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Visitor reviews for Nassfeld Ski Resort
January 20, 2015
Maria from United Kingdom
I have been coming to Nassfeld ski area since 1980. The resort was and is very friendly and good for families. There are a few black runs but that is ok as very few people using them can actually ski well. Queues at the bottom of the gondola can be huge when school parties visit but on the whole not too bad. The whole ski experience is very good, fantastic views and well groomed pistes. Alcohol consumption is at times worrying when you then see people skiing down the slope. The FIS rules are not looked at by people and the code is not regularly observed. The rules should be on larger sheets of paper and in better areas so that people will be able to read them. Going out of season is always a better experience but during the school holiday times it gets very crowded. Great to read that at last there will be a chairlift instead of the T-bar next to the warm up lift. So many more choices then. I love to come to Nassfeld. More things to do in the village would be good and particularly in Hermagor!
Overall: 4.2. Based on 11 votes and 10 reviews. Vote
(1) At least one overnight stop, (2) requires a whole day, (3) requires more than half a day – you may have time for a few turns (4) arrive by lunchtime and ski all afternoon, (5) there is a main airport within an hour of Nassfeld.
Public Transport: 4.4
(1) There are no buses or taxis to Nassfeld, (3) there are slow or infrequent buses / trains available, (5) getting to the resort is easy with frequent bus / train connections.
(1) An ugly resort in a bland setting, (3) average mountain views and resort, (5) a spectacular setting and a beautiful / historic resort town.
(1) No places to stay in/near Nassfeld, (3) a few places to stay in the resort, (5) a wide variety of accommodation suitable to suit all budgets.
Cheap Rooms: 4.3
(1) No budget accommodation available, (3) just one or two hostels so book ahead, (5) several cheap hostels and pensions available.
Luxury Hotels: 4.7
(1) No luxury accommodation available, (3) just one or two luxury hotels so book ahead, (5) several up-market hotels in Nassfeld.
Ski in/Ski out: 4.8
(1) The ski area is located far from any accommodation, (3) a free ski bus takes you to the ski area in a short trip, (5) Ski-in ski-out accommodation is available.
(1) There are no child care facilities at Nassfeld, (5) the resort has excellent child-care facilities including at least one reasonably priced creche.
(1) Occasionally gets enough snow for skiing, (2) is often closed due to a lack of snow, (3) occasionally suffers from a lack of snow, (4) rarely suffers from a lack of snow, (5) Nassfeld is snowsure even in the poorest seasons.
(1) Nassfeld relies entirely on natural snow, (3) there are just a few snow cannons, (5) there are snowmaking facilities on all pistes.
Snow Grooming: 4.5
(1) There are no snow groomers at Nassfeld, (3) occasionally some pistes are left ungroomed and in a poor state, (5) all the runs at Nassfeld are groomed daily.
(1) there is nowhere to ski when it is windy or visibility is bad and lifts often shut, (3) there are some trees for poor visibility but main lifts sometimes close, (5) Nassfeld is mostly in forest where you can ski in flat-light and windy days, lifts rarely close.
Nearby options: 3.2
(1) If snow conditions are poor at Nassfeld, it will be poor everywhere nearby, (3) there are good alternatives within an hours drive, (5) other locations on the same lift pass provide a rich variety of snowsure ski conditions.
Regional rating: 4.9
(1) Nassfeld usually has poor snow conditions compared to other resorts in region, (3) has average conditions for the region, (5) usually has the best snow conditions in the region.
Lift Staff: 4.7
(1) The staff at Nassfeld are rude or unhelpful, (5) lift staff at Nassfeld are pleasant, cheerful and eager to help.
(1) the resort is always busy and there are usually long lift queues, (3) it is quiet apart from occasional weekends and school holidays, (5) it is uncrowded and lift queues are very rare.
Ski Schools: 5.0
(1) No ski schools available, (2) one or two ski schools but local language only, (3) a few ski schools but book early for multi-lingual instructors, (4) plenty of ski schools and multi-lingual instructors available, (5) excellent ski schools with friendly multi-lingual ski instructors.
Hire and Repairs: 4.9
(1) Nothing can be sourced, not even ski-wax or ptex. (3) there are some ski shops but rentals need to be booked in advance, (5) good quality ski equipment can be purchased or hired and overnight repairs are possible.
