Winter adventures

Heidi Alm Falkert is characterized by the healthy environment and the pronounced rest position. The pronounced altitude, the wide view over the valleys and mountains, the fresh and clear air and the good spring water are pure nature!

In winter, it is the secret tip for families and connoisseurs. The offer with specialized children's hotels and children's ski school is adapted to families with children. From the children's ski instructor to the Liftwart, everyone will be helpful to the well-being of the little ones. And the Heidi Alm Skipark impresses with its manageable and stress-free slopes for all skill levels and its specialization in children in Heidi's SchneeAlm.

At 1700m to 2300m altitude, the clocks sometimes seem to slow down a bit, which does not only calm down skiers. You can also glide along the cross-country ski trail, down the illuminated toboggan run, climb the Falkertspitz on a guided ski tour or end the day after a leisurely snowshoe hike.


Heidi Alm Flakert provides a great base for ski tours into the Carinthian Nockberge mountains characterized by gently rounded hilltops rising up to 2,400 m thus making it an excellent ski touring terrain. Discover the snow capped peaks of Falkert-Spitz, Rödresnock, Klomnock and Malnock just waiting to be explored. On top of that you’ll find a number of fantastic alternative skiing options including the “Sonntagstal“, down to the Sankt Oswald / Bad Kleinkirchheim ski area or to the Nockalm road.

Heidi Alm Falkert is also a great area for those who are new to the sport. With the lokal  Ski und Sportschule Falkert or you can contact our freeride professional and state-certified ski instructor and ski guide Florian Köfer (on request directly at, offering the appropriate gear and deep powder lessons giving the off-piste skier the chance to sample ski touring experience.

You can feel the natural fascination of wintry silence and glide over untracked slopes. When ski touring far away from the mass-ski tourism you will find untouched nature, snow-covered peaks and just peace.

On the first Carinthian ski touring trail on the Heidi Alm Falkert you learn the most important basics in ski touring. The path is available to all for free. It is ideal for beginners in ski touring and also offers experienced a safe tour.

The step from the piste into the terrain is not difficult, but also not without danger. Therefore, a basic knowledge of avalanche knowledge, the assessment of the terrain and in dealing with the avalanche transceiver (LVS) is a prerequisite. For those who do not enjoy self-study, you can also explore the ski touring trail with a certified ski guide from the Falkert ski school or with our freeride professional Florian Köfer (on request at Ski touring and skins also in the rental of the ski school. Even a minimum of physical fitness and skiing skills are required.

The signposted route is divided into 6 sections and runs off the secured slopes through the Sonntagstal.


- 1.5 hours

- Distance: about 2.5 km

- Starting height: 1,875 m

- Summit height: 2,308 m

- Difference in altitude: 433m

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The Heidi Alm Falkert offers sledging fun for young and old! How big is the joy when you flit down after the climb! The prepared railway lies at the Falkertsee and is also illuminated in the evening until 22 o'clock.

Cross-country skiing

Heidi Alm Falkert is also prepared to accommodate cross-country athletes with two panoramic trails on an alpine plateau. 

The start/finish of our 6 km high-altitude trail is at the ski lifts, right above Kinderhotel Schneekönig. Leading over a beautiful sun-bathed slope ("Schweinebichl"), cross-country athletes and winter walkers alike are offered a scenic terrain with marvellous views of the surrounding mountain landscape.

Our second 500 m long cross-country trail lies in a picturesque setting on the lake allowing athletes to leave their traces in pristine snow and relish the splendid views over the Karawanken and Nockberge mountain ranges.

Winter hiking trails

Heidi Alm Falkert offers two idyllically situated and groomed hiking paths. Guests can either walk along the 6 km high-altitude trail (please be considerate when hiking and walk along the side of the trail so as not to disrupt the groomed tracks).

The start/finish of our high-altitude trail is at the ski lifts, right above Familyhotel Schneekönig. Leading across a beautiful sun-bathed slope ("Schweinebichl"), winter hikers are offered a scenic terrain to enjoy the gentle, quiet aspects of nature.

The second hiking path leads from Hotel Schneekönig towards Zirmachlift, continues to Zirbenhütte hut and through the Heidi Alm children adventure park back to Hotel Schneekönig. Alternatively, you may also walk from the Zirbenhütte hut towards the lake and from there back to your starting point. Both trails can also be hiked in the opposite direction.

Snowshoe hiking in the biosphere park

Snowshoe hiking to the most remote corners of the bioshere national park and its surrounding mountain landscape will not be less inspiring for sure. Snowshoes are also available for hire at the Ski and Sportschule Falkert which also offers guided hikes.

Ice skating

The icy surface of lake Falkertsee and the pond in the Heidi Park are cleared of snow as soon as conditions allow and provide a wonderful place for skating, performing pirouettes and ice-stick shooting, the Austrian version of curling.