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Austria’s most beautiful ski resorts

Every year in winter, many winter sports enthusiasts are drawn to the Alps in Austria. We have listed some of the most beautiful ski resorts in Austria:

Ischgl

Ischgl
Centre of Ischgl, Image: Dreamer4787 / shutterstock

Around Ischgl , the bear is dancing in winter. There are more than 238 kilometres of downhill runs that are offered and can be used here in the area. There are several mountain railways and lifts that transport guests to the top and then of course there are the mountain concerts, which end the day with a pleasant flair. Thousands of people meet on the mountain and celebrate their very own après-ski party.

Whether you celebrate in the Paznaun Taja or the Kuhstall, there is definitely a party here.

Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis

The large Serfaus-Fiss-Ladies ski area also has over 214 kilometres of slopes to offer. Whether you are a beginner or as a family, there will be plenty of variety and fun. Even the little ones don’t fall by the wayside here and are included. There are great ski schools in the area, but even as a professional you know what to expect from the region. After the exhausting day, there is a sunset dinner or an early bird skiing party. The wide range of activities is for the whole family. The numerous lifts take guests high up into the mountains, from where the downhill skiing starts.

Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn

Saalbach Hinterglemm
Saalbach Hinterglemm, Image: Pyty / shutterstock

The region is known beyond the borders of Austria for its wide downhill skiing. If you want to explore the entire ski area, you should take part in the Skicircus Challenge. Lots of fun is guaranteed here, because you are on the longest ski circuit in the entire Alps. That’s a whopping 68 kilometres of slopes that you can cover here at once. This is a challenge, especially for the experienced ski bunnies among us. However, if that gets boring, it goes off-road. Fun and action are guaranteed, namely in the freeride parks. These are the first to be found in the Alps.

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Ski Arlberg

If you come here as a deep snow skier, Arlberg is the right place for you, because in addition to over 300 kilometres of slopes, you will also find untracked slopes here. One of the most famous events in the area is “the white ring”, where you can meet many professionals every year. Of course, there is also the popular après-ski program here, if you have been active during the day, then it’s time to party in the evening. St. Anton in particular is a big house number in the region.

Sölden

Sölden
Sölden, Image: Goran Vrhovac / shutterstock

Attention all James Bond fans. It was filmed here in Sölden , the scene of skiing in Spectre. This slope stretches over 3 three-thousand-metre mountains. In addition to the normal slopes, the ski area also has two glaciers. It is one of the most snow-sure areas in Tyrol, so you can also spend an early bird holiday here without having to worry that there will be too little snow. Ski bunnies can feel at home here on more than 150 kilometres of slopes. Whether you are a professional or a beginner, there is something for everyone. Beginners tend to stay on the slopes of the Tiefenbach glacier, because these are easy tours. This also includes the Giggijoch. The advanced skiers, on the other hand, can take the unique World Cup downhill run, down into the beautiful white valley. You just feel free.

SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser – Brixental

The ski area is family-friendly and has more than 280 kilometres of slopes to offer. This makes it one of the largest of its kind in the Alps. Despite its size, there are numerous huts and restaurants and the spaciousness is not noticeable at all. The offspring up to the age of 15 can ski here free of charge in the low season. So all you need is your parents’ passport. If you are travelling without your offspring and would like to go night skiing, you are of course welcome to do so on the 11-kilometre designated piste path, which is specially illuminated at night.

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Salzburger Sportwelt Amadé

Flachau
Image: kamilpetran / shutterstock

Not only the city of Salzburg is beautiful, but also its surrounding ski areas should be known once in winter. In the Sportwelt Amadé you will find more than 760 kilometres of slopes with 270 modern lifts. So it is guaranteed not to be boring here. Beginners get their money’s worth just like the pros here. For the pros, there are particularly tricky descents, but they are worth it, in terms of landscape and performance. One of the most popular holiday destinations is Flachau. The home of two-time Olympic champion Hermann Maier inspires with great downhill runs and then great opportunities for an après-ski party to end the day.

Gastein Valley

Another beautiful ski resort in Salzburg is the Gastein Valley. More than 200km of groomed slopes are waiting to be used by skiers and snowboarders. Enjoy the fresh mountain air – Recently, you can reach the summit without changing trains.

Schladming-Dachstein

The Schladming-Dachstein ski area is located in Styria and is a popular four-mountain ski show area. A special highlight here is the annual World Cup race, which takes place with around 40,000 skiers and popular fans. However, this is not only an invitation to watch, but also to participate. If you spend your holiday here, you have to be prepared for moderately difficult slopes. Snow is also guaranteed here. In addition, one or the other party at dusk. By the way, the Alps have the most beautiful sunsets in winter. The white nature then glows in the orange light. Also something like that, you should have taken part here in the ski area once, at least one per holiday.

Mayrhofen

The 213 kilometres of slopes are not only very popular for skiers, but also for snowboarders. The most famous downhill course is called Harakiri and has a whopping 78%. Leashes should not dare to play here yet. The Penken sports mountain also has some very challenging descents in store. The ski area is particularly suitable for advanced skiers who are looking for new challenges. You can then end the day in an igloo on the Genießerberg. This is a special feature of the ski area.