Gentle Winter Holidays in Carinthia

Winter Holidays without skiing

Snowshoe hikes

With Ule, the Carinthian mountain hiking guide and naturel guide, you go on snowshoe hikes in Carinthia, Italy and Slovenia.

Nature Park Dobratsch Full Moon Hikes

The popular programme of the Nature Park Rangers also takes place in winter. A special highlight are the hikes during full moon. Further information at

Nordic winter sports

The Villach Alpine Arena is located at the foot of the Dobratsch. It is the Nordic skiing centre with a five-kilometre cross-country ski trail that can be covered with snow and illuminated. In addition, there is a 90 -, 60 -, 30 - and 15 metre ski jump (year-round operation). Cross-country skiing is possible, snow conditions permitting, directly from the Naturel Hoteldorf SCHÖNLEITN. Other cross-country trails are groomed in the village of Finkenstein and in Rosental, St. Jakob. Particularly popular is the area around Planica in Slovenia, a large Nordic skiing centrenot far from the border with Austria.

On your mark, get set, tobogganing fun

Right in front of the hotel village SCHÖNLEITN there are several possibilities for tobogganing and those who like to experience a combination of a short hike and tobogganing can try these toboggan runs: Dobratsch Nature Park, Trabinerhof Fürnitz, Hundsmarhof, Baumgartnerhöhen, Dreiländereck. The Naturel team will be happy to explain how to reach the respective toboggan run.

Ski touring, the touring night

Every Thursday the ski slopes at the Dreiländereck belong entirely to the ski tourers! The valley slope is open for ski tourers from 5 p.m. and can be used free of charge. Afterwards, you can enjoy refreshments in the mountain restaurant, which is open until 22:00.

Aichwaldsee natural ice rink

When temperatures permit, Lake Aichwald is one of the first natural ice rinks to be opened for ice skating in Carinthia. You can take a leisurely walk from the hotel village of SCHÖNLEITN along the Fuchsfährte trail to the Aichwaldsee (approx. 20 minutes), ice skate hire is available on site. Current openings at

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