1 December 2019 from Danielle in Destinations

Looking for ski-in, ski-out accommodation in Austria? In this article we've laid out 10 ski villages with slopeside hotels, chalets and apartments so you can ski straight out your front door and onto the pistes! Forget about ski bus schedules and car parks and book a convenient ski holiday this winter with no need to lug your skis halfway across town!

#1. Obertauern

Obertauern is surrounded by slopes on both sides, meaning most of the accommodation is ski-in, ski-out. In fact, some hotels in Obertauern are not even reachable by car! To get to these hotels, you must be picked up by a snowcat from the car park. It doesn't get much more ski-in, ski-out than that!

3-day ski-in, ski-out holiday for 2 people in Obertauern from £309 incl. ski pass > 

#2. Kühtai

The village of Kühtai is perched at an altitude of 2020m above sea level, making it the highest ski resort in Austria. Once you reach this beautiful place, you'll forget all about the bus or the car. All accommodation in Kühtai is located right on the slopes so all you have to do in the morning is step outside, appreciate the view and enjoy the freshly groomed slopes.


#3. Hochsölden

Hochsölden has a handful of ski-in, ski-out hotels and apartments. While the masses undertake the mushy and crowded valley run down to Sölden at the end of the afternoon, you can kick back and relax on your sofa with a glass of something nice to drink. The one drawback is that Hochsölden doesn't offer a lot of nightlife options, so you'll have to be content with relaxing in your room.

3-day ski holiday for 2 people in Hochsölden from £229 incl. ski pass >

#4. Oberlech

Oberlech is a car-free town which puts an emphasis on nature and restfulness. Thanks to the high altitude (1750m), you're virtually guaranteed good snow cover during your ski holiday here. The pistes run right through the village, giving it a magical feel reminiscent of many French ski resorts. What can be more practical than having the slopes deliver you right to your front door?

#5. Turracher Höhe

Turracherhöhe is a snow-sure ski resort with a handful of authentic chalets and hotels clustered around a frozen mountain lake. This unique and magical place incorporates the ski area on all sides of the lake, meaning they are very easy to reach from your accommodation. Expect high-quality skiing and high-quality accommodation in this luxurious ski resort.


#6. Axamer Lizum

Axamer Lizum has limited accommodation options, but they are all located practically right on the slopes! One of the best parts about Axamer Lizum is the village's proximity to Innsbruck, which makes it easy to reach from the UK. If you don't mind a slightly smaller ski area with limited après-ski, Axamer Lizum offers peace and quiet and plenty of red slopes to enjoy.

#7. Kals am Grossglockner

Kals am Grossglockner offers a wide selection of slopeside accommodation. The Großglockner Resort Kals-Matrei ski area offers guaranteed snow cover and more than 40 kilometres of slopes to explore. And the best part? It's all right at your doorstep!

#8. Königsleiten

Königsleiten has enjoyed years of popularity as a winter sports holiday destination, and the generous selection of ski-in, ski-out accommodation has played an important role in this. The snow-sure ski resort is located at 1600m above sea level and attracts everyone from families to teens to experienced skiers.

5-day ski holidays for 4 people in Königsleiten from £269 incl. ski pass >

#9. Zauchensee

Zauchensee is more like a hotel village built around skiing, where diehard ski fans will feel right at home. The pistes of the Gamskogel and the Tauernkar are within easy proximity, and the crossing to the Mooskopf can be made in no time at all. If you're tired of waiting for ski shuttles and want to get the most out of your day on the slopes, Zauchensee is the perfect choice for you. 

#10. Hochgurgl

Hochgurgl is the higher part of the Gurgl ski area and offers several options for sleeping practically right on the pistes. The town is located at 2150 metres above sea level and especially snow-sure - which is why Snowplaza chose to start the ski season here this year! Check out the ski area in pictures >

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Born and raised in the ski paradise of Vancouver, Canada, I learned to ski before I can remember, balancing precariously on my parents’ skis as they sailed down the hill. I started snowboarding in my teens and am now delighted to be exploring everything Europe’s ski scene has to offer!