Austria Ski & Snowboard Resorts

Best Ski & Snowboard Resorts in Austria

For many skiers it just has to be Austria – a fabulous day of skiing in one of the many great Austrian resorts, combined with typically jolly apres ski at the end of the day, is a must.

Resorts such as St Anton, Solden and Mayrhofen are absolute Mecca’s for those whom partying hard is just as important as the skiing itself. That’s not to say there is a lack of excellent skiing resorts in Austria. Resorts such as Saalbach, Ischgl and Lech along with those mentioned earlier are world class offering gentle cruises to the more steep and deep stuff. The only downside is that many Austrian resorts are low by alpine standards and therefore snow cannot always be guaranteed. What this does mean, however, is that Austrian skiing holidays are typically cheaper than those in France and Switzerland.

Top 5 Skiing & Snowboarding Resorts in Austria

ischgl

Ischgl

Ischgl is an Austrian resort that is not only high and snow sure but offers...
Ischgl Info

mayrhofen

Mayrhofen

Mayrhofen is a popular favourite with the British mainly due to its reasonable accommodation prices...
Mayrhofen Info

kitzbuhel

Kitzbuhel

Think of Kitzbuhel and the one thing that often comes to mind is the annual...
Kitzbuhel Info

schladming

Schladming

Set over 4 mountains, Schladming is one of Austria’s most well known resorts which has...
Schladming Info

saalbach

Saalbach Hinterglemm

Saalbach-Hinterglemm is a ski area in a valley that is comprised of 2 villages (Saalbach...
Saalbach Hinterglemm Info


ischgl

Ischgl

(Resort height - 1400m - 2864m)

Ischgl is an Austrian resort that is not only high and snow sure but offers a large area of slopes to suit mainly intermediate skiers. There is also an exceptional terrain park for those who like a bit of freestyle. Beginners and experts are catered for, however there are limitations. The après ski is lively and may not be to everyone’s tastes, however as a resort Ischgl ranks right up there with the best Austria has to offer.

Great for...

Snow sure Snow sure
★★★Beginner
★★★★Intermediate
★★★★Advanced
★★★Off-Piste
Apres-ski Apres-ski
★★★★★Snowboarding
★★★★Snow Reliability
★★★★★Apres-Ski
★★★★Extent
Snowboarding Snowboarding
★★★Mountain Restaurants
★★★Scenery
★★★Village Charm
★★★Non-Skiers

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mayrhofen

Mayrhofen

(Resort height - 580m - 3250m)

Mayrhofen is a popular favourite with the British mainly due to its reasonable accommodation prices and lively après ski scene. Slopes rise to 2500m so snow is relatively sure, however what sets this ski resort apart from many other Austrian ones is its close proximity to Hintertux – which is arguably one of the world’s best glacier resorts.

Great for...

Apres-ski Apres-ski
★★★Beginner
★★★★Intermediate
★★★Advanced
★★★★Off-Piste
Non-skiers Non-skiers
★★★★Snowboarding
★★★Snow Reliability
★★★★★Apres-Ski
★★★Extent
Off-piste Off-piste
★★Mountain Restaurants
★★★Scenery
★★★Village Charm
★★★★Non-Skiers

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kitzbuhel

Kitzbuhel

(Resort height - 760m - 1995m)

Think of Kitzbuhel and the one thing that often comes to mind is the annual Hahnenkamm downhill race. Not everyone is an Olympic downhill skier so it’s fortunate that Kitzbuhel has other slopes to cater for all abilities. However Kitzbuhel’s low altitude means that snow, particularly on the lower slopes, is anything but guaranteed so keep your fingers crossed if you’ve booked early.

Great for...

Apres-ski Apres-ski
★★★Beginner
★★★★Intermediate
★★★Advanced
★★★Off-Piste
Village charm Village charm
★★★Snowboarding
★★Snow Reliability
★★★★Apres-Ski
★★★Extent
Non-skiers Non-skiers
★★★★Mountain Restaurants
★★★★Scenery
★★★★★Village Charm
★★★★Non-Skiers

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schladming

Schladming

(Resort height - 745m - 2700m)

Set over 4 mountains, Schladming is one of Austria’s most well known resorts which has attracted skiers of all abilities for many years. Despite unremarkable heights the majority of Schladming’s slopes face north and keep their snow well ensuring conditions throughout the season remain good.

Great for...

Mountain restaurants Mountain restaurants
★★★Beginner
★★★★Intermediate
★★★Advanced
★★Off-Piste
Snowboarding Snowboarding
★★★★Snowboarding
★★★Snow Reliability
★★★Apres-Ski
★★★Extent
Intermediates Intermediates
★★★★Mountain Restaurants
★★★★Scenery
★★★★Village Charm
★★★★Non-Skiers

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saalbach

Saalbach Hinterglemm

(Resort height - 1003m - 2097m)

Saalbach-Hinterglemm is a ski area in a valley that is comprised of 2 villages (Saalbach and Hinterglemm) set 4kms apart. The skiing is great for mixed abilities with ample skiing for all, and those looking for fun and jolly après – ski will not be disappointed especially in Saalbach. The only downside is that the runs are not high and snow is not always in plentiful supply.

Great for...

Apres-ski Apres-ski
★★★★Beginner
★★★★Intermediate
★★★Advanced
★★Off-Piste
Snowboarding Snowboarding
★★★★Snowboarding
★★★Snow Reliability
★★★★Apres-Ski
★★★★Extent
Extensive area Extensive area
★★★★Mountain Restaurants
★★★Scenery
★★★★Village Charm
★★★Non-Skiers

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Austria's Ski & Snowboard Resorts

ischgl

Ischgl

Ischgl is an Austrian resort that is not only high and snow sure but offers...
Ischgl Info

kitzbuhel

Kitzbuhel

Think of Kitzbuhel and the one thing that often comes to mind is the annual...
Kitzbuhel Info

mayrhofen

Mayrhofen

Mayrhofen is a popular favourite with the British mainly due to its reasonable accommodation prices...
Mayrhofen Info

obergurgl hochgurgl

Obergurgl & Hochgurgl

Set at the end of the Otz valley Obergurgl and Hochgurgl are famed for being...
Obergurgl & Hochgurgl Info

obertauern

Obertauern

Obertauern, located in the Saltzburg ski region, is a little known gem and once you’ve...
Obertauern Info

saalbach

Saalbach Hinterglemm

Saalbach-Hinterglemm is a ski area in a valley that is comprised of 2 villages (Saalbach...
Saalbach Hinterglemm Info

schladming

Schladming

Set over 4 mountains, Schladming is one of Austria’s most well known resorts which has...
Schladming Info

solden

Solden

Solden with its 2 glaciers, close proximity to Obergurgl, guaranteed snow from November and jolly...
Solden Info

st anton

St Anton

Located in the Arlberg region and sharing its lift pass with neighbouring Lech, Zurs, St...
St Anton Info

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