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Most popular ski regions

Austria's mountain resorts offer activities for the skier and non-skier alike. Regions like the Arlberg, Kitzbuehel, Innsbruck & Stubai Glacier & the Montafon ski region offer not only great outdoor activities but also great culinary delights

The Arlberg region

Lech, Zuers, St. Anton. The Arlberg region is not only the birthplace of modern Alpine skiing, but also a most popular playground for Europe's Royal families. Located 4,278 – 9,223 feet (1,300 m - 2,811 m) above sea level the Arlberg is serviced by 85 ski lifts, 161 miles / 259 km of downhill terrain, 124 miles / 200 km of deep snow and glacier skiing. It has all the right ingredients for winter fun in the Austrian Alps punctuated by variety, historic charm and world class amenities.

Enjoy the many Ski bars, tennis and squash, ice-skating, alpine curling, tobogganing and horse-drawn sleigh rides. The cuisine is as dazzling and varied as the terrain.

Nearest airports:

  • Innsbruck: 62 miles / 100 km
  • Zurich: 124 miles / 200 km
  • Munich, 130 miles / 209 km

Scheduled bus service between Zurich airport and Arlberg on Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays.

Kitzbuehel

A perfect Tirolean town and the worlds most famous ski race "Hahnenkammrennen" define this center of Alpine Skiing.
This jewel of a town has a decades-long tradition and an international reputation that has helped define winter sports and the entire ski industry. There is probably no winter sport, which cannot be practiced in Kitzbühel. The ski area is an eldorado with ninety-nine miles (160 kilometers) of manicured pistes, a top-notch funpark for snowboarders, deep-snow slopes, and mountains perfect for ski tours. The town is famous not only for sports but also for its hospitality. Enjoy Kitzbühel's excellent hotels, culinary delights, après-ski excitement, and its nightlife!

Kitzbühel - A Name Full of Magic 
Get enchanted by the Kitzbühel-Reith-Aurach region at the foot of the world-famous Hahnenkamm. Traditions paired with a cosmopolitan atmosphere create the distinctive Kitzbühel flair. 100 miles / 160 km of pistes, 60 lifts, a snowboarder's paradise, carving areas, over 31 miles / 50 km of artificially prepared runs, a spectacular selection of bars, restaurants, and shops, as well as a casino.

Innsbruck & the Stubai Glacier

Innsbruck has earned the reputation of being THE winter sports capital. The city works hard to maintain and improve its twin character as a top-class ski area as well as a sophisticated urban center. Innsbruck, with its striking location at the foot of the Alps offers guests a tempting choice of great skiing and snowboarding in six different areas.

Longing for the ultimate winter sports destination? The Stubai Glacier is your answer. Enjoy more than 50 kilometers of ski runs for intensive downhill skiing, carving and boarding or test your endurance on 2.8 miles / 4.5 km of cross-country tracks. Have fun exploring the Stubai Glacier located at an altitude from 5,741 to 10.500 ft. (1,750 m - 3,200 m) above sea level.

Montafon

The Montafon valley is about 25 miles / 40 km long and includes 11 villages located at altitudes of 1,969 - 4,757 ft. (600 - 1,450 m) and ringed by majestic peaks of 3,312 meters, or over 10,000 ft.

There are villages with a casual, sporty atmosphere and a varied program of leisure activities, cozy localities suitable for families, as well as quiet Alpine villages perfect for relaxing.

Schruns, Gaschurn, Gargellen in the Vorarlberg provice are most easily reached via Zuerich as they are closest to our Swiss neighbors. Winter turns this Alpine valley into one big skiing paradise. 66 mountain railways and ski lifts, around 122 miles / 196 km of marked, manicured downhill runs, ski tours on the sparkling white Silvretta glaciers, 62 miles / 100 km of cross-country trails, 119 miles / 191 km of winter hiking trails, artificial and natural toboggan runs and ten skiing schools.

