Ski Resorts near Airports in Austria
Austria used to be extremely popular with the Brits. But then the French started linking ski resorts in to giant ski areas and the Brits chose France over Austria. It is all starting to change now though. So what better time to look for ski resorts in Austria near key airports like Salzburg or Innsbruck. Not only a short transfer time, but you rediscovering your love of Austria will save you money!
AIRPORTS IN AUSTRIA
THE KEY SKI AIRPORTS FOR AUSTRIAN SKI RESORTS
Is Austria the Best Place for a Ski Holiday?
Austria is gathering popularity again with British skiers and boarders alike. Whether it's the family ski holidays in the SkiWelt or full on party weeks in Mayrhofen or St Anton, the lack of altitude in many resorts doesn't seem to dampen enthusiasm. With four main airports in Austria servicing the slopes, finding ski resorts close to an airport is not difficult, but it does depend on which airports you are able to fly to from your local UK airport.
Keeping transfer times to a minimum means ski weekends are a possibility as well as being able to fly out in the morning and be on the slopes come the afternoon! For family ski holidays it's also a big bonus as the children don't go stir crazy on the final leg of the trip to the chalet or hotel.
So what's great about skiing in Austria? For starters, the cost of a ski holiday in an Austrian resort is usually far less than in France (still the most popular destination for the British). From the lift passes, lessons, eating out and even a coffee on the slopes, Austria wins hands down.
But it's not only that. The welcome and also the standard of the service you get is far higher than in other countries.
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And what about the skiing itself? Well Austria offers as much skiing at every level as any other country in Europe. There are easy cruisy runs for beginners through to steep and challenging Blacks for those that dare.With ample off-piste and some great powder days (as conditions allow) unless you crave every run to be a challenging and steep drop (which it must be said France and Switzerland do have the edge over) then there's absolutely no reason why any of the Austrian ski resorts should not be on your 'to consider' list.
Which Austrian Airport is Best?
Innsbruck airport is a good place to start. It is the Tyrolean capital and will provide you with access to 8 major ski areas. Within a 1 hour drive you could be in the Austrian resorts of Alpbach, Mayrhofen and Soll. Within 2 hours you could be in glamorous Lech or the Italian resorts of Selva Gardena and Corvara. Within 3 hours and you could access the Swiss resorts of Laax, Davos and Klosters. Innsbruck is also great for budget airlines so it shouldn't cost you a fortune to get there from the UK.
Salzburg is also a good choice. It's well served by low cost airlines from the UK and will open up a huge number of ski resorts to you. In under 1 hour you could be in Ellmau or Alpendorf, within 2 hours you are in world famous Kitzbuhel or Mayrhofen and if you are willing to travel up to 3 hours you can not only get to the Austrian resorts of Zurs and Lech but also get to the Italian resorts of Ortisei and the Slovenian resorts of Bled and Kranjska Gora.