Seefeld is situated in the largest nature reserve in Austria at an altitude of 1200m, only a 25 minutes train ride
from the capital of Tirol - Innsbruck.
The charming village is a winter paradise for skiers
(beginners and intermediate) and moreover for cross-country skiers
and it is famous for nice winter walks
and unforgettable tours on a horse-drawn carriage.
In 1964 and 1976 Seefeld was the host for the Nordic events of the Winter Olympic Games
. In 1985 the Nordic Skiing World Championships were held here and in 1999 the Cross-Country Skiing World Cup. You will therefore be skiing on trails where the ski greats battled for every hundredth of a second! www.seefeld.com
Sölden-Ötztal Ski Arena
Skiing in the Ötztal Arena
starts at 1,400 metres above sea level
and goes right up to 3,249 metres.
The “Golden Gate to the Glacier”,
the ski link to the region’s glacier skiing area, opens up nearly 150km of ski pistes, with a panorama of 3,000-metre peaks as a backdrop wherever you look
. The FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup and the FIS Snowboard World Cup - being the first of a great number of glacier events and highlights - celebrate the season's opening in mid October. www.soelden.comSilvretta Ski and Fun Sports Arena, Ischgl
The Silvretta Ski and Fun Sports Arena has established itself as a mecca for skiers and snowboarders alike
. With the skiing areas in Ischgl
(Swiss customs territory) linked up, a region has emerged in which winter sports pleasures are almost literally unlimited. The main skiing area lies at altitudes between 2,000 and 2,872 metres
, so that skiing is possible on the northern slopes from late November right through until early May
Ischgl is a veritable metropolis of après-ski
enjoyment, renowned especially for its end-of-season celebrations
. The concerts on the Idalpe
, 2,300 metres above sea level, have starred performers like Tina Turner, Rod Stewart, Jon Bon Jovi
and Kylie Minogue
.www.ischgl.comZillertal - skiing all year round at the Hintertuxer Glacier
640km of pistes, ranging from 550 metres to 3,250 metres above sea level and 110 mountain huts, as well as 169 cable cars and ski lifts - this is skiing in the Valley of Ziller.
Experience the night skiing on floodlit slopes and ski fun on 365 days of the year on the Hintertuxer Glacier. www.zillertal.at
Gasteinertal-Großarltal Skiing Region
From the pistes to the thermal spas
: the Gastein Valley truly pampers its winter visitors. The charm of this traditional spa resort combined with its hospitality and good service give it a special flair. The spa and vitality centre in Bad Hofgastein or the Felsenbad in Bad Gastein are the ideal places to relax in 33°C warm thermal water. Its great location and altitude as well as the extensive snow facilities give this region especially reliable snow conditions. www.gastein.comObertauern Skiing Region
The resort of Obertauern, at an altitude of 1,740 metres, boasts some of the most reliable snow conditions in Austria. There’s excellent skiing here from late November right through to early May. An Olympic centre and high-altitude training site offer everything that winter sports guests could possibly be looking for. www.obertauern.comSalzburg Ski Amadé
Austria’s largest association with a total of 25 skiing resorts, phenomenal 860km of pistes and 270 lifts is situated just 60km from the Mozart and festival city Salzburg
. 250km of well groomed slopes of all proficiency levels and altitudes, kilometres of tobogganing trails and prepared winter walking paths, romantic horse-drawn carriage rides and uplifting ballooning rides are proof that the Salzburg Sports World winter has no limits. www.skiamade.com/en/winterSki Circus Saalbach Hinterglemm
"Long slopes and short nights" might be the motto of this ski arena, its outstanding qualities have made it the highly successful venue of the Alpine Skiing World Championships. There are ski runs for every level of proficiency, including the World Cup downhill run and the World Championship runs. www.saalbach.comZell am See/Kaprun European Sports Region
The Zell am See – Kaprun Skiing Region has an international flair. Skiing continues all year round at the Kitzsteinhorn glacier skiing area. Attractions include more than 200km of cross-country skiing trails, over 100km of winter walking paths, the full range of snowboarding, ice-skating, ice surfing and tobogganing facilities and apres ski at its finest – all in all, a supreme winter sports region!
New in Zell am See: the Tauern Spa - the new spa and vitality centre. www.zellamsee-kaprun.com