Ski Resorts

The European Alps cover most of Austria, so it’s really no surprise that this country is one of Europe’s top ski destinations. Unlike some other European countries, Austrian ski villages are chocolate-box traditional and pretty, centring round an onion-domed church rather than a coach park. It also has a reputation for having high standard accommodation that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg.

The slopes in Austria tend to be well laid out, with excellent mountain facilities, modern lift systems and pistes that don’t tend to get too clogged with skiers (except for peak season when the whole of Europe goes skiing). Many resorts have pretty, tree-lined slopes, even if they aren’t all that long. Boarders have been widely accepted for a while now and there is quite a ‘scene’ going on here.

Choose from a wide selection of Austrian ski resorts below, each with it’s own character and style

SkiWelt / Ellmau

One of Austria’s largest connected ski areas, incorporating 9 villages including Ellmau, Soell, Hopfgarten and Westendorf.

St. Anton am Arlberg

A modern ski resort that has retained its traditional appeal but also home to some of the wildest partying in the Alps!

Zell am See / Kaprun

Over 400 km of well-groomed ski pistes with just one ski ticket! This is the future of skiing in the Zell am See-Kaprun region.

Saalbach / Hinterglemm

270 kilometres of well groomed slopes and 70 modern lifts are waiting to be discovered.

Kitzbühel / Kirchberg

Kitzbuehel is a most picturesque village with a great nightlife, casino and surrounded by a vast ski region offering slopes for all needs as well as a number of other winter and indoor sport facilities.

Lech / Zuers am Arlberg

In Lech, all you see is white – and lots of it. Located above tree level, the resort sprawls out across snow-covered peaks as far as the eyes can see – and as far as the legs can ski.


Ischgl is a vibrant and pulsating town at 2,872 metres of elevation. Together with the Swiss town Samnaun it forms the Silvretta Arena making one of the biggest ski resorts in Austria.