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Yes, it’s true. Winter in Austria is a real-life storybook of romance and adventure. A land filled with high snowy peaks and tiny cosy huts. Known for warm hospitality, love of après-ski and passion for smooth pistes and deep powder, no one does skiing better than the Austrians.

To help you plan your best holiday ever, we’ve filmed mountain-loving locals keen to share their tips and insights -- from their favourite places to eat and ski, to exciting toboggan runs and where to après-ski with the best. This winter, we promise you’ll come back from Austria with a story you’ll never forget.

Skiing in Bregerzerwald © Bregenzerwald Tourismus GmbH / Adolf BereuterSkiing in Bregerzerwald © Bregenzerwald Tourismus GmbH / Adolf Bereuter
Vorarlberg

Winter Joys

Where tradition meets modernity. Discover relaxed skiing, gentle winter hikes and the striking architecture of the Bregenzerwald.

Discover Bregenzerwald
A untouched slope in Soelden © Ötztal Tourismus / Ernst LorenziA untouched slope in Soelden © Ötztal Tourismus / Ernst Lorenzi
Tirol

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
Vater und Sohn verbringen einen traumhaften Skitag in Bad Kleinkirchheim © Bad Kleinkirchheim Tourismus / Mathias PrägantVater und Sohn verbringen einen traumhaften Skitag in Bad Kleinkirchheim © Bad Kleinkirchheim Tourismus / Mathias Prägant
Carinthia

Zest for Life in the Sunny Southern Alps

Fabulous skiing combined with warm southern hospitality, relaxing thermal spas and renowned culinary delights.
Discover Bad Kleinkirchheim
Christmas market in Innsbruck's old town © Innsbruck Tourismus / Christof LacknerChristmas market in Innsbruck's old town © Innsbruck Tourismus / Christof Lackner
Tirol

Best City Ski Break in Europe

Where history, culture and city fun meet fantastic skiing. Enjoy a cultural escape to Innsbruck and ski nine nearby areas.
Discover Innsbruck in Tirol
The Flexenbahn in Zürs am Arlberg is not to be missed © Lech Zürs Tourismus GmbH / Kirstin ToedtlingThe Flexenbahn in Zürs am Arlberg is not to be missed © Lech Zürs Tourismus GmbH / Kirstin Toedtling
Vorarlberg

The Peak of Winter Fun

In the heart of Austria’s largest linked ski area, world-famous for smooth pistes, cool freeriding,
sublime dining and lodgings.
Discover Lech Zürs am Arlberg
a perfect ski day in the Zillertal © Zillertal Tourismus / Simon Hausbergera perfect ski day in the Zillertal © Zillertal Tourismus / Simon Hausberger
Tirol

A Natural Winter Paradise

Surrounded by sparkly three-thousanders, the wide, sunny Zillertal provides an authentic welcome in the heart of the Alps.

Discover Zillertal
Snow-covered winter landscape with a breathtaking view at Lake Zell © Faistauer Photography / Nikolaus Faistauer (Faistauer Photography)Snow-covered winter landscape with a breathtaking view at Lake Zell © Faistauer Photography / Nikolaus Faistauer (Faistauer Photography)
SalzburgerLand

Glittering Mountains, Lovely Lake

Your winter getaway in Zell am See-Kaprun mixes glacier, lake and snowy mountains with an action-packed choice of activities.
Discover Zell am See-Kaprun
Family skiing in the Brandnertal © Bergbahnen Brandnertal / Michael MarteFamily skiing in the Brandnertal © Bergbahnen Brandnertal / Michael Marte
Vorarlberg

Unforgettable Family Winter Holiday

On slopes and trails, dog sleds by day to sledge safaris by night, Brandnertal is the perfect choice for active families.
Discover Brandnertal
270 kilometres of pistes at Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn © Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn270 kilometres of pistes at Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn © Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn
SalzburgerLand & Tirol

Lovely and Linked

Join the fun at the Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn, found both on and off-piste plus cosy huts galore.
Discover the Skicircus
Skier takes a steep slope in Berwang © Tiroler Zugspitz ArenaSkier takes a steep slope in Berwang © Tiroler Zugspitz Arena
Tirol

Tirol’s hidden gem

The laid-back outdoor life of Tiroler Zugspitz Arena is a favourite of families and friends alike.

Discover Tiroler Zugspitz Arena
Freerider enjoys a ride on an untouched slope © TVB St. Johann in TirolFreerider enjoys a ride on an untouched slope © TVB St. Johann in Tirol
Tirol

Skiing Is Only the Beginning

The winter wonderland of St. Johann in Tirol enchants with snowshoe hikes, sleigh rides and fine regional food.

