Have you ever been to Austria during the winter? It’s an absolute fairyland! You can go skiing, hiking, enjoy the view of the snow-covered mountains, or revel in Austrian concept of Gemütlichkeit (coziness). Last March, we decided to visit Carinthia – the southernmost Austrian state, famous for its many stunning mountains and lakes. It was just a weekend trip, but it was awesome! 🙂
On Saturday, we visited the Mölltal Glacier ski resort. The famous winter-sports resort at the height of 3000 meters above sea level offers many kilometers of ski slopes, several ski lifts, cozy restaurants and huts, where you can enjoy a delicious meal, a cup of tea or mulled wine, and breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. <3
All-day ticket price for adults: 46.50 EUR (57.4 USD)
We spent the night in Flattach, an idyllic village in the Alps.
The next morning, we woke up, had a tasty Austrian breakfast and drove off to our next stop, the Grossglockner High Alpine Road – the highest mountain pass road in Austria, the well-known scenic route named after the Grossglockner (Austria’s highest mountain), and one of Austria’s main attractions. Unfortunately, the road wasn’t plowed, but we were still able to get high enough to enjoy a stunning view. <3
On our way back, we made a short stop at Heiligenblut (in English: Holy Blood). This charming alpine village is located at the foot of the Grossglockner mountain. It’s known for St. Vincent’s Church and its prominent spire. If you ever decide to visit Carinthia, Heiligenblut is a must see! 😉