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      #StayAtHome & Spark Joy: Gift a Friend Next Year’s Holiday

      "Vorfreude" is Austrian for joyful anticipation (literally: advance joy). Do you know someone who could really use some Vorfreude in their life right now? Tell us about them - and with some luck, they'll win a holiday in Austria, to be taken when it is safe to do so again!

    Your Austrian Word of the Day: Vorfreude - /ˈfoːa̯fʀɔɪ̯də/

    Yes, we really do have a word for everything in Austria. One of them is “Vorfreude”. It means joyful anticipation, excitement about what’s to come, looking forward. Literally, it translates to "advance joy". Who couldn't use a little "advance joy" in their life right now?

    It’s that “Christmas Eve” feeling from childhood. Anticipation mixed with pure joy - and that is definitely something we could use in our lives right now.

    Learn how to pronounce "Vorfreude" here
    Vorfreude: Skiing

    Spread the Vorfreude: Gift a Friend a Trip to Austria!

    Know someone who could really use some Vorfreude in their life right now? Tell us about them - with a little bit of luck, they'll win a winter holiday in Austria, to be taken when it is safe to do so again!
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    The Prize

    The prize includes 7 nights plus half-board for 2 people in a 4-star hotel, 2 six-day ski passes, and 2 flights to Tirol, Austria.

    • View from Hartkaiser to SkiWelt Ellmau

      The Ski Resort: SkiWelt in Tirol

      You'll receive 2 six-day ski passes for the SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser - Brixental ski resort - one of the largest and most modern ski resorts in the world, featuring 288 km of slopes and 80 cosy mountain huts.

      Learn more about the ski area & its opening times
    • Hotel Hochfilzer-Kaiserterrasse

      The Hotel: 4**** Hotel Hochfilzer in Ellmau

      The prize includes 7 nights a Hotel Hochfilzer in Ellmau. Imagine returning from the slopes to the smell of fresh Kaiserschmarren or planning tomorrow's itinerary whilst relaxing in the sky sauna!

      Learn more about the hotel

    A dose of "Vorfreude" for you: Some inspiration for your next winter holiday:

    Do you remember? Early mornings on the piste, the sun still weak, the slope still untouched, the day ahead.

    Do you remember? Giant evergreens covered in snow, deep, crunchy footsteps between them, the twinkling lights of the village.

    Do you remember? A crackling fire, tired feet in woollen socks, a cup of steaming tea in both hands.

    The Austrian mountains will be waiting for you. Read on and remember. And then, plan ahead.

    Austria's Most Iconic Pistes

    • Skiing in Obertauern

      Obertauern in SalzburgerLand

      Austria's snowiest town is calling!

      Discover Snow-bertauern!
    • SkiWelt

      SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser - Brixental

      One of the largest and most modern ski resorts in the world is calling!

      Come enjoy!
    • Skiing Kitzbühel

      Legendary Kitzbühel in Tirol

      A winter fairytale in Austria's Best Ski Resort is calling!

      Try the best
    • Panorama Paznaun-Ischgl

      Ischgl in Tirol: The Full Alpine Experience

      Snow-sure slopes and award-winning cuisine are calling!

      Be part of it

    The perfect combination of city and mountains is calling!

    City + Skiing = Innsbruck in Tirol

    Yes, Innsbruck is pretty unique: Where else do you get a beautiful Baroque town surrounded by 13 ski areas? Stroll its streets full of imperial elegance and have a coffee in a classic Austrian coffeehouse. And then, take a cable car from the city centre and be at 2,000 m in just 20 minutes.

    Explore Austria´s skiing city
    Innsbruck in front of the Nordkette
    • Aqua Dome Winter sujet

    Austria's Cosy Winter Wonderland

    • Ski touring in Altenmarkt-Zauchensee

      Altenmarkt-Zauchensee in SalzburgerLand

      Christmas markets and world-class skiing are calling!

      Your 2-in-1 ski holiday
    • View over Wildschönau

      Ski Juwel Alpbachtal Wildschönau

      Vintage Alpine charm and Austria's prettiest village are calling!

      Read more
    • Winter Wonderland St. Johann in Tirol

      St. Johann in Tirol: Austria's Cosiest Mountain Huts

      Austria's cosiest mountain huts and a world-class ski resort are calling!

      Choose your hut
    • Ski area Gargellen, Montafon

      Vorarlberg: Feel the Snow

      Go your own way, feel the elements, be in the flow: Skiing trailblazer Vorarlberg offers open space galore and fascinating landscapes, on pistes and paths alike. Let your hosts pamper you in style, always with a sense for outstanding quality.

      Discover Austria's best-kept secret

    Exciting glacier skiing with snow guarantee and romantic walks on a frosty lake are calling!

    Winter Wonderland Zell am See-Kaprun

    When you are up on one of Zell am See-Kaprun’s groomed pistes, taking a breather, this is what you’ll see: A glittering lake way down below you; a natural panorama of snow-covered mountains all around; and way up, a glacier that beckons with snowy adventures all year round.

    Step into a world of snow
    View from Mitterberg, Zell am See-Kaprun

    Top Family Ski Resorts

    • Skiing, St.Johann in Salzburg

      St. Johann in Salzburg: Take the Kids

      A charming town and splendid family skiing are calling!

      Snowy fun with the little ones
    • Family skiing, Tiroler Zugspitz Arena

      Family Paradise Tiroler Zugspitz Arena

      World-class skiing and Alpine cosiness are calling! Enjoy views over 4 countries from Zugspitze mountain and befriend a llama.

      Your next family trip
    • Skiing in Brandnertal

      Brandnertal, Klostertal, Großes Walsertal: A Winter for Every Taste

      Your 3-in-1 winter region for families, nature lovers, and wintersport aficionados is calling!

      Take a husky tour

    Mahlzeit! Mountain Hut Favourites

    • Käsespätzle
    • Glühwein at Seefeld Christmas market
    • Kaiserschmarrn on an Alpine hut
    • Hot Spiced Punch
    • Tiroler Gröstl
    • Tyrolean Kaspressknödel

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