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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.

How to spend your winter break

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View of the Ehrenbachhöhe © Hotel Ehrenbachhöhe / Kitzbühel View of the Ehrenbachhöhe © Hotel Ehrenbachhöhe / Kitzbühel

SnowTrex

Ski-in/ski-out holiday deal in Kitzbühel

Book yourself a SnowTrex ski holiday in Austria's legendary Kitzbühel resort. The internationally famous ski area offers 54 cable cars and lifts that criss-cross some 179km of beautifully groomed slopes. Stay at the family-run 4-star Hotel Ehrenbachhöhe, which lies directly at the Hahnenkamm, offering excellent ski-in/ski-out opportunities. This holiday package is available for 3, 4, 5, 7 or 10 nights with various board options, use of spa area and lift pass.

From £436pp for 3 nights

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.
 

Let us convince you

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
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
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

Characterised by peace, tranquility, friendly hospitality and fantastic prices, away from the large ski resorts a number of hidden gems are waiting to be explored on your winter sports holiday. Take a look at our top insider tips.
Austria's best-kept ski secrets
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 / Josef Mallaun Innsbruck bei Nacht © © 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

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