Austria

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.

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 and Goulash soup, and the best après ski in the centuries old ski villages with top ski hotels.

What we love about skiing Austria is that they spare no expense in the design, location and engineering of their ski lifts and routes. Beautiful glass lined gondolas and swift cable cars are mostly modern and posh, with Wi-Fi and leather heated seats. Austrian ski tickets are electronic RD cards in your pocket – valid for big interconnected ski regions – and also valid for the efficient bus connecting you if you ski to nearby town.

We love Austrian ski passes, valid at many ski resorts, like the Ziller super ski pass, Innsbruck’s Olympic Ski World pass, and the Tyrol pass good at St Anton, St Christoph, Zurs and Lech and Warth.

Austrians love 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.

Austria’s best ski resorts include Kitzbühel, St. Anton, Lech Zurs, Innsbruck, Solden, Obergurgl Hochgurl, Mayrhofen, Hintertux and Stubaier Glacier.

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.

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