Adventure holidays – with so many benefits


Experience tailor-made holidays and stay in one of our fully-equipped self-catering apartments, while you enjoy many benefits of our next-door partner company Almresort Kanzelhöhe. Doing so you get to spend your precious holidays amidst the beautiful scenery of Gerlitzen Alp and the nearby Lake Ossiach.

Benefits of Kanzelhöhe – Apartments & More:

  • Initial equipment incl. bed linen, towels, kitchen utensils & all energy costs
  • Free of charge toll tickets and free parking at the next door hotel garage
  • Free of charge usage of next door ́s kids club
  • Free entrance to the hotel ́s wellness area
  • Kärnten Card during summer months

Hiking with the entire family


The various hiking trails in the region of Gerlitzen Alp offer something for everyone. Those interested in a more relaxed walk, take the lift up to the very top (to 1.911m altitude) and enjoy the breathtaking view over the region ́s lakes and mountain scenery. People who are more trained will also find perfect trails to explore. Several mountain huts serve as ideal resting points, not only for the hungry ones but also for the food connoisseurs, offering typical Austrian specialities.

Summer fun at Lake Ossiach


Whether you are with your family or friends, looking for action or interested in a relaxing day – at Lake Ossiach you will find what you are looking for. Just hop in the cable car and get down to the valley, where you will find our partner company ́s own lido right at the lake. Get your voucher at Almresort Gerlitzen ́s reception and enjoy free entrance there.

Adventure park at Gerlitzen


At the middle station, just a stone ́s throw away, you will find an adventure park for the entire family. Try out the “Pistenflitzer”, mountain go-carts which let you enjoy a downhill race at 40km/h or find yourself up in the trees at the high-rope course, that offers 15 different trails suitable for any fitness level. Even 3-year old ones can try out a course specifically designed for them. Further information can be found here.

Holidays with “Kärnten Card” & “Erlebnis Card powered by Villach”


Explore more than 100 different tourist destinations & attractions all over the region with Kärnten Card, while you also enjoy unique discounts at one of 60 partner companies.

Between May and October, you can additionally receive daily special offers with the Erlebnis Card powered by Villach. Find out more in the region´s folder.

Get active at and around the lake

  • Discover the region on a bike. The Gerlitzen Alp and the region around Lake Ossiach offer many trails to do so.

  • From a bird´s-eye-view: indulge in the amazing scenery and experience the ultimate kick by taking a tandem paragliding flight.

  • You are into horses? Gils Ranch near camping Annenheim is the perfect place for the horse lovers amongst you.

  • You like playing golf? No problem, visit the surf & sailing school at Annnenheim and spend an afternoon playing miniature golf.

Ski-in & Ski-out via Almresort


Put on your ski right behind the house and get down to the middle station connecting you to all the slopes. Just leave your car in the garage for the entire stay. Additionally, you can use the ski-storage rooms without any additional charges.

Carinthia´s best slopes


The Gerlitzen Alp, at 1.911m altitude, offers 42 fantastic skiing-kilometres and state-of-the-art ski lifts . Due to the sophisticated snow-making machines, skiing can be guaranteed from the end of November until the beginning of April.

Starting out is always hard – but not at Gerlitzen Al


Disposing of three big training slopes and kid´s area, Gerlitzen is the perfect spot even for your little ones. The certified skiing instructors will help. There is no need to register in advance. Just make sure to contact the skiing instructor´s office at the middle station upon arrival. For a smooth start we do however advise you to get your rental equipment (if needed) the day before the course starts. Further information can be found here.

Ski rental at the middle station


A fully equipped ski rental store can be found at the middle station. Especially for tourists and people on holidays renting ski equipment has so many advantages. It is the perfect alternative as there is no need to buy your own equipment, or any ski boxes for your car and you do not have to think about ski´s edges or coating.

Do it the other way round and go up the mountain


As an alternative you can get on your backcountry ski and walk the slopes up. You can do so on the sides of the slopes or on the designated paths between 8:30 am till 4:30 pm.

Cross-country skiing at Gerlitzen


Well-tried and still popular. Cross-country skiing is also an activity you can enjoy at Gerlitzen Alp. At Klösterle (accessible via Arriach or you get up to the top and down the Klösterle slope) you will find a 4 kilometres long cross-country skiing trail.

Sledding through the snow


One of the numerous hiking trails, the ski-way behind „Kanzelhöhe – Apartments & More“ or the sides of the slopes are perfect for the ultimate sledding experience.

Ice skating at Lake Ossiach


Enjoy the winter sun in the valley and explore the lake on your ice skates. Mandatory before: check approval!!! Alternatively you can enjoy a day indoor ice-skating, playing hockey or curling at Ossiacher See Halle.