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Popular ski regions in the Austrian Alps

Austria's alpine resorts offer activities for the skier and non-skier alike. Resorts in Gastein, the Arlberg, Kitzbuehel, Innsbruck & Stubai Glacier offer not only great outdoor activities but also great culinary delights

Skiing in Stubai, Tirol © Österreich Werbung / Wolfgang Zajc
Skiing in Stubai, Tirol © Österreich Werbung / Wolfgang Zajc
 © Österreich Werbung / Hannes Kutzler
© Österreich Werbung / Hannes Kutzler

The Arlberg region
Lech, Zuers, St. Anton. The Arlberg region is not only the birthplace of modern 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 Ski bars, tennis and squash, ice-skating, alpine curling, tobogganing and horse-drawn sleigh rides. The cuisine is as dazzling and varied as the terrain.

The nearest airports: Innsbruck, 62 miles; Zurich, 124 miles; Munich, 130 miles. Scheduled bus service between Zurich airport and Arlberg on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Kitzbuehel
A perfect Tyrolean town and the worlds most famous ski race "Hahnenkammrennen" define this center Alpine Skiing.
This jewel of a town has a decades-long tradition and an international reputation that has helped define winter sports and the entire ski industry. There is probably no winter sport, which cannot be practiced in Kitzbühel. The ski area is an eldorado with ninety-nine miles (160 kilometers) of manicured pistes, a top-notch funpark for snowboarders, deep-snow slopes, and mountains perfect for ski tours. The town is famous not only for sports but also for its hospitality. Enjoy Kitzbühel's excellent hotels, culinary delights, après-ski excitement, and its nightlife!

Kitzbühel - A Name Full of Magic 
Get enchanted by the Kitzbühel-Reith-Aurach region at the foot of the world-famous Hahnenkamm. Traditions paired with a cosmopolitan atmosphere create the distinctive Kitzbühel flair. 160 kilometers/100 miles of pistes, 60 lifts, a snowboarder's paradise, carving areas, over 50 kilometers/31 miles of artificially prepared runs, a spectacular selection of bars, restaurants, and shops, as well as a casino.

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

Longing for the ultimate winter sports destination? The Stubai Glacier is your answer. Enjoy more than 50 kilometers of ski runs for intensive downhill skiing, carving and boarding or test your endurance on 2.8 miles of cross-country tracks. Have fun exploring the Stubai Glacier located at an altitude from 5,741 to 10.500 ft. above sea level.

Montafon
The Montafon valley is about 25 miles long and includes 11 villages located at altitudes of 1,969-4,757 ft. and ringed by majestic peaks of 3,312 meters, or over 10,000 ft.

There are villages with a casual, sporty atmosphere and a varied program of leisure activities, cozy localities suitable for families, as well as quiet Alpine villages perfect for relaxing.

Schruns, Gaschurn, Gargellen in the Vorarlberg provice are most easily reached via Zuerich as they are closest to our Swiss neighbors. Winter turns this Alpine valley into one big skiing paradise. 66 mountain railways and ski lifts, around 122 miles of marked, 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 ten skiing schools.