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Austria
Ski Holidays

It may sound cliché, but Austria really does tick all of the ski holiday boxes.

From the beginner-friendly nursery slopes of Alpbach to the near-vertical faces of St Anton, skiers of all abilities will revel in this high-altitude snowy wonderland.

Why choose to go skiing in Austria?

  • Heaps of resorts for all abilities
  • Ample snow-sure glacier skiing on offer
  • World-renowned après-ski
With lofty peaks and glaciers galore, there's normally plenty of great snow all season when it comes to an Austria ski holiday. Mess around on snow tubes with the kids, dance on tables with a cold beer in hand, or have your choice of swanky restaurants if savouring fine food is more your thing.
From the beginner-friendly slopes of Zell am See, to the near-vertical faces of St Anton, skiers of all abilities will revel in this picturesque wonderland. For a big ski experience, hit up Mayrhofen and its huge troves of terrain - it’s arguably one of the best places to ski in Austria. Or head to Kitzbuhel, another firm favourite and be enchanted with the warmth of its traditional charm.
Already ticked off the most popular Austria ski resorts? Then read on, because we have plenty more gems to choose from...
KEY INFORMATION
Good to Know
Currency
Euro
Language
German
Travel Time (APPROX)
2 hours
Gatwick
Timezone
GMT+2

Family skiing in Austria

Some of Austria’s best ski resorts for families are the vast slopes of the Ski Juwel region. Here you'll find Wildschönau, with heaps of gentle runs and ski schools, it's perfect for a fun-filled family ski holiday to Austria.
Skiing in Austria with teenagers is made easy, when you leave them to hang out in the snow park overlooking the lakeside ski resort of Zell am See. While the world's longest toboggan run in neighbouring Wildkogel will put a smile on the face of small and big kids alike.
If you are heading out early in the season for Christmas, or late in the season for Easter, then Obergurgl is perfect. It's one of the most snow-sure resorts in Austria, with plenty of quiet, family-friendly slopes.
Brother and sister skiing together down ski slope

Group skiing in Austria

If you and your mates are looking for group ski holidays in Austria with a fun party vibe, look no further than Saalbach or Mayrhofen. These Austrian ski resorts pack plenty of cruisy pistes for beginner and intermediate skiers, and deep off-piste powder and snowpark obstacles galore for those more advanced.
For more experienced groups who like to let their hair down, St Anton is a no brainer. Aside from the legendary apres, it’s also in Austria's largest linked ski area, the Arlberg, which packs 303km of pistes.
If ski miles is what it's all about, then Zell am See is also ideal for group skiing in Austria. From here, you can access one of the largest ski regions in Austria, the Saalbach-Hinterglemm Skicircus.

Austria ski holidays
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Most popular ski resorts in Austria

Here are just some of our top ski resorts. To find the perfect one for you, speak to one of our specialists.
Mayrhofen ski resort
Mayrhofen
Mayrhofen is a traditional Austrian village with some of the liveliest apres-ski in Austria. The piste is reached by gondola and offers diverse and challenging skiing and boarding. There is also an easy bus link to the Hintertux Glacier skiing.
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Zell am See ski resort
Zell am See
Zell am See is a picturesque, lively village with a car-free centre overlooking Lake Zell and the vast mountain scenery. The ski area is split in two; Zell am See - Kaprun, and although not connected by piste, the resort offers a free shuttle bus service connecting them.
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Saalbach ski resort
Saalbach
Saalbach is known for its lively atmosphere and Austrian charm. The skiing is great for all abilities and an excellent lift system connects Saalbach, Hinterglemm, Leogang and Fieberbrunn (skicircus), making it one of Austria's largest ski areas.
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St Johann in Tirol ski resort
St Johann in Tirol
With easy slopes for beginners, fun parks for freestylers, and a cozy atmosphere, St Johann in Tirol is perfect for families and beginners looking to carve their first turns. There's plenty to explore beyond the slopes too, with charming onion-domed churches, museums, and beautifully fresco-painted buildings.
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Kitzbuhel ski resort
Kitzbuhel
Kitzbühel is a renowned Austrian resort known for its picturesque appeal, luxury hotels, and the iconic Hahnenkamm downhill race, which transforms the town into a lively party hub. With 230km of slopes, including the famous Streif, and two terrain parks, it offers diverse skiing opportunities.
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