Snowboarding - Stubai/Tyrol

Österreich Werbung / Wolfgang Zajc

The 5 Best Places for Snowboarding in Austria

Endless slopes, untracked powder snow – these are Austria’s top 5 places to go snowboarding.

Endless slopes, untracked powder snow – experience the Austrian mountains off the beaten track with a guided snowboard tour or take to one of the many fun parks.

1. St. Anton, Tirol

St. Anton in Tirol is a winter classic: Sometimes dubbed the „cradle of Alpine skiing“, snowboarders are just as welcome on its slopes. You’ll find great powder runs here, and STANTON Freestyle Park with its kickers, rails, and boxes of varying difficulty levels has established itself as true freestyle highlight in the past years. It’s easily accessible via two lifts, and if you need a break, the Rendl terrace with its bars and restaurants provides great views over the entire park.

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View in St. Anton

View in St. Anton

TVB St. Anton am Arlberg / Josef Mallaun

2. Ski Amadé, SalzburgerLand & Styria

Just a stone’s throw (60 km / 37 mi) from the city of Salzburg, you’ll find Austria’s largest skiing region, consisting of 25 skiing resorts, 760 km (472 mi) of pistes, and 270 lifts. Snowboarders will find fun parks and snow parks, half-pipes, obstacle courses, and amazing powder here.

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Freeskiing selfie at Ski amadé

Freeskiing selfie at Ski amadé

Ski amadé

3. Sölden, Tirol

Sölden in Tirol holds a special place in the hearts of party people worldwide. But before the party, it’s time for the pistes: One of the area’s strong suits is its state-of-the-art infrastructure with steel and concrete lift buildings and newly developed queueing systems to make sure people don’t have to wait. For snowboarders, the Sölden Snow Park atop Giggijoch mountain offers both challenges for experts and surface level features for beginners who have never been in a terrain park before.

 

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ski region Sölden

ski region Sölden

Ötztal Tourismus / Philipp Horak

4. Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn, SalzburgerLand

At the Skicircus, you’ll find a huge variety of slopes for all levels of ability. Even more so thanks to the newly launched ALPIN CARD ski pass, which gives you access to two additional ski regions (Zell am See & Kitzsteinhorn glacier) and a whopping 408 km (254 mi) of pistes for a great price. Snowboarders in search of excitement cab head to the fun slopes at one of the area’s fun parks such as the Nitro Snow Park in Leogang with its many obstacles, rails, and jumps.

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Saalbach winter freeride

Saalbach winter freeride

saalbach.com / Mirja Geh
Saalbach Hinterglemm

5. Vorarlberg, Austria’s Westernmost Province

For a bit of a quieter snowboarding holiday, head to the smaller ski areas in Austria’s west. The Montafon Snow Park close to the Swiss border is one of the biggest and best terrain parks in the Alps, catering for all skill levels. Crystal Ground Snow Park in Kleinwalsertal is known for its creative and ever-changing setups, and Lech Zürs is home to Lech Snow Park with its dedicated pro line alongside 305 km (190 mi) of perfectly groomed pistes.

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Lech Zürs am Arlberg

Lech Zürs am Arlberg

Lech Zürs Tourismus GmbH / Alexander Kaiser
Lech Zürs am Arlberg