A first-class ski holiday in Austria

Skiing is without a doubt one of the most popular sports in Austria, the ski resorts here attract tourists from all over the world. Experience the country's ski culture with our wonderful holiday homes for winter sports in Austria! Read more

Ski resorts in Austria

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City Resort altitude Total ski lifts Slope length Night skiing
Ischgl 1400 - 2990 m 40 152 km  152 km  View
Brixen im Thale 2400 - 2400 m 69 128 km  128 km  View
Hinterglemm 2000 - 2000 m 55 95 km  95 km  View
Kitzbuhel 800 - 2000 m 53 77 km  77 km  View
Mayrhofen 700 - 900 m 57 40 km  66 km  30 km View

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Skiing is without a doubt one of the most popular sports in Austria, the ski resorts here attract tourists from all over the world. Experience the country's ski culture with our wonderful holiday homes for winter sports in Austria!

The Austrian Alps are spectacular, and the ski areas on them are very well organized, with all sorts of transportation and interconnected valleys. Snowboarders will be right at home in Austria too, and the skiing season is pretty much sure to last between November and April.

Nowadays skiing is no longer just skiing, so expect to have a winter sports holiday in Austria with exciting nightlife options, parties and fun activities, child-friendly environments and very welcoming people.

Where to go skiing in Austria?

Austria is the cradle of Alpine skiing, offering a fantastic value for the money in its more than 420 resorts with modern facilities and ski lifts.

Choose your "place to be and ski" this winter in the beautiful ski areas:
- Vorarlberg, suitable for the serious skiers, with more steep and challenging slopes
- Eastern Tyrol, where you find the best apres-ski parties, and great slopes for all level skiers
- Salzburg, a varied region for skiing, suitable also for families, with various wellness facilities
- Carinthia and Styria, which are real family-friendly areas. The ski regions are gentle and suitable for beginners and intermediates.

The most popular winter sports resorts in Austria are:

🎿 Sölden

Sölden is one of the largest, liveliest and most popular ski resorts in the country. It has ski-season opening festivals and World Cup races each October and November. It offers:

  • 35 pistes, 33 ski lifts
  • 16 km of cross country paths
  • an airport within two hours drive
  • the Euro Test Centre with latest designs equipment available for rental to test
  • gondolas on three mountains with a viewing platform at the top
  • glacier skiing
  • ski touring opportunities
  • three ski schools
  • great for on and off the slopes snowboarding
  • two terrain parks above Giggijoch
  • some of the liveliest après ski in the Alps
  • an illuminated five kilometer toboggan run
  • sleigh rides, night skiing, choreographed piste shows

The skiing season in Sölden lasts here typically between mid September and early May.

🎿 Kaprun

Kaprun is part of the Europa Sport Region ski area, and it shares a ski area with Zell am See. It offers its guests:

  • 49 pistes, 25 ski lifts
  • 20 km of cross country pistes
  • excellent pistes for all level skiers
  • toboggan runs care illuminated for night sledging
  • two Airports within two hours drive
  • three ski areas connected by free ski bus service
  • the 3 km Höhen Loipe for cross country skiing
  • a six kilometre illuminated cross country track
  • snowboarding on the Kitzsteinhorn glacier
  • snow parks, natural pipes and 'boarder friendly access
  • active nightlife
  • bowling, toboggan run, sleigh ride, swimming, skating

The ski season in Kaprun usually lasts between mid September and mid May.

🎿 Kappl

Kappl is a pretty hillside village, very suitable for families, offering its guests:

  • 13 pistes, 9 ski lifts
  • 7 km of cross country pistes
  • perfect pistes for all level skiers
  • three Airports within two hours drive
  • a ski bus link to Ischgl and Galtur
  • great snowboarding terrain
  • pistes above 2500 m
  • bars, restaurants, great apres-ski

The ski season in Kappl lasts between mid December and late April.

