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Western Austria's Finest Ski Resorts

Austria's mountain resorts offer activities for the skier and non-skier alike. Regions like the Arlberg, Kitzbühel, Innsbruck, the Stubai Glacier and Montafon offer not only great outdoor activities, but also amazing culinary delights.

Skiing in Stubai, Tirol © Österreich Werbung / Wolfgang Zajc
The Arlberg
Lech Zürs, St. Anton and St. Christoph. The Arlberg region is not only the birthplace of modern-day alpine skiing, but also a most popular playground for Europe's Royal families.

Located 4,278 – 9,223 feet above sea level, the Arlberg is serviced by 85 ski lifts, 161 miles of downhill terrain, 124 miles of deep snow and glacier skiing. It has all the right ingredients for winter fun in the Austrian Alps, punctuated by variety, historic charm and world class amenities.

Enjoy the many après-ski bars, ice-skating, tobogganing, horse-drawn sleigh rides and curling, indoor tennis and squash facilities. The cuisine is as varied as the terrain too.

The nearest airports are Innsbruck (62 miles), Zurich (124 miles), Munich (130 miles). A scheduled bus service operates between Zurich airport and the Arlberg on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

A perfect Tirolean town and the world's most famous ski race on the "Hahnenkamm" define this ski resort as an infamous alpine bolt hole. Kitzbühel boasts an international reputation that has helped define winter sports and the entire ski industry. The ski area boasts 160 kilometers of manicured pistes, a top-notch fun park, knee-deep powder slopes, and mountains perfect for ski touring.

The town is famous not only for sports, but also for its hospitality. Enjoy Kitzbühel's excellent hotels, culinary delights and enviable après-ski nightlife!

Innsbruck and the Stubai Glacier
Innsbruck has earned the reputation of winter sports capital. The city works hard to maintain and improve its twin character as a top-class ski area and sophisticated urban center. Innsbruck, with its striking location at the foot of the Alps, offers winter guests a tempting choice of great skiing and snowboarding in nine different areas.

For all people looking for genuine winter sports fun, the Stubai Glacier is a top choice. On more than 50 kilometres of ski runs they can enjoy downhill skiing, carving and boarding, and cross-country skiing can be practised wonderfully on the 4,5 km long alpine trail.

The Montafon valley is about 25 miles long and includes 11 villages located at altitudes of 1,969 - 4,757 ft, ringed by majestic peaks of 3,312 m, or over 10,000 ft. There are villages with a casual, sporty atmosphere, a varied programme of leisure activities, cosy localities great for families, as well as sleepy alpine villages perfect for relaxing.

Schruns, Gaschurn and Gargellen in the Vorarlberg provice are most easily reached via Zürich. Winter turns the valley into a vast skiers paradise. 66 mountain railways and ski lifts, around 122 miles of marked and manicured downhill runs, ski tours on the sparkling white Silvretta glaciers, 62 miles of cross-country trails, 119 miles of winter hiking trails, artificial and natural toboggan runs and 10 ski schools; what more could you want?