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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

What's New This Winter?

Die erste Spur im Skigebiet Masner ziehen. © Österreich Werbung / Peter Podpera Die erste Spur im Skigebiet Masner ziehen. © 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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Skiing in Austria

Nature © Borders of Adventure Nature © Borders of Adventure

Austria’s 4-in-1 Giant Winter Playground

Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn: Discover a giant adventure playground with an almost endless offer of winter activities in a stunning winter setting.
The Skicircus of Salzburg
#yearinaustria © Borders of Adventure #yearinaustria © Borders of Adventure

The Ski Juwel of Alpbachtal Wildschönau

From the ski trails of champions to Austria's most beautiful alpine village, find out what makes Ski Juwel Alpbachtal Wildschönau one of Tirol's top 10 ski resorts.
The Winter Gem of Tirol
Stubai © Österreich Werbung Stubai © Österreich Werbung

The 10 Largest Ski Areas in Austria

If you want to stay at a large resort, look no further than our list of the 10 largest contiguous ski areas in Austria.  
10 biggest contiguous skiing areas
View of the Alps in Sonntag-Stein, Klostertal/Vorarlberg © Alpenregion Bludenz Tourismus GmbH / Alexander Kaiser View of the Alps in Sonntag-Stein, Klostertal/Vorarlberg © Alpenregion Bludenz Tourismus GmbH / Alexander Kaiser

Off the Beaten (Snow) Track

Peace, tranquility, friendly hospitality and fantastic prices. Explore a number of hidden gems far away from the large ski resorts.
Best-kept ski secrets
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
Summit station Flachau © Österreich Werbung / Peter Burgstaller Summit station Flachau © Österreich Werbung / Peter Burgstaller

Ski resort reports

Choose from Austria's countless winter sport resorts and access live up-to-date snow conditions, weather reports, lift statuses, ski resort maps and webcams.
Live ski resort data
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 Austria 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
Tagesausklang in Innsbrucks Altstadt © Österreich Werbung / Josef Mallaun Tagesausklang in Innsbrucks Altstadt © Österreich Werbung / Josef 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
Being the first on the slopes © Österreich Werbung / Peter Podpera Being the first on the slopes © Österreich Werbung / Peter Podpera

A Ski Region Just for One

How do you fancy being all alone on the ski slopes for a change? Carving the very first tracks of the day through the freshly groomed snow? In the Hochkönig ski region you can make this dream come true.  You’d just better not be a long sleeper.
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Seefeld in Tirol, a legendary winter resort © Seefeld Tourismus Seefeld in Tirol, a legendary winter resort © Seefeld Tourismus

Legendary Winter Charm

Despite now boasting top-notch facilities, Austria's winter resorts have retained their traditional cosy charm.  
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