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Skiing and winter in Austria

Snow-capped peaks, legendary après-ski and Austrian hospitality will make your winter break in Austria unforgettable.
Top Ski Austria 2016 Sideshot 3 © Österreich Werbung © Peter Podpera Top Ski Austria 2016 Sideshot 3 © Österreich Werbung © Peter Podpera

Why go anywhere else?

10 reasons to ski in Austria

From a huge variety of skiing options for all levels on snow-sure pistes to unrivalled après-ski, hospitality and off-the-slope activites, unbridled variety and first-class ski instruction, there are so many reasons to choose Austria for your next skiing holiday. Not to mention the breathtaking Alpine views you will encounter along the way.

One thing is for sure, carve your curves on the perfectly groomed slopes here once and you're guaranteed to want to return time and again. We've managed to whittle down the list to the top 10 most important reasons, so take a look for yourself here.
 

Let us convince you
Skiing © Oesterreich Werbung/Podpera Skiing © Oesterreich Werbung/Podpera

What's hot this winter?

Winter movers and shakers

Every year Austria's modern and sophisticated ski infrastructure receives considerable investment, so winter guests can expect even more variety, choice and convenience from their skiing holiday.

The highlights from winter 2016/17 include the arrival of Austria's newest largest interconnected ski area, higher and faster cable cars and a record-breaking ski lift, new accommodation designed especially with skiers in mind, virtual reality skiing goggles that monitor your skiing speed and a new ski hire service that delivers all your equipment straight to your hotel. Don't miss out on our selection of the hottest highlights.

  Be impressed and inspired

Where to ski in Austria

Skiing in Austria

Two skiers enjoy the sun on the piste © Österreich Werbung / Wolfgang Zajc Two skiers enjoy the sun on the piste © Österreich Werbung / Wolfgang Zajc

Winter openings in Austria

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.
Dates and events at a glance
Ski Lessons Schladming © Österreich Werbung / Peter Burgstaller Ski Lessons Schladming © Österreich Werbung / Peter Burgstaller

Return to skiing

Has it been a while since you last snapped on the skis or are you a hesitant first-timer? Austria invites all would-be-again skiers and beginners to fall in love with the mountains.
Welcome back to the slopes
Skiing in Stubai, Tirol © Österreich Werbung / Wolfgang Zajc Skiing in Stubai, Tirol © Österreich Werbung / Wolfgang Zajc

Get ready for the slopes

Get the most out of your ski holiday in Austria with our tips on how to get fit for the slopes and how to stay safe.
All you need to know
Family Holiday Schladming © Österreich Werbung / Peter Burgstaller Family Holiday Schladming © Österreich Werbung / Peter Burgstaller

Family skiing holidays

There are so many family-friendly ski regions and winter offers in Austria that it's hard to make a decision where to go.
Winter with the kids
Skiing © Österreich Werbung, Peter Burgstaller Skiing © Österreich Werbung, Peter Burgstaller

Where to ski in December

If you can't wait for the New Year to hit the slopes, there are various Austrian resorts that guarantee snow in December.
Snow guaranteed
Innsbruck bei Nacht © Österreich Werbung - Mallaun Innsbruck bei Nacht © Österreich Werbung - Mallaun

Skiing in Austria by car

Journalist Rob Rees shows you how to avoid airline aggro and save money by driving to the Austrian slopes.
Rob's guide

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Ski resorts in Austria

Discover winter in Austria

  • Damuels, Vorarlberg © Österreich Werbung Damuels, Vorarlberg © Österreich Werbung
  • Schladming, Steiermark © Österreich Werbung Schladming, Steiermark © Österreich Werbung
  • Hallstatt, Oberösterreich © Österreich Werbung Hallstatt, Oberösterreich © Österreich Werbung
  • Mayrhofen, Tirol © Österreich Werbung Mayrhofen, Tirol © Österreich Werbung
  • gastein salzburg © ÖW gastein salzburg © ÖW
  • Aquadom Tirol © Österreich Werbung Aquadom Tirol © Österreich Werbung
  • Magdalensberg, Kärnten © Österreich Werbung Magdalensberg, Kärnten © Österreich Werbung
  • Advent Wien © Österreich Werbung Advent Wien © Österreich Werbung
  • Werfen, Salzburg © Österreich Werbung Werfen, Salzburg © Österreich Werbung

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