Austrian ski holidays
Austria is the second most popular ski country for Britons, largely due to its excellent and varied resorts to suit all types of skiing abilities. Austria’s traditional and beautiful resorts are certainly a pulling factor for thousands of people. But the world-class quality of skiing coupled with a dynamic après-ski makes Austria a beloved place to ski and the reason why many Britons return year on year. Our ski deals to Austria include flights, transfers and accommodation including many catered chalets in Austria.
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Popular ski resorts in Austria
Ski areas in Austria
Austrian ski resorts are generally not as high as French resorts, so if you are looking for an early or late-season holiday it would be best to check out the resort’s snow reports and history before booking. However, this is potentially the only low-point, as Austrian ski holidays never fail to impress. Whether it is because of the spectacular scenery and traditional Austrian charm or the energetic après-ski, there really is something for everyone.
The Arlberg Ski Circus is the most well-known and largest ski area in Austria. It links St. Anton, St. Christoph, Lech and Zurs, whilst providing excellent skiing and legendary après-ski. The Zell am See - Kaprun, incorporating Kaprun and Zell am See has excellent snow-sure skiing, especially runs on the Kitzsteinhorn Glacier and also boasts beautiful towns. These resorts are particularly good for families and beginners. Other areas include the Zillertal Arena, which combines Mayrhofen, Hintertux and Zell am Ziller, whilst the Ski Welt Area links Soll, Scheffau and Ellmau.
Snow conditions in Austria
During the main season, conditions are great for all types of skiers. High ski areas that get the best of the snow include Sölden, St Anton, Lech, Hintertux, Kaprun and Obergurgl. However lower ski resorts at the start and end of the season are at risk of a lack of snow. It is recommended to check weather forecasts if booking in these periods of the season.
Apres-ski in Austria
Without a doubt, Austria has the best après-ski in the world. Mooserwirt and Krazy Kanguruh in St Anton are notoriously known as the party central of the universe. If you’ve never experienced après in Austria, expect to see dancing on tables in your ski boots, shots served by the metre and beers sold in steins. Be prepared for a challenging ski back to your hotel or chalet afterwards!
Even in the small Austrian villages you will find good après-ski bars with a friendly, unique atmosphere. To discover the best après, visit St Anton, Ischgl and Mayrhofen. Read more about where to go in our après-ski guide.
Accommodation in Austria
We have a wide selection of different ski accommodation to suit all group sizes including friends, families and couples. If you prefer a more relaxed, informal atmosphere on your ski holiday, ski chalets are a very popular option. We have a wide range of ski chalets in Austria in all the major resorts. Hotels in Austria range from 5 star celebrity favourites; to small traditional Tyrolean styles to British run chalet hotels.
To search for hotels, apartments and chalets, use our ski holiday search and enter the appropriate data into the search bar.
Transfer times to resorts in Austria
Approximate transfer times to the resorts from airports such as Innsbruck and Salzburg are listed in the ‘Your Holiday’ details on each property page.
Lift passes for Austrian resorts
Lift passes in Austria are usually slightly cheaper than in France. You can compare different prices in resorts. You can pre-book your ski pass with your holiday booking, or you can get it on your ski rep on the transfer or when you arrive in your resort.