Ski Resorts In Austria

Why choose a ski resort in Austria?

Austria’s tourism depends on skiers and snowboarders, as there are no beaches! Back in the 1980’s pretty much every skier from the UK would have chosen to ski in Austria for their skiing holiday. However the allure of the high snow sure ski resorts of France pushed Austria back to a respectable second favourite with the British skier. With that said, our bookings to Austria are growing, a few years ago only about 18% of clients chose to ski in Austria, right now its 29%. Read more........

Austrian ski resorts have charmThe draw for skiers choosing Austria are several, fast modern lift systems, excellent snow making even to the lower villages that typify Austrian ski resorts. Value for money, typically everything is cheaper than in the high popular French ski resorts, ski passes, food and drink can be up to 20% cheaper in Austria. Perhaps the major choice is the stunning scenery of Austrian skiing that tips the balance for devotees of Austrian skiing.

Painted hotels in Austrian ski resortsAustrian ski resorts tend to be at a lower level than in France, these mountain villages are real towns and villages, all year round, not just in the winter. You won’t find a high rise building anywhere, what you get are hand painted buildings with cute onion domed churches and attractive wooded mountains. Another key factor is the Après ski, which to many skiers is an important part of any skiing holiday.

Austrian après ski starts when the ski lifts are still running, as soon as the last lunch tables are cleared the music is turned up, and bars on the home runs set up DJ and live bands.

Transfer times between the airports and ski resorts tend to be an hour or so shorter than most French skiing holiday transfers, which is great news for families. We fly to several airports in Austria and Germany but the majority of charter flights used by tour operators fly to Innsbruck or Salzburg.

Ski Line have excellent contacts within the Austrian hotels and are experts at putting together short breaks using the budget airlines and private taxi transfers. Speak to us to find out more.

Popular ski resorts in Austria

One ski resort in Austria accounts for nearly 40% of our ski holiday bookings to Austria, St Anton! There is no doubt St Anton is a cracking ski resort but other ski resorts are good too. Obergurgl for example is the new kid on the block, it’s one of Austria’s highest ski resorts at 1930m and with its glacier it’s one of the most snow sure ski resorts anywhere in the Alps. We have a couple of ski chalets here now too, which are proving to be very popular.

Mayrhofen is attracting a younger crowd, great night life and wonderful skiing on 134km of local pistes in the wider area of the Ziller valley the choice is 489km although this isn’t linked by lifts and requires a car.

New ski lift between the Austrian ski resorts of Hitterglemm and Fieberbrunn makes it the biggest ski area in AustriaFor intermediate skiers ski resorts such as Saalbach and Hinterglemm now with super-fast ski lifts and a new gondola and ski piste linking between Hitterglemm and Fieberbrunn to make Austria’s largest linked ski area we know is going to grow in popularity.

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Alpbach

The ski resort of Alpbach in Austria is a very pretty resort. A long favourite resort in...

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Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 2

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Axamer Lizum

The ski resort of Axamer Lizum is a good all round convenient resort for families and is...

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Beginner: 3

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 3

Snowboarder: 3

Bad Gastein

The ski resort of Bad Gastein is near the top of the Gastein Valley. Once an old...

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Beginner: 2

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 4

Snowboarder: 3

Bad Kleinkirchheim

Bad Kleinkirchheim is a wonderful option for intermediate skiers. Located in SE Austria close to the Italian...

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Beginner: 3

Intermediate: 5

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Snowboarder: 3

Brand & Burserberg

Brand and Burserberg are two delightful villages in Brand valley in the Vorarlberg region of Austria. The...

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Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 3

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Snowboarder: 3

Brixen

Brixen in Thale (794 m) is one of the oldest settlements in Tyrol and is dotted by...

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Beginner: 3

Intermediate: 2

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Snowboarder: 3

Ellmau

The ski resort of Ellmau is a friendly and pretty resort which is situated at the North...

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Beginner: 5

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 3

Snowboarder: 3

Filzmoos

The small ski resort of Filzmoos lies in Austria’s Sportwelt Amade ski area. It sits at 1055m...

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Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

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Snowboarder: 4

Finkenberg

The ski resort of Finkenberg is a quiet and pretty village in the Tux valley. This delightful...

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Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 4

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Snowboarder: 3

Flachau

The connection of the ski areas Flachau, Wagrain, St. Johann/Alpendorf, Zauchensee, Flachauwinkl, Kleinarl, Radstadt, Altenmarkt, Filzmoos and...

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Fugen

One of the resorts in the Austrian ski area of Zillertal Superski is Fügen, a pretty ski...

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Galtur

The ski resort of Galtür is a quiet village, described as one of Austria best kept secret’s,...

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Beginner: 3

Intermediate: 3

Advanced: 2

Snowboarder: 3

Gerlos

Gerlos is a village at 1300m offering access to the heart of the huge Zillertal Arena (free...

