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Wintersports

Great weather, enviable vertical drops, legendary Après-ski, famous Austrian Gemütlichkeit and unrivaled winter playgrounds are just a few of the reasons why you should consider Austria for your next northern hemisphere ski holiday.
Mythos Arlberg © TVB St. Anton am Arlberg / Josef Mallaun Mythos Arlberg © TVB St. Anton am Arlberg / Josef Mallaun

Arlberg, Sölden and Innsbruck

Austria's Top Ski Resorts

Pure joy on skis - this is what you will find in Austria's top ski resorts. Stay at the Arlberg, the cradle of Alpine skiing, enjoy snow reliability from October to May on the glaciers in Sölden or combine a skiing holiday with a city break in Innsbruck.

These ski resorts offer everything you can ask for on a winter holiday in the Alps - and much more! Stay in charming villages and enjoy authentic Austrian cuisine in traditional mountain inns or at gourmet restaurants offering stunning views on the surrounding mountains. There is also penty to do apart from skiing in these resorts, especially during the Christmas season.

  Discover Austria's best ski resorts

Winter on the slopes

Skiing in Stubai, Tirol © Österreich Werbung / Wolfgang Zajc Skiing in Stubai, Tirol © Österreich Werbung / Wolfgang Zajc

Why ski in Austria?

Great weather, enviable vertical drops and unrivalled winter playgrounds are just a few of the reasons why you should consider Austria for your next winter holiday.
Find out why skiing in Austria is so unique
Snowboarden im Funpark © Österreich Werbung/Wolfgang Zajc Snowboarden im Funpark © Österreich Werbung/Wolfgang Zajc

Snowboarding in Austria

Endless slopes, untracked powder snow - experience the Austrian mountains off the beaten track with a guided snowboard tour, or take to one of the many funparks.
Find out more about snowboarding in Austria
Freeride Paradies St. Anton am Arlberg © Josef Mallaun Freeride Paradies St. Anton am Arlberg © Josef Mallaun

Freeriding in Austria

High-end ski and snowboard training camps that are run by Austrian snow experts and legends, plus the best resorts for freeriding in Austria.
Find out more about Freeriding in Austria
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Skiing in Tirol & SalzburgerLand

Austria's mountain resorts offer activities for the skier and non-skier alike. Regions like Ischgl, Sölden or Zell am See offer not only great outdoor activities but also great culinary delights.
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Freshers Ski Regions Austria

Snow-covered mountains, blue sky, perfect slopes just waiting for the first track. Austria is the ideal place to make your skiing dream come true.
Find out more about Freshers Ski Regions
Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis Skifahren Top Ski 5 © Sepp Mallaun Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis Skifahren Top Ski 5 © Sepp Mallaun

Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis - Home of family holidays

204 kilometers of pistes, 70 lifts and 3 charming Tyrolean villages and the best kids entertainment in Austria.  
Find out more about Tirol's ski dimension
Children's Ski Course Schladming © Österreich Werbung / Peter Burgstaller Children's Ski Course Schladming © Österreich Werbung / Peter Burgstaller

Get Safe for the Slopes

We have all heard stories about what can go wrong on a ski holiday, but if you prepare yourself in advance, get to know the rules and pay attention while on the slopes, there should be nothing standing in the way of a wonderful and safe experience.
Our safety tips
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Getting Back to the Slopes

Been a while since you last snapped on the skis? You too can enjoy a ski holiday in Austria, renewing your confidence and reminding yourself of those mountain escapades of years gone by. Many of Austria's top ski resorts are offering attractive packages to do just this.
Ski comeback courses

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Winter off the slopes

Christkindlmarkt in der Altstadt mit goldenem Dachl © Innsbruck Tourismus Christkindlmarkt in der Altstadt mit goldenem Dachl © Innsbruck Tourismus

Winter in Austrian Cities

Soak up a bit of urban atmosphere during a winter holiday in Austrians cities. Spend a day in one of the numerous museums, ice skate in front of Vienna’s town hall or indulge in the “sweet things of life” in one of the famous coffee houses.
Find out more about winter in Austrian cities
Nachtrodeln in Achenkirch, Tirol © Österreich Werbung / Wiesenhofer Nachtrodeln in Achenkirch, Tirol © Österreich Werbung / Wiesenhofer

Soft Winter Activities in Austria

We absolutely understand that not everyone feels inclined to track up a mountain in snow shoes. However the reward that awaits you is quite grand: an unforgettable experience in the wild that can only be had by moving beyond the flurry on the ski slopes.
Find out more about soft winter activities
Kristallhütte Zillertal © Österreich Werbung / Wolfgang Zajc Kristallhütte Zillertal © Österreich Werbung / Wolfgang Zajc

Of Barflies and Homebodies

While there are those who can hardly wait to take their place on the barstool of an elegant club or lounge after having scaled Austria’s mountain tops, others would rather spend their time relaxing with friends around a warm tiled stove. Or treat themselves to an exquisite meal in one of the gourmet restaurants within easy distance of the pistes.
Find out more about Après-ski in rustic huts
Cross country skier in Tirol © Österreich Werbung / Fankhauser Cross country skier in Tirol © Österreich Werbung / Fankhauser

Cross-Country and Nordic Skiing

Looking for cross-country skiing tracks near to a hotel or resort in Austria? Here is a selection of classic tracks for cross-country skiers and skaters full of twists and turns.
Find out more about cross-country tracks
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Peak Design

Not just great food and drink, but also a stylish ambience is on the menu at these establishments. Many of Austria's mountain top restaurants, lodges and hotels are true showpieces of alpine architecture.
Find out more about Design hotels and restaurants
Stubai in Tirol © Österreich Werbung / Wolfgang Zajc Stubai in Tirol © Österreich Werbung / Wolfgang Zajc

At the Top of Tirol

Summit platforms usually offer a spectacular view, but the Stubai Glacier took this one step further with a platform suspended in air, accentuating the image of the mountain.
Find out more about the Stubai Glacier
Olympic Bobsleigh in Igls © Innsbruck Tourism Olympic Bobsleigh in Igls © Innsbruck Tourism

Olympic bobsleigh run in Igls

Cool runnings and chilly thrills - enjoy high speed adventure down the Olympic bobsled run in Innsbruck-Igls! Visitor’s bob is your key to a rapid 900 metre long track with 10 curves in less than one minute!
Find out more about the bobsleigh run

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Practical information for your skiing holiday

iSki Austria App

This free-of-charge application provides the latest weather and snow conditions in Austria and highlights the closest ski resorts.

Apple iPhone version:
The iPhone application also allows contact with other users via chat, and can be downloaded directly from the iTunes Store: iSki Austria for iPhone

Android version:
There is also an App available for android mobile phones: iSki Austria for Android

Top Winter Facts

From Apres-Ski to ski rental and free shuttle buses - with this essential ski facts you are well prepared for your Austrian winter holiday.

Ski helmet obligatory in Austria

In some Austrian provinces (Salzburg State, Upper and Lower Austria, Styria and Carinthia) young skiers till the age of 15 must wear a ski helmet while riding the slopes.

The Austrian provinces Tyrol and Vorarlberg do not have such statutory regulations, but wearing a ski helmet is strongly recommended for children and adults alike.

Ski helmets can be hired from ski schools and ski rentals throughout Austria.

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