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Ski and Winter Regions in Austria

During the winter months Austria transforms into a paradise in white. There is plenty of snow in the Alpine regions, giving perfect conditions for an amazing winter holiday.
Freerider enjoys a ride on an untouched slope © TVB St. Johann in Tirol Freerider enjoys a ride on an untouched slope © TVB St. Johann in Tirol

Austrian Winter Tales

Find Your Favourite Skiing Destination 2018/19

Wondering where to go skiing this winter? We have some ideas – and so do the locals. We’d like to show you around a range of skiing spots you will love, plus introduce you to someone who knows the area inside and out. Because who better to talk to for real insiders’ tips?

Find out where your journey will take you this winter!

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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 Seefeld © Tirol Werbung / Josef Mallaun Cross-country skiing in Seefeld © Tirol Werbung / Josef Mallaun

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 Our Favourite Ski Areas

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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
Nature © Borders of Adventure Nature © Borders of Adventure

The Skicircus of Salzburg

Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn: Discover a giant adventure playground with an almost endless offer of winter activities in a stunning winter setting.
Austria’s 4-in-1 Giant Winter Playground
Being the first on the slopes © Österreich Werbung / Peter Podpera Being the first on the slopes © Österreich Werbung / Peter Podpera

Hochkönig: 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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Snow-covered winter landscape around Lake Zell © Zell am See-Kaprun Tourismus GmbH / Nikolaus Faistauer Snow-covered winter landscape around Lake Zell © Zell am See-Kaprun Tourismus GmbH / Nikolaus Faistauer

Zell am See-Kaprun: Glittering Mountains

Your winter getaway in Zell am See-Kaprun mixes glacier, lake and snowy mountains with an action-packed choice of activities.
Discover a Unique Location
A untouched slope in Soelden © Ötztal Tourismus / Ernst Lorenzi A untouched slope in Soelden © Ötztal Tourismus / Ernst Lorenzi

The Peak of Tirol

Three mountains over 3000m, two glacier ski areas, and one of the longest guaranteed snow seasons in the Alps.
Discover Ötztal in Tirol

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Discover Winter in Austria

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