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Beginner: 3

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 2

Snowboarder: 3

Hinterglemm & Fieberbrunn

The three ski resort of Hinterglemm, Fieberbrunn and Saalbach have at last installed the new lift that...

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Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 4

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Snowboarder: 4

Hippach

The holiday resort Hippach is situated in the heart of the Ziller Valley mountain region. In addition...

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Hochgurgl

The ski resort of Hochgurgl is situated just above Untergurgl and Obergurgl. This village is tucked away...

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Beginner: 5

Intermediate: 4

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Snowboarder: 4

Igls

Igls (pronounced Eagles) is a small ski resort just 5km from Innsbruck and is the closest of...

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Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 3

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Snowboarder: 2

Ischgl

The ski resort of Ischgl had been one of Austria’s best keep secrets from the UK ski...

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Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 5

Snowboarder: 5

Kappl

Kappl is approximately 15 minutes via bus from Ischgl. The village and the slopes are well equipped...

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Beginner: 5

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 2

Snowboarder: 2

Kaprun

Snowboarding Resort - Kuprin Ski Resort

The ski resort of Kaprun is situated at the bottom of the Kitzsteinhorn Glacier so you will...

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Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 4

Snowboarder: 5

Katschberg

Katschberg is a small Austrian ski resort set in a beautiful landscape of pine clad slopes and...

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Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 3

Advanced: 2

Snowboarder: 3

Kirchberg

The ski resort of Kirchberg is a lively village in the Austrian Alps. You can get to...

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Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 4

Snowboarder: 4

Kitzbuhel

Kitzbuhel is a big name in the world of ski, thanks mainly to the famous Hahnenkamm downhill...

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Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 4

Snowboarder: 4

Kuhtai

The ski resort of Kühtai is a well kept secret in Austria, this high altitude resort can...

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Lech

Ritzy and glitzy Lech is popular with the wealthy from across Europe and particularly from Germany but...

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Maria Alm

The Austrian ski resort of Maria Alm is located at one end of the little known Hochkönig...

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Mayrhofen

The ski resort of Mayrhofen has long since been a popular ski resort. It is quite a...

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Intermediate: 5

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Snowboarder: 5

Neustift

Neustift is situated approximately 25km from Innsbruck in the Stubai Valley. The extensive all year skiing area...

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Niederau

The ski resort of Niederau is a small village in Wildschonau. This stunning tree lined mountain is...

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Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 2

Advanced: 1

Snowboarder: 2

Oberau

The ski resort of Oberau is the smallest of the 3 main villages in this Wildshonau Valley....

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Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 2

Snowboarder: 3

Obergurgl

Early booking is strongly advised if you intend to visit Obergurgl as its many loyal visitors often...

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Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 3

Advanced: 2

Snowboarder: 2

Obertauern

The ski resort of Obertauern is Austria’s only purpose built resort. The high altitude offers great snow...

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Beginner: 3

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 3

Snowboarder: 4

Saalbach

The ski resort of Sallbach is a traditional Austrian village with beautiful views. The village centre compact...

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Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

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Snowboarder: 4

Scheffau

Scheffau is known as one of the most attractive little ski resorts within the Ski Welt villages....

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Beginner: 5

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Seefeld

Seefeld is a classic winter sports holiday type of resort, built in a Tirolean style with a...

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Beginner: 5

Intermediate: 3

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Snowboarder: 1

Solden

The ski resort of Solden, in Austria, is known as the golden gate to the glacier. This...

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Beginner: 3

Intermediate: 4

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Snowboarder: 4

Soll

The ski resort of Söll has been a favourite for some time now with the UK skiers....

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Beginner: 2

Intermediate: 4

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St Anton

St Anton is probably the most popular ski resort in Austria and it’s easy to see why....

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Beginner: 2

Intermediate: 5

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St Christoph

Eight kilometres up the road from St Anton, the pretty village of St Christoph is no more...

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Beginner: 4

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St Johann

The ski resort of St Johann in the Tirol (pronounced St Yohan) is located in the Schneewinkel...

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Wagrain

The village Wagrain Wagrain is a popular destination for visitors, in part due to its good accessibility....

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Westendorf

The ski resort of Westendof is a pretty village in the Brixen Valley. Situted 15km from Kitzbuhel...

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Beginner: 5

Intermediate: 5

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Snowboarder: 4

Zell am See

Zell am See is a traditional Austrian mountain village but set on a lake which adds to...

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Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 3

Snowboarder: 4

Zell am Ziller

Zell am Ziller ski resort in Austria

Zell am Ziller is a small, pretty picturesque town in the heart of the Zillertal Valley arena...

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Beginner: 2

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 3

Snowboarder: 4

Zurs

Zürs is one of the best loved winter sports resorts in the world. Boasting a vast high...

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Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 4

Snowboarder: 4