Discover St. Johann in Tirol
Top of the Mountain Concerts on the "Idalp" in Ischgl © Tourismusverband Paznaun-Ischgl / no  nameTop of the Mountain Concerts on the "Idalp" in Ischgl © Tourismusverband Paznaun-Ischgl / no name
Tirol

Lifestyle Metropolis in the Alps

Relax if you can. For top-class skiing and world-beating nightlife, it’s Ischgl every time.

Discover Ischgl in Tirol
Farmhouse in Alpbachtal © Alpbachtal Seenland Tourismus / Berndhard BergerFarmhouse in Alpbachtal © Alpbachtal Seenland Tourismus / Berndhard Berger
Tirol

Alpine Charm in a Cosy Traditional Setting

Experience true Tirolean hospitality in Ski Juwel Alpbachtal Wildschönau, one of Tirol’s largest ski areas.

Discover Ski Juwel in Tirol
View from Hopfgarten Wilder Kaiser © SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser - BrixentalView from Hopfgarten Wilder Kaiser © SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser - Brixental
Tirol

Family Skiing at Its Best

One of Austria’s most modern ski areas, SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser-Brixental, makes a perfect family resort.

Discover SkiWelt in Tirol

Hotel Favourite

Winter Tales from Locals

This winter, Austria puts its hosts and hostesses in the spotlight, because who could present a desination better to you than its natives? Discover their best kept secrets and most beloved places in our video series.
  • Local Ski Instructor, Manu Schöpf from the Ötztal © Ötztal Tourismus Local Ski Instructor, Manu Schöpf from the Ötztal © Ötztal Tourismus

    Manu Schöpf, Ski Instructor: Ötztal in Tirol

    02:10
  • Marcel Weld, Sauna Master © Bad Kleinkirchheim Tourismus Marcel Weld, Sauna Master © Bad Kleinkirchheim Tourismus

    Marcel Weld, Sauna Master: Carinthia

    02:01
  • Dominik Walser, journalist from Ischgl © TVB Paznaun - Ischgl Dominik Walser, journalist from Ischgl © TVB Paznaun - Ischgl

    Dominik Walser, Journalist: Ischgl in Tirol

    01:50
  • Marco Seitner Owner of Alpinschule Lermoos © Tiroler Zugspitz Arena Marco Seitner Owner of Alpinschule Lermoos © Tiroler Zugspitz Arena

    Marco Seitner, Alpine School Owner: Tiroler Zugspitz Arena

    01:59
  • Daniela Pfefferkorn Manager of Hotel Goldener Berg in Lech © Lech Zürs Tourismus GmbH Daniela Pfefferkorn Manager of Hotel Goldener Berg in Lech © Lech Zürs Tourismus GmbH

    Daniela Pfefferkorn, Hotel Manager: Lech Zürs/Arlberg

    02:09
  • Janine Guggelberger, Tourism Marketing Assistant and Ski Enthusiast © SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser - Brixental Janine Guggelberger, Tourism Marketing Assistant and Ski Enthusiast © SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser - Brixental

    Janine Guggelberger, Tourism Professional: SkiWelt in Tirol

    01:41
  • Markus Kofler Ski Instructor and Mountain Safety Expert © Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn Markus Kofler Ski Instructor and Mountain Safety Expert © Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn

    Markus Kofler, Ski Instructor: Skicircus

    01:39
  • Johann Schneider, a ski instructor in the skiresort Ski Juwel © Ski Juwel Alpbachtal Wildschönau Johann Schneider, a ski instructor in the skiresort Ski Juwel © Ski Juwel Alpbachtal Wildschönau

    Johann Schneider, Ski Instructor: Ski Juwel

    01:17
  • Gigi Rüf, Local pro-snowboarder © TVB Bregenzerwald Gigi Rüf, Local pro-snowboarder © TVB Bregenzerwald

    Gigi Rüf, Pro-Snowboarded: Bregenzerwald

    02:22
  • Michael Freyman Owner of SPURart, a ski manufacturer © Innsbruck Tourismus Michael Freyman Owner of SPURart, a ski manufacturer © Innsbruck Tourismus

    Michael Freyman, Ski Manufacturer: Innsbruck

    02:03
  • Margit Widauer, owner of the cheese diary Wilder Kaser © TVB St. Johann in Tirol Margit Widauer, owner of the cheese diary Wilder Kaser © TVB St. Johann in Tirol

    Margit Widauer, Cheese Maker: St. Johann in Tirol

    02:22
  • Matthias Leitner Owner and manager of the Hotel Active by Leitners in Kaprun © Zell am See Matthias Leitner Owner and manager of the Hotel Active by Leitners in Kaprun © Zell am See

    Matthias Leitner, Hotel Owner: Zell am See-Kaprun

    02:26

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