Winter Activities in Carinthia
The First Snow is Falling
And it brings along the excited anticipation of the great many activities in the glistening winter wonderland. Are you longing for some exercise with your gloves, scarf and beanie on, after the hot summer? Then our family farms in Austria are the place to be. There’s a long and diverse list of winter activities that await you in the vicinity of the farms. Set in picturesque locations in the countryside, far away from the crowds of the city, our farms offer a diverse range of winter activities: cross-country ski tracks, snowshoeing and hiking trails, most of them starting right next to the farmhouse.
Four Sports Activities for Your Snowy Break
It’s up to you, how much exercise you’d like to take during your fitness break. In a lot of places, smaller mountain peaks or demanding ascents invite you to go snowshoeing or ski touring - the perfect slope to ski down is included. Your hosts have the best recommendations for your fitness break in winter.
ACTIVE WINTER HOLIDAYS ON THE FARM
On the organic farm “Bio-Urlaubshof Dansbach” in Spital am Pyhrn, Upper Austria, the day starts early for Ferdinand Stockreiter. At 6 am, he’s already in the barn, taking care of his dairy cattle. Afterwards, it’s time for breakfast. When the weather’s fine, he’s going up the mountains.
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The sun is sparkling on the freshly fallen snow, the air is freezing cold: perfect conditions for cross-country skiing! Grab your skis and let’s go the perfectly groomed ski track nearby.
Thanks to their idyllic setting, a lot of farms in Austria are the ideal starting point if you’d like to explore the snowy surroundings on your cross-country skis. At the same time, you’re strengthening your muscles and burning calories. After your workout, you’ve deserved a hearty snack on the farm.
Alpine Skiing or Snowboarding
Are you dreaming of skiing in deep, untouched powder snow? No problem: you can be the first one on the slope! Since a lot of our farms are ideally located in some of Austria’s most beautiful ski resorts, they are the perfect base for starting your exciting on-piste adventures. Buckle your ski boots and make your short turns on beautifully groomed slopes.
Alpine skiing or snowboarding? Blue, red or black piste? It’s your choice! Your skiing adventure is about to begin!
One of the most popular ways of ascending mountain peaks in winter is not by cable car but on skis. Countless sign-posted trails and slopes to ski down are accommodate the needs of skiers who love being out in the backcountry. Everything’s ready for a pleasurable ascent on your skis with skins.
Enjoy the winter landscape and stop, every now and then, for a breathtaking view of the snow-covered terrain surrounding you. The swift and exciting descent will bring you back to your “home base” in no time.
By the way, a lot of the tracks are also accessible for snowshoers, up- and downhill. What a great alternative!
On a number of Austrian lakes, you can glide over the frozen lake like an ice prince or princess. From the province Burgenland in the east, passing SalzburgerLand and over to Vorarlberg in the west: marvel at the icy surface as smooth as glass.
Performing spins on the ice is great fun for parents and kids alike. If you feel unbalanced on your ice skates, no worries. Have you ever tried ice stock sport? This is a funny winter sport similar to boccia and a popular family pastime. The farmer’s wife has prepared some hot punch to warm you up after the game. And the cosy living room is waiting for you.
Pure Indulgence on the Farm
The sun is about to set. You’ve done a lot of exercise today and now, you’re exhausted. Is your stomach growling? What a great feeling it is to come home to the farm you’re staying in. A heavenly silence, a cup of good herbal tea or some hot punch await you. Sit down on the bench and let the tiled stove warm you up. The pleasant scent of wood and herbs wafts towards you.
Would you like to allow your muscles to relax during a sauna session or some time in the hot tub? A lot of our farms offer great spa facilities for you.
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FARM HOLIDAYS IN CARINTHIA
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