Ski Holidays in Austria

Austria is a great choice for a ski holiday. After France it is the second most popular country for Brits to ski in and it is not difficult to see why. It has some great glacier skiing, is full of picturesque villages and still boasts small, family run hotels. It also offers an incredible variety of resorts from luxurious Lech, to party town St Anton, to small, family orientated Westerndorf. The altitude can be an issue so do check snow conditions before you book.

Why Ski in Austria?

Austria used to be a great favourite with the Brits and then it went somewhat out of favour, but that is changing and for a number of good reasons. Firstly, there is the question of money! Austria is undoubtedly more affordable than say France or Switzerland. Travel and accommodation is often cheaper and better value overall. Austrian resorts are also incredibly beautiful, no purpose built monstrosities here! Many resorts are still at the centre of working farming communities. They are often set in stunning scenery, offering chocolate box chalets and beautiful family run hotels.

Alongside this Austria has world renowned ski schools, delivered with English speaking instructors. Austria is also good for non skiers with plenty to do off the slopes so a great choice for those who are a mixed party or those travelling with very young children.

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Which Ski Resort?

Read our ski resorts guides to find the best Austrian resort for you. We order them by proximity to an airport so if transfer time is an issue you can quickly see which resorts to target. We then give you all the information you need regarding slopes, accommodation, off the piste activities and nightlife.

Austria really does offer huge variety so whether you are looking for wild nightlife, family friendly resorts, beginner slopes or more advanced terrain it will be able to offer you something!

Is It Right For You?

Undoubtedly Austria will be able to offer you a resort that suits your abilities/needs. The only concern in Austria can be the low altitude compared to other countries in the Alps. So the key message here is check snow conditions before you book. Another tip is to always get a last minute ski holiday to Austria, that way you can be sure you are getting snow!

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