5 Best Ski Resorts in Austria

by Tanya August 30, 2022

Austria is famous for a lot of things. From cute alpine villages, classical music, and mountains.

Austria is one of the most beautiful European countries to visit in winter. It’s a great ski destination with some amazing resorts located around the country.

Whether you’re into downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, ski touring, or snowboarding – there are some amazing resorts located around the country that are budget-friendlier than in Switzerland or France.

Below are the 5 most picturesque ski resorts in Austria:

1. Kitzbuhel

Kitzbuhel is probably the most famous in Austria and for a good reason. It’s a gorgeous classy, old-world village town.

This destination is located in the Alps between Salzburg and Innsbruck and it’s considered one of the most romantic and lovely cities in Austria.

Needless to say that this city is also a skier’s dream, because of the wide ski pistes and the zones.

Check out Erna Low for your accommodation. You can pick anything from apartments, chalets, and lodges.

A chalet is a type of house or cottage made of wood with a heavy and gently sloping roof. Such homes are very common in Europe’s Alpine region. Living in a chalet is the most authentic way to experience your ski holiday.

2. St. Anton am Arlberg

Austria is St. Anton am Arlberg is probably one of the world’s top resorts for professional and serious skiers.

In St. Anton am Arlberg you can find some of the most challenging pistes in the Alps, for example “The White Thrill”.

The village is car-free and full of shops, restaurants, and cafes.

St Anton is a historic place – one of the very first cable cars in the Alps was installed here, and in the 1920s, the concept of group ski lessons was first tried in St Anton.

So it’s a great spot for the whole family, whether you’re into skiing or not.

The photo is illustrative.

3. Lech-Zürs am Arlberg

Lech-Zurs am Arlberg is a village located near St. Anton by the Flexenbahn cableway.

It’s the first choice for celebrities and royalty who are looking for a winter vacation.

Zurs resorts are considered the most deluxe in the whole of Austria.

The pistes of this destination are incredible and are ideal for every level of skiing.

4. Mayrhofen

Mayrhofen is loved by snowboarders and skiers. This picture-postcard resort is perfect for confident skiers with lines for every level, from complete beginners to seasoned pros.

There are plenty of pistes for all levels and skills at reasonable prices.

Also, the whole place is absolutely beautiful and it can be the best destination for your winter holidays.

5. Söll

Söll is a traditional Austrian family-friendly ski village. It’s the liveliest village in SkiWelt ski area, also loved by British travellers of all levels.

Popular with beginners,  it also works for intermediates.

There’s lots to do for the whole family – from ice skating to visiting the aqua-leisure centre, and night-skiing run.

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