Renowned for its picturesque landscapes, classical music, art museums, big mountains, traditional villages and extraordinary cuisine, Austria has always been beloved ski destination for British skiers and snowboarders. With its many skiing regions and large glaciers with excellent snow fall throughout the winter seasons, the country brings in vast amounts of snowsports enthusiasts each season, all wanting a taste of the Austrian Alps. The beautiful ski villages make skiing holidays a second home to Brits. Here are the best ski resorts for luxury skiing in Austria:
The beautiful alpine village of Lech sits at an altitude of 1,444mm and the ski area rises above 2,500 to guarantee fantastic snowfall throughout the season. Making up one part of the Arlberg ski region, Lech is a popular skiing destination and home to many Olympic ski medallists.
For families and large groups looking for the ultimate luxury holiday in Lech, stay the Chalet Uberhaus. The onsite spa is fitted with a hot tub and sauna room which is perfect for a spot of relaxation after a day on the slopes. The chalet sits right on the edge of the piste giving ski in-ski out access so you can easily be first on the slopes. With stunning views of the magnificent snow peaks, Chalet Uberhaus is an excellent choice for a stay in this world class resort.
Located just above town with its own private lift from the centre of the village, Hotel Berghof has brilliant, unique views of the town and beautiful surroundings. The hotel has a private spa, sauna rooms and gym facilities. The luxury hotel also has its own cafe; restaurant and bar areas meaning après-ski can be spend in the comfort of your own hotel.
The Hotel Arlberg prides itself in fine cuisine, comfort and luxury as well as being perfectly located in the heart of the village and with ski in – ski out access. Guests are granted free access to the indoor pool, steam rooms, sauna and gym facilities. The piano bar room is perfect for those laid back evenings to sit and enjoy gentle music.
St Anton is a lively and attractive town buzzing with winter sports enthusiast from all over the world. The resort has a mix of traditional charm, modern elegance, fun and relaxation all in one place. Sat high up in the Austrian Alps makes it one of the most snow-sure resorts in the country with excellent conditions throughout the season.
St. Anton is bustling with luxury properties and one favourite is the centrally located Hotel Raffl's. Guests receive a warm welcome and a five star experience from this couple run holiday stay. St. Antonerhof is great for families with small children as the nanny service and playrooms allows parents to take time and enjoy the many features of this fantastic hotel.
Not far from the Nasserein lift station is Chalet Soline with stunning, picturesque views from the comfort of your own sitting room. This chalet truly gives a magical experience with its open plan living area, alpine décor and large windows for admiring the view. Enjoy the views of the snowy peaks whilst sat next to an open fire with a glass of wine at the end of your ski day.
Reaching over to the borders of Switzerland, enjoy the large ski area with guaranteed snow throughout the season. The picturesque village together with the excellent ski area makes Ischgl a skier’s paradise! Originally a small farming village with only locals residing there over the years it has grown to become one of the most popular skiing resorts in Austria.
For elegance right in the heart of town and close access to the slopes, the state-of-the-art Hotel Madlein is a spectacular hotel with a strong focus on good food and wine.
Brigitte Hotel has been furnished to traditional Austria standards and modern styling giving it a unique feel for its guests. The onsite leisure areas are free to guests with steam rooms and saunas for relaxation after a long day carving the slopes. With fine dining and bars located inside the hotel guests can enjoy top cuisine served with fine wine and friendly service.
The medieval town of Kitzbuhel has been named one of the sportier resorts in the Austrian region. The main square is car free which mean guests can walk around the beautiful cobbled streets whilst taking in the village charm and exploring the with boutiques and local markets.
One of the town's main attractions in the very gothic looking St.Catherine's Church which was built around 1360. The stunning structure has been attracting visitors since it was constructed and has been perfectly preserved for generations and now is classed as being one of the town’s most iconic attractions. The resort is also famous for its celebrity guest, large casino and excellent lift infrastructure – including many heated seat chairlift across the resort!
With charming snowy backdrops and panoramic views of the town and surrounding mountains Schloss Lebenberg offers a truly unique view of this fine Austrian resort. Originally a castle, the hotel is fitted with large spacious rooms which are furnished with antiques and local features. The rooftop terrace is one of the main attractions and there are also pool, sun terrace, sauna, steam room and gym for guests to enjoy.