Gerlitzen Overview

Gerlitzen is a great little resort with a friendly atmosphere and pistes ideal for groups with beginners and improving skiers. Students are able to maximise their time on the slopes as queues are rare. There are excellent beginner areas with safe, wide, well-groomed slopes and there has been a great investment in artificial snowmaking which means that, despite its modest altitude, Gerlitzen is usually open for skiing from the start of December until late April. Gerlitzen mountain has the highest local peak, making the views some of the best in Austria. For your après-ski, Villach is close by and offers a wide range of options.

Gerlitzen Après Ski

  • Kärnten Therme - Villach

    Subject range: Physical Education

    What you’ll experience:

    The Kärnten Therme in Villach offers several multi-purpose indoor swimming pools and a number of outdoor pools for the group to enjyoy and relax their muscles after a long day on the slopes!

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    There is also a large sauna zone including a steambath, hamam and open-air area.

  • Ice Hockey Match

    Subject range: Cultural, Winter Sports, Physical Education

    What you’ll experience:

    Watch a professional ice hockey match as one of your evening activities. This is a great chance to relax and enjoy an exciting event. A fantastic night for the students – get into the atmosphere and cheer for your team!

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    Available in February during the National Hockey League Season and subject to fixtures. Located in Villach- 10€pp.

  • In-house Quiz

    Subject range: Cultural, History, Geography, Language

    What you’ll experience:

    A quiz night is a great way to spend a relaxed evening inside. Your rep will help you organise the activity.

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    You may wish to budget for snacks, prizes, etc.

  • Pizza Night

    Subject range: Cultural, Food Technology

    What you’ll experience:

    Enjoy a night out and pizza! A great opportunity for your group to socialise and enjoy a classsic Italian meal after a day on the slopes.

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    Sampling authentic Italian pizza is an essential night out for groups travelling to Italy or to resorts near the Italian boarder to get a feel for the culture! Each meal includes 1 soft drink.

  • Ice Skating

    Subject range: Winter Sports, Physical Education

    What you’ll experience:

    Ice skating is always popular with groups of all ages and abilities and allows them to experience a different winter sport. 

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    Available in many rinks around the resort. The Aichwaldsee lake that usually freezes over is a natural and brilliant way to enjoy ice skating. The experts from the Carinthian skating club test the ice and open or close the lakes for skating. If the weather is not cold enough for thick ice, the group will still be able to go staking on the big indoor rinks. The ice rink in the town centre in front of Villach's town hall is also a very popular option to choose as its pretty lights make the atmosphere on the ice magical.

  • Ten Pin Bowling

    Subject range: Cultural, Physical Education

    What you’ll experience:

    Bowling is a great evening entertainment for a fun and sociable evening! 

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    A modern bowling alley in Villach, roughly a 40 minute drive from resort.

  • Karaoke

    Subject range: Cultural

    What you’ll experience:

    Karaoke is a fun way to spend an evening in the resort and enables the children to socialise and relax. Perfect after a busy day on the slopes.

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    Available for booking.

  • Disco Night

    Subject range: Cultural

    What you’ll experience:

    Very popular as an end of week celebration! 

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    This fun evening activity allows the group to have fun and socialise.

Gerlitzen Resort Facts

Resort facts:

Resort height 510m
Highest lift 1910m
Vertical drop 1400m
Total km of piste 42
Total number of ski runs 26
Blue 11
Red 13
Black 2
Total number of lifts 18
Longest run 3.5km
Lift pass covers Gerlitzen
Glacier No
Snowboarding facilities Available for all abilities
Snow making 100%
Transfer time by air Flights to Venice. Coach transfer time to resort: approx. 3 hours
Transfer time by coach Journey time from Calais: 16 hours
Medical Facilities Medical centre located on the resort
Nearest hospital Landeskrankenhaus Villach (29 km)

Gerlitzen Accommodation

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    Jugendhotel Egger

    Our rating: PLUS

    Location: Villach

    Capacity: 180

    An excellent youth hotel with great facilities for groups. Located on the outskirts of Villach and only 5 km to the gondola with access to the Gerlitzen ski area.

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