Gerlitzen is a small and friendly resort for beginners and improving skiers to practise their skills. The resort has excellent beginner areas and wide, safe runs on well-groomed slopes.
Gerlitzen is actually the name of the mountain on which the skiing takes place - at just under 2,000 metres, it’s the highest peak in the immediate vicinity and recognised as one of the best vistas in Austria.
Substantial investment in artificial snowmaking means that, despite its modest altitude Gerlitzen is usually open for skiing from the beginning of December until late April.
Inclusive lift pass: 6 days Gerlitzen pass
Lifts to: 1911m
Total number of lifts: 15
Marked pistes: 46km
Longest run: 4km
Ski bus included: Yes
Lift pass photo required: No
Snow cannon coverage: 100%
By coach: Friday departure, journey time from Calais 16 hours.
By air: Flights to Venice. Coach transfer time to resort: approx. 3 hours.
Blue runs: 7
Red runs: 10
Black runs: 2
The main gondola is from Annenheim, at 520m it goes to Kanzelhohe, the middle station where you can find the ski school offices, restaurants and a solar observatory.
Ice hockey (to watch): Villach
Austrian bowling: Bodensdorf
Thermal spa: Villach
Pizza night: Tarvisio / Treffen/ Villach
10 pin bowling: Villach
In this area it is also possible for you to arrange visits to Italy or Slovenia whose borders are nearby. In addition there is the town of Treffen at the foot of Gerlitzen, which is one of the most important Roman sites in Carinthia with many Roman remains.