13 December 2019 from Danielle in Destinations

In honour of the launch of the New Klagenfurt Airport, Austria is making it cheaper and easier to get to the Alps this year with an incredible partnership between easyJet, Klagenfurt Airport and the ski areas of Nassfeld and Schladming Dachstein. Read on for more details on how to claim your free transfer from the airport to the slopes.

Free transfers to ski resorts in Austria

Klagenfurt Airport has made a deal with several of the largest hotels in Nassfeld (one-hour drive) and Schladming Dachstein (two-hour drive) whereby hotel guests who fly into Klagenfurt Airport with easyJet qualify for free transfers to the hotel. This kind of transfer often costs over €200 (£170). After landing at Klagenfurt Airport, it's less than a 2-hour shuttle to the ski areas. Three hotels in the city of Klagenfurt also qualify for the deal.

Skier in Schladming-Dachstein
Reach Schladming-Dachstein in no time with the new deal (Photo: © Schladming-Dachstein Tourismusmarketing GmbH- Ikarus)

easyJet flights starting at £11

Fly from Gatwick to Klagenfurt with easyJet and it could cost you as little as £11 if you pick your dates carefully. This makes the Austrian deal one of the best deals going this winter. Flights run twice weekly, on Wednesdays and Saturdays, and flight time is about three hours. easyJet also operates non-direct flights to Klagenfurt Airport from a number of airports in the UK. The departure airport doesn't matter - to qualify for the deal, participants must simply arrive at Klagenfurt Airport with easyJet and be booked into a participating hotel. Make sure to quote "Special offer: free transfers from Klagenfurt Airport" at the time of booking.

More info: Nassfeld

Located in the sunny Austrian province of Carinthia near the Italian border, Nassfeld offers 100km of slopes best-suited to intermediate skiers. Cross-country skiers also have around 100km of trails to explore, and snowboarders can try their tricks on the half-pipe and other jumps in the snow park. Participating hotels in Nassfeld include the FRANZ Ferdinand Mountain Resort and the Falkensteiner Hotel & Spa Carinzia, 

More info: Schladming-Dachstein

Schladming-Dachstein is a vast ski area with more than 200km of slopes and guaranteed snow cover thanks to the Dachstein Glacier. The region boasts a whopping 350km of cross-country trails, including floodlit trails for adventurous souls who wish to explore at night. Participating resorts in Schladming-Dachstein include the Hotel Schladmingerhof, the Hotel Mitterhofer and the Sporthotel Royer.

Born and raised in the ski paradise of Vancouver, Canada, I learned to ski before I can remember, balancing precariously on my parents’ skis as they sailed down the hill. I started snowboarding in my teens and am now delighted to be exploring everything Europe’s ski scene has to offer!