You'll be spoilt for choice with the abundance of high-quality beautiful ski resorts in Austria. To help you choose the perfect one for you, we have compiled a list of the top 8 great places to ski.
In Ischgl, the new Velilleck F1 six-seater hooded chairlift will whisk skiers to the slopes at 6 metres per second, making it the fastest lift in the area. It leads up to Pardatschgrat ridge, 1,353 m further than its predecessor.
And the Visnitz N2, an eight-seater chairlift in Samnaun, provides even more convenience and comfort to skiers.
SkiWelt in Tirol introduces two new lifts:
Ötztal hotel village introduces a state-of-the-art 10-seat gondola. Leading up to an altitude of 2,291 m in Hochsölden, it takes passengers from the valley station to the Giggijoch in under six minutes.
The Tiroler Zugspitz Arena introduces two new lifts:
The Skicircus introduces the state-of-the-art 12er KOGEL 10-seater gondola lift.
Open from 30 November, the 3K Kaprun-Kitzsteinhorn-K-onnection is a large-scale project to connect the Maiskogel and Kitzsteinhorn mountains and thus provide direct access to the Kitzsteinhorn from Kaprun town centre, creating a huge compelling ski destination. The ultra-modern, ski-in ski-out tri-cable gondola is the longest continuous gondola axis and rises to the greatest elevation in the Eastern Alps.
For even more convenience, the zellamseeXpress offers a new connection from Viehhofen to the Schmitten in Zell am See.
Innsbruck’s new, comprehensive SKI plus CITY Pass gives visitors access to more than 308 km of pistes, 111 lifts and 13 ski areas. Off the slopes, it includes three swimming pools as well as 22 cultural and sightseeing options, from the brilliant Swarovski Crystal Worlds to an alpine zoo (marmots!) and the oldest museum in the world.
Ötztal’s new Superskipass provides access to 356 km of slopes, 90 lifts, and six ski areas: Sölden, Obergurgl-Hochgurgl, Hochoetz-Kühtai, Niederthai, Gries, and Vent.
The newly launched Ski ALPIN CARD is a combination ticket to three premium ski regions: Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn, Schmittenhöhe in Zell am See, and the Kitzsteinhorn glacier ski resort in Kaprun. You’ll get 408 km of slopes, 121 cable cars and lifts, and 99 huts and mountain restaurants, all in one ski pass.
During winter, many airlines such as BA and EasyJet increase their flight frequency to Austria’s ski resorts. Jet2, for instance, will launch weekly Saturday service from Birmingham to Innsbruck (December 21 until April 11) as well as a Saturday service to Salzburg, with an extra service during the February school holidays.
Find all winter flight connections to Austria here.
From beechwood barbecues and sophisticated cocktails to panorama bars and a vegetarian restaurant with its own permaculture garden, Zillertal welcomes eight new restaurants and mountain huts this year.
Visit the children’s ski area Bobby’s Monster Park with its 200-metre magic carpet and plenty of other ways to keep kids entertained.
Early-morning freerider? Après-ski lover? Or relaxed epicure? Take our quiz to find out which one you are!What Type of Skier Are You?
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