🎿 Mayrhofen

Mayrhofen is one of Austria's top resorts and it has the ambiance and architectural integrity of a traditional Tyrolean village, offering its visitors:

  • 52 pistes, 57 ski lifts
  • 30 km of cross country pistes
  • pistes that are excellent for all level skiers
  • three Airports within two hours drive
  • free bus to Pass holders
  • four ski schools suitable for foreigners too
  • snow park
  • a lively apres-ski scene with many bars, restaurants, clubs

The skiing season in Mayrhofen lasts here typically between the end of November and the end of April.

🎿 Flachau

Flachau is part of one of Austria's largest ski areas. It offers thus fantastic skiing and:

  • 55 pistes, 100 ski lifts
  • 160 km of cross country pistes
  • five Airports within two hours drive
  • great pistes for intermediates, snowboarders, good ones for beginners, experts
  • ski schools suitable for foreigners
  • snowboard school, a fun park and half pipe
  • a cozy and relaxed atmosphere
  • several bars and discos

The ski season in Flachau usually lasts between early December and mid April.

🎿 Zell am See

Zell am See is a small town on the shores of Lake Zell. It has a wide range of shops, restaurants, off-slope activity options. It also offers its tourists:

  • 32 pistes, 28 ski lifts
  • 58 km cross country pistes
  • two airports within two hours drive
  • Kaprun's glacier skiing
  • pistes that are suitable for all level skiers
  • a 10 km cross country track on frozen Lake Zell
  • a Fun Park with half pipe at Glocknerwiese
  • a top destination for snowboarders with the Europa Sport Region
  • a lively night life
  • bowling, toboggan run, night skiing, cinema, swimming, skating

The ski season in Zell am See usually lasts between late November and late April.

🎿 Ellmau

Ellmau is a key resort in the Ski Welt, one of Austria's largest inter-connected ski areas, and it offers:

  • 41 pistes, 20 ski lifts
  • three Airports within two hours drive
  • excellent pistes for all level skiers
  • wide open and gentle nursery slopes at village level
  • three ski schools
  • the villages of Going and Scheffau nearby
  • terrain parks
  • cafés, pubs and bars
  • sleigh rides, a toboggan run, skating, swimming, bowling or billiards
  • weekly Tyrolean theme evenings

The ski season in Ellmau usually lasts between mid December and early April.

🎿 Ischgl

Ischgl offers great night life and high-quality intermediate pistes among others:

  • 52 pistes, 42 ski lifts
  • 74 km of cross country pistes
  • three Airports within two hours drive
  • pistes that are suitable for all level skiers
  • the largest ski area in the Eastern Alps
  • a snow sure learners' plateau
  • ski school
  • a 'boarders paradise, half pipe
  • a carving slope
  • a fun park
  • swimming, tobogganing, bowling
  • fantastic apres-ski, bars and restaurants

The ski season in Ischgl usually lasts between late November and early May.

🎿 Bad Gastein

Bad Gastein is a historic and rather grand spa resort, with more sophisticated après ski, and world renowned skiing that includes many delightful wooded trails. It offers:

  • 25 pistes, 16 ski lifts
  • 90 km of cross country pistes
  • great pistes for all level skiers
  • two Airports within two hours drive
  • a second ski area
  • great snowboarders terrain
  • theatre, concerts, public reading room and ballroom dancing
  • bars, restaurants and night-spots, a Casino

The ski season in Bad Gastein usually lasts between late December and mid April.

Spend Christmas in a top ski destination

Whether you're looking for a Merry Christmas with parties, or one with fun activities for children, a glamorous one or a traditional one, a Christmas ski holiday in Austria will not disappoint you.

- Ischgl offers great night life and snow-sure pistes, perfect for intermediates especially
- Obergurgl is a small, traditional village with great ski schools, ideal for families
- Westendorf is ideal for beginners, with a unique and authentic Christmas atmosphere
- Innsbruck has a wonderful Christmas market and in nearby Igls you can shop and go sightseeing
- Alpbach, a resorts they say is ideal for lovers, with a stunning mountain scenery and beautiful traditional bars and restaurants

Choose your ideal Christmas ski resort in Austria and surprise your loved ones this year with a very Merry Christmas.

