Luxury Ski Holidays In Austria

Austria is an ideal ski holiday destination for many reasons. The snow in the Austrian Alps is perfect for skiing with expertly packed powder on well-groomed runs, a long snow season and trails for every level of skier.  Austria’s ski resorts are some of the most beautiful in Europe, you can ski right into ancient picturesque villages resulting in a memorable experience. Getting on the slopes is also convenient with most lifts within walking distance of resorts. Whether you are new to the sport or a seasoned veteran, Austrian ski schools are rated as some of the best in the world with lessons in English and in many other languages.  Ski runs are very safe and feature mid-run markers, orientation maps, rope barriers and safety nets. 

Once you enjoy an Austrian ