⛷ Austria is a land of mountains and lakes. Austrian ski resorts are known for their perfect and well-kept ski slopes. Skiing in Austria is something incredible.
From November to March, the country experiences generous snowfall, which means that there are plenty of places to visit in Austria in winter where you can enjoy the best of the season, including Christmas markets, winter sports and activities, picturesque towns decorated in twinkling lights, and impressive landscape.
Austria is located in Central Europe, a region that experiences extreme winter. The temperatures drop to -20 degree Celsius at night. But December is still a good time to visit due to the Christmas vibes and celebrations. January and February are the coldest months of winter in Austria
The Grossglockner is the highest mountain of Austria and of course of the surrounding Glockner Group that is a central part of the Hohe Tauren Range. The summit is on the border of the provinces (“Bundeslaender”) of Tyrol (the isolated eastern part and excluding South Tyrol which belongs to Italy since 1919) and Carinthia (Kaernten). So Grossglockner is of course also the highest mountain of these provinces.
Tyrol- ski resort in the heart of Alps
Tyrol (German: Tirol) is a multi-national historical region located in the heart of the Alps in Austria and Italy. It consists of North, East, and South Tyrol. North and East Tyrol lie in Austria and together make up the Austrian federal-state of Tyrol with its capital in Innsbruck.
Weather from December to February brings lots of snow. Winter sport enthusiasts can look forward to perfect conditions. Sun-drenched landscapes that are covered with snow… a real winter wonderland, that’s what expects you from the end of November in the single skiing areas of Tyrol.
🏔 The largest ski resort in Tyrol- St. Anton am Arlberg
The St. Anton am Arlberg region is one of the most snow-reliable winter sports regions in the Alps and, in addition to the gigantic summits, it offers all the amenities of an international holiday region characterised by warm hospitality and Tyrolean tradition as well as an international and cosmopolitan flair.
St. Anton am Arlberg Winter (click)
🏔 Ski resort known for having a good time- Ischgl
Lifestyle island for winter sportsmen: The Tyrolean ski resort of Ischgl is an alpine lifestyle skiing location. The famous Ischgl winter enraptures its guests with uninhibited holiday flair, offering everything from skiing in the very finest style to concerts with international stars, entertainment, events and the highest quality of shopping all the way to outstanding culinary creations.
** Ischgl Piste Map- free downloadable piste maps
Ischgl Winter holidays (more info)
🏔 The snowiest ski resort in Tyrol- Sölden
The Sölden glacier ski area, comprising the two glaciers of Rettenbachferner and Tiefenbachferner, traditionally opens its doors in mid-September or early October. The ski season on Sölden’s glacier lasts until late April or early May.
All information about the skier: Solden info
** Solden Piste Map (click here)
🏔 Ski resort for beginners-Alpbach
Alpbach. Located in the Ski Juwel ski area, Alpbach is a charming ski resort. It’s one of the best ski resorts for beginners in Austria because of the amount of easy terrain and dedicated learning areas. There’s a good choice of ski schools, with excellent ski instructors.
The Alpbach Valley is surrounded by deeply snow-covered peaks, white slopes and thickly snow dusted forests. The Wiedersbergerhorn protectively looks over on the village. At 2.128 m it seems to keep everyday woes at bay.
** Alpbach piste map (download free)
🏔 Ski resort for the most pampered- SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser- Brixenta
For skiing and snowboarding, there are 288 km of slopes available. The winter sports area is situated between the elevations of 620 and 1,869 m. The SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser-Brixental is one of the largest ski resorts in Austria. More than 284 kilometers of perfectly groomed ski slopes await you at SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser – Brixental. A total of 90 modern cable cars and ski lifts provide for easy and convenient transportation.
A special highlight is the unbelievably high concentration of huts: 81 rustic, family-run huts attract skiers with sun terraces and panoramic views of more than 70 3,000 meter high mountains—a great place to take a break from skiing and enjoy the scenery!
On average you can stop to rest or get refreshments at a hut every 3.3 kilometers. In addition, there are three fun parks for action fans. SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser – Brixental offers an unforgettable experience—and you can get there by bus from Munich in as little as 2 hours! The ski resorts of Brixen im Thale, Ellmau, Going, Hopfgarten, Itter, Kelchsau, Scheffau, Söll and Westendorf await you! We drive to Brixen im Thale.
** Accommodation- SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser
**SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser Brixental info
🏔 Favorite ski resort for snowboarders- Mayrhofen
Mayrhofen is located at the end of the long flat Ziller valley and is one of Austria’s best-known ski resorts. A good mix of upmarket hotels and cheaper pensions and apartments makes for an interesting atmosphere in the ski resort and the nightlife and après ski is renowned for its duration and variety.
The skiing – and snowboarding – on offer is spectacular and ranges from the Hintertux glacier a few kilometers away to the high alpine slopes of Gerlos.
But most visitors to Mayrhofen will spend their time on the two local areas – Mount Penken, a substantial and well-linked collection of mountains and slopes, or Mount Ahorn, the smaller alternative reached from the edge ofthe town.
What Airport is near Mayrhofen?
If you’re flying to Mayrhofen be sure to arrive via one of the closest airports: Innsbruck Airport (INN) – Tyrol, Austria. Salzburg Wolfgang A Mozart (SZG) – Salzburg, Austria. Memmingen Airport (FMM) – Memmingen, Germany.
Take a look at >>> www.mayrhofen.at
🏔 Ideal ski resort for family- Obergurgl-Hochgurgl
Obergurgl is arguably the most snow-sure non-glacial resort in the Alps, with an unusually long season. Its altitude is exceptional by Austrian standards, many of its slopes face north or north-west and Obergurgl also claims 100% artificial coverage.
Children’s eyes are shining and parents’ hearts beat faster in the Obergurgl-Hochgurgl ski area in Tirol’s Ötztal: this ski area makes a perfect adventure playground for the entire family thanks to 25 mountain lifts and 112 slope kilometers.
The youngest skiers and beginners can enjoy easy runs while experienced winter sport fans make their turns on really steep slopes.
Obergurgl Skiing and Snowboarding- the high-altitude ski area tends to have some of the best snow conditions in the Alps and is always one of the first to open and last to close. This is not a resort for experts, but it is ideal for beginner and intermediate skiers.
** Obergurgl Hochgurgl- Free downloadable piste maps
🏔 The most romantic ski resort in Austria- Kitzbühel
Kitzbuhel has been named by the Ski Club as one of the top five most romantic ski resorts, Easier reports.Kitzbühel is a ski resort of international renown and its ski season lasts from mid October to early May.
During winter and early spring it is frequented primarily by upper-class clientele from Austria and from abroad. “Kitzbuhel, also known as Kitz, is one of the most famous ski resorts in Austria and Europe, mainly thanks to its world renowned, notoriously dangerous WC downhill run called Der Streif. But there is much more to it. The beautiful medieval city centre is full of designer shops and posh hotels
Kitzbuhel Piste Maps- free download
🏔 Ski resort with the best ski lift- Fieberbrunn i Saalbach
Two regions, one huge ski resort! The Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn extends over the border from Tirol into the neighbouring Salzburger Land region, making it one of the largest and most diverse ski resorts anywhere in Austria.
❗ Before you go to one of the Austrian ski resorts, be sure to provide travel insurance with ski risk.
HAVE A NICE TRIP !🥂