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Wintersports

Snow-capped peaks, legendary après-ski and Austrian hospitality will make your winter break in Austria unforgettable.
Skifahren, Tirol © Tirol Werbung Skifahren, Tirol © Tirol Werbung

Why go anywhere else?

8 reasons to ski in Austria

Great weather, enviable vertical drops, perfectly groomed slopes, unrivalled winter playgrounds and amazing cuisine...

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.

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Where to ski in Austria

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Skiing in Saalbach - Salzburgerland © Mirja Geh Skiing in Saalbach - Salzburgerland © Mirja Geh

Skiing in Tirol & SalzburgerLand

Austria's mountain resorts offer activities for the skier and non-skier alike. Regions like Ischgl, Sölden or Zell am See offer not only great outdoor activities but also great culinary delights.
Explore the region of Tirol & SalzburgerLand
Skiing in St. Anton am Arlberg © Josef Mallaun Skiing in St. Anton am Arlberg © Josef Mallaun

Freeriding in Austria

High-end ski and snowboard freeride camps run by Austrian snow experts and legends.
Freeriding in Austria
snowboard bad kleinkirchheim © Bad Kleinkirchheimer Tourismus Marketing snowboard bad kleinkirchheim © Bad Kleinkirchheimer Tourismus Marketing

Snowboarding in Austria

Endless slopes, untracked powder snow - experience the Austrian mountains off the beaten track.
Snowboarding in Austria
Sujet Erste Spur © Österreich Werbung, Peter Podpera Sujet Erste Spur © Österreich Werbung, Peter Podpera

Early morning skiing

Have you ever dreamed about having the ski slopes all to yourself? To carve the very first tracks of the day through the freshly groomed snow? In Austria's Hochkönig ski region you can make this dream come true.
Make first tracks
Skiing 45 years ago © Doppelmayr Seilbahnen GmbH Skiing 45 years ago © Doppelmayr Seilbahnen GmbH

History of Skiing

Once a burdensome way of getting from A to B in the snow, today skiing is one of the most passion-filled sports worldwide and Austria plays a leading role in its success story.
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Laying in the sun and enjoying winter © Austrian National Tourist Office / Burgstaller Laying in the sun and enjoying winter © Austrian National Tourist Office / Burgstaller

Ski throughout the year

Carving tracks in the powder snow in the morning and jumping into a lake for a swim in the afternoon? Everything is possible in Austria
Glacier Skiing in Austria

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More winter activities in Austria

Tobogganing in Austria © Achensee Tourismus Tobogganing in Austria © Achensee Tourismus

Winter fun beyond the slopes

Winter in Austria has more to offer than just skiing. Enjoy the snowy landscape on a snow shoe hike or ride down the mountains on a toboggan.
Discover soft winter activities in Austria
Kristallhütte Zillertal © Österreich Werbung / Wolfgang Zajc Kristallhütte Zillertal © Österreich Werbung / Wolfgang Zajc

Après-ski in Austria

Austria is famous for its après-ski scene. Party at a bar next to the slopes, dine in a gourmet restaurant or simlpy relax with friends around a warm tiled stove.
Après-ski in rustic huts
Cross-Country and Nordic Skiing in Austria © Steiermark Tourismus / ikarus.cc Cross-Country and Nordic Skiing in Austria © Steiermark Tourismus / ikarus.cc

Cross-Country and Nordic Skiing

Enjoy and explore snow-covered nature actively at your own pace. Are you looking for cross-country skiing tracks near to a hotel or resort in Austria? Explore tracks in Austria here.
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IceQ-Sunset--(c)Bergbahnen-Sölden-Rudi-Wyhlidal © Bergbahnen Sölden - Rudi Wyhlidal IceQ-Sunset--(c)Bergbahnen-Sölden-Rudi-Wyhlidal © Bergbahnen Sölden - Rudi Wyhlidal

Peak Design

Not just great food and drink, but also a stylish ambience is on the menu at these establishments.
Design hotels and restaurants
Stubai in Tirol © Österreich Werbung / Wolfgang Zajc Stubai in Tirol © Österreich Werbung / Wolfgang Zajc

At the Top of Tirol

Summit platforms usually offer a spectacular view, but the Stubai Glacier took this one step further!
3000m and beyond
Olympic Bobsleigh in Igls © Innsbruck Tourism Olympic Bobsleigh in Igls © Innsbruck Tourism

Olympic bobsleigh run in Igls

Cool runnings and chilly thrills - enjoy high speed adventure down the Olympic bobsled run!
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innsbruck winter nordkette © Innsbruck Tourismus innsbruck winter nordkette © Innsbruck Tourismus

Winter off the slopes

Winter in Austria's Cities

Soak up a bit of urban atmosphere during a winter holiday in Austrians cities. Spend a day in one of the numerous museums, ice skate in front of Vienna’s town hall or indulge in the “sweet things of life” in one of the famous coffee houses.

And 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.

  Discover Austria's cities in winter

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  • Hallstatt at night © Österreich Werbung - Filmspektakel.at Hallstatt at night © Österreich Werbung - Filmspektakel.at

Practical information for your skiing holiday

iSki Austria App

This free-of-charge application provides the latest weather and snow conditions in Austria and highlights the closest ski resorts.

Apple iPhone version:
The iPhone application also allows contact with other users via chat, and can be downloaded directly from the iTunes Store: iSki Austria for iPhone

Android version:
There is also an App available for android mobile phones: iSki Austria for Android

Ski helmet obligatory in Austria

In some Austrian provinces (Salzburg State, Upper and Lower Austria, Styria and Carinthia) young skiers till the age of 15 must wear a ski helmet while riding the slopes.

The Austrian provinces Tyrol and Vorarlberg do not have such statutory regulations, but wearing a ski helmet is strongly recommended for children and adults alike.

Ski helmets can be hired from ski schools and ski rentals throughout Austria.

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The main purpose of the two main domains www.austria.info and www.austriatourism.com is the promotion of Austria as a holiday destination.