Among the lofty Lienz Dolomites Mountain Range and the mighty Carnic Alps and at 1,450 metres is the quiet and picturesque community of Obertilliach. The high elevation of Obertilliach, a popular Nordic paradise, allows for plenty of snow and each winter the world’s best biathlon skiers train here at the Nordic Ski & Biathlon Center. Enjoy a stunning network of set track and wide skate lanes on an immaculately groomed and waymarked trail system that is linked to the 60-kilometre Grenzland XC Ski Track. Obertilliach also has a well-earned reputation as a great venue for downhill skiers and riders: The wide, rolling trails at Golzentipp Ski resort are ideal for those just getting their snow legs. Must-sees include the nearby Pilgrimage Church of Maria Luggau, that is located across the border at the Austrian province of Carinthia.