"Chilling" at Lake Wolfgang
Enjoying the spectacular landscape from the floating pool in Lake Wolfgang.
Enjoying the spectacular landscape from the floating pool in Lake Wolfgang.
Thanks to a special Snowman Ticket rate and Magic Carpet training lift, you can enjoy skiing with the whole family amidst magnificent Bohemian Forest scenery at the skiing area Hochficht.
With these Austria apps you will be up to date on the latest weather reports, local maps and more for your trip.
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 how Silent Night was composed and why an Austrian town has a special Christmas Post Office.
Choose from 800 winter sport resorts across 71 ski regions. Access live ski data, web cams and snow & weather reports here!
Austria is located in a temperate climatic zone with a Central European climate influenced by the Atlantic climate. The four seasons all have typical temperatures and climatic characters.
Innsbruck’s futuristic new landmark is the Bergisel ski jump, known particularly as one of the venues for the international Vierschanzentournee ski jump competition.
Planning a ski holiday with kids is more difficult than you might think. That's because there are so many family-friendly winter offers in Austria that it's hard to make a decision where to go.
From the middle of November until the end of the year, Austria is the place to find romantic Christmas Markets. Glistening lights, seasonal treats and snow-covered roofs make for a magical experience in Austria's towns.
Enjoy the highlights of Advent in Graz, the capital city of Styria. Let yourself be enchanted by the romantic lights, the gleaming ice crib, the giant Rathaus Advent calendar and the spectacular Christmas Markets.
Imagine the lights of a Christmas tree rivalling with glistening tiles of the Golden Roof, the aroma of freshly made “Kiachln” (piping hot doughnuts laced with Sauerkaut) and the sound of Christmas carols. This is Christmas time in Innsbruck.
The fragrance of gingerbread and Linzer Torte from the Christmas Markets, pastry shops and cafes, the lights of the city skyline combining old with new, and the enticements of shopping in the city of Linz all bring you that step closer towards Christmas Eve.
The pealing of countless church bells reminds us that Christmas is near, and the Salzburg Christmas markets will fill you with warmth as you look out to the city's snow-covered roofs, domes and towers.
Step into the joy of Christmas with the beautiful streets of Vienna as your backdrop. Punch and chestnut stands draw customers with delicious delights, and stallholders get shoppers in the spirit with their handcrafted goods.
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.
Handlebar and saddle remain, but the wheels are replaced by skis on the snowbike, and the pedals are simply not needed for your swift ride down the mountain.
Just bring a good mood and the love of snow - fitness levels and experience can stay at home when you head to the "NTC Blue Day" Fun Park in Carinthia's Nassfeld.
Austria's smaller ski regions are especially family-friendly, thanks to their manageable size, attractive prices, boundless equipment and courses for skiers of all ages. We guarantee you'll be back year after year.
Pure pleasure in the powder.
As part of the Snow Waltz Package the Wildkogel Holiday Arena offers a free ski course, intensive snowboard training, or attendance at the guest kindergarten. The best value family winter break.
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.
An Austrian winter promises not only hours of fun with classic cross-country skiing or even freeriding, but there are also plenty of less known adventures such as snowbiking or airboarding to be had.
Glühwein is enjoyed at traditional Christmas markets or after a day on the Austrian slopes at one of the huts.
In the Nockberge Mountains, located in Carinthia, you will find a world-renowned medicinal plant. Its distinct scent and exceptional healing powers are there to be discovered by anyone out taking a stroll.
Discover moments of happiness on skates in a magnificent natural setting in Austria this winter.
Saalbach-Hinterglemm greets adventure seekers after dark with plenty more than just après-ski.
Jumps up to 80m, steep slopes up to 85% and speeds up to 140km/h. Less than 2 mins to complete the stretch of 3.3km. An altitude difference of 863m from the starting point (1665m) to the finish (802m). An average speed of 103km/h. This is the most difficult ski piste in the world.
An evening hike through the splendid snowy landscape.
An exceptional hotel for Spa lovers, people looking for relaxation, night owls and those in search of adventure. At the Mühlviertel you can experience indulgence and culture with heart and soul.
What an amazing feeling to carve down the slopes on a floodlit ski run, and what a choice you have in Austria!
From Nassfeld to Turracher Höhe, see which slopes offer nighttime skiing sessions in Carinthia.
Plenty of ski resorts in Lower Austria switch the floodlights on after dark, giving you even more time to have a ball on the slopes.