Seefeld Olympiaregion

Seefeld is situated in the largest nature reserve in Austria at an altitude of 3,937 ft (1.200 m), only a 25 minutes train ride from the capital of Tirol - Innsbruck. The charming village is a winter paradise for skiers (beginners and intermediate) and moreover for cross-country skiers and it is famous for nice winter walks and unforgettable tours on a horse-drawn carriage.
In 1964 and 1976 Seefeld was the host for the Nordic events of the Winter Olympic Games. In 1985 the Nordic Skiing World Championships were held here and in 1999 the Cross-Country Skiing World Cup. You will therefore be skiing on trails where the ski greats battled for every hundredth of a second!
 

Sölden-Ötztal Ski Arena

Skiing in the Ötztal Arena starts at 4,593 ft. (1,400 m) above sea level and goes right up to 10,660 ft. (3,249 m). The “Golden Gate to the Glacier”, the ski link to the region’s glacier skiing area, opens up nearly 93 miles / 150km of ski pistes, with a panorama of 9,840 ft / 3,000 m peaks as a backdrop wherever you look. The FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup and the FIS Snowboard World Cup - being the first of a great number of glacier events and highlights - celebrate the season's opening in mid October.
 

Silvretta Ski and Fun Sports Arena, Ischgl

The Silvretta Ski and Fun Sports Arena has established itself as a mecca for skiers and snowboarders alike. With the skiing areas in Ischgl and Samnaun (Swiss customs territory) linked up, a region has emerged in which winter sports pleasures are almost literally unlimited. The main skiing area lies at altitudes between 6,562 ft - 9,423 ft. (2,000 and 2,872 m), so that skiing is possible on the northern slopes from late November right through until early May.
Ischgl is a veritable metropolis of après-ski enjoyment, renowned especially for its end-of-season celebrations. The concerts on the Idalpe, 7,546 ft (2,300 m) above sea level, have starred performers like Tina Turner, Rod Stewart, Jon Bon Jovi and Kylie Minogue.
 

Zillertal - skiing all year round at the Hintertuxer Glacier

398 miles / 640 km of pistes, ranging from 1,805 ft - 10,603 ft. (550 m - 3,250 m) above sea level and 110 mountain huts, as well as 169 cable cars and ski lifts - this is skiing in the Valley of Ziller. Experience the night skiing on floodlit slopes and ski fun on 365 days of the year on the Hintertuxer Glacier.
 

Gasteinertal-Großarltal Skiing Region

From the pistes to the thermal spas: the Gastein Valley truly pampers its winter visitors. The charm of this traditional spa resort combined with its hospitality and good service give it a special flair. The spa and vitality centre in Bad Hofgastein or the Felsenbad in Bad Gastein are the ideal places to relax in 91.4°F / 33°C warm thermal water. Its great location and altitude as well as the extensive snow facilities give this region especially reliable snow conditions.
 

Obertauern Skiing Region

The resort of Obertauern, at an altitude of 5,708 ft / 1,740 m, boasts some of the most reliable snow conditions in Austria. There’s excellent skiing here from late November right through to early May. An Olympic centre and high-altitude training site offer everything that winter sports guests could possibly be looking for.
 

Salzburg Ski Amadé

Austria’s largest association with a total of 25 skiing resorts, phenomenal 534 miles / 860 km of pistes and 270 lifts is situated just 37 miles / 60 km from the Mozart and festival city of Salzburg. 155 miles / 250 km of well groomed slopes of all proficiency levels and altitudes, seemingly endless tobogganing trails and prepared winter walking paths, romantic horse-drawn carriage rides and uplifting ballooning rides are proof that winter in Salzburg has no limits.
 

Ski Circus Saalbach Hinterglemm

"Long slopes and short nights" might be the motto of this ski arena, its outstanding qualities have made it the highly successful venue of the Alpine Skiing World Championships. There are ski runs for every level of proficiency, including the World Cup downhill run and the World Championship runs.
 

Zell am See/Kaprun European Sports Region

The Zell am See – Kaprun Skiing Region has an international flair. Skiing continues all year round at the Kitzsteinhorn glacier skiing area. Attractions include more than 124 miles / 200 km of cross-country skiing trails, over 62 miles / 100 km of winter walking paths, the full range of snowboarding, ice-skating, ice surfing and tobogganing facilities and apres ski at its finest – all in all, a supreme winter sports region!
New in Zell am See: the Tauern Spa - the new spa and vitality centre.
 

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