Austria is the home of skiing considering that some of the Tyrolean ski resorts had a pioneering role in the development of alpine skiing.
An Austria ski holiday provides an opportunity to soak up some fabulous European culture, and enjoy Austrian cities, friendly villages and traditional resorts. The boarding and skiing in Austria is world class, and it could be argued that après-ski doesn’t belong to France. Austria is the real home to some of the best après in the world – the Austrian ski resorts are the place to party!
Austria Ski Resorts
There are lots of options for skiing in Austria. Kitzbuhel is one of best ski resorts in Austria with its charm, slopes for most ability levels, and the variety of off-slope activities. The Arlberg region provides significant terrain across Zurs
and Lech am Arlberg
; a paradise for families and well heeled holiday makers. St Anton
is also in the Arlberg area, and St Anton is definitely one of the best ski resorts in Austria, particularly for hard core skiers and party animals. There are also many ski areas accessible from the city of Innsbruck
All these Austrian ski resorts are easily accessed via Innsbruck airport, Zurich airport, or via the well connected European train system.
Austria Ski Holiday Experience
The food is part of the enjoyable culture to be experienced, although this is not the place to visit if you’re trying to lose weight and you’re not prepared to burn some calories on the slopes. Some may say that the food is stodgy, whilst others would describe it as fabulously scrummy. Every type of gourmet sausage imaginable is available, there’s the classic wiener schnitzel and fries, and beautiful rösti with potato and cheese guaranteed to clog up your arteries. There are healthier options available too, but the food is way too nice to evade. There are also lots of opportunities for beer drinking as there are a plethora of beers available for tasting.
If your ability to speak German isn’t great don’t worry too much as the resorts are well populated by British tourists, so some degree of English is spoken in most places. You’ll recognise a lot of common foods, you’ll know how to order a bier, and if you say danke for your meal the locals will be happy.
Cost of Skiing in Austria
You may think that Austria is an expensive place to go skiing and this may largely depend on the exchange rate. However Austria skiing is relatively inexpensive compared to other parts of Europe (especially the French ski resorts
), and ski resorts have accommodation options to suit different budgets. For those trying to save a penny, Austria has lots of pensions and reasonably priced hotels, and lift tickets aren’t too costly.
The other main expense may be associated with food and drink if you eat out a lot. Ski and snowboard clothing can also be expensive but that’s generally just because they only sell the spiffy brands.
More Reasons to Ski Austria
There are hundreds of Austrian ski resorts to suit all needs whether you’re a beginner, intermediate, extreme rider, terrain park junkie, party nut, or need a family friendly ski holiday.
Skiing in Austria offers reasonably good value for money, Austrian hospitality, fabulous food and beer, and the world famous Austrian ski instructors!
Ski Tours that include Austria
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GUIDED OFF-PISTE ADVENTURE
8 Days | 7 Nights | 7 Skiing | 7 Resorts
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