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Austria's Winter Highs

From family winter holidays to gourmet ski and wellness breaks, Austria offers it all. Browse our recommendations for Austria's top resorts and selection of this year's best winter deals.

Austria's Top Ski Areas

Skiing Kitzbühel © Bergbahnen Kitzbuehel AG / Mirja Geh Skiing Kitzbühel © Bergbahnen Kitzbuehel AG / Mirja Geh

Kitzbühel and Kirchberg

The Kitzbühel ski area is nestled between the Kitzbüheler Horn and the famous Hahnenkamm. Enjoy the entire length of the pistes on 15 valley descents and the world’s most difficult ski run: The ‘Streif’.
The world's top ski area – KitzSki in Tirol
Freerider Ötztal © Ötztal Tourismus / Florian Wagner Freerider Ötztal © Ötztal Tourismus / Florian Wagner

Ötztal in Tirol

The high-altitude Obergurgl-Hochgurgl is located just two hours from Innsbruck, at the end of the Ötztal Alps. Only a short way down the Ötztal Valley is the ski resort of Sölden, setting of the new James Bond movie.
Action! Starring – Obergurgl-Hochgurgl
Freeriding on the Kitzsteinhorn © Gletscherbahnen Kaprun AG Freeriding on the Kitzsteinhorn © Gletscherbahnen Kaprun AG

Zell am See-Kaprun

Winter in Zell am See-Kaprun ranges from the eternal ice of the over 3000m high Kitzsteinhorn to the banks of the frozen Lake Zell. Perfect conditions on one of three resorts, including SalzburgerLand‘s only glacier skiing area.
100% snow guarantee
Alpbach village in winter © Alpbachtal Seenland Tourismus Alpbach village in winter © Alpbachtal Seenland Tourismus

Ski Juwel Alpbachtal Wildschönau

The Ski Juwel Alpbachtal Wildschönau is among the 10 largest ski resorts in Tirol. The authentic charm and varied slopes make Alpbachtal and Wildschönau ideal for winter holidays. 109km of ski runs are just waiting to be discovered.
A Jewel in the Tirolean Alps
Skiing Gerlitzen © Kärnten Werbung / Franz Gerdl Skiing Gerlitzen © Kärnten Werbung / Franz Gerdl

Carinthia

Austria’s sunny southern province makes winter dreams come true due to its unique geographic location on the south side of the Alps within the Alps-Adriatic region. Early birds can hat hit the slopes with skiing "Emperor" Franz Klammer for a sunrise descent.
Snow and fun in Austria's southern province
Skivergnügen in den Kitzbühler Alpen © Kitzbüheler Alpen Skivergnügen in den Kitzbühler Alpen © Kitzbüheler Alpen

Kitzbüheler Alpen

The Tirolean holiday region of Kitzbüheler Alpen, with its four snow sure holiday regions of Hohe Salve, Brixental, St. Johann in Tirol and PillerseeTal, is one of the largest and most popular ski regions in the world.
Active winter holidays in the Alps
freerider-damuels--vorarlberg-tourismus-ludwig-berchtold © Vorarlberg Tourismus / Ludwig Berchtold freerider-damuels--vorarlberg-tourismus-ludwig-berchtold © Vorarlberg Tourismus / Ludwig Berchtold

Best of Vorarlberg

Picture-pretty villages, an abundance of natural snow, and a skiing tradition of more than 100 years: Vorarlberg is a happy marriage of outdoor activity, enjoyment and sophistication. 
Discoveries in the snow
Familiy skiing in Wilder Kaiser region © Felbert Reiter Familiy skiing in Wilder Kaiser region © Felbert Reiter

Charming Söll in Tirol

Discover a unique Tirolean village in one of Austria’s largest ski areas. The SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser-Brixental offers families the ideal destination for a fun-filled, child-friendly ski holiday and with Crystal Ski Holidays kids ski free.
Family holidays in the Wilder Kaiser region
Skiing Axamer Lizum by Innsbruck © Innsbruck Tourismus / Tommy Bause Skiing Axamer Lizum by Innsbruck © Innsbruck Tourismus / Tommy Bause

Innsbruck in Tirol

Innsbruck is hard to beat as a Ski & City destination. The Capital of the Alps offers nine ski areas in the Olympia SkiWorld Innsbruck in Tirol. Enjoy both urban city life and snow-covered Alps.
Ski & city break in Innsbruck
Winter sports in the Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn © Saalbach Hinterglemm / Bause Winter sports in the Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn © Saalbach Hinterglemm / Bause

Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn

Like the best of circuses, SalzburgerLand's celebrated Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn promises the big-time snowy fun you’d expect from Austria's largest ski resort.
Skicircus – Austria‘s largest ski resort

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Taking to the Slopes Again – Welcome Back!

Skiing with instruction, Schladming © Österreich Werbung / Peter Burgstaller Skiing with instruction, Schladming © Österreich Werbung / Peter Burgstaller

Ski Again

Welcome Back to the Slopes

Feel a bit nostalgic when friends share stories of their amazing ski holidays? Keen to recapture the fun that you once had on the slopes or perhaps see whether you’re able to ‘give it a go’ once again? Austria’s winter sports regions have special programmes for those wishing to revive their skiing skills. The ‘Ski Again’ programme invites all would-be-again skiers to return to the mountains and recapture their enjoyment and mastery of this popular winter recreation.

Give your skiing skills a second chance

How to Get There

Flight connections to Tirol & Vorarlberg


For ski resorts in Tirol:

To Innsbruck from Bristol, Manchester, London Gatwick & Luton
To Munich (Germany) from Birmingham, Manchester, Cork, Dublin, Edinburgh, London Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton & Stansted

For ski resorts in Vorarlberg:

To Innsbruck from Bristol, Manchester, London Gatwick & Luton
To Memmingen (Germany) from Dublin, London Gatwick & Stansted
To Friedrichshafen (Germany) from London Gatwick
To Zurich (Switzerland) from Edinburgh, Dublin, London City, Heathrow, Gatwick & Luton

Flight connections to Salzburg & Carinthia


For ski resorts in Salzburg:

To Salzburg from Bristol, Leeds Bradford, Liverpool, Manchester, Dublin, Edinburgh, London Gatwick, Luton & Stansted
To Munich (Germany) from Birmingham, Manchester, Cork, Dublin, Edinburgh, London Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton & Stansted

For ski resorts in Carinthia:

To Salzburg from Bristol, Leeds Bradford, Liverpool, Manchester, London Gatwick, Luton & Stansted
To Ljubljana (Slovenia) from Manchester, London Gatwick, Luton & Stansted

Winter in #myAustria

  • 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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