Austrian mountain resorts have always been a very popular ski area attracting winter sports fans from all over the world. Ski resorts situated in the Austrian Alps are suitable for all levels of skiers, especially for families with children. If you are planning a ski holiday for this winter, have a look at some of most popular Austrian ski destinations we have picked for you to help you start your ski-trip.
Kitzbuehel Ski Area
Kitzbuehel is the place where you can practice almost all winter sport. Being a snowsure area, Kitzbuehel is one of the most famous ski destinations in the world – 170 km of perfectly prepared slopes, 32 km of ski trails, funpark for snowboarders, deep snow slopes, here you can find everything what matters to a skier. The region stands out with fantastic free ride possibilities and “Streif” – world-known ski-run with its Hahnenkamm downhill, a challenge every skier wants to tackle. Kitzbuehel is the most snow sure ski area in the Austrian Alps – you can enjoy the slopes and trails in average 155 days. 53 cable cars and ski lifts are taking skiers and snowboarders up to the mountain tops. Situated in the province of Tyrol, Kitzbuehel is famous for its hospitality and beautiful Alpine landscapes. Charming Kitzbuehel area welcomes you with restaurants, excellent hotels, après-ski excitement, and its fabulous nightlife!
Sölden is a perfect winter vacation spot, situated in Tyrol. It’s one of the Austrian top-class skiing terrains nestled in the Ötztal Valley between three mountains over 3000m. High-altitude, all-level friendly slopes and runs are snow sure thanks to two glaciers that make Sölden almost year-round ski destination. The resort gives access to 141 km of downhill skiing and 35 individual pistes served by 33 ski lifts. Sölden is a great place to master your snowboarding skills on and off the slopes. The border park has a half pipe, some impressive kickers, a variety of rails, a 14 m long spine, 9 m high, a 3 m wall ride, half pipe and a chill area. Sölden has a strong reputation for lively apres-ski fun and entertainment – 45 bars, restaurants, cafés and discotheques. Thanks to its advantageous location – 1 hour away from Innsbruck Airport, resort can be a perfect ski destination for ski weekends, snowboard breaks and short ski holidays.
Obergurgl is known as one of the highest ski villages in Europe, situated at the end of the Ötztal valley near the city of Innsbruck. It is the most snow-sure non-glacial Austrian ski destinations. Thanks to its mid-mountain link to neighbouring Hochgurgl, the resort is open from the mid-November until early May. The groomed ski terrain includes 110 km of pistes. You can enjoy skiing on blue, red and black runs and fabulous panorama of Austrian Alps. This is the ideal place to start your skiing career. Families with kids can often be seen on the slopes as well. The resort provides special offers for children and supervised kids programs. There are cross country ski trails and toboggan tracks that run to the village, ensuring that visitors are always active. There is great choice of dining places, ranging from expensive to budget. Taking off your skis, you can make a dive into Obergurgl’s traditional apres-ski activities and explore some late-night spots with music, dancing and good local food.