The Gerlitzen resort is made up of a number of small towns and villages, the most notable of which are laid out along Lake Ossiach including the charming Annenheim and Sattendorf, as well as the larger Bodensdorf. The cultural city of Villach is also just a short drive away. The entire area is very traditional in its make-up and is mostly characterised by the deep blue lake and gorgeous surroundings.
Annenheim in particular is a popular little village with direct access to the slopes and a good amount of bars and restaurants to enjoy. Whether that is after a day on the slopes in the Winter or after a day on the lake in the Summer. The main pull of Gerlitzen as a whole is that, no matter what time of year you come, you are always sure to have lots to explore and plenty to see and do.
The Gerlitzen ski area might not be the largest, but it tries hard to be one of the most modern. There are 18 state of the art lifts and the whole area is serviced by sophisticated snowmaking systems, which ensure ideal conditions for the entire ski season. Most lifts lead up to the peak level central hub at an altitude of 1,911m.
From here you can explore 42km of slopes, 12km of which are blue, 27km red and 3km black. Beginners can also learn in a dedicated section at the middle station. For snowboarders there is a snow park and cross country skiers have 12km of trails at their disposal. The area is also well catered for with a number of restaurants and bars spread over the region.
If you feel like a change, then the resort of Bad Kleinkirchheim is only 30 mintes away where another 100km of slopes awaits.
Like all lakeside resorts in Austria, there is plenty to do within the wider Gerlitzen area during the Summer months. The lake itself has a variety of activities ranging from sailing, water-skiing and parasailing to pleasure cruises and even scuba diving. There are also a number of beaches and, thanks to plenty of sunlight, the lake is a very pleasant temperature to swim in.
There are of course a lot of hiking and cycling trails to enjoy the surrounding nature and scenery. The city of Villach is also nearby which has lots of culture in the form of museums and castles as well as a vibrant nightlife. If you're a golfer, there are no less than nine courses for you to choose from.
New properties in Gerlitzen seldom become available, however we do have a great selection of well priced apartments in the lakeside town of Annenheim, just below the central skiing hub.
Annenheim, Mountain Lakeside ApartmentsEUR 222,800 - 372,100
A new development of 28 one and two bedroom apartments to be built on an elevated plot alongside Lake Ossiach and just 100m from the ski lift.Rental Management, Lake, Newbuild
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