We were kindly invited by Nassfeld in Austria to spend a few days checking out the ski resort, the slopes and the mountain life. If you are looking for something different in regards to skiing then we definitely recommend checking this place out for a long weekend.
Where is Nassfeld?
Like many we hadn’t heard of the ski resort. Nassfeld is an Austrian ski resort situated on the border of Northern Italy. It is also relatively close to Slovenia.
Getting to Nassfeld
EasyJet are now offering flights from London Gatwick to Klagenfurt airport for super cheap prices. (Klagenfurt is the closest airport to Nassfeld, with only a 1 hour transfer time). This operates twice a week on a Wednesday and Saturday. The first thing we noticed is how easy the flight is – only 1 hour 40 minutes – and how quiet the flights are still.
Arriving at Klagenfurt airport was a breeze. The smallest airport we have been in on a ski season and also the most efficient! You get off of the plane, go through a small door straight to passport check in and to our surprise the bags we already unloaded and ready to pick up. It for us was the most stress free and quickest arrival we have ever experienced on a ski holiday.
As mentioned, the transfer from Klagenfurt airport is approximately 1 hour. You can pre-book a taxi, grab a rental car or when booking with participating hotels, you can take a free shuttle service. Find our more about the latest offers by heading to the Klagenfurt airport website.
Staying in Nassfeld
The hotel in which we stayed – the Franz Ferdinand hotel – was pretty funky! Firstly it is a really great price especially when you go half board, which makes all of the difference. Both breakfast and dinner are buffet style but with the feeling of being in a nice restaurant. They had fresh breads, fruits, vegetables and a new main menu everyday ranging from posh pasta, meat and fish dishes and local cuisine with locally sourced ingredients. It makes for a lovely hassle free experience when you are skiing and much needed calories too! The hotel also had many activities from rock climbing and bouldering walls, ping pong, darts, pool and various chill out areas and bars. There are a couple of different room types, but ours was very spacious, with a comfy bed and modern bathroom. A great hub situated in the perfect location, just a 2 minute walk from the main lift.
Skiing in Nassfeld
The resort has 110km of skiable terrain that mainly consists of red runs, (with some blues and a couple black runs) so great for intermediates. They have various ski schools for children aged 3 all the way to adults. We saw many families enjoying this area as well. It’s great to be challenged as well as being able to take it easy – which is exactly what Nassfeld offers. It also has lots of off-piste touring and Heli skiing in the surrounding peaks. We spent a day with an experienced guide from Ski School Sunnyside exploring the majority of Nassfeld.
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Find out more about what the resort has to offer for skiers and boarders
Food and drink prices
Not much to say here but it seems quite a lot cheaper than other areas of Europe like France. A pint of beer costs around 4-5 euros and food at the top of the mountain from 12-15 euros for a main course, with smaller dishes from around 5 euros.
Tip: Make sure you have cash with you in resort, as some restaurants and bars only take cash!
If you’re still looking for a great place to ski that isn’t as busy as the French Alps and is a short flight from the UK, then why not give Nassfeld a go. We will definitely be returning here in the future for more snow or even summer adventures!