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5 of the best places to ski in Austria


Whether you are a complete novice or a seasoned skier, a ski holiday in the winter offers good times to be had.

And Austria? well, there’s far worse places to go!

panorama-2192454_640Austrian ski resorts are renowned to be first-class, chalets are said to be comfortable, hotels friendly, hosts fantastic and countryside, beautiful.

While it has to be said that all the resorts in Austria are enjoyable to stay at, here are 5 of the best ski resorts in Austria.

Ischgl

Ischgl is a popular ski resort with the rich and famous and, most definitely, has an heir of glamour attached to it.

Most of the hotels are family-owned and, as a result, couldn’t be much more popular!

If you’re familiar with French resorts, you might take understanding in the fact that skiers sometimes refer to the resort as the “Austrian Courchevel”.

Beginners, intermediates and experts are catered for here and it is therefore understandable that a number of people take a trip here each year for an annual ski holiday.

St Anton

On and off the slopes, St Anton has a huge amount to offer. The skiing here is phenomenal, being due in part to the heavy snowfall in The Arlberg area. Intermediates will be in their element on piste, while experts will enjoy venturing off-piste.

Beginners may prefer skiing elsewhere in Lech, particularly those that are less confident in their ski boots.

The nightlife in St Anton is great too! Not only does the fun continue throughout the night, there is a choice of bars and restaurants within the traditional village.

Because the resort is so popular, expect a small amount of queues and fairly busy slopes.

Kitzbuhel

Kitzbuhel is well-known as a popular ski racing resort, however, it is also a fantastic ski resort for those who simply enjoy a leisurely annual ski holiday.

It is a fairly traffic-free medieval town and features cobbled streets. It has to be one of the prettiest towns in Austria!

Lech

Lech is the perfect resort for beginners and attracts high-end clientele.

The great thing about Lech is the fact that it has reliable snowfall and a long season.

Most of the accommodation here is hotels and chalet hotels, and many visitors to the area are taken by the heated ski-lifts!

Mayrhofen

The skiing in Mayrhofen is suitable for beginners, intermediates and experts, which means that it most certainly appeals to a variety of visitors!

There is 740km of pisted runs at Mayrhofen, as well as more off-piste runs. The resort bus is extremely efficient which means that getting about is easy too.

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Austrian ski resorts

While the above Austrian resorts are fantastic, there are of course other resorts in Austria too!

Alternatives resorts in Austria may be slightly quieter than those listed above if the busier resorts don’t quite hit the spot.