Nassfeld may not yet be a big name on the lips of skiers outside Austria, but it is big in most other respects. Its lack of exposure is more because of a lack of dedicated international marketing than any shortcomings on the part of the resort – because its name is associated with plenty of superlatives.
It is the biggest resort in the province of Carinthia, the most
southern ski resort in Austria and right on the Italian border with
the longest gondola ski lift (the 4-mile, 3-stage Millennium
Express). It also has the longest floodlit run in the Alps, a
section of the seven-mile Carnia run.
But if little-known outside the country, the story is vastly
different domestically. Major investment in recent years has
elevated Nassfeld to the top ten of Austrian ski resorts. If its
rapid progress and expansion is a guide, it will continue its climb
up the rankings.