Austria is the key Alpine ski nation, with many hidden treasures waiting to be explored. The Arlberg ski region, including St. Anton, St. Christoph, Lech and Zürs, the jewel in its crown. Kitzbühel is located in the Tirol, with world famous events, a cosmopolitan atmosphere and a distinctive medieval town flair in addition to the 179km of accessible terrain, right on the doorstep. Other notable resorts are Ischgl & Galtür, with 304 kilometres of pistes and stylish hotels; it’s one of the most popular winter hot spots in the world and attracts international superstars to its open-air concert events. Surrounded by glorious mountain peaks and glaciers Obergurgl & Hochgurgl are guaranteed good snow conditions from November to May and new this season is totally unique Sölden with a great selection of bars, restaurants and high-altitude skiing at its best.
Skiing in Austria has always attracted Australian skiers and snowboarders, as it is one of the original alpine nations and has many ties to Australia’s own resorts. The key to snow holidays in Austria is the country’s celebrated ‘Gemütlichkeit’ culture, which attempts to make guests feel welcome, entertained and well fed, both on the slopes and after the lifts have closed. The service excellence and hospitality that you encounter all over the country is guaranteed to leave you with a warm glow even in the cold winter weather. You’ll find the typical Austrian welcome both on the slopes with genuinely friendly instructors and lively après-ski in almost every Austrian bar when the lifts have closed. Or even before they have – the partying starts early, and it’s a familiar sight at many of the resort’s mountain huts to see skiers and snowboarders dancing while still in their riding boots.
From stylish modern hotels to traditional wooden chalets we have the best accommodation options to suit your preference. More than any other Alpine country, accommodation in Austria is almost always several cuts above average. So Austria really does tick all the snow holiday boxes.