Some of Austria's best ski areas can be found in Salzburger Land and most of them offer a floodlit run.
Styria will not only be attracting guests with the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup in 2013. A constant flow of keen skiers flocks to the region's nighttime ski runs every winter.
St. Johann, Kitzbühel, Söll...The list of famous winter resorts that offer night skiing in Tirol is endless.
There are endless opportunities to carry on skiing long after sunset on your ski holiday in Upper Austria.
Your day is by far not over when the sun goes down over the mountain tops in Vorarlberg.
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.
From famously big winter opening celebrations to legendary après-ski. If partying and the pistes go hand in hand for you, then Austria is where you will find the ultimate bashes.
In the opinion of many gourmets, the brothers Karl and Rudi Obauer are the most successful in the country. Every year their restaurant achieves the highest nominations by national and international gourmet guides.
For a moonlit ride across snowy meadows, book a nighttime Segway tour in the Tyrolean Serfaus.
Intersport Rent offers fantastic discounts when booking online, and they'll have the skis ready to go as soon as you get there. Would you like to rent your equipment while on the move? Then download the first ski rent reservation app to your iPhone or Android mobile!
The ski resort of Simonhöhe in St. Urban makes a special promise to kids learning to ski or snowboard: Should they not feel confident on the slopes after a week, then they can repeat the course free of charge!
There are hardly any winter sports enthusiasts who nail their boards to the wall when taking a time out from skiing, never to be used again. Most skiers head back to the pistes sooner or later, and Tirol's Silberregion Karwendel is a great place to do so.
The international Snow Arena Polo World Cup brings the glamour of the polo set to the Austrian resort of Kitzbühel. The basics of snow polo can easily be grasped by anyone already familiar with the common or garden variety - same ponies, same rules, same chukkas.
Not only skiers can have all the fun after dark. Here is a selection of floodlit parks for snowboarders.
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.
Famous for its adrenalin-fuelled snowboarding, crazed partying and nocturnal chalet-hopping, Snowbombing takes place in the Tirolean resort of Mayrhofen every year.
In Hochpustertal there are three skiing areas ideally suited for families, the largest of which is the Thurntaler near Sillian with its 45km runs of all levels, going up to 2407m of sun-flooded slopes with views of the Dolomites and no waiting at the lifts.
An award-winning restaurant and the owner is Chef of the Year. When gourmets from all over the world make their pilgrimage to the village of Schützen they have one destination in mind: the Taubenkobel.
What could possibly motivate a reasonable human being to tramp up a mountain on shoes resembling tennis rackets? The answer is easy: the promise of an unforgettable exerience in the wild that can only be had by moving beyond the flurry on the ski slopes.
While many end the day at an Alpine hut, skiers who don't tire are drawn to the moonlit peaks of the Zugspitz Arena.
Join the evening hike to the floodlit toboggan run on Carinthia's Katschberg, or enjoy a nighttime sleigh ride.
Enjoy a little Austrian Christmas atmosphere at home with this wonderfully light, crescent-shaped cookie.
From January to March, Vienna city hall transforms into a winter fairytale with a 6,000m² lit ice-skating area.
Ever dreamed about dancing the waltz at one of Vienna's many famous balls? With hundreds to choose from, here are some highlights of the Viennese Ball Season 2013 / 2014.
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.
The day is not enough. That is why the fun continues by night at Austrian winter destinations, with the world's longest toboggan run, nighttime sleigh rides, snowmobile sessions and plenty more.
Did you know that most Austrian ski regions celebrate their winter and ski opening with famously big parties? Find out what is happening, where and when on your ski holiday in Austria
Have you ever dreamed of seeing the snow-capped peaks through the eyes of a bird, without motor, without noise? Winter paragliding can offer you just that.
When the stars come out, the Wildkogel sledding arena in Salzburger Land is just starting to heat up.
Doesn't everyone dream of a white winter? Take part in our online game and help transform Austria into a beautiful snowy landscape. The more snowflakes that fall, the whiter the images get.
Budget-conscious but ski-addicted?! Journalist Rob Rees shows you how to avoid airline aggro, save money in these tough times and discover new resorts to keep your skiing adventures fresh.
A dream winter by Lake Wolfgang, enjoy 5 nights at Hotel Bergrose with ski pass and private whirlpool session.From
High above the rooftops and valleys, visitors to Austria have the most spectacular start to the year. We let you in on the best New Year's celebrations in Austria.
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.