Bad Kleinkirchheim – the wellbeing holiday resort in the Nock Mountains!
Mountains, thermal spas, skiing & wellness make sure of holiday fun all year round. In Austria ’s first “Alpine Wellness Village” you will find accommodation ranging from exclusive 5 star hotels to original organic farms – whatever your heart desires.
Home to the legendary downhill skiing olympic champion, Franz Klammer, Bad Kleinkirchheim is "his" place to ski and this is where you'll still find him enjoying the slopes from the Kaiserburg to St. Oswald. Don't be too surprised then, if you suddenly seem him whizzing right by you!
More than 100 kilometres of superbly prepared runs and 26 modern lifts are a matter of course in many resorts. Two new chairlifts in the St. Oswald area, as well as a 95% back up of snow making guarantee even more skiing fun for this coming winter. In Bad Kleinkirchheim we endeavour to offer you the best possible service available.
Carving tips from former downhill champion Franz Klammer:
"Put your weight on the edge, push off well and accelerate to the maximum on the next turn.". This is advice given to a chosen few excellent skiers.
In general, Klammer suggests the allround carver, a normal length carving ski. With the shorter skis you need to be much better, and have greater control, especially when fatigue starts to set in.
The race carvers should only be used when there is enough room on the slopes and then only by expert skiers.
What Franz Klammer may lack in training nowadays, he makes up for in technique:"I still ski exactly as I used to 15 years ago; I just decide which mode to use - nice and easy or turbo!"
Bad Kleinkirchheim’s strength lies in its versatility and balance. The unique combination of Alpine fitness and the many wellbeing oases really distinguish the village. Sport and fitness means exercise and freedom together in pure nature. The 18 hole golf course lies picturesquely embedded between gentle rolling hills, fields and forests at an altitude of 1,100m above sea level, with beautiful views of the blaze of Autumn colour spread across the Nock Mountains. A new experience is guaranteed every time you tee off.
The mountains and lake worlds offer ideal conditions for all types of sports. Nordic Walking in healthy altitudes with sport trainers, expert advice is given at the Valley Station of the Brunnach National Park Lift, and Mountain Bike tours ranging from easy to difficult – always under the professional care of trained sport teachers round off the perfect programme.