Gerlitzen-Glide with the chilly winds
December has arrived; we begin to cozy up in the arms of loved ones reminiscing in memories that have been created in the past year. People with a fetish for trips have their plans coming to life. For people living far from loved ones, it is about time to feel the warmth of family and have some comfortable time. Time for some surprises and trips along with some adventures, it is best to get away from the entire city buzz into the woods and mountains and enjoy the nature with some snow sports. A weekend that lasts more than a month has begun.
North of the village Annenheim in Carinthia in Austria is the mountain Gerlitzen. At Gerlitzen Mountain which is in the heart of Carinthia, the sun works overtime that is the mountain offers much of daytime so that you can treat yourself to an enjoyable winter experience with panoramic view in which you quickly dive in. At 1,911 m above the sea level, the Gerlitzen Mountain offers 42 perfectly prepared trails of kilometers with comfortable lift facilities and wide, versatile slopes for those who love thrills. Skiing fun for all snow sports enthusiasts is provided.
The Mountain prides itself of a 6269 ft. summit with a base of 1706 ft. and a vertical drop of 4563 ft. The Mountain has become a winter destination for many families and skiers with over a decade of hospitality and an average annual snowfall of 150 inches. They offer snow sports school to teach you how to enjoy yourself with all of Mother Nature’s goodness at hand. Skiers of all levels enjoy a total of 26 trails. The mountain consists of 18 lifts, whose tickets need to be purchased. The resort offers a skiable terrain of over 42 km with snowmaking to cover the land to ensure you have the fun you paid for even when there’s no natural snow.
All these top quality features make Gerlitzen Mountain resort one of the best in the region, attracting thousands of visitors every week during the winters. Also, the place is very well-connected with the neighboring towns and cities so it is easily accessible.
Base Elevation: 1706 ft
Summit Elevation: 6270 ft
Vertical Drop: 4564 ft
0% – Beginner
29% – Intermediate
64% – Advanced
7% – Expert
Longest Run: 4.3 mi
1- Gondolas & Trams
1- Eight person lifts
1- High-Speed Sixes
3- Quad Chairs
2- Double Chairs
9- Surface Lifts
Skiing and Snowboarding
The Gerlitzen Mountain Ski Area has 26 trails of which 38% are for intermediate runs, 54% for advanced runs and 8% are expert runs. They have snow all the time we need with their newly equipped state-of-the art snow guns covering all of the skiable lands. . If you lack the equipment or need them fixed or optimized, then they the resort offers latest rentals according to your requirements. Lessons are also provided who need a good learning experience, especially for beginners.
The Gerlitzen Mountain consists of many varied and diverse slopes for riders of all levels with a total of 42 km which are divided into 12 km runs for beginners which are 10 tracks, 27 km runs for medium difficulty which is 13 tracks, 3 km runs for difficult level riders which are 2 tracks and free rides and routes of 15 km. The skiing areas open as soon as 8:15 am in the morning so that you can be the first to leave your snow prints on the trails at the mountain.
The miles long adventure at the Gerlitzen Mountain begins by booking tickets on the aerial tramway which is one way for those who need to go either up or return down. Hiking is done on marked trails away from those of Ski or snowboarding to avoid clashes and for the safety of the hikers. Every Thursday make sure that you reach the meeting point at 10 am in the morning at Talstation Gerlitzen Kanzelbahn, Annenheim. The guiding is free of cost at the resort. However, rental snowshoe and stick cost €5 and the ticket for hiking costs €13.80.
To start a perfect day on these groomed trails on the mountain its better if you book yourself the overnight ski and or waxing service and start your day on the trails. The charge depends on the number of days you intend to use the equipment. A Carving set includes ski, boots, and poles. A Carving set “VIP” costs €35 for a day, €149 for 6 to 7 days and €18 for an additional day, carving set “BASIC” costs €29 for a day, €109 for 6 to 7 days and €15 for an additional day, Carving set “Youngster” up to 150 cm costs €21 for a day, €80 for 6 to 7 days and €11 for an additional day, Carving set “Children” costs €16 for a day, €59 for 6 to 7 days and €9 for an additional day and Carving set “Mini” up to 90 cm costs €13 for a day, €49 for 6 to 7 days and €6 for an additional day.
Snowboard has the following packages, board, and boot “Kids” up to 135 cm costs €21 for a day, €80 for 6 to 7 days and €11 for an additional day, board and boot “Classic” from 140 cm costs €29 for a day, €109 for 6 to 7 days and €15 for an additional day and board “Kids” up to 135 cm costs €17 for a day, €60 for 6 to 7 days and €9 for an additional day.
The Gerlitzen Mountain Resort has a skiable terrain which is serviced by a total of 18 lifts of which 1 is a gondola and tram, 1 is high-speed sixes, 6 are quad chairs, 3 are double chairs and remaining 7 is a surface lift. Adult tickets are for people aged 18 to 64, youth aged 6 to 13, and students aged 14 to 25 with valid ID and seniors 65 and older. For children ages 5 and below the lift rides are free.
From 8:15 am the cost of a ticket for an adult is €44.5, for a teenager or a student costs €35.5, child €22 and senior costs €39. From 10:45 am the price of a ticket for an adult is €42, for a teenager or a student costs €33.5, child costs €21 and senior costs €37. From 11:45 am the cost of a ticket for an adult is €38, for a teenager or a student costs €30.5, child costs €19 and senior costs €33.5. From 12:45 pm the cost of a ticket for an adult is€32, for a teenager or a student costs €25.5, child costs €16 and senior costs €28. From 1:45 pm the cost of a ticket for an adult is €29, for a teenager or a student costs €23, child costs €14.5 and senior costs €25.5. The 3-hour tickets, the cost of a ticket for an adult is €37.5, for a teenager or a student costs €30, child costs €18.5 and senior costs €33. Morning tickets until 12:30 am, the cost of a ticket for an adult are €38, for a teenager or a student costs €30.5, child costs €19 and senior costs €33.5.
The Gerlitzen Mountain is perfect for kids and families with a super friendly staff at the resort which responds to any and every grievance. They offer activities and amenities such as restaurants, lounges and entertainment centers for families. Ascending to the top of the mountain with all the swift shakes and brakes is well worth it after you have lodged into the place. The hospitality here is impeccable with a great place to spend some family time. The Mountain is well suited for experienced and professional skiers.
With so many things on offer for skiing lovers, you cannot afford to miss out on visiting Gerlitzen Mountain resort. So what are you waiting for? Go ahead, book your tickets, pack your bags and head out straight for the Gerlitzen Mountain resort with your family and friends and make the most of the ongoing winters. Have fun and return with memories to cherish forever.