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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.

What will your winter look like?

serfaus skigebiet masner © Österreich Werbung / Peter Podpera serfaus skigebiet masner © Österreich Werbung / Peter Podpera

Austria. Winter Unleashed

Ski Holidays 2017/2018

From well-groomed pistes to challenging freeriding, from building igloos to taking a ride in a horse-drawn carriage through a winter wonderland and from sampling schnapps at a music festival to night tobogganing and celebrating the day with a lively après-ski session, these are all unforgettable experiences to be had in Austria.

Amidst snowy peaks and icy valleys awaits one of the world's most varied winter destinations.

Welcome to winter unleashed in Austria.

How to spend your winter holidays...

Skiing in Austria

Two skiers enjoy the sun on the piste © Österreich Werbung / Wolfgang Zajc Two skiers enjoy the sun on the piste © Österreich Werbung / Wolfgang Zajc

Winter openings in Austria

Did you know that most Austrian ski regions celebrate their winter and ski opening with famously big parties? Find out what is happening, where and when on your ski holiday in Austria.
Dates and events at a glance
Ski Lessons Schladming © Österreich Werbung / Peter Burgstaller Ski Lessons Schladming © Österreich Werbung / Peter Burgstaller

Return to skiing

Has it been a while since you last snapped on the skis or are you a hesitant first-timer? Austria invites all would-be-again skiers and beginners to fall in love with the mountains.
Welcome back to the slopes
Skiing in Stubai, Tirol © Österreich Werbung / Wolfgang Zajc Skiing in Stubai, Tirol © Österreich Werbung / Wolfgang Zajc

Get ready for the slopes

Get the most out of your ski holiday in Austria with our tips on how to get fit for the slopes and how to stay safe.
All you need to know
Family Holiday Schladming © Österreich Werbung / Peter Burgstaller Family Holiday Schladming © Österreich Werbung / Peter Burgstaller

Family skiing holidays

There are so many family-friendly ski regions and winter offers in Austria that it's hard to make a decision where to go.
Winter with the kids
Skiing © Österreich Werbung, Peter Burgstaller Skiing © Österreich Werbung, Peter Burgstaller

Where to ski in December

If you can't wait for the New Year to hit the slopes, there are various Austrian resorts that guarantee snow in December.
Snow guaranteed
Innsbruck bei Nacht © Österreich Werbung - Mallaun Innsbruck bei Nacht © Österreich Werbung - Mallaun

Skiing in Austria by car

Journalist Rob Rees shows you how to avoid airline aggro and save money by driving to the Austrian slopes.
Rob's guide

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Ski resorts in Austria

Discover winter in Austria

  • Schladming, Steiermark © Österreich Werbung Schladming, Steiermark © Österreich Werbung
  • Hallstatt, Oberösterreich © Österreich Werbung Hallstatt, Oberösterreich © Österreich Werbung
  • Mayrhofen, Tirol © Österreich Werbung Mayrhofen, Tirol © Österreich Werbung
  • gastein salzburg © ÖW gastein salzburg © ÖW
  • 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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