Resorts with Extra-Long Skiing Seasons
There are various Austrian resorts that guarantee snow from November/December and earlier until April or May. Forget monitoring those snow reports, just choose your destination, pack the thermals, and off you go!
The Kaunertal Glacier is Tirol's youngest glacier. There is plenty of room on prepared pistes and natural ski routes with hardly any lift queues. Snow is guaranteed from late September until June, thanks to a high-altitude location. From the legendary opening party to the family-friendly ski area in Fendels, there is something to suit all ages.
- more than 55 km (34 mi) groomed slopes
- 36 km (22 mi) of freeride variations
- 138 hectares (341 ac) of skiable area
Feel on top of the world on Pitztal Glacier, Tirol's highest glacier. With guaranteed snow from early December to late April, there is nothing stopping you from tackling all 41 km (25 mi) of groomed runs. Round off your day by taking the Wildspitzbahn cable car to 3,440 m (11,286 ft), where you can kick back on the panorama terrace of Austria's highest café.
Glacier Skiing in Hintertux
The Hintertux Glacier is Austria’s only year-round ski resort, offering perfectly groomed, snow-sure runs 365 days of the year, as well as great food and stunning nature at altitudes of up to 3,250 m (10,663 ft).
- one ski pass for 203 km (126 mi) of slopes in the Ski- & Glacier World Zillertal 3000
- up to 20 km (12.4 mi) summer skiing downhill fun
Wide glacial slopes with natural snow, varied routes for freeriders, three snow parks, and Austria’s largest super-pipe for freestylers - the Kitzsteinhorn offers an unequalled range of winter sports opportunities. Plus, there’s unforgettable experiences at Gipfelwelt 3000, highly enjoyable moments at the stylish ICE CAMP presented by Audi, and lots of varied events. From early autumn to late spring, Austria’s first glacier resort offers wintery freedom at altitudes of 3,000 m (9,843 ft).
- 61 km (38 mi) of pistes
- 5 signposted freeride routes
Dachstein mountain is the ideal playground for skiers, snowboarders, cross-country skiers, and sun worshippers throughout the year. All lifts are in operation from autumn and as late as early summer, extending your skiing pleasure.
Ischgl in Tirol
Ischgl is part of one of the biggest interconnected ski areas in Tirol. From skiing in the Silvretta-Arena to concerts featuring global stars, shopping, and top cuisine, the famed Ischgl exhilarates with its exuberant holiday style. Here, the season starts in late November and ends in early May.
Obergurgl-Hochgurgl in Tirol
Situated at the end of Ötztal valley and surrounded by snow-covered 300 meter high peaks, you will find dream-like mountain panoramas, first-class hotels and snow guarantee from November until late April in Tirol's Obergurgl-Hochgurgl.
Kühtai in Tirol
At 2,020m (6,627 ft) above sea level, Kühtai is one of Austria's highest ski resorts. The season is exceptionally long here, lasting from late November to April.
- 47 km (29 mi) of slopes
- 113.6 hectare (279 ac) of skiable area
- 3 km (1.8 mi) illuminated slopes
- 3.16 km (1.9 mi) freestyle