Kayaking and Canoeing in Winter
These classic summer sports enchant in the cold season too. Here’s all you need to know about the idyllic adventure on the lake.
Skiing, cross-country skiing, freeriding, tobogganing, winter and snowshoe hiking, or horse-drawn sleigh rides through the winter wonderland scenery - you name it, in Austria you get it all!
Well-groomed ski pistes and state-of-the-art lifts, as well as a modern infrastructure await all winter sport fans. And for those, who like a bit more of a challenge, there is plenty of untouched terrain and powder. Austria's ski schools cater for beginners and those getting reacquainted with the slopes - Workout the Austrian Way.
And there's more: We invite you to enjoy regional delicacies in beautiful rustic mountain huts, or top-notch, stylish restaurants. Austrian hosts, famous for their warmth and hospitality, treat their guests with delicious classics such as Kaiserschmarren (shredded pancakes), Käsespätzle (Mac & Cheese the Austrian way), or bacon dumplings - Culinary Delights the Austrian Way.
Then, of course, there's the breathtaking mountain panorama of the surrounding peaks, which is - in many ski resorts - combined with a charming, historic old town, lovingely decorated with Christmas lights during the festive period - Mindful Winter Moments the Austrian Way.
What makes winter holidays in Austria truly unique, however, is the Austrian way of life: enjoying activities together and living in the here and now is extremely important in Austria. Creating such moments is precious, for you, as well as for your hosts. Authentic connections with both people and nature make for unforgettable Winter Holidays the Austrian Way.
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