Winter in Lesachtal Valley

Picturesque farming villages and landscapes covered in metres of snow, ski tours and winter hikes in absolute tranquillity and several ski areas and cross-country ski trails within easy reach. Far from the hustle and bustle, snowy Lesachtal Valley seems like a picture book to winter enthusiasts from December to March. 

Erwin’s tips for snowshoe hikes

Lackenalm - Hike to one of the most beautifully situated alpine pastures

Samalm – Requires some stamina, but is definitely worth the effort

Oberrasteralm – Snowshoe hike through delightful countryside

Enjoyable skiing tours

Guests among true connoisseurs

Enjoyable skiing tours

Lonely peaks. The region between Carinthia and East Tyrol leaves little to be desired with its side valleys and summits, from the Carnic Alps to the Lienz Dolomites. Local mountain and skiing guides can help to plan a tour.

We believe that a stop for coffee and cake or a cool wheat beer is an absolute must after the tour and the winter fun. Speaking of beer: Transfers to and from the guided tours are included, of course! Afterwards, the farm wellness area is an inviting place to relax, before we treat you to a 4-course dinner with some excellent regional cuisine.

Erwin’s ski tour tips

Schönjöchl – A classic ski tour here in Lesachtal Valley

Schulterhöhe – Schwalbenkofel – Possible throughout winter. Requires skilful track selection.


Cross-country skiing in Lesachtal Valley

Ten marked cross-country skiing circuits plus two high-altitude trails lead up and down Lesachtal Valley over a distance of around 60 kilometres. The almost 30-kilometre Grenzlandloipe even takes you into East Tyrol. The region’s professional cross-country skiing and biathlon centre is located in neighbouring Obertilliach.

Erwin’s cross-country skiing tips



Höhenloipe Dorfberg – Fun and training from 1,820 m to 1,950 m above sea level..


Lesachtal Valley has not one, but several toboggan runs for typical thrills and spills in winter. Among them is a 7 km toboggan run in Obertilliach and a floodlit one in Tuffbad.

Erwin’s tobogganing tips

Toboggan run with lift – Ride conveniently up and down the lift as often as you like.

Up high – Guaranteed snow, open the whole winter.

Zur Lakenalm – Natural toboggan run with stunning views

Ice sports

There is an ice rink with curling in the neighbouring village of Maria Luggau. And if you’re in the mood for more, take a day trip to Carinthia’s top location at the legendary Weissensee Lake. 

Picture book winter holidays.

At the Genusshof Mesner Aktiv in Carinthia’s Lesachtal Valley, winter still comes in its most beautiful form with a landscape draped in metres of snow.