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      Winter Holidays - the Austrian Way

      What is it that makes a winter holiday in Austria so unique? It's the Austrian way of life. Blissful moments in the snow, experienced and enjoyed together with family and friends. The ones you brought along, and the ones you just met!

    Your Winter Holiday the Austrian Way

    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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      10 Reasons to Ski in Austria

      Snow-sure pistes, great value for money, the world-famous "Gemütlichkeit," and much more.

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    Austria's Most Iconic Pistes

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      Zell am See-Kaprun - Winter Holidays the Austrian Way

      Get the best of the Alps in Zell am See-Kaprun offering a myriad of possibilities for winter holidays - from the Kitzsteinhorn glacier and the panorama mountain Schmittenhöhe to crystal-clear Lake Zell!
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      Innsbruck - Winter Holidays the Austrian Way

      Skiing or sightseeing? In Innsbruck you don't have to decide - you can have both in one day!
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    •                         Freeriding in the region Lech-Zürs, Arlberg / Lech at Arlberg
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      Arlberg - Winter Holidays the Austrian Way

      Alpine charm meets international lifestyle: Explore the Arlberg region, the birthplace of modern skiing.
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      Ischgl - Winter Holidays the Austrian Way

      Snow-sure slopes, award-winning cuisine and a tad of luxury - that's what ski holidays in Ischgl are like. 
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    Top Family Ski Resorts

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      St. Johann in Salzburg - Winter Holidays the Austrian Way

      Leave the stress of everyday life behind and enjoy quality time with your family and friends!
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    •                         SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser – Brixental: one of the largest and most modern ski areas
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      SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser-Brixental - Winter Holidays the Austrian Way

      Uncover one of the largest, most modern and sustainable ski resorts in the world, offering winter fun to beginners, families, sporty and pleasure skiers alike.
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      St. Johann in Tirol - Winter Holidays the Austrian Way

      Skiing, cross-country skiing, ski touring, winter or snowshoe hiking, with family and friends - your winter holiday in St. Johann in Tirol will be filled with happy winter moments!
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    •                         Family skiing in the Ski Juwel Alpbachtal Wildschönau region
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      Ski Juwel - Winter Holidays the Austrian Way

      4 mountains, 2 valleys, 1 winter experience for the whole family - in Ski Juwel fun on the slopes meets Alpine charm and Austria's prettiest villages.
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    Ski Regions for Foodies

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      Zillertal - Winter Holidays the Austrian Way

      Feel the freedom! Enjoy the sun, mountains, and slopes in Tirol's Zillertal, a winter hotspot in the Austrian Alps.
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      Gurgl - Winter Holidays the Austrian Way

      The mix of premium skiing, upscale hotels and gastronomy and top-class events makes Gurgl an insider's tip for gourmets!
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    Workout the Austrian Way

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      The Joy of Freeride

      More and more skiers and boarders head off the groomed slopes and float down the mountains on perfect powder instead. Read more about the appeal of off-piste skiing.

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      Cross-Country Skiing for the First Time

      Anybody donning cross-country skis for the first time needs to learn how to transition from walking to running. If you adopt the right technique, you don't necessarily have to lurch across the track at breakneck speed. However, this can't be ruled out completely …

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      The Truth about Ski Touring

      Ski touring – skinning up the slopes rather than taking a lift – is how skiing used to be, and increasingly experienced skiers like Patrick Thorne are giving it a go themselves. But what's the fascination and what are the rewards when it's easier to just hop on a gondola?

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      Ski Course – Yes or No? Why a Professional doesn’t just make Sense for Beginners

      Around 70% of Austria’s winter guests are drawn to the mountain top, but how many of them can actually get back down in style? Find out why even experienced skiers can benefit from a course.

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    Away from the Slopes

    • 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.

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    • Husky Toni – a Life with Sled Dogs

      Anton Kuttner, better known as Husky Toni, fulfilled his childhood dream in the picturesque Brandnertal valley. He lives there in a very large and unusual family unit - consisting of his human family and 18 sled dogs!

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    • Give the Couch a Break: Ideas for Winter Away From the Slopes

      It's grey and cold outside, but luckily the couch is warm and comfy? Well, yes … but! We have some ideas for outdoor activities away from the slopes.

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          Sledding at Annaberg in Lower Austria
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    • Into the Great White Silence

      Those who take it upon themselves to ascend the Großvenediger are rewarded with spectacular insights and panoramas of one of Austria’s largest and most fascinating glacier regions.

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    Mindful Winter Moments

    • Finding the Winter Light - winter walk in the region of Altenmarkt-Zauchensee
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    • Finding the Winter Light - winter walk in the region of Altenmarkt-Zauchensee
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    • Fackelwanderung im PillerseeTal
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      Christmas Markets in Austria

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