The mere mention of the name Tyrol gives thrills to lovers of board sports. But there is not only one region in which you can practice winter sports in beautiful Austria!
Playing host to some of the most beautiful ski areas in the world, it’s no surprise that Austria should be at the top of your list when considering where to go for your ski holiday this year.
From charming Alpine architecture to truly unique culture and food, you won’t be short of thing to see and explore in Austria. Not to mention their thousands of kilometres of world-famous slopes.
Seamlessly integrating traditional Alpine vibes and state-of-the-art ski lift technology, the Austrian mountains have a reputation amongst thrill-seeking skiers and snowboarders. The ski scene in Austria has exploded in recent years. People come here for the sublime landscapes, the reputation of the resorts and for the memorable après-ski.
If you’re in the midst of researching your ideal ski destination, then look no further than Austria.
Hochzeiger in Tyrol
Hochzeiger is the ideal family ski resort. The quality of Hochzeiger’s ski lessons attract crowds of families, and the diversity of family-friendly activities (for adults and children alike!) keeps them coming back year after year.
The Pitztal ski area is very pleasant. It offers many slopes of all levels and offers a beautiful network of bars and restaurants at altitudes accessible for non-skiers. Outside of skiing, children and their parents can enjoy a 6-kilometer toboggan run, ride a bulldozer, or take a horse-drawn carriage ride through the village. And with the Bambini package, children ski for free alongside their parents.
Hintertuxer in Tyrol
Skirting the Hintertuxer Gletscher glacier, the Zillertal region is also in Tyrol. You’ll be inundated with magnificent mountain views, and the the station is open all year round. Summer and winter, the snow cover is excellent. Everything needed for a vacation magical is at your fingertips - from the snow park to the ice palace, to the flea market at 3200 meters and the 12km-long alpine ski slope.
Turracher Höhe in Carinthia
Not far from Styria, this family resort allows you to take advantage of a beautiful ski area, ideal for beginners and expert skiers alike. Ski in the forest, have fun on the sleds, discover the trails dedicated to cross-country skiing and admire the sublime landscape that surrounds you.
Olympia Skiworld in Innsbruck
Explore the colossal 600 kilometers of magnificent ski slopes that Olympia Skiworld has to offer. Set within 9 valleys, a ski bus is chartered daily, offering free trips from one valley to another. Happiness awaits you, between the high mountains, with guaranteed natural snowfall and cozy après-ski.
Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis in Tyrol
Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis is a ski resort in Austria which offers an unparalleled welcome and support for children. For families with lots of needs such as multi-levels and high expectations for non-skiing activities, this is the ideal place. Children's lessons and facilities for kids are excellent, and you can take advantage of an extensive babysitting service. While the kids are being taken care of, you can escape it all by tackling the slopes or relaxing at the spa. Apart from skiing, you’ll be able to go snowmobiling, with snow scooters for children, or explore together on segways.
Sölden in Tyrol
We couldn’t tell you about Austrian ski resorts without mentioning Sölden. This legendary resort guarantees blankets of snowfall and the very latest ski lifts. It is a part of the Big 3, which covers the peaks of Gaislachkogl (3,058m above sea level), Tiefenbachkogl (3,250m above sea level) and Schwarze Schneide (3,340m above sea level). If the descents are exhilarating, and the views are exceptional. Do not miss the Ötztal glacier: sublime!
Warth - Schröcken in the province of Vorarlberg
Slap-bang on the border crossing of Germany, Liechtenstein and Switzerland, this resort is a delight for skiers. The off-piste tracks attract thrill-seekers, and the brilliant powder will make high-speed turns a walk in the park.
Walgrain in the heart of the Salzburg area
Amadé, in reference to Amadeus Mozart, is the largest ski area in all of Austria, not far from Salzburg by the A10 motorway. This ski area consists of two mountains which are easily-accessible by cable car. The highest point of the area, on the Dachstein glacier, offers stunning views over the Styria valley.
In the heart of the Alps, and in the westernmost region of Tirol, this station is open between the beginning of December and the middle of May. It’s the perfect destination for those looking for a quieter ski trip, with pretty villages and tranquil views over nature reserves. That said, there’s no lack of amenities or facilities; there are still plenty of cozy après ski bars, fun parks and over 300km of thrilling pistes.