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Ski in Austria – Best places to Ski

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Austria is located in Central Europe and is a country with breathtaking landscapes: from the Alps, with hills covered by vineyards and ending with the lakes. Cities also have a special charm, the grandiose Vienna and Salzburg, cultural centers, the tiny mountain villages. Austria is famous for its culture, music, art, and for the many possibilities it offers tourists who want to practice their favorite sports: skiing, rafting, paragliding etc. To all this adds the excellent cuisine and fine wines. It is the perfect destination for both holidays or business meetings. Austria’s climate is temperate – continental with long, cold winters and rarely rains.

Wide and perfectly prepared slopes, modern lifts, Apres Ski bars, are just some of the dozens of reasons why Austria is the destination of their choice for skiers.

Do not forget areas such as Ötztal Gasteinertal, that is where snow and thermal baths are guaranteed. For hose who haven’t yet experienced the feeling of a hot bath after a long day of skiing, has lost one of the most relaxing and soothing feelings. The wellness centers that you can find around Austria’s ski destinations, offer a variety of types of saunas, steam baths, relaxation rooms and massages.

The most popular and best places where you can ski are:

Arlberg

This is one of the Brits favorite destination (since 1928). Arlberg has a specific mix of traditional and modern buildings and it is recommended for young people, eager for fun and active holiday. The region offers opportunities for extensive and varied ski (1350-2650 m altitude). It is a resort with many attractive offers such as: snow slides, sleigh rides, skating, bowling, outdoor and indoor heated pools, tennis, billiard, cinema and many more. There are also numerous trails for advanced skiers and experts, the resort is not recommended for beginners because there are no easy and non-crowded slopes.

Ischgl

Ischgl Silvretta Ski and Funsport is one of the most spectacular and more “fashionable” ski resorts in Austria. Tracks are very well groomed and snow is present until late spring. Countless opportunities for relaxation and fun await visitors. Resort Kappl, is 5 km away from Ischgl where you can ski at 2700 m altitude on 40 km of slopes that offer satisfaction to all categories of skiers. Kappl is also well-known for the facilities offered to families with children. Children can spend their time and have fun in free kindergartens of the resort.

SÖLDEN

SÖlden resort is situated at the bottom of the Ötztal valley. It is a famous for its sports center, located at an altitude of 1377 – 3255 m, where both professionals and beginners can enjoy the wide slopes and permanent snow. Apres ski parties and active night life, Solden resort turns into a meeting place for people all around the world.
SEEFELD – Twice the host of the Winter Olympics, Seefeld is a beautiful town, situated on a sunny plateau in Tyrol, near Innsbruck. It is an international resort, with separate slopes, for beginners and intermediates. It has an excellent network of stores, bars and cafes, a superb sports center, offering many other possibilities for spending apres ski time.

INNSBRUCK

Innsbruck is the capital of Tyrol and has earned an international reputation when hosted the Winter Olympics in 1964 and 1976. The Olympic Resort is a true Eldorado for winter sports lovers. For those who seek cultural activities combined with sports, they are recommended in visiting one of the most beautiful cities in Europe: Innsbruck! Including visiting the Palace, the Imperial Garden and churches from around the area, as well as the Innsbruck Alpine Zoo.

Stubaital

The Stubaital is one of the most beautiful valleys in Tyrol. It may be given anytime as an example regarding its high-quality services, impressive peaks (over 3000 m), slopes down the glacier broad, offering the unique chance to ski 365 days a year. The capital of Tyrol, Innsbruck is just 15 minutes away!

Zillertal

In Zillertal, the tourist is under heavy trials by having to choose between the multitude of trails that are available for him. Ski resorts are lined up and waiting for their guests. With over 500 km of perfectly neat tracks, this region is the most wanted in the Austrian Alps. However, it kept its Austrian village specificity. The most famous resort is Hintertux, where you can ski all year. Zillertal Arena offers 3000 routes, so well linked, that the skier can be able to try as many of them.

