Winter in Kartitsch - Skiing & more

A winter fairy tale
in the heart of the Alps

If you have seen Kartitsch in summer, you absolutely cannot miss it in winter. And vice versa, of course. As a certified winter hiking village, it certainly has a lot to offer and offers all winter hiking enthusiasts an unparalleled paradise.

A number of winter hiking tours start directly from the house, such as the Wiesenweg, the Gailbach-Rundwanderung or the Summit Hike Dorfberg. For the ski enthusiasts & all those who like to speed through the snow with a board under their feet: you will find endless fun in the different ski areas and feel at home on top-prepared slopes.

Look forward to a real nature experience.


A small selection of colourful tips
for your action-packed winter in East Tyrol:

Winter hiking area Kartisch

We are Austria’s first certified winter hiking area!

You dream of perfect winter hiking trails through forests covered in deep snow, up to high altitudes where the air is pure and the view is breathtakingly beautiful ...? In Kartitsch your dreams will finally come true!

  • Let off steam: 40 km of winter hiking trails in different levels of fitness
  • Winter hiking for everyone: well-prepared hiking trails, some leading even up to the summit cross – mountain bliss for everyone!
  • Close to nature: 9 certified & panoramic tours in the winter hiking village Kartitsch
  • Free equipment rental in our Hotel Monte: backpacks, thermos flasks, walking sticks, snowshoes & thermo seat pads to rent for free!
  • Let’s hike together: 2 guided hikes/week and 1 evening hike/week

Head outdoors, into the snow, up the mountain ...

Fun on the slopes
for skiers

Ski area Kartitsch Kanterlift
Slopes km: 0.8 km | Ski lifts: 1
The perfect mini ski area for beginners and kids – only 500 m away.

Ski area Kartitsch-Dorfberg
Slopes km: 2.7 km | Ski lifts: 1
Beautiful family-friendly ski area, sunny, not too big & easily manageable – only 1 km away.

Ski area Sillian / Hochpustertal
Slopes km: 22.4 km | Ski lifts: 7
Beautiful larger ski area with stunning panoramic view. Ideal for beginners and expert skiers. Only 10 minutes by car.

Ski area 3 Cime Dolomiti / Versciaco
Slopes km: 115 km | Ski lifts: 20
Five connected mountains, located in the picturesque Dolomites with a view of the Three Peaks. Perfect for beginners and experts. Only 15 minutes by car.

Cross country skiing

Cross-country skiing

“Grenzland” Border Area track
Endless cross-country skiing pleasure on 60 km of well-tended trails in a dreamlike romantic winter landscape. The Grenzland track is considered one of the most beautiful cross-country trails in Austria and is part of the Dolomiti Nordic Ski area.

Dorfberg high-altitude trail
The real highlight: 10 km of high-altitude cross-country ski run at 1,900 m above sea level through lonely forests and untouched nature! The sunny Dorfberg high-altitude cross-country trail offers a breathtaking view of the main ridge of the Carnic Alps. Cross-country skiers will be delighted with a perfectly groomed natural snow trail and hikers will enjoy the glittering winter landscape of what is probably the highest, most romantic winter hiking trail in East Tyrol. A shuttle service takes you directly to the starting point at the top station of the Dorfberg lift. Enjoy a special kind of nature experience.

Ski tours
for winter enthusiasts

  • Dorfberg to the Golzentipp
  • Ski tour to the Öfenspitze
  • Ski tour to the European Cross on the Große Kinigat
  • Ski tour to the Hollbrucker Spitze
  • Countless other ski tours possible in the nearer surroundings
Ski tour

winter activities

  • Sledding: Two led runs in the village
  • Ice skating: ice rink & curling in the village
  • Snowshoe hikes: you can discover fantastic landscapes in Kartitsch not only with winter boots, but also with snowshoes.
  • Horse-carriage rides: wrapped in furs and blankets, nice and warm, you can experience the winter scenery from a different perspective ...
  • Bergweihnacht Kartitsch: a bakery with tasty cookies, beautiful handicraft, a traditional market, atmospheric music and much more is what Christmas in Kartitsch has to offer!

Winter service:

  • Rental of thermos flasks, seat pads, backpacks & sticks for winter hiking
  • Ski depot with boot room and boot dryer
  • Guided winter walks (day, evening and lantern walks)
  • Wonderful winter-hiking holiday packages
  • Ski rental in the village, other ski rental & sports shops close by
  • Free use of public transport (bus & ski bus) 

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