg to the top ten ski resorts of Carinthia. It
has almost 30 km of slopes with plenty of varied and challenging
descents on a height of 1450 to 1820 meters. As the area is
very popular by tourists from Graz and Klagenfurt the infrastructure
is well developed. Snow cannons guarantee that conditions
are usually excellent to ski from December until late spring.
The area is great for families with children and nature lovers
alike and the area has more to offer then only skiing. In
the area you can go hiking and enjoy the surroundings. For
cross country skiers there is a trail at 1800 meters.
The region also has an extensive offer of sports and leisure
activities. The recreational area St.Andräer See has
a 3.5 acre swimming lake with a diving platform, waterslides
and a sunbathing area. For children there are many activities
organized and there is a playground and miniature golf. The
many visitors come in summer mainly to Carinthia to visit
one of the 220 lakes and to enjoy a diversity of water sports.
The temperature of the water in the lakes can reach up to
25 degrees. This is because the surrounding mountains provide
a wind shelter and the supply of fresh and cold flows is generally
low. Klagenfurt on Lake Wörthersee, with its cosy restaurants
and terraces close to the water is only 40 km away.
about the Region
Carinthia is also said to be the sunny
balcony of Austria as a result of the southern location and
the large number of sun hours, almost similar to the area
around the Mediterranean see. This area is particularly suited
for nature, rest and water sport enthusiasts. This region
borders in the south to Italy and Slovenia, in the west to
Osttirol, to Styria in the east and to Salzburg in the north.
Carinthia is divided into three regions: Carinthia-Alps,
Carinthia-Lakes and Carinthia East.
Carinthia-Alps region is by far the largest. You will find
here jagged rocks, but also beautiful wooded hills and vast
forests. Hohe Tauern National Park offers stunning scenery.
Even a day trip over the Alps Grossglockner Strasse should
certainly not be missing on the program. In Heiligenblut you
wash gold, which is an ancient tradition. The famous Bad Kleinkirchheim
is famous for its healing baths (Römer Bad) and the massive
The Carinthian Lakes region, about 200 lakes, holiday destinations
include the Pressegger See, the Millstätter See, Ossiach
and Wörther See. These beautiful, clear lakes, some with
drinking water quality, are surrounded by cosy resorts, from
which you can reach different beaches. Besides water sports
you can also find perfect hiking and biking trails or simply
enjoy the peace and enjoy nature. Ossiach is characterized
by the 1909 m high Gerlitzen that looms steeply from the lake
where you will enjoy a beautiful view over the surrounding
lakes. The Wörther See of all lakes is the most cosmopolitan
and has been likened to the Côte-d'Azur. You will find
spacious houses, golf courses, a casino and many events. We
recommend a trip to the Mediterranean Sea through the Naßfeldpas.
Fun places to visit are Hermagor, Villach and Lienz. The bustling
town of Velden is the social and cultural centre of the Wörther
Carinthia-East, due to its position on the Slovenian border,
the prices are still pleasant. It is a varied landscape with
many different attractions. From caves in Griffen, to broad
green plains in the Rosental. The impressive 15th century
fortress churches of Diex and Grafenbach are very worthwhile.
The steep Karawanken Mountains in the extreme south, partly
over the border, are a challenge for many climbers. The River
Drau flows through the region. For enthusiasts, from the Jauntalbrug,
which is stretched over the Drau, bungee-jumping is organized.
With warm southern winds the valley is a centre of fruit yards.
Especially the Lavanttal is characterized by orchards. In
this part of Carinthia you will also find a number of lakes.
The Klopeiner See and the Turner See are the best known, because
they are the warmest lakes in Austria.