Skiing and snowboarding holidays in Austria are about so much more than simply going downhill. It is Austria that completes the all-round winter holiday experience with traditional alpine village resorts, lively après-ski and a great choice of ski and snowboard resorts catering for all levels from beginner to expert. Add to this short airport transfers, a friendly welcome, great value and that unique Austrian ‘Gemuetlichkeit’ and it is easy to see why Austria is so popular.
Furthermore, more snow falls in Austria at a lower altitude than in the Western Alps and, with all resorts investing in snow-making, good skiing and snowboarding can be enjoyed in Austria through until Easter. Altitude isn’t everything!
We offer a wide choice of Austrian ski resorts and below you’ll find a snapshot and taster of each. Click on the main image or link for further resort details including resort fact-files, snow reports, piste maps and hotel information.
Best forSki Weekends Beginners Intermediates Freeride Families Snow-sure Short Transfer Outstanding value
Small yet perfectly formed, Fieberbrunn is Tirol’s best kept secret and boasts the best snow record in the Kitzbüheler Alps. Fieberbrunn is our second home, our most popular resort and is ideal for short ski breaks, ski weekends and families. There is great skiing locally and in the Schneewinkel area (170 kilometres of piste) with further mileage available on the Kitzbuheler Alps All-Star lift pass. Off-piste, there is some fantastic freeride terrain and Fieberbrunn is a regular and popular stop for the Pros on the Freeride World Tour. Enjoy it now before the secret gets out!View Full resort Info
Best forBeginnersIntermediates Ski Weekends Families Short Transfer Groups Great value
Part of the Schneewinkel area (170 kilometres of piste including Fieberbrunn and Waidring), the popular resort of St Johann in Tirol is located between the Kitzbüheler Horn and the impressive Wilder Kaiser mountains. The resort has a good après-ski scene and is a great choice for beginners, intermediates and mixed ability groups. With Salzburg Airport one hour away and Innsbruck just a little over one hour, St Johann is an excellent choice for a short ski break or ski weekend. Its location is also ideal for exploring a number of other nearby ski areas: Kitzbühel, Söll, Ellmau are all within 15 minutes and are covered on the larger Kitzbuheler Alpen All-Star pass.View Full resort Info
Best forIntermediates Advanced Apres-ski Nightlife Short Transfer Spa Hotels Premium & Luxury Ski Weekends
Kitzbühel is a unique, atmospheric town steeped in skiing history and host to the annual, world-famous Hahnenkamm World Cup downhill race. Colourful medieval buildings, archways and cobbled streets full of character and stylish shops make up the pedestrianised resort centre which has an international and vibrant feel and a lively après-ski scene. 160 kilometres of piste are on offer in the Kitzbuhel area with challenging skiing and snowboarding for all levels. There is also a connection from the Kitzbuhel ski area to the Ski Welt offering a further 250 kilometres of piste.View Full resort Info
Best forIntermediates Advanced Apres-ski Short transfer Great value
Kirchberg is Kitzbühel’s sister resort located just 6 kilometres from Kitzbuhel and offers access to the same ski area as Kitzbuhel (160 km piste), excellent après-ski and all-round better value than Kitzbuhel. There is an excellent choice of quality hotels and there are three modern lifts from Kirchberg which access the Kitzbuhel ski area plus a connection from Kirchberg into the Ski Welt area via Westendorf.View Full resort Info
Best forIntermediates Advanced Apres-ski Nightlife Large ski Area (200km)
Saalbach and the neighbouring resort village of Hinterglemm lie at the centre of the vast ‘Saalbach Ski Circus’ offering fantastic skiing and snowboarding on over 200 kilometres of well-groomed piste. Après-ski at the bottom of the slopes in the middle of Saalbach is very lively and there are some excellent mountain huts and restaurants. The area is best suited to intermediate skiers and snowboarders who will relish skiing the circuit in both directions (our favourite is clockwise). Saalbach’s resort centre is compact and traffic free and the majority of its hotels are located here within easy walking distance of the lifts, bars, restaurants, cafés and shops.
Off the beaten track, the resort of Leogang offers back-door access to the same ski area.View Full resort Info
Best forIntermediatesAprès-skiSnow-sureGlacier resortGlacier resortParty resort
Sölden is one of Austria’s larger resorts popular for many years with European skiers and snowboarders and only recently gaining popularity with British holidaymakers. With the après ski as big as the skiing, Sölden also offers snow-sure slopes, glacier skiing and high altitude skiing over 3,000 metres. There are over 150 kilometres of piste in Sölden and more in the Oetz valley: The ski area is ideal for strong intermediates and the resort vies with St Anton and Ischgl for the ‘Party hotspot of the Alps’ title. If the après-ski and nightlife and are as big an ingredient in your holiday mix as the skiing, then Sölden should be on your list.
Best forIntermediates Snow-sure / Glacier resort Short transferTraditional villageWeekendsGreat value
The Stubai Valley lies high above Innsbruck and offers four ski areas of which the Stubai Glacier is the main attraction. Stubai is Austria's largest glacier ski area offering over 100 kilometres of snow-sure slopes which are open from October to June and the area is best suited to beginners and intermediates with some terrain for experts. Hotels and accommodation are spread throughout the valley with most guests opting to stay in centrally located Neustift. The transfer time from Innsbruck Airport to Neustift is just 30 minutes so, if a short transfer time and guaranteed snow are high on your agenda, look no further!
Best forIntermediates Advanced Apres-ski Nightlife Large Ski Area Off-piste Snow-sureHigh altitude
With 260 kilometres of piste including Lech, Zürs, Stuben and St Christoph and huge off-piste possibilities, it is easy to see why many rate St Anton as one of the world's premier resorts. Add to this some of the most pulsating après-ski in Europe, a great snow record and a traditional Austrian village with a wealth of bars and restaurants and you have a truly world class ski and snowboard destination. Holiday packages are at a premium and the resort is best suited to advanced riders and night owls. Please note that availability for ski weekends and short stays in St Anton is very limited.View Full resort Info
The Austrian ski resorts featured here are not exhaustive of what we offer.
If you are looking for a particular ski resort or hotel in Austria, we can conduct a search through our tailor-made and travel agency departments. Simply contact us with your requirements.