Winter holidays in Austria are great fun for the whole family. 

For ski and snowboard fans
The ski area on the Gerlitzen rises to 1911 meters above sea level and lies at the heart of Carinthia. It offers 60 km of slopes and 16 modern lifts. There are wide ski runs in all degrees of difficulty.
Gerlitzen has excellent central location in the heart of Carinthia which allows quick access to major motorways: A2, A10 and A11.
Ski directly on the slopes!
The most relaxing days and weeks of the year our team will make memorable. You will enjoy our cozy and pleasant atmosphere, with stunning panoramic view – directly on the ski track.

Wellness & Spa

Relax at 1,500 metres above the sea level in our wellness centre.

Let the hot steam of eucalyptus soothe your respiratory system in the steam grotto. Relax in our panoramic sauna with its stunning views over the valley. Enjoy in an infrared cabin. Get your tan in solarium. Splash in the pool (29 ° C) with massage jets and a waterfall and treat yourself with the massage or a facial for the ultimate relaxation experience.

We offer:

  • Pedicure

  • Massage for children with aromatic oil

  • Lymph drainage

  • Foot reflexology massages

  • Classic therapeutic and sports massages

  • Solarium

  • Infrared cabin with coloured light

  • Herbal steam grotto

  • Panoramic sauna with a view over the valley

  • Indoor swimming pool with waterfall (29 ° C)

Family & Kids

They still exist – those magical places where visitors immediately feel at home. The Sonnenhotel is such a place: filled with positive energy and a atmosphere, with the special sense of peace and tranquility.

Over the decades, Sonnenhotel has become a feel good place for generations of visitors. This is due to its friendly atmosphere, motivated staff and – last but not least – the sunny location in a particularly family-friendly ski resort.

On Gerlitzen Mountain in Carinthia, learning to ski is all about having fun. At an altitude of 1,500 meters, next to the middle station, beginners will find the perfect place for practice: gentle slopes with guaranteed snow will launch you gently into your skiing career, and the comfortable chairlifts mean that beginners can catch their breath in between downhill runs.


Advanced and professional skiers should head for the very top at an altitude of 1,911 meters to explore the resort on downhill runs stretching in every direction. One of the highlights for the whole family must surely be the downhill run right down to Klösterle from the mountain station.

In the Snow Bear Land, the practice area for the little ones, a multi-faceted program  keeps the kids entertained, and the Bino Bear, our popular mascot, drops in a couple of times a day for a play session.

After they get back from the slopes, the kids may look forward to plenty of fun activities in the Sonnenhotel Kinder Club. All boys and girls from the age of 4 are invited to play in the Kinder Club rooms or in the indoor pool. We have prepared a creativity program, a kids’ table with special menus, different tournaments and a disco for kids and teenagers.

Ski School & Children's Ski School

Learning to ski on the Gerlitzen gives you plenty of pleasure and fun.

Safe and cozy slopes make the beginning easy and comfortable.

Instructors are patient, putting a lot of effort in their job. Practice area is in the middle station which is very convenient for our guests.

Those without their own equipment can rent it anytime.

The ski and snowboard school Gerlitzen offers daily and weekly courses for children and adults, and for all levels.


Fun in the Snow Bear Land

The youngest one can start their ski career in Snow Bear Land.  Twice a day Bino Bear will visit them, dance with them and make the learning more fun.

The children are supervised by trained personnel.


Hiking holiday in Austria: From the Mountain hotel directly to the most beautiful routes

Are you looking for the ultimate experience for your hiking holiday?

Sonnenhotel is what you are looking for. We are located on the Gerlitzen Alpe. Here you can regain your vision, explore trails, and visit one of the typical mountain houses during your hiking holiday.

Friendly people, a rustic atmosphere, Carinthian specialties and lots of fresh air welcome you to our Sonnenhotel. And the alpine landscape of Austria is at your feet with all its beauty.

With the cable car you can go uphill at 1911 meters above sea level and after a few minutes you can enjoy the unique panoramic view of the Carinthian lakes, the mountain chains and the city of Villach. From there you can look beyond the national borders of Austria. At the Kanzelthöhe Central station at an altitude of 1500 meters, several Nordic walking trails start at different levels of difficulty.

Ossiacher lake is at your feet from our mountain hotel! By cable car, you can go down to the lake in just ten minutes.