Crystal Ski adds Austria’s Nassfeld

3rd August 2017, by Abi Butcher

Nassfeld is the largest ski resort in the Carinthia, Austria

Nassfeld is the largest ski resort in the Carinthia, Austria

Following the news that it is placing Heavenly and Swedish ski resorts on the menuCrystal Ski Holidays has added Nassfeld in Austria to its winter programme for 2017/18.

Nassfeld is the largest ski resort in Carinthia, a region in the south of Austria that sits beside the Italian and Slovenian borders. The skiing is mainly intermediate, extending up to 2,195m at the highest point. The resort is scenic and sunny, with accommodation in both Nassfeld and nearby Sonnleiten, both mid-mountain bases.

Crystal is offering two properties in the resort — the 4.5* Falkensteiner Hotel & Spa Carinzia which is located right beside the main lift and has a massive spa area or the 3.5* Hotel Franz Ferdinand which offers great value for money with an on-site nightclub among its range of facilities.

Earlier this year Crystal announced it was reintroducing Heavenly to its programme for the coming winter, along with this Swedish ski resorts of Åre and Vemdalen.
Editor Watts skied in Nassfeld a few years ago. He said: “I had a great day skiing Nassfeld in a blizzard. It is a notoriously snowy resort and there are plenty of trees, so visibility remains good even when it’s snowing.

“Most runs are genuine reds and great fun and the lift system is excellent with a three-stage gondola from the resort and high-speed chairlifts after that. I stayed at the Falkensteiner Hotel & Spa Carinzia that Crystal is featuring and loved it – comfortable and modern, large rooms, extensive and spacious spa facilities and right by the gondola.”

As well as the predominantly blue and red runs, there are some black pistes and access to ski routes. There’s a half pipe, fun park and race course with automatically-recorded videos as well as 80km worth of cross-country trails.

 Nassfeld itself and Sonnleiten are mid-mountain lift bases, with accommodation, while there’s more down in the valley village of Tröpolach at the bottom of the access gondola. A two-stage gondola gives access to the Madritsche mid station at 1920m, with nursery slopes and amenities. Lifts serve slopes below Trogkofel and the higher peak of Gartnerkofel at 2195m.

Prices start at £545 per person at the Hotel Franz Ferdinand based on two sharing and including Easyjet flights from Gatwick to Klagenfurt and resort transfers, departing 13 January 2018. For more information and to book, visit

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