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Villach

Villach Ski Resort Guide

Villach, Austria

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForIntermediates, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Total Piste Length25km16 miles
Highest Lift2,170m7,119ft
Resort Height500m1,640ft
 Nearest AirportsKlagenfurt and Ljubljana
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Villach

The skiing around Villach is in five separate areas, and you can go further still with the Three Countries pass which includes lifts in Italy and Slovenia. Lots to do off the slopes, Villach has been an important settlement since Roman times and the thermal water fun park especially, and there are museums of dolls and cars.

The local slope, Heiligengeist, 15 minutes from the resort centre, has a 680m long drag lift that ascends 102 vertical metres.

Summary

The Austrian ski resort of Villach is in the Austrian Alps at an altitude of 500m1,640ft, with 25km16 miles of marked runs.

Villach has direct access to 25km16 miles of downhill skiing, with 15 marked pistes, served by a total of 8 ski lifts.

With ski lifts as high as 2,170m7,119ft, snow cover is generally reliable.

Skiing

Villach offers good sking, particularly, for Intermediate skiers.

Snowboarding

Villach is highly rated by Snowboarders.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Villach?

The next notable snow forecast is 11cm4in, expected on 2 October.

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Ski Area Stats

Villach Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
1km1 miles
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
4km2 miles
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
7km4 miles
Downhill
Total Length
25km16 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
34km21 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
8

Altitudes

Villach Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift2,170m7,119ft
Lowest Piste850m2,789ft
Resort Altitude (Villach)500m1,640ft
Max Vertical1,670m5,479ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Villach
Intermediate Skiers
Beginners
Snowboarding
Snow
Apres-Ski

Villach Overview

 Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Villach is 3km2 miles long.

Location and Map

Where is Villach?

This ski resort is in the Austrian Alps in Carinthia.

Map

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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Villach is Klagenfurt, 40 minutes drive away.

Ljubljana, Trieste, Graz, Salzburg, Venice, Zagreb, Treviso, Linz and Rijeka airports are all within three hours drive.

Klagenfurt and Ljubljana are just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.

Infrastructure

Ski Lift Capacity

The eight ski lifts are able to uplift 6,000 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 9km6 miles of ski runs, with 80 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Villach open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Villach, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Villach Tourist Office for the latest.

Villach