Snow reliability is key when you are deciding on a ski holiday destination. Our experts have picked the best snow sure ski resorts in Austria. The altitude, slope location and snow history have all been factored into the list of ski resorts. Whether it’s the perfect piste conditions or perfect powder pockets of off-piste you’re looking for, these Austrian ski resorts are the best. Take a look at our top snow sure ski resorts in Austria.
Sölden has an excellent snow record and two glaciers which helps with the reliability of snow conditions. On top of this, it has a high altitude of 1,380m-3,250m, making it one of the most snow sure ski resorts in Austria. The FIS Alpine World Cup Tour always starts in Sölden near the end of October because of its reliable early season snow. The ski area has 155km of pistes and the slopes are impeccably groomed. There are also dedicated freeride areas, where you can enjoy the best snow on a powder day.
Down the road from Zell am See, Kaprun is one of the most snow sure ski resorts in Austria. Despite it being a small mountain village, the ski resort has a great snow history and glacier skiing. The Kitzsteinhorn Glacier allows the ski resort to have reliable skiing for most of the season. You can access 138km of pistes with a full lift pass. The off-piste isn’t vast but there are a few good spots when it’s a snow day.
Known for its luxurious accommodation options, Lech is part of the Arlberg ski area, you can access 305km of pistes. The state-of-the-art lift systems allow you to ski neighbouring ski resorts St. Anton, Zürs, Warth and Schröcken. Lech has a unique micro-climate, so its snow record is impressive. It has some of the best snow reliability in the Alps. No matter what level of skier you are Lech has something for everyone. It’s also one of the best places for ski lift-accessed off-piste.
Obergurgl is located at the end of the Ötztal Valley. You can expect excellent snow due to its high altitude of 1,930m – 3,080m. The ski season typically runs from mid-November to the end of April. One of the longest ski seasons in Austria. The combined areas of Obergurgl and Hochgurgl means you can now explore 110km of pistes. If you’re looking for off pistes, there are some great routes from Hohe Mut into the Rotmoostal valley.
St. Anton is another ski resort in the Arlberg ski area. It’s one of the snowiest spots in the Alps due to its unique weather cycle. It’s a powder skier’s dream because of its vast freeride terrain. If you get a full lift pass you can have access to 305km of pistes. The skiing is superb and the après is equally impressive. You ski hard and party hard in this resort. There’s a great selection of places to stay for different price points. Skiers from around the world visit this popular ski spot. There’s something for everyone in St. Anton.
Part of the Zillertal ski area, Mayrhofen is very snow sure. The ski resort has an impressive network of ski cannons and an altitude of 630m-3,250m. You can ski Fügen, Kaltenbach, Zell am Ziller and the Hintertux Glacier with a Zillertaler Superskipass. This allows you to ski 204km of pistes. Mayrhofen is known as a party resort but the skiing is equally superb. Whether you’re a first-time skier or an advanced skier, you’ll have an excellent experience in the Mayrhofen.
Ischgl has regular natural snowfall and a snowmaking system across the majority of slopes. Explore 240km of pistes that cater for different levels of skier. Whether it’s a relaxed blue or a challenging steep black run, there’s plenty of terrain to explore. If you’re feeling very adventurous, there are some fantastic ski touring opportunities with a local guide. Ischgl also has a lively après ski scene with plenty of bars and clubs to choose from.
It’s a hidden gem of a ski destination. Kühtai is one of the most snow sure ski resorts in Austria because of its high altitude. Located between the Ötztal and Stubai valleys, it has an altitude of 2,020m-2,666m. The village itself is a small quiet mountain village but the skiing is fantastic. The views are breath-taking and the 46km of pistes are all easy to access. There’s skiing on your doorstep. For a small resort, there’s still a good choice of restaurants and bars to enjoy too.
Schladming – Dachstein
Despite the Schladming ski resort itself having a low altitude, the Planai ski area tends to have good snow conditions throughout the year. On top of this, there’s the Dachstein Glacier that guarantees good skiing during the season. This is why Schladming – Dachstein is another snow sure resort in Austria. There is 238km of slopes in the ski area to explore. Schladming annually holds the famous World Cup night slalom ski race, where thousands of fans cheer on the best skiers in the world.
To find out more about snow sure ski resorts in Austria, please call our ski experts on 0207 471 7700.