Kitzbuhel

Kitzbuhel is the list of the top ten resorts in Austria, because of its varied après-ski programs that they offer, and because of its impressive infrastructure: hundreds of miles of slopes, 2 lakes, 30 tennis courts, 4 tennis giant golf. Kitz, as it is called by tourists, has a Tyrolean flair that successfully combines the traditional with the modern. It is the meeting place of personalities from the world of sport, culture and Showbusiness.
Kitzbuhel isn’t only visited by winter, but by summer too, thousands of visitors come for the many events such as Road Mountain Climbing Championships, Art Shows or Dog Shows.

St. Johann in Tirol

This region is distinguished by well-preserved traditions and you can truly feel the real taste of Austria. Bright snow-covered tracks, on a stretch of 60 km waiting to be rided until end of April. The resort is ideal for snowboarding because of the excellent quality of snow.

Villach

Villach, Carinthia region is located in the center. It is the best location for exploring the whole Lake District. The real joy is found in skating on natural lake, snowboarding and skiing. Villach is a stylish resort with excellent opportunities for shopping and sightseeing: The old city center is Hauptplatz – central square connected by a bridge over the Drau to the north of the city and is located in the south Pfarrkirche – parish church.

Bad Kleinkirchheim

Bad Kleinkirchheim resort is located in the heart of the Austrian Alps. Due to the excellent ski slopes, thermal baths and aqua-parks, it has become one of the most popular resorts in Austria. The resort is characterized by long slopes and facilities of modern lifts, skiers and snowboarders being lifted between 1350-2000 m. Here we find the longest slopes of Carinthia. Franz Klammer the new downhill slope, inaugurated in December 03, was designed so that all classes can be organized by the World Cup competition. With an inclination of 70% and a length of 3150 m, it has become one of the most famous and demanding downhill tracks in Europe. After a full day of skiing or snowboarding, guests can relax in the Aquapark of Bad Kleinkirchheim, or thermal baths in St. Kathrein.

Mölltal

From Flattach, by ski-buss, Mölltal can be reached within a few minutes. 48 km of tracks waiting for both beginners and advanced skiers and snowboarders. Particularly spectacular is the descent of 7 km from Schareck to valley resort “Express Mölltal”, where skiers are carried in just 8 minutes from the Mölltal glacier region in the middle of the Hohe Tauern National Park, reaching an altitude of 3122 m. In Mallnitz, you can have moments of relaxation after a long day of skiing, visiting Baile Tauern in the range of resort, a research trip where you can take part in many interactive experiences in the center’s laboratories.

Zell am See and Kaprun

Zell am See and Kaprun Resorts are places that offer rewards for any type of skier, whether beginner or advanced. Zell am See, is a very cozy town located on the spectacular lake with the same name. The resort is the meeting every year tourists from all over Europe in all seasons. Kaprun, 7 km from Zell am See, also offers comfort and relaxation. Ski possibilities are suitable for all categories of sport lovers. It has great slopes for professionals, beginner and even children skiers. After a long day of skiing, you cannot get bored in this region, it is famous for its many restaurants, bars, clubs and for relaxing baths located in Kaprun area.

TAL Gasteiner

It is known both as a ski resort and as a wellness resort, because of the thermal bath with healing properties. It is known since the Middle Ages. Ski trails offer satisfaction to all skiers. Fanatic skiers that can’t get enough of the an entire winter season, can visit the Haute volleyball, which is 10 km from Bad Gastein and where can find snow until late April (2686 m altitude).

SALZBURG AREA (SalzburgerLand)

Salzburger Sportwelt (Flachau, Wagrain) is a skiing paradise with a huge stretch that meet all requirements. Skiers will find a wide range of slope tracks for beginners, intermediate and advanced and also specially designed for families. We get to meet the typical atmosphere of Austrian villages region, and the modern state, where life is restless. With the free ski-buss, by “Null Rate” train or by car, tourists can discover every beauty of this region.

Dachstein West (Lammertal)

Located only at 30 km from Salzburg, is a ski area surprises us with its breathtaking panoramas. An atmosphere of winter, a permanent holiday in the heart of nature, welcomes every tourist that arrives here. The tracks are very well designed, and satisfies all types of people: novice, advanced and families. The resort provides entertainment services for children that can also spend a great time!

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