Hot ice

and two tracks in the snow

The slopes are particularly sunny on the southern side of the Austrian Alps. But there’s so much more! Winter walking trails also lead to romantic spots. The frozen lake directly at the Brennseehof’s doorstep sparkles in the sun, awaiting ice-skaters, hockey players and curling enthusiasts. All surrounded by the Nockberge mountains, which boast perfect conditions for ski tours or a round on the cross-country skiing tracks. Discover the sheer variety of winter possibilities. During your holidays at Brennseehof.


A small winter paradise featuring ski nursery, two ice-skating rinks and an Eisstock alley awaits right by the hotel. Moreover, when the water freezes up, Lake Brennsee becomes an enchanting outdoor ice and cross-country skiing arena while the Nockberge transform into a huge winter playground for outdoor enthusiasts.


A small winter paradise featuring ski nursery, two ice-skating rinks and an Eisstock alley awaits right by the hotel. Moreover, when the water freezes up, Lake Brennsee becomes an enchanting outdoor ice and cross-country skiing arena while the Nockberge transform into a huge winter playground for outdoor enthusiasts.

Holiday on Ice

When Lake Brennsee freezes over

Fun on the ice. The ice-skating rink right by the hotel and the new artificial "Like-Ice" rink (operated without water or electricity) are the frozen hot spots for little Brennseehof guests. There is always something going on in the company of new playmates and penguins that assist you on your adventure on the slippery terrain.

Only a snowball’s throw away there is Lake Feldsee (also called "Brennsee"), which becomes an enchanting 3.5 km natural ice surface for ice-based activities such as ice-skating, hockey, ice-sailing and Eisstock sport, which is similar to curling.

Ice-hockey. Two teams are quickly found – along with skates, sticks, pucks and helmets – rented free of charge on-site.

Ice stock sport. As soon as the ice freezes over, it’s time for “Eisstockschießen”. Our hotel’s own ice stock facility is one of the places where you can try this traditional form of curling that ranks as a veritable national pasttime, together with fellow guests. 

It’s a fun and entertaining sport, easy to learn for all ages, and basically about the honor of buying the first round of drinks after the game.

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    NEW: Powerplay

    with ice-hockey cracks

    Carinthia is considered Austria’s ice-hockey stronghold. Your children can learn the most important tips & tricks during the weekly ice-skating taster sessionand the ice training with professional ice-hockey players during school holiday periods.


    Winter walking
    across snow & lake

    Holidaymakers at Brennseehof can also look forward to more than 60 km of well-groomed, cleared winter hiking trails, where they can enjoy the magical winter landscape of Carinthia’s Nockberge mountains at a slower pace.

    Visitors wishing to venture even further off the hiking trails will quickly swap their hiking boots for snowshoes. The gentle Nockberge mountains offer the best conditions for many beautiful snowshoe hikes up to over 2,000 meters above sea level.

    Discover the peace and quiet of winter and enjoy the ascent via untouched slopes and gently rolling hills.

    Tip: Before snowshoes became popular sporting equipment, farmers used the traditional wooden-framed variety to trek across the snow throughout the winters. Head out in the company of an experienced Skischule Krainer guide, and get a thorough introduction to snowshoe walking.

    Snowshoeing courses


    Panorama winter hike at Lake Brennsee

    Starting at the Brennseehof’s front door, this charming hike is a great way to enjoy the wintry landscape. The easy trail involves hardly any climbing and leads to Erlach at the end of Lake Brennsee. Follow the Promenadenweg back to Feld am See. 

    TIP: Alternatively, hikers can continue along the trail that circles neighboring Lake Afritzer See!

    Langlaufen - Region Bad Kleinkirchheim (c) BRM - Mathias Praegant (7)


    Glide through the snowy landscape

    Whether classic or skating, around 25 km of groomed cross-country trails in Bad Kleinkirchheim allow visitors to practice one of the healthiest sports out there – breathtaking views included. Turracher Höhe, too, has groomed trails that offer terrain for every style and ability of skier. 

    Our secret winter tip: Hochrindl boasts a number of surprisingly varied trails, inviting beginners & seasoned pros alike to explore the alpine wilderness at their own pace!

    XC trails in Bad Kleinkirchheim

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    XC Schools & Rentals

    Cross-country skiing is a sport for athletes of all ages – and relatively easy to learn. The sports shops in the region will provide you with all the equipment you need, while the cross-country ski experts of our partnering Skischule Krainer will help you get started with tips and the right technique.

    Training session:

    Duration: 2 hours
    Fee: € 65 
    (incl. rental equipment)

    Tip: for the extra calory burning kick you should definitely try out the skating technique! 
    ... and soothe your tired muscles with a massage treatment afterwards!


    Our tip: Römerloipe Bad Kleinkirchheim, 8 km

    A varied intermediate trail, prepared with artificial snow and winding through the golf course. When natural snow conditions allow, the trail is open all the way to Gnesau (45 km).

    Daily trail info: phone + 43 4240 / 8212.

    latest trail info

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    & Snowshoeing

    In winter, the beautiful, hilly Nockberge region becomes a paradise for snowshoers and ski tourers. The majestic mountain ridge with summits rising well over 2,000 m above sea level offers a wide range of fantastic routes with panoramic views of the surrounding alpine world. It is up to you whether to set off on your own or with an experienced ski guide. Keep in mind, however, that all tours must be planned in line with the prevailing snow and weather conditions, also taking avalanche reports into consideration.

    Ski tours in the region

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    Get on board,

    set, go!

    Whether luge or snow disc, the sledding hill right by the Brennseehof is the place for fun-filled winter action! Wrap up warm, and tuck your pants snugly into your boots. There are many natural toboggan runs in the area, some of which are also illuminated at night! Find more details here:

    Togoggan runs in the area


    Our tip: Kaiserburg Bob

    New since winter 2020: Carinthia’s first roller bobsleigh run, next to the Kaiserburgbahn valley station in Bad Kleinkirchheim. Experience that roller coaster feeling with panoramic views all year round. The sleds wind their way down the mountain, passing a total of 26 curves along the 1.4 km descent. A holiday adventure for the whole family!

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