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Austria ski holidays

Skiing in Austria is all about postcard-worthy mountain villages, fun après-ski and traditional family-run hotels. The scenery is just stunning, with low (and high) rolling hills, plenty of tree-lined runs and a very modern lift system.

 

If you're looking for a classic ski holiday, Austria is definitely for you. Many ski areas are vast thanks to interlinked resorts such as the 500+km Zillertal Arena (home to Mayrhofen), the 270km Ski Circus (home to Saalbach and Hinterglemm), and the 340km Arlberg area (home to St Anton). 

Austria at a glance
  • 6 fantastic resorts
  • Picturesque villages
  • World-class ski areas
  • Unbeatable après-ski
  • Stunning scenery
  • Most slopes are tree-lined
  • Hearty & delicious cuisine

Ski and snowboard tuition in Austria is excellent too. All schools are English-speaking and cater for beginners right up to experts. Most resorts offer specialist courses such as off-piste or freestyle, ideal if you're looking to push your skills to the next level.

 

Off the slopes, you should definitely take advantage of the delicious mountain cooking and the celebrated 'Konditorei' cakes. And be sure to check out the world-renowned Austrian après-ski which follows in the lively and traditional Tirolean fashion.

Austria is good for...

Pretty much everything – not only is it a great choice for all levels of skier and snowboarder thanks to a variety of resort sizes and styles, it offers great value too.

 

For family-friendly options, check out Katschberg and Zell am See for their family orientated hotels and slopes. If you're looking for lively nightlife, St Anton or Saalbach and Hinterglemm are a must. Don't miss Bauer's Schialm in Saalbach or Goaßtall in Hinterglemm for a true taste of Austrian après!

Eating like a local...

Austrian cuisine is ideal for a ski or snowboard holiday. There's plenty of carbs for energy, veggies for the goodness and delicious cakes for the soul!

 

Specialities include Käsespätzle, a soft egg noodle and cheese, Tiroler Gröstl, a bacon, onion and potato fry-up served with a fried egg and Germknödel which is a fluffy dumpling, filled with spicy plum jam, perfect with a hot chocolate or cheeky schnapps in the afternoon. 

Austria travel info

Language: Austrian

Currency: Euros

Local time: GMT/BST+1

Flight time from UK: approx. 2 hours

Visa info: A visa is not required for UK passport holders