Austria has over 400 ski resorts, the highest concentration of ski resorts in the world – in a country about the size of Maine. Austria has the most modern lifts, juxtaposed with the most historic ski village – as the birthplace of alpine skiing. As travel bloggers, we have skied over 55 ski resorts in Austria’s Tyrol. Our top Austrian Ski Resort Reviews: Kitzbuhel , Ischgl, Arlberg – St Anton, Stuben and Lech Zurs, Serfaus Fiss Ladis and Solden.

The Austrian Alps reach elevations up to 3,000-meters, 10,000’ with the most spectacular scenery of snowcapped peaks, even glaciers. As you ski along vast slopes of modernly groomed (prepared) snow, you find authentic mountain chalets serving hearty local cuisine – Weiner Schnitzel, Rosti and Goulash soup, and the best après ski in the centuries old ski villages, and luxury alpine lodging in top ski hotels.

What we love about skiing Austria is that they spare no expense in the design, location and engineering of their Doppelmayr ski lifts and routes. Beautiful glass lined gondolas and swift cable cars are mostly modern and posh, with Wi-Fi and leather heated seats. Ischgl and The Arlberg have amazingly modern gondolas, cable cars and heated leather seat 6 and 8 passenger bubble-covered chairlifts. Top Reasons to Ski Austria

Austrian lodging is top shelf, and not as pricey as neighboring Switzerland. Charming chalets often have surprisingly sophisticated suites, alpine chic furnishing and local woodwork, and fluffy down duvets on your cozy bed. When your Austrian ski chalet offers half board – its good value, including a buffet breakfast and multi-course dinner with your room rate, saving you from having to find a restaurant, make a reservation, an dine out. Half board is typically less than you would spend going to restaurants, and they serve a few choices of very good local food on their nightly menu. The convenience of going downstairs for breakfast in your long undies and slippers is also ideal. Our tip: Ask for a balcony. Top Austria Ski Hotels

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We love Austrian ski passes, valid at many ski resorts, like the Snow Card Tyrol for 90 ski areas, The Tyrol Pass, Ziller Super ski pass, Innsbruck’s Olympic SkiWorld pass, and the Arlberg pass good at St Anton, Stuben, St Christoph, Zurs and Lech and Warth. Austrian ski tickets are electronic RFID cards in your pocket – valid for big interconnected ski regions – also valid for the efficient bus connections if you ski to a nearby town, or are lodging nearby.


Austrians embrace winter, skiing, ski racing, and their après ski – which is a big part of the ski tradition with music, beer, Schnapps, and dancing in your ski boots at the best apres ski in The Alps. Non-skiers will find they can ride gondolas and meet their skiing family for lunch at a mountain hut. Winter wandering trails are everywhere too – providing an opportunity for those who don’t ski to enjoy the alpine environment on marked trails, snowshoeing or hiking.

Austria’s best ski resorts include Kitzbühel, St. Anton, Lech Zurs, Ischgl, Serfaus Fiss Ladis, Innsbruck, Solden, Obergurgl Hochgurl, Mayrhofen – Mountopolis, Hintertux and Stubaier Glacier.

You can’t mention famous ski racers without listing Austrians Franz Klammer, Hermann Maier, Toni Sailer, Benjamin Raich, Mario Matt, Renate Gotschl… and the Austrian speed demons continue to spawn from these world-revered ski slopes. Solden is where all the top international ski teams train on glaciers in early season October. Kitzbühel is home to the legendary Downhill – the Strief, Hahnenkamm, revered as the toughest men’s downhill race anywhere.

All these Austrian ski resorts offer luxury ski hotels
just steps from the ski slopes, vast ski terrain, ski guides to help you explore safely, and that celebratory après ski at the end of your ski day.

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“The days you don’t ski… they don’t come back” – Klaus Obermeyer, founder Obermeyer, Austrian