Top Three Ski Resorts in Austria

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With more than 400 beautiful ski resorts, Austria is undoubtedly one of the top destinations for winter vacations. The country is home to many picturesque villages surrounded by stunning nature where you can stay and start your winter holiday. Whether you are looking for a family-friendly resort, best places for après-skiing or snowboarding Austria has it all.

Although prices for accommodation and ski tickets have risen the past couple of years, Austria is still famous among international skiers. Even with that visiting Austria will still cost you less than the French or Swiss Alps, and you will be pleased with their warm hospitality and high service standards. Most of the ski resorts are close and easily reachable from Innsbruck, Salzburg, or Munich international airports by train or taxi.

 

The Biggest of the Three Ski Resorts Saalbach-Hinterglemm

Saalbach-Hinterglemm

Saalbach-Hinterglemm

With 280 kilometres of ski slopes, Saalbach is one of the largest ski resorts in Austria. It is a winter haven for people of all ages and especially for families. It doesn’t matter if you are a beginner or an expert, this stunning place has got you covered. Aside from skiing or snowboarding, you can also choose other activities like tobogganing, sleigh rides and snow tubing!

Even though it is more family-oriented, you can still enjoy it because there are many bars and clubs where you can party until the sun comes up. The resort is near Salzburg, and it’s only an hour and a half drive from Salzburg Airport. You can get there by airport shuttle and private airport transfer. Check the price for a private airport transfer from Salzburg Airport to Saalbach-Hinterglemm.

 

The Most Challenging St. Anton am Arlberg

St. Anton am Arlberg

St. Anton am Arlberg

If you are an experienced skier looking for the most challenging runs in the Alps, Austria’s Arlberg, St. Anton is the place to be. It is a place for experienced skiers, but there is also 290 kilometres of terrain for intermediate skiers. There are also many other winter activities available, like hiking and climbing. Although known as one of the best ski resorts in Austria, you will be surprised by the centre of the village which is just one main street that consists of old hotels and inns, sports and coffee shops.

The nearest airports to St. Anton am Arlberg are in Innsbruck (96km / 1 hour 15 minutes), Friedrichshafen (130km / 1 hour 30 minutes), Zurich (195km / 2 hours) and Munich (300km / 3 hours). Once you land, you can get to the resort by bus, train or to hire a private airport transfer. Check the price for a private airport transfer from Zurich to St. Anton, Innsbruck to St. Anton and Munich to St. Anton.

 

The Family-Friendly Kitzbühel

Kitzbühel

Kitzbühel

While St. Anton may be the top choice resort for expert skiers, Kitzbühel is the first option for everyone else. Kitzbühel is another family-friendly resort with more than 30 ski routes and hundreds of kilometres of cross-country trails. It is one of the most charming ski resorts and the ideal place for free-riders. The resort has 102 km of smooth, 62 km of medium and 18 km of challenging slopes, many luxury hotels but also more budget-friendly inns.

If you are visiting the resort in late January, you can witness the Hahnenkamm race, which is an annual World Cup Alpine Ski Race and is known as the world’s most dangerous downhill ski race. Kitzbühel is open from late October to 1st May. The nearest airports to Kitzbühel are in Salzburg (74km / 1 hour 10 minutes), Innsbruck (97km / 1 hour 15 minutes) and Munich (174km / 1 hour 50 minutes). Check the price for a private airport transfer from Salzburg Airport to Kitzbühel and Innsbruck to Kitzbühel.

Soll: Perfect Destination For a Family Ski Holiday

Sol resort ski transfer

If you are looking for a family ski resort, then Soll would be an excellent choice for spending your family ski holiday. Soll is considered to be the main gateway to Austria’s SkiWelt region, which is the largest ski area in Austria connected by ski lifts. This region is comprised of several villages: Soll, Brixen im Thale, Hopfgarten, Ellmau, Going, Itter, Kelchsau, Scheffau and Westendorf.

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Fugen: The rising ski destination in Tyrol, Austria

Overview of the ski area

Fugen is a small, but classy, ski resort in Tyrol in the Austrian Alps and one of the first settlements in Ziller valley. This resort is rounded by massive mountain regions that provide Fugen with 39 ski pistes at all levels of difficulty. There are 177 different ski lifts and ski schools for beginners and children. The two main ski areas are Spieljoch and Hochfügen.

Fugen is becoming more and more popular ski destination because of its fast developing. One of the new attractions this period is the new thermal wellness bath where you can have fun and relax at the same time. It is suitable for everyone and it can re-charge the empty batteries by skiing or snowboarding.

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Saalbach Hinterglemm: Winter fun and skiing to suit all tastes

Saalbach Hinterglemm ski resort

Just less than two hours drive from Salzburg airport, Saalbach Hinterglemm is one of the most popular ski destinations in the last years. It is located in the Pinzgau region, east-west oriented with Zell Am See being the nearest large city, at around 30 minutes trip time. Despite having an average population of approximately 3000 residents during the year, this number increases significantly during the winter and summer season.

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Seefeld: A perfect family holiday paradise on the Alps

Panoramic view of Seefeld, Austria

Seefeld is one of the leading family ski resorts in Austria and among the best cross-country skiing destinations in the world. Located about 20 km from Innsbruck, part of Olympia Region Seefeld ski area, with 27km of downhill skiing, (19 individual pistes, served by 23 ski lifts).

Two Olympic Games and Nordic Ski World Championships made the Olympiaregion Seefeld well-known all over the world.

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Ischgl: Top winter destination for skiing and party

Ischgl ski resort panoramic view at night

Ischgl, once a farming village, is one of Austria’s top ski resorts, located below one of Austria’s greatest and highest ski areas, and in the most snow reliable western corner of Tyrol – the Paznaun Valley. The main ski resort is located between 2,000 m and 2,872 m altitude and has one of the longest winter seasons in Austria, starting from the end of November until early May, offering great enjoyment for skiers and snowboarders of all ages and skills and breathtaking scenery.

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