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Ski Holidays in Austria

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.

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Skiing in Austria

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.

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 facilities 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 for a ski holiday is usually available, just that any development has been mostly done in the traditional wooden chalet style.

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Ski Chalets in Austria

Without doubt, the best value accommodation for a ski holiday in Austria is a ski chalet. We have a collection of catered chalets of different sizes and grades to suit varying budgets and group types. Our chalet packages include flights, transfers seven nights' accommodation with chalet board.

Here are some reasons why you should consider an Austrian chalet for your next ski holiday:

  • Fantastic range of chalets - small or large - suiting a variety of budgets
  • Choose from a private whole chalet just for your group, or to book on a shared basis, room-by-room, for a traditional sociable ski holiday experience
  • cooked breakfasts and evening meals with wine are included, with continental breakfasts and afternoon tea provided every day
  • Our chalets offer a wonderful and cozy home-from-home feeling that you simply can't get with an apartment or hotel stay
  • Prices include airline's standard hold luggage allowance and door-to-door shared transfers

Family Skiing in Austria

Austria ski holidays make for a great way to take the kids away. Austrian resorts like St Anton, Lech and Mayrhofen offer great provision for children with top quality ski schools and lift pass discounts for children. There are also great discounted child rates on the Zillertal pass for Mayrhofen.

Austria Ski Holidays

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Ski Resorts in Austria

Here are some of the best and most renowned ski resorts in Austria.

  • View over Lech Town, Austria


    (Arlberg) 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 …

  • Anlagen Penken


    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 l …

  • Skiing in St Anton © TVB St. Anton am Arlberg_Patrick Bätz

    St Anton

    (Arlberg) 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 …