Skiing in Austria

The Austrian ski resorts, for many, are a largely untapped ski area. This beautiful country has something for everyone, from tots and teens to veteran skiers. From the snow-sure pistes to the unrivalled après ski, hospitality and many off the slope activities, Austria is a skiing hotspot that should not be overlooked.

The Austrian ski season runs from December to April. Austria’s Alps are skiable well into spring where deep powder can still be found off piste. The high altitude of the mountains brings about ideal snowy conditions, with the Hintertux glacier in Tirol offering a huge 365 days of skiing a year. Whether you’re looking to mix it up in Arlberg, Austria’s largest ski area or prefer more intimate resorts such as hidden gems Alpbach or Kühtai, you’re bound to find something that suits in one of the country’s 426 skiing areas.

There is one word that sums up what is special about skiing in Austria and, most unfortunately, it is untranslatable. That word is “gemutlichkeit”. It sums up the sense of fun, friendliness and frivolity you will encounter when holidaying here. Together the warmth of the welcome, the quality of the skiing and the energy of the après ski make an irresistible combination.

Our ski experts can help you choose where to ski in Austria. To find out more about the Austrian ski resorts for your 2024/2025 skiing holiday, please call us today.

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  • Après ski
  • Friendly atmosphere
  • Short transfers
  • Traditional villages

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Ski Accommodation in Austria

There is something to suit everyone in Austria, from family chalets in Obergurgl to the ski-in ski-out hotels in St. Anton and Ischgl. Our carefully selected accommodation includes apartments, chalets and hotels with amenities such as indoor/outdoor pools, extensive spa areas, mountain vistas and cosy restaurants.

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Skiing in Austria

Skiing in Austria

For the daring skiers amongst us, Austria has some great skiing and home to many exciting slopes. From the infamous Harakiri in Mayrhofen, Austria’s steepest ski slope, to the Streif in Kitzbühel, which hosts the annual Hahnenkamm World Cup ski race. Obergurgl, also known as the ‘Diamond of the Alps’, is famed for its reliably spectacular snow and range of intermediate ski runs (as well as plenty for beginners), including the tricky Hohe Mut.

Best Ski Resorts in Austria
Ski areas in Austria

Ski Areas in Austria

Whether you’re looking to mix it up in the Arlberg, Austria’s largest skiing area, or prefer smaller, more intimate ski resorts such as hidden gem Maria Alm. You’re bound to find something that suits in one of the country’s 426 ski areas. Whatever type of ski holiday you’re looking for, you can guarantee Austria will have an alpine retreat to suit.

Biggest Ski Areas in Austria
Ski Resorts in Austria

Ski Resorts in Austria

Beginners can find their feet in Austrian ski resorts such as Alpbach, a traditional little town with gentle nursery slopes and excellent ski schools. At the other end of the spectrum is St. Anton, a haven for experienced skiers with a large selection of challenging runs and off-piste skiing. Family-friendly Westendorf has a great mix of slopes for all abilities, easily accessible from the village. Alternatively, try Zell Am See, a quintessentially Austrian village.

Après ski in Austria

Après Ski in Austria

Austria ski resorts have an unrivalled après-ski culture. The party kicks off early afternoon, with friendly crowds, questionable dancing and steins of fantastic local beer. The atmosphere is incredible, as crowds sing along to old-favourites and dance on the tables. If you prefer something more laid back, relax with a hot Glühwein around a crackling log fire, in a cosy rustic hut.

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Ski Deals in Austria

We have a wide collection of accommodation in our Austrian ski resorts to suit all group sizes and needs. Many of which have been family-run for generations and offer wonderful service and hospitality. There are a range of early booking offers pre-season, from free group places to ski-all-in ski deals and lift pass offers. Our ski experts can suggest some great ski deals for your holiday.

Ski Weekends in Austria

Ski Weekends in Austria

A ski weekend in Austria promises a great variety of on and off-slope activities and some of the best après in the Alps. With many Austrian ski resorts offering transfer times as short as 2 hours, you can be on the mountain with ease. Ready to take on some phenomenal powder, enjoy some delicious local cuisine and fantastic scenery.

Austria Ski Weekends
Non-Skiers in Austria

Non-Skiers

Austrian ski resorts have plenty of activities for non-skiers. When you need to relax after a long day on the slopes, the luxury spas here are renowned for their revitalising massages and facials. If you still want to get outside, family sleigh rides through the snow are a fun choice for all ages. Many Austrian ski resorts, including Ellmau, Obergurgl and St. Anton, have leisure facilities with ice rinks and swimming pools.

Snow conditions in Austria

Snow in Austria

Austria’s Alps boast a long season with good conditions well into spring. The high altitude of many of the mountains brings about ideal snowy conditions, with the Hintertux glacier in Tirol offering a whopping 365 days of skiing a year. High ski areas that receive some of the best snow include Sölden and St. Anton, with Kitzbühel now running one of the world’s longest seasons.

Austrian Ski Resorts

We have 32 resorts in Austria

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