Greet the New Year in Austria

A New Year's Eve among Austria's friendly locals, with an unforgettable party or a nice festive dinner and atmosphere will be something special for sure.

Enjoy a wonderful firework display in Kitzbühel's village centre, some of the Danube Waltz in Ischgl, the quiet family-friendly slopes in Obergurgl, the night-life, parties and glacier skiing of Mayrhofen, the family-oriented Zell am See with sensational views, glacier skiing, beautiful Lake Zell.

Choose the best deals for a New Year's holiday home in Austria in plenty of time and get the best value for the money too. Challenge winter's fun moments with a memorable vacation this year!

Winter sports in Austria with children

A winter sports holiday with children requires patience, a well-organized trip and stay, and of course, appropriate facilities. That is if you intend to have fun as well.

In Austria you have plenty of family-oriented ski resorts to choose from:

They offer fantastic facilities for children and adults alike:

  • separate areas for the little ones
  • magic carpets, children's lifts, obstacle courses
  • ski schools and ski kindergartens
  • babysitting services
  • child-friendly access to the lifts
  • toboggan runs, playgrounds, tubing runs
  • children's menus in restaurants
  • mascots, entertainment, shows for the little ones
  • family ski passes, discounts for children

A wonderful family skiing holiday awaits for you in Austria, and it's one that really allows you to enjoy the snowy slopes as well. Don't wait any longer! Surprise your little ones and your entire family this year with a great new winter wonderland adventure!

Relax and enjoy a wellness ski holiday

Relaxation can have a different meaning for everyone: it can though include a warm swimming pool, a sauna, a massage after a day spent skiing and exploring the slopes.

Choose a winter sports holiday home with a swimming pool in Austria, or one with a thermal pool, even a sauna, and enjoy some well-deserved relaxation in the evening.

There are ski resorts in Austria that offer great wellness centers too, such as Arlberg, Zell am Ziller, Saalbach, Turracher Hohe, Obertrauns, St. Johann, Gerlos, Langenfeld, and many others in regions such as Carinthia, Salzburg, etc.

Enjoy a well-deserved pampering after a day on the slopes and rejuvenate your body and soul for a new day on your Austrian winter wonderland.

Austrian-style parties with great apres-ski

Austria is world-renowned for knowing how to throw some great parties. The apres-ski in Austria is like a world in its own. Youngsters and not only will very much appreciate the many bars, clubs, restaurants and dancing places, especially after a few shots of Schnapps and Jäger – Austrian.

The best apres-ski resorts in Austria are:

  • Mayrhofen – with events such as Snowbombing week involving concerts and parties, the Altitude Comedy Festival, and others. You'll find great beer at Scotland Yard, the Bruck n’ Stadl on the slopes has live music and local brews. The White Lounge and Igloo bar is a village of ice and snow where you can relax on deckchairs and enjoy a drink with a postcard view of the peaks of the Zillertal
  • Zell am See – you can start at Sportstuberl where you will find local specialties in a tavern. In the evening, dance on tables at Crazy Daisy with live music. Taste the Jagertree, another local specialty, at Greens during the night.
  • Ischgl – with its legendary Opening Week Festival. There are numerous bars and pubs, and you can start your “happy Schnapps exploration” at Niko’s Hexenkuche next to the Silvretta cable car. Check out the Trofana Alm for some cool tunes, and end your night at Golden Eagle pub or Pacha nightclub.
  • Sölden – also called the “Ibiza of the slopes”, hosts mountain huts like the Kuckuck, and bars such as Schirmbar. There are week-long drink fests here, shots like Spiegelei, and 12 clubs to choose from too. If you want something a bit quieter, the Grizzly bar is a good option.

There are of course numerous other options for fantastic apres-ski resorts, such as Soll, Kitzbuhel, Saalbach and others.

Austria is a world-renowned ski destination, and a top choice for many tourists. Check out our best offers for winter sports holiday homes in Austria and choose the location that is right for you.

Hurry! The offers are limited and this is a very popular destination, so book your accommodation in plenty of time to make sure you get to enjoy your winter break in the exact place you want.

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