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Skiing and Winter in Austria

Snow-capped peaks, legendary après-ski and Austrian hospitality will make your winter break in Austria unforgettable.

Austrian Winter Tales

Serfaus © Österreich Werbung / Peter Podpera Serfaus © Österreich Werbung / Peter Podpera

Why go anywhere else?

10 Reasons to Ski in Austria

From a huge variety of skiing options for all levels on snow-sure pistes to unrivalled après-ski, hospitality and off-the-slope activites, unbridled variety and first-class ski instruction, there are so many reasons to choose Austria for your next skiing holiday. Not to mention the breathtaking Alpine views you will encounter along the way.

One thing is for sure, carve your curves on the perfectly groomed slopes here once and you're guaranteed to want to return time and again. We've managed to whittle down the list to the top 10 most important reasons, so take a look for yourself here.
 

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Cross-country skiing in Bregenzerwald © Bregenzerwald Tourismus GmbH / Adolf Bereuter Cross-country skiing in Bregenzerwald © Bregenzerwald Tourismus GmbH / Adolf Bereuter

Cross-Country and Nordic Skiing

Looking for cross-country skiing tracks in Austria? Here are some classic tracks for cross-country skiers and skaters.
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Schneeschuhwanderung am Dachstein © Österreich Werbung / Herbert Raffalt Schneeschuhwanderung am Dachstein © Österreich Werbung / Herbert Raffalt

Snowshoe Hiking

Snowshoe hiking is a special way of experiencing nature, far from the modern world. Here are the best places to try it in Austria.

Snowshoe Hiking in Austria
Winterwandern am Dachstein © Österreich Werbung / Herbert Raffalt Winterwandern am Dachstein © Österreich Werbung / Herbert Raffalt

Winter Hiking in Austria

Winter hiking in Austria is a great way to enjoy beautiful winter landscapes. Here are some of our favourite places for a winter hike.
Austria's Best Winter Hiking
Paragliding am Diedamskopf © Bregenzerwald Tourismus GmbH / Christoph Lingg Paragliding am Diedamskopf © Bregenzerwald Tourismus GmbH / Christoph Lingg

Winter Paragliding

Have you ever dreamed of seeing the snow-capped peaks through the eyes of a bird? Winter paragliding can offer you just that.
Schladming-Dachstein highs
Snowbiking v Kleinwalsertalu © Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen Snowbiking v Kleinwalsertalu © Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen

Snowbiking

Handlebar and saddle, but skis instead of wheels - that's the snowbike, providing for a swift ride down the mountain.
Snowbiking in Achensee
Ice skating at the Vienna Ice Dream © Stadt Wien Marketing Ice skating at the Vienna Ice Dream © Stadt Wien Marketing

Ice Skating in Vienna

Come to Vienna for the ultimate magical winter experience: outdoor ice skating in Austria's capital.

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Snowshoeing in East Tyrol © Österreich Werbung / Andreas Hofer Snowshoeing in East Tyrol © Österreich Werbung / Andreas Hofer

5 Activities Beyond the Ski Slopes

Experience the beauty of an Austrian winter beyond the slopes, with snowshoeing, dog sledding or even igloo building.
Beyond the ski slopes

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A Selection of Ski Areas

Discover Winter in Austria

  • Schladming, Steiermark © Österreich Werbung Schladming, Steiermark © Österreich Werbung
  • Hallstatt, Oberösterreich © Österreich Werbung Hallstatt, Oberösterreich © Österreich Werbung
  • gastein salzburg © Österreich Werbung gastein salzburg © Österreich Werbung
  • Aquadom Tirol © Österreich Werbung Aquadom Tirol © Österreich Werbung
  • Magdalensberg, Kärnten © Österreich Werbung Magdalensberg, Kärnten © Österreich Werbung
  • Advent Wien © Österreich Werbung Advent Wien © Österreich Werbung
  • Werfen, Salzburg © Österreich Werbung Werfen, Salzburg © Österreich Werbung

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