Snowmaking facilities

High-tech snowguns for snowsure pistes

Thanks to its unique microclimate, Nassfeld is blessed with a thick covering of snow from early December until mid-April. However, just in case the weather gods are not smiling on this corner of Carinthia, our ski resort is equipped with a comprehensive network of snowguns covering all 110 km of pistes to ensure great conditions throughout the season.

Snowmaking facilities in Nassfeld

  • 348 propeller-driven snowguns
  • 158 lance-type snowguns
  • 8 reservoirs
  • 19 pumping stations with 71 pumps
  • 6 cooling towers
  • 1 compressor station with 2 air compressors (250 kW each)
  • 332 km piping
  • 870 km cabling
  • 714 connection points

(Status 2015)

15 awards for Nassfeld
A test report published on 09.03.2014 by Skiresort.de awarded the Nassfeld ski area no fewer than 15 awards, including top spot in the category "Top Slope Preparation". 

The most snow in Austria! (Winter 2013/2014)

For several months in winter 2013/14, Nassfeld was not only the snowiest resort in Austria but also one of the snowiest resorts in the whole of Europe. This was the result an area of low pressure moving in from the Adriatic and depositing large quantities of snow over the Carnic Alps, a frequent phenomenon that has earned Nassfeld a reputation as the snow paradise of the Eastern Alps. In total, over 12 metres of snow fell on Nassfeld in winter 2013/2014.  The average in recent years has been between 7 and 8 metres – all thanks to the region's unique microclimate.