Ski resorts in Austria

The ski areas in Austria are world renown. Whether you are looking for challenging, steep ski slopes or easy, gentle runs, Austria is the perfect ski holiday choice. Austrian ski areas are varied with excellent snow cover due to altitudes of over 2000 meters. If winter arrives later than usual, snow cover is guaranteed by high-tech, modern snow cannons.

Skiing in Austria is suitable for both beginners and experienced skiers and has always been a favorite ski holiday destination for families with children. The most well known ski area in Austria is the Arlberg Ski Circus which is shared by the ski resorts of St Anton, St Christoph, Lech and Zurs. The other main areas are the Europa Ski Region with great glacier skiing up on the Kitzsteinhorn Glacier, The Zillertal Superski Area which links Mayrhofen and Finkenburg and the Ski Welt Area linking Soll, Scheffau and Ellmau totaling 250 kilometers of wonderful slopes.

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Achensee (Size: 46 km)

Lots of possibilities in Achenkirch! An illuminated toboggan run, skating at the Achensee or skiing at Christlum Alm. Here, the ski runs reach an alti...Read more ›

 

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Maurach is a collection of farms and guesthouses right next to Lake Achen, at the foot of thickly wooded slopes. The village has a small ski area with...Read more ›

 

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With only 460 inhabitants Pertisau is the smallest village on the Achensee lake and is the lake which gives the village a special charm. Near the vill...Read more ›

 

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Almenwelt Lofer (Size: 46 km)

Even among the winter sports giants like the ski resorts of Saalbach-Hinterglemm and Kitzbühel, Lofer still manages to stand out in the crowd. This tr...Read more ›

 

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Strolling the streets in Bad Kleinkirchheim you walk in the footsteps of the ancient Romans who were making their way to the local spas. Today, the na...Read more ›

 

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Brandnertal (Size: 64 km)

Towards the end of Brandnertal lies the village of the same name Brand. What used to be a sleepy alpine village has now grown into a small, yet charmi...Read more ›

 

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The relatively small village of Bürsenberg is just five kilometers from the larger ski resort of Brand. It has its own ski area that is now connected ...Read more ›

 

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On a ridge above the banks of the Bregenz Ache sits the small town of Alberschwende. Alberschwende is located on the edge of the Bregenz Forest, which...Read more ›

 

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The charming village of Bregenzerwald Andelsbuch offers lots of activities in both summer and winter. The ski resort is situated at 655 meters of alti...Read more ›

 

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Egg is the largest municipality in the Bregenz Forest. The Grossdorf district has evolved in recent years into an attractive and popular area for visi...Read more ›

 

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Hittisau is part of the underrated Bregenzerwald. It is a beautiful region with unspoiled nature, tranquility and sincere hospitality. In summer, the ...Read more ›

 

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Schwarzenberg is famous thanks to the World Cup downhill. This beautiful town offers all the necessary facilities for a ski holiday plus old-fashioned...Read more ›

 

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Damüls is not only the most beautiful, but also the highest village of Bregenzerwald. In the direct vicinity of several 2000m high peaks, houses are g...Read more ›

 

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Wonderfully hidden between the impressive mountains, you will find the picturesque small village of Fontanella. In the adjacent Fontanella-Faschina th...Read more ›

 

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To the north of Vorarlberg lies Mellau. So far the valley has managed to avoid mass tourism which means you can enjoy beautiful nature in perfect harm...Read more ›

 

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Diedamskopf (Size: 40 km)

The ski resort of Au is centrally located in the Bregenzerwald. From the centre of this small ski resort, the ski slopes are easily accessible. In Au ...Read more ›

 

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At the foot of the 2060 metre high Diedamskopf lies the typical Austrian village of Schoppernau. This small village is perfect for winter sports fans ...Read more ›

 

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Donnersbacher Tauern (Size: 45 km)

Donnersbach is a village where people still greet each other in the street and doors are open to everyone. It is a typical Austrian village where peac...Read more ›

 

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Donnersbachwald is a town not far from ...5]. The village is part of the Oberennstal ski area which is located in the Steiermark region. Don...Read more ›

 

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Falkert (Size: 15 km)

Falkert is located 11 km above Bad Kleinkirchheim and is called the "playroom" of the region. Falkert lies at 1875 meters of altitude and is particul...Read more ›

 

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Ferienregion Imst (Size: 9 km)

On the borderline of Gurgltal and Inntal lies Imst. This pleasant little ski resort is free from mass tourism and very popular among families and thos...Read more ›

 

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Galtür im Paznauntal (Size: 43 km)

The child-friendly ski area near this peaceful ski resort called Galtür attracts many Austrian families. Different children's day care facilities exis...Read more ›

 

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Gastein (Size: 209 km)

The houses at health ski resort Bad Gastein look out on the entire Gasteinertal. A magnificent sight indeed! The ski area is made up of three parts. T...Read more ›

 

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At the very heart of Gasteinertal, 857 metres high, lies Bad Hofgastein. Surrounded by several impressive ‘two-thousands’ and overlooking the neighbou...Read more ›

 

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Dorfgastein is an authentic ski resort at the beginning of the Gastein Valley and offers possibilities for all winter sports. There is a large cross-c...Read more ›

 

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GenussSkigebiet Venet (Size: 22 km)

Underneath the ski area Venet Region are three small villages: Zams, Landeck and Fliess which have practically grown together. The ski slopes on Krahb...Read more ›

 

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Goldeck (Size: 32 km)

Spittal an der Drau is located in the mountains of Carinthia and has one of Austria's smallest ski areas: Goldeck. Here you'll find varied skiing from...Read more ›

 

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Großarltal (Size: 82 km)

