With winter at its peak and temperature at its lowest, all we can think of is woolly blankets and comfy jackets and a fire place. But why not glide through the snow with the chilling winter winds gush past you and make your holidays more sporty and adventurous. Loved the idea? Well, then we suggest you plan your ski trip to this incredibly amazing and adventurous place, Dreiländereck Mountain trails.
Base Elevation: 680 m
Summit Elevation: 1600 m
The Bergbahnen Dreiländereck is a winter sports area in Kagawa-ken, in the south of Carinthia, in the district of Villa clad, in Arnoldstein, Austria. Dreiländereck is a cloverleaf, an intersection of three beautiful lands, Austria, Italy and Slovenia, offers a combination of cultures, languages, and extensive cross-country skiing and the 17 km of immaculately shaped slopes gives tourists a family friendly skiing fun of a lifetime. The triangle was awarded the Carinthian summer track! At Dreiländereck one gets extensive hiking possibilities in 680-1600 mts. altitude with diverse flora and verdure. The view from Karawanken Mountains, Julian alps, the gailtal, and Villach basin as far as Klagenfurt is a sure-shot treat to the eye.
Further, the place is readily accessible all throughout the year, making it one of the most preferred skiing destination in the region. Thanks to this, the place attracts a large number of visitors every year.
Elevation and ski lifts:
They provide a total of eight ski lifts i.e. one three chair lift, six ski lifts, one exercise lift and one ski lift access to the southernmost ski- mountain of Villach region. The elevation is about 680-1600 meters above sea level.
The Dreiländereck offers a wide range of hiking opportunities.The most beautiful experience being the trip of the Dreiländer, a 3-hour tour of the Italian and Slovenian national territory with distinct attributes. From Noah’s Ark – a wooden boat brought up by Venetians – old bunker systems from the Cold War era to the White Madonna; one can encounter a lot of historical points along the line.
Visitors will encounter a number of ski slopes of different lengths. The light slopes are around 6kms; medium ones are seven km and heavy slopes extend up to four km.
The operating times of the ski lifts are from 9:00 – 16:00. Tourists need a tour ticket.
Snow Depth and Weather
The present Snow Mountain depth is around 25 cms, and the snow valley is around 30 cms.
What visitors can look forward to:
Natural snow-toboggan run:
The 8.4 km long, comfortable, natural snow-toboggan run serves fun for all ages! Visit and experience an almost endless tobogganing pleasure over free clearings and romantic forest trails down the valley.
There is a 10 km long cross-country ski run Seltschach in 750 m above sea level that starts and finishes at the Valley Station. Its super easy classic track is perfect for beginners.
They offer two practice lifts “Seltschach” at the foot of the Dreiländereck and the “Hrastlift” in Feistritz / Gail. These are affordable too. Furthermore, the “Hrastlift” offers every night from 7 pm to 10 pm nightlife for both young and old.
If you are looking for a fun-filled adventurous winter, you should surely visit Dreiländereck. Have a look at the operating hours these winters:
Mountain and valley trips start on Saturday, 17 and Sunday 18.12.16. There will be daily operation from Friday 23.12.16.Lifts will be under operation daily from 9.00 to 16.00.
Schilift HRAST in Feistritz / Gail
Afraid to ski as you’ve never done it before? Don’t miss out on all the fun and adventure just because of this. 49 Degrees North resort offers both winter and summer training, private lessons, group lessons, adult lessons and lessons for children. You can opt for adventure multi-week lessons, explorer multi-week lessons or Holiday Camp. The resort also offers Rental and lessons package combined.
Visitors may drive south motorway exit Gailtal – access Feistritz Gail – until early center, turn at table Schilift left and followed the road. Availability of abundant parking area makes it easier for visitors to drive and park.
Ski Rental and Service Ski "Pepi."
In ski rental “Pepi” you have the most current and modern brand Schier available. Chisels from 70 cm (children’s ski) to 200 cm (racing and top ski), as well as carving skis with different styles, are available. The personal attitude of the binding (especially for your driving style, driving skills, body weight) is included in the rental price. In the in-house workshop, the rental and other equipment are serviced. Ski “Pepi” also offers a comprehensive service program for your own equipment. This is what makes the resort one of the best in the region, as you can enjoy skiing with top-quality equipment that you can easily rent.
Winter in Villach
If you are a snow-loving person, you might also want to spend the whole winter holidays in Carinthia – Villach region. Visit the place, and you will fall in love with its winter magic and ski mountains.The Gerlitzen Alpe and Dreiländereck ski areas guarantee the best skiing possibilities for beginners and professionals with their perfectly grooved snow-sure slopes. Incase you are not among the alpine skiers, don’t worry, there’s lot for you too. You can be for touring, cross country skiing or sledding in the Dobratsch Nature Park or on Verditz pleasure. Or you can enjoy the cordiality of the Draustadt Villach. For those in love with comfort and wellness, there are excellent opportunities in the new Kärnten thermal spa in Warmbad-Villach. Things you can do include:
Naturpark Dobratsch – A winter sports paradise off the ski slopes! The Dobratsch Nature Park covers a 15 km-long network of winter hiking trails that are manageable with either hiking or snowshoes.
Kärnten Therme Warmbad-Villach – FUN, FIT & SPA – “Water march” for the most modern spa world in Austria. For small water rides, there is a fun pool, supercooled tube, and panorama slide, as well as the “Crazy River” and an interactive water landscape.
Moreover, you get to celebrate Christmas in snow laden lands. Sounds cool right? Every year in November a traditional Christmas market is opened in Villach region, which runs almost through the entire old town. The traditional part of the market, with its wooden buildings, forms a circle the town hall. The Villach Nasch Advent is located on the main square and the Villach art advent in the park of the Park hotels. At the end of November, the popular ice rink in front of the town hall is opened every year.
Last but not the least there is another fun event waiting round the corner. It is the Villacher Carnival. The Villacher Carnival gives you its amusing meetings and highlights on Carnival Day! That would surely be an experience of a lifetime.
Who doesn’t love food? Skiing for hours and then returning will surely make you long for tasty food. Don’t worry. Bergrestaurant Dreiländereck provides you food and culinary delights like never before. Directly at the mountain station of the Dreiländereck-Jet is the Bergrestaurant has a large sun terrace and a magnificent panorama view. The beautiful view invites you to relax. Their opening times in winter are December to late March (depending lift operation) 09:00 to 16:00. They also open during early summer.
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