Surrounding area and activities

Carinthia Winter activities

Kötschach-Mauthen Family Ski Area

Kötschach-Mauthen’s own Ski Slope is right on the doorstep of Villa Steinbock and Villa Gemse. It is literally metres away, and can easily be reached on foot.

The Kötschach-Mauthen ski area is aimed at families and consists of:

  • 1 two-man chairlift and 3 draglifts
  • 6 km of pistes (from easy to intermediate)
  • A children’s area, children’s ski school and children’s ski lift
  • Aquarena Sports Centre

Ski resort Vorhegg/Kotschach Mauthen

Nassfeld Ski Area

Boasting 110km of piste and 30 lifts, with impressive mountain panoramas, good snow-reliability and 100 more hours of sunshine than some Northern Alps ski areas, it is no wonder that Nassfeld is one of Austria’s top ski resorts.

The unique micro-climate guarantees snow coverage throughout the entire season and ensures the sun and a crystal clear sky. In addition, the well-developed infrastructure offers many sports and leisure activities away from the pistes.

Nassfeld is approximately a 30-minute drive down the Gail valley from Kötschach-Mauthen. Fortunately Nassfeld Ski Bus provide a free bus shuttle from the Kötschach-Mauthen Family Ski Area to the Millennium Express Cable Car at Nassfeld Ski Area. The bus stop at Kötschach-Mauthen Family Ski Area is only a short distance away from Villa Steinbock and Villa Gemse, in easy walking distance, even with skiing gear.

Nassfeld Ski Area website Lift Pass Prices Equipment rental

Winter activities (by no means a complete list!)

  • Skiing
  • Ice skating (including 2 natural ice rinks on the lakes of Weissensee and Presseggersee)
  • Aquarena sports centre
  • Snow park
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Winter hiking
  • Guided snowshoe hiking tours and ski tours
  • Toboggan runs (some of which are floodlit)
  • Ice climbing tower
  • Curling lanes
  • Horse-drawn sleigh rides
  • Spa and beauty treatments
  • Après ski (and an après ski bus service)

Carinthia Summer activities


Kötschach-Mauthen and the Carinthia region have so much to offer. With stunning scenery and a wealth of activities there is something for everyone.

  • Aguntum Archaeological Site and Museum
  • Aquarena Sports Centre
  • Geo-Trail (walks and geological information)
  • Golf
  • Kayaking
  • Natural Lake Swimming
    • Weißensee
    • Millstättersee
  • Natural Swimming Pool
  • Gailberg Höhe (guided outdoor activities and equipment hire)
  • Outdoor Adventure Activities
  • Mountain Biking
  • Museum 1915-1918
  • Villach Automotive Museum
  • Walking and Hiking
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Horseback riding
  • Climbing park
  • Moutain climbing

Click on the links to visit the respective websites:

Museum 1915-1918 Millstättersee NTC Outdoor Park Villach Automotive Museum Natural Swimming Pool Go-Vertical Geo-Trail Nassfeld Golf Club Weißensee Aguntum Aquarena Gailberg Höhe Fit and Fun Rafting



Kötschach-Mauthen manages to retain the feeling of a village, but has the facilities that you would expect from a larger town. Town amenities:

  • 3 supermarkets – Lidl, Spar, and Billa
  • Pharmacy
  • Tourist Information
  • Banks and ATMs
  • Bakeries
  • Cafés
  • Restaurants
  • Pubs
  • Petrol stations
  • And several tourist attractions (see below)

Website Kötschach-Mauthen


Once you are in Kötschach-Mauthen, you won’t have to travel far to enjoy some holiday attractions. Within the village of Kötschach-Mauthen you will find:

  • Loncium Brewery
  • Aquarena Sports Centre
  • Museum 1915-1918
  • Natural Swimming Pool
  • Geo-Trail (hiking trail)
  • Go-Vertical (outdoor activities company)

Go-Vertical Natural Swimming Pool Museum 1915-1918 Aquarena Geo-Trail

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