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.

Fantastic skiing, pretty alpine villages and arguably the world’s best apres-ski.

Lofty peaks and glaciers mean there's plenty of good snow all season. And if you want to avoid the crowds, you can ski as early as September and as late as May in some parts of the Austrian Alps. And when the ski legs get tired, mess around on snow tubes with the kids, dance on tables with a cold beer in hand, or savour fine Austrian food in swanky restaurants. Style out your Austria ski holiday any way you want.
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Our favourite 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.
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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Mayrhofen ski resort
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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Saalbach-Hinterglemm ski resort
Saalbach and Hinterglemm are separate villages which, together, make up the popular resort of Saalbach-Hinterglemm. Saalbach in particular 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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