Being a child-friendly and service-oriented ski resort, Großarl is a welcome counterpart of the fashionable neighbouring village of Gasteinertal. Besi...Read more ›

 

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This heavenly peaceful village at 950 meters above sea level is located at the end of the Grossarltal valley. This area is especially good for cross-c...Read more ›

 

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Großes Walsertal (Size: 14 km)

Raggal-Marul is a small picturesque village, where families particularly enjoy themselves. Children can have lessons at the ski school while parents h...Read more ›

 

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Sonntag-Buchboden is a small village in the Grosses Walsertal at an altitude of 888 meters. This is a lovely spot untouched by mass tourism and where ...Read more ›

 

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South of Heiligenblut is the municipality of Großkirchheim. This place is not actually a ski resort, but it has a long cross-country ski network and a...Read more ›

 

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Heiligenblut is a pleasant village with stunning views of the top of the impressive Grossglockner mountain. In summer there is a lot of traffic on the...Read more ›

 

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The small town of Winklern is located in the Austrian state of Carinthia, in the district of Spittal an der Drau. The town lies at the foot of the Gro...Read more ›

 

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Grünau im Almtal (Size: 21 km)

The resort of Almtal, surrounded by the beautiful Toten mountain range, is an ideal ski holiday destination for families. There is a pleasant mountain...Read more ›

 

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Hochficht (Size: 25 km)

Near the border triangle of Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic you can find Aigen-Schlägl. The village is nestled in the rolling countryside of t...Read more ›

 

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Klaffer am Hochficht located in the far north of Austria not far from the border with Germany and the Czech Republic. The village, like ...1...Read more ›

 

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Hochkönig (Size: 120 km)

Dienten am Hochkönig is part of Hochkönig Winterreich, a ski area covering some 150 kilometres of runs. This is not a challenging spot for experienced...Read more ›

 

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Maria Alm is the neighbouring village of the larger ski resort of Saalfelden. It is a quiet and picturesque place with a charming small church at its ...Read more ›

 

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The modest ski resort of Mühlbach offers winter sports fans a pleasant blend of cosiness and tranquillity. Families with children in particular are we...Read more ›

 

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Saalfelden is a medium-sized city. Because of its location in the wide valley this is primarily a cross-country skiing destination. Saalfelden itself ...Read more ›

 

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Hochoetz (Size: 39 km)

The name giver of the immense Ötztal is the charming village of Oetz at the beginning of the valley. Here, the atmosphere is determined by the authent...Read more ›

 

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Ausservillgraten is an excellent ski holiday destination for those seeking peace and relaxation far from the typical tourist-packed ski resorts. Ausse...Read more ›

 

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Luckily they still exist, as Innervillgraten villages. The largest hotel of the village has only 50 beds and mass tourism has just never arrived here....Read more ›

 

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Obertilliach is the last village in Austria where there is an official nightwatchman. Around this romantic village there are about 16 kilometers of gr...Read more ›

 

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In the sunny ski resort of Sillian, tranquillity and natural surroundings prevail. Hikers and cross-country skiers have every reason to fall in love w...Read more ›

 

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Hochzillertal-Hochfügen (Size: 107 km)

The Austrian ski resort of Fügen has some very pleasant cafes and an attractive centre located slightly off the valley station of the main ski lift. U...Read more ›

 

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The name of the village Hart is derived from Old High German and means "thinned by forest exploitation". The four villages Holdernach, Helfenstein, Ha...Read more ›

 

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The villages of Aschau, Ried, Stumm and Kaltenbach make the municipality of Zillertal-Mitte. This is not only one of the most picturesque places in th...Read more ›

 

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Uderns is situated in Zillertal between Fügen and Kaltenbach. Zillertal was one of the first areas to throw itself into the mass ski tourism. The broa...Read more ›

 

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Austrian ski areas at a glance

Austrian ski areas are relatively small and cozy and offer reasonably priced ski passes making Austria a good choice for those looking for a cheaper ski holiday option. One big advantage for those looking for more extensive skiing is that these smaller ski areas are often linked to larger, more complex areas offering a wider choice of ski slopes for all levels. Austria has long been one of the most popular ski holiday destinations with British skiers who flock to the Austrian Alps each year attracted by the varied advantages.

In Austrian ski areas, you will be spoilt for choice whether your favourite winter sport is skiing, snowboarding or cross-country skiing as Austria is home to a wide variety of resorts that cater for all levels of skiers, snowboarders and cross-country skiers.

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Best Snowboarding spots in Austria

The best ski areas in the Austrian Alps for snowboarding are in the Tirol region, to the west bordering Switzerland. The huge Zillertal ski areas offer some of the best freeriding in Europe. Whether you’re an on-piste snowboarder or a daring powder hound, snowboarding in Austria offers everything from huge powder bowls to long, wide, perfectly-groomed slopes. If extreme snowboarding is your thing then you’ll be in heaven in the Austrian ski areas. For freestylers, Austrian ski resorts don’t offer the best pipes and parks in Europe although many resorts claim to have plans in the pipeline!

Best cross-country skiing destinations in Austria

In the region of Styria cross-country skiers have the choice between 15 dedicated areas with perfectly prepared trails which have been awarded the cross-country skiing seal of quality. There are over 30 specialised cross-country skiing hotels in this region which offer everything you could need for your cross-country skiing holiday, including sports therapists and spa treatments. The ski resort of Forstau in Styria has a particularly good reputation. In the Salzburg region, in particular in the SSkiregion Dachstein-West area, the cross-country skiing is exceptional.

With some 4,000 kilometers of Nordic ski trails, the Tirol region provides endless options for cross-country skiers of all levels with excellent accommodation just steps from the trails.

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