Variety of pistes: 4.7
(1) The ski runs are featureless and unvaried, (3) the ski runs are varied but not extensive enough for a week, (5) Nassfeld has diverse and interesting pistes including forests and high alpine terrain.
(1) Beginners can only watch others ski and snowboard, (3) a few gentle slopes but beginners will get bored in less than a week, (3) Vast areas of gentle terrain.
(1) No intermediate terrain at Nassfeld, (3) intermediate skiers will get bored after a few days, (5) vast areas of cruising runs.
(1) Nothing for advanced skiers and snowboarders, (3) enough steep terrain for a few days with some good offpiste, (5) Enough steep terrain and offpiste areas to entertain advanced skiers for at least a week.
Snow Park: 3.9
(1) Not even a kicker at Nassfeld, (3) average sized park quite well looked after, (5) huge park area and expertly crafted pipes, jumps and boardercross trails.
(1) No off-piste worth mentioning, (2) off piste is out-of-bounds, (3) some varied offpiste that stays fresh for one or two days, (5) a vast array of off-piste routes that can stay untracked for several days.
(1) There is nowhere to go for cross-country skiing around Nassfeld, (3) there are some cross country trails available, (5) the area features many spectacular and well maintained cross-country trails.
(1) No designated luge or toboggan runs, (3) there are toboggan runs that open quite often, (5) Nassfeld has long and well maintained luge / toboggan facilities suitable for all ages.
Mountain Dining: 4.6
(1) Nowhere to buy food by the pistes, (3) some places to eat up on the mountain but they are often busy and expensive, (5) there is a variety of excellent mountain eateries right next to the slopes to suit all budgets.
(1) Bring your own food, there isn't even a shop. (5) A wide variety of places to eat and drink in the resort, from fast food to fancy restaurants.
(1) Nothing to do, not even a bar, (3) there are a few bars in the resort but nothing special, (5) clubs and bars stay open until very late and have a friendly atmosphere.
Other Sports: 3.1
(1) No sports facilities at all apart from ski lifts, (3) resort has just a small public swimming pool, (5) resort has all kinds of sports facilities, including a full-size swimming pool.
(1) Besides the snow and walking there is nothing to do here, (3) the non-skier will find things to do for few days but may become bored after a week, (5) the resort area is a fascinating place to visit, regardless of winter sports.
Winter Walks: 4.2
(1) Very limited walking and no snowshoe trails, (3) a couple of designated scenic walking/snowshoe trails, (5) extensive and diverse winter walking trails for all abilities.
Ski Pass Value: 3.8
(1) A 1 week ski pass is overpriced compared to the number of lifts available, (3) the ski pass is averagely priced and covers a reasonable number of lifts, (5) ski passes are excellent value for money and cover a lot of lifts spanning a big area.
Value (National): 3.9
(1) Overall, Nassfeld is one of the most expensive ski resorts in the country and not worth the money, (3) overall represents average value for money, (5) overall offers the best value resort in the country.
Value (Global): 4.1
(1) Overall, Nassfeld is one of the most expensive ski resorts in the world, (3) overall it offers pretty average value for money compared to resorts from other countries, (5) internationally the resort offers excellent value for money.
March 19, 2013
Jacek from Poland
Visited Nassfeld in the week March 11-16th, 2013. Great impressions! Very good slopes for every skiers - you will find place for skiing irrespectively from your skills. Friendly assistance at the ski lifts and at the huts. Amazing views (if there is no fog, but as always you have to be lucky with the weather). Pistes prepared mostly ok (1 day was awful - a lot of ice parts from snowgroomers).
I may recommend this place. Not crowded at all (in March), not any lines at gondola in the morning. Definitely worth to visit.
January 15, 2012
James from Austria
Nassfeld is a really good resort that just keeps improving each year. Really good value for food and drinks on the mountain, state of the art lifts and facilities and hardly any queues.
The skiing is mostly intermediate with lots of reds, a few blues and no blacks, I don't think, so experts won't be challenged unless they go off-piste. Away from the main gondola there is virtually no one on the mountain making this a brilliant resort for anyone wanting to improve or just cruise about without millions of people to dodge or get mown down by. Good for snowboarders too with a decent new park in this year.
