Ski holidays in Austria

Austria ski holidays
Skiing in Austria is a must if you are looking for the magical charm of traditional wooden clad villages nestled beneath beautiful tree lined slopes, and some of the liveliest après ski in Europe.

Whilst skiing to suit all experience levels can be found all over Austria, the welcoming and unintimidating tree lined slopes that characterise skiing in Austria is often most attractive to beginners and intermediates, as well as family groups.

Skiing in Austria can be heaven for off-piste lovers when snow conditions are good, and in some regions this is very often the case, with varied terrain from fantastic tree runs to exhilarating steep gulleys. Freestyle fans will also find that Austria boasts some great snowparks.

Austrian ski holiday resorts

Most Austrian ski resorts are traditional villages, set in valley floors, with tree lined mountains rising around them. Whilst this low altitude can sometimes mean poorer snow conditions than the higher resorts of the French Alps, the Austrians have in recent years addressed this with an impressive improvement in snowmaking faciilites on lower slopes. There are exceptions to this, with some Austrian ski resorts boasting some of the best glacier skiing in Europe.

The architectural charm of Austrian ski resorts is also a big plus point. Generally they are completely free from the unattractive and obtrusive purpose built apartment and hotel blocks found in many of the larger French ski resorts, giving Austrian resorts a distinctly traditional feel unrivalled by most other alpine regions. That is not to say the resorts are not developed, as every modern convenience imaginable in a ski resort is usually available, just that any development has been mostly done in the traditional wooden chalet style.


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Resorts in Austria

  • Lech

    Lech has established itself as one of the world’s greatest ski resorts and is one of the snowy playgrounds of Europe’s rich and famous. It was one of the earliest Alpine ski villages and although a cosmopolitan resort today, Lech has managed to m ...

  • Mayrhofen

    Mayrhofen ranks as one of the world’s premier winter sports resorts. Its reputation is as one of the most traditional resorts in the Tyrol giving the resort itself a natural ambience. The town’s location in the wide and flat-bottomed Ziller valle ...

  • Solden

    Every year in October, the fastest skiers in the world come to Sölden to open the World Cup Season, to tear up the icy speedway and impress the world with their prowess as they carve lines never dreamed possible. You get to ski where they ski, attem ...

  • St Anton

    St. Anton is Austria’s premier ski resort and ranks among the top five resorts for truly challenging skiing. It is a genuine Austrian mountain town lying on the Orient Express train route with an abundance of nightlife and activity. Lech is a chic, ...

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