Austria offer thousands of kilometers of ski routes, spread across all ability levels from complete novice to the most ardent expert. With a tremendous tradition of pioneering ski holidays, Austria is also more than willing to embrace newer snow-bound activities such as snowboarding, snow scooters and snow bikes.
Austria makes good use of its glaciers with a number having high-profile resorts close by. Compared to France its ski areas are far more manageable, with an obvious emphasis on quality rather than quantity. The Tyrol is both the best known and the largest of the Austrian winter sports destinations, with well known resorts such as St Anton, Obergurgl, Mayrhofen, Ischgl and Kitzbühel.
The ‘Streif’ (‘Stripe’) course on Kitzbühel’s Hahnenkamm (‘Roosters Comb’) is probably the most famous, and most demanding on the FIS World Cup circuit.
At A Glance
- Very snow sure resorts
- Great for intermediate and advanced skiers/boarders
- Most resort centres are car free making them safe & more charming
- World class off piste for all levels (guides available)
- Over 50 bars, lots of nightlife and shopping in St Anton!