The resort is still developing (it's only 12 years old) and there is not much in the way of nightlife after apres o'clock so don't come there thinking it's Mayrhofen or Saalbach in that respect but in other ways you could argue it's actually better than these more famous Austrian resorts - Highly recommended!
September 05, 2010
Rob from United Kingdom
Fab runs, fab lifts, no queues at Nassfeld if you turn up at around 10am. We were there in March and it's very surprising that this place is better than most of the Tyrol. Ski Nassfeld! It's got an awful lot to offer. The Carnia run is around 8km, 'sort of a red/blue run', at the right times it's awesome. We can't wait until they link this resort to the Italy.. It's big already and has its own snowboard park. One word...Awesome !..
April 25, 2010
Asca from Luxembourg
Great skiing, and skiing.. and skiing. You need at least 3 days to ski the whole area at Nassfeld. Heard about the queues but if you start from near the Italian border at Passo Pramollo (Madritsche chairlift) it's not as crowded and a good way up. They have this skyline thing, where you go on the resort website and key in your skipass # to find out how many metres vertical you have skied. In all: best kept secret in the Eastern Alps. Only thing: watch your skis. On busy days thieves are at work.
April 13, 2010
Sally from Austria
Used to be great, but Nassfeld is now very busy with many Eastern Europeans and horrendous lines at the gondola in the morning. We have seen many accidents due to the crowded slopes.
They close the slope to bring in the helicopter to take folks off the slopes.
Best time to ski at Nassfeld is during December before the winter crowds.
January 20, 2009
Leonhard Wagner from Austria
This year there is an incredible amount of snow at Nassfeld. I spent my holidays from the 11 of Jan 2009 to the 18th and it was great. There is so much snow and it has beautiful and perfectly prepared slopes and pistes. Nassfeld is the best ski area on the south side of the Alps. I'll be back soon.
March 11, 2007
Paul & Family from United Kingdom
Just got back from a great week in Nassfeld. Really amazed that more Brits haven't found the place. Cheap Ryanair flights to Klagenfurt (great little airport),very efficient car hire & one hour twenty mins to resort. We did self-catering in Sonnleitn (half way up the mountain), ski in and out 15 metres from doorstep. Super range of runs, good snow, no queues and great views. Mountain eating was good and not too pricey. Nightlife is very quiet but that suited us and our two young kids (11 & 8). Resort staff very friendly and only too happy to use their English. Definately worth a look!
February 01, 2006
Andrew from United Kingdom
I skied here for a day in December 2002 and it was buzzing. But hardly any queues...very good lifts!
I have no idea why you virtually never see mention of this resort, whether the Kaerntner just want to keep it as their secret, but it's great. Loads of pistes, loads of everything as far as I could see.
Also, for what it's worth, the altitudes stated in the resort information are wrong. It goes way higher.
December 09, 2005
mina from Slovenia
Nassfeld is not much known outside Kaernten (Carinthia) which is strange being very extensive and well maintained – one of the best in Austria. They claim to have 110 km of runs and they didn’t make it up, you can’t ski them all in a day. Lately a lot of East Europeans are coming here for holidays but Slovenians have always been here for a day trip.
New installments are very good and future projects of connecting the resort with town Pontebba in Italy looks great. Scenery is very mountainous, runs very varied and they actually stretch over 5 valleys. So the views are always different and mostly great. The famous long Carnia run is actually very flat in the second quarter. Further down it winds nicely through the woods but you should enjoy it in the morning (If you can because to get back at the top of it you have to cross 2 valleys and use 4 lifts). In the afternoon everybody is using this run for descent and the very last part of it is very icy, being on low altitude and used for night skiing as well. The resort has to be a bit lucky with the snow, sometimes it’s just not cold enough and it rains instead of snows, but when they do have snow it’s superb.
There is no single resort centre. Some hotels are beside the road going on the Nassfeld pass. Some accommodation is on the Alm and the others in between. Since the new Millennium Express cable car starts from village in the valley Tropolach this is also the place currently developing. Our favorite eating and drinking during the day is on Tessdorfer Hoehe.