Food & après ski

Cross-border cuisine in Austria and Italy

Nassfeld lies in the heart of the Gailtal Valley, an region in the south of Carinthia with a long and proud tradition of excellent food. Two delicacies visitors should definitely try are the Gailtaler Speck (dried bacon) and the Gailtaler Almkäse (cheese).

Nassfeld's location on the border to Italy means that its local cuisine is a fascinating fusion of Austrian dishes (for example, "Kasnudeln" from Carinthia) and Italian specialties.

From Brunch to Après Ski

Local chefs tell our guests the secrets of the regional art of cooking already during the ascent on the Millennium Express. What will be cooked? That remains a secret for now! Should your energy levels decrease and the thirst increase in the afternoon then is the way from carving
to a stop for refreshment luckily very short. 25 cosy huts along the pistes as well as cool bars and party locations in the valley create a colourful mix of fun and southern light-heartedness.

"The combination of skiing in Austria in the morning and stopping for lunch in Italy is great!"


Regionality meets innovation

This “being at home“ between the Alps and Adriatic Sea can also be felt and tasted in the Gailtal Valley. Sissy Sonnleitner, for example, is one of Carinthia’s best chefs and is renowned for her culinary balancing act, drawing skilfully on the unlimited resources of the local food basket the border triangle region has to offer. The region’s abundance is also highlighted by the Biedermeier Schlössl Lerchenhof which invites to specialities like hay or vine bacon. Up to 40 different types of Carinthian pasta can be enjoyed at the Grünwald Inn. Hermagor is delighted to welcome an extraordinary culinary newcomer. Manuel Ressi, one of Austria’s best chefs, surprises with a skilful combination of tradition and innovation at the Bärenwirt Inn. Regional products as souvenir? No problem! Just visit the producers directly, go to the Farmers‘ Market or Herwig Ertl’s Fine Food Store in Kötschach-Mauthen. Enjoy!

Slow Food Travel - Journey to the originof good taste

If you need a little break away from the pistes then visit one of the many ”Slow Food Travel“ join-in workshops in the Gailtal Valley & the Lesachtal Valley. This is more than just an “alternative programme“. The individual Slow Food Travel activities can be booked directly on