Following on from our post all about Nassfeld including how to get there, accommodation and food and drinks, we thought we’d dive a little deeper into the skiing in resort.

We had 2 full days and a few hours of skiing in Nassfeld. It’s a large ski area with 110km of skiable terrain across 40 slopes. Difficulty of the runs varies from blues all the way to blacks. Red slopes are the most dominant in Nassfeld. The resort also has a snowpark for those who wish to exert more energy on the rails and kickers. A large amount of snow making equipment ensures there is good snow all season long. Speaking of season length, Nassfeld operates for 170 days across the winter. It also benefits from a number of ski schools for those who wish to learn from scratch or improve their technique.

We visited Nassfeld just into off-peak season and it was still relatively busy, but not enough to feel at all overcrowded or be bumping into people down the slopes. In the high season it can become very busy, similar to that of the French Alps. A lot of local people and schools from all over Europe visit here, as well as visitors from across the rest of the globe.

Skiing in Nassfeld
Gondola in Nassfeld

Ski schools in Nassfeld

Nassfeld has a couple of good sized learning areas at different points on the mountain. These areas are used predominantly for kids to learn, (some of them starting as early as 3 years old) with larger slopes close to them for other to learn. Adults then also head all over the mountain with ski school teachers and guides.

We headed out for the day with Ski School Sunnyside to get a tour of the mountain and see what the slopes had to offer. Ski School Sunnyside is one of the ski schools, each operated independently of each other but all in cooperation under one group (which is why you’ll see the same logo on all the instructor’s jackets). A lot of the teaching from Ski School Sunnyside is for advanced skiers and boarders looking to go off-piste and into the backcountry for heli skiing. That isn’t quite what we’re into, so we headed out across the marked pistes exploring nearly the whole mountain in one day.

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Off piste and Heli skiing in Nassfeld

For the more adventurous snow enthusiasts, Nassfeld is one of only two heli skiing resorts in Austria, with Nassfeld offering many more areas for heli skiing. In total, Nassfeld offers 8 peaks that can be accessed by helicopter. Heli Ski Alpe Adria operate the heli skiing for the resort, with owner Alex Huber taking skiers and boarders across the backcountry. Alex has also been involved in making, and starring in, ski and snowboard mini-movies and Nassfeld resort media. You can check these out on their YouTube channel.


Conclusion

We loved skiing in Nassfeld. The slopes were wide, fairly steep and not too busy. The snow was great too! With a decent amount of snow falling while we were there, it made for some lovely powder topped slopes.

We think Nassfeld would make a great destination for families or groups who already have some skiing experience. There is a nice vibe around resort and up the mountain, with people clearly there just loving the snow and the skiing. We loved it. So it will certainly be a place we think we’ll return to in the future for more skiing and mountain fun!