Winter activities

Winter at Lake Millstättersee

Lake Millstätter See in Austria also offers a variety of winter activities for visitors and locals alike to enjoy. Here are some winter activities you can experience at Lake Millstätter See:

Skiing and snowboarding

There are several ski areas in the region around Lake Millstättersee that are suitable for skiers and snowboarders of all levels. The Goldeck, Bad Kleinkirchheim and Katschberg ski areas offer well-groomed slopes and modern lifts.

Cross-country skiing

The landscape around Lake Millstättersee is perfect for cross-country skiing. There are a number of cross-country trails of varying difficulty levels that wind through the picturesque winter landscape.

Winter hiking

For those who prefer to travel on foot, there are numerous winter hiking trails along the lake and in the surrounding mountains. The gentle walks offer breathtaking views of the lake and the surrounding nature.

Ice scating

If the lake is frozen and conditions are safe, you can skate here. The clear air and the wonderful views make ice skating an unforgettable experience.


Tobogganing is fun for the whole family. There are specially prepared toboggan runs where you can whiz down the slope.

Wellness & relaxation

After an active day in the snow, you can pamper yourself in the nearby wellness facilities and thermal baths. Bad Kleinkirchheim is particularly known for its thermal baths.

Advent markets

In the run-up to Christmas, some places around Lake Millstättersee are transformed into magical Christmas markets with traditional craft stalls, culinary delicacies and a festive atmosphere.


Explore the untouched winter landscape off the beaten path and experience the silence of nature while snowshoeing.

Horse-drawn sleigh rides

Romantiker können den Winterzauber bei einer Pferdeschlittenfahrt genießen. Let the horses pull you through the snowy landscape and experience the idyllic atmosphere.

These winter activities at Lake Millstatt offer a diverse range of experiences for nature and sports lovers alike. Whether you want to waggle down the slopes, explore the winter landscape or simply relax, Lake Millstättersee offers an ideal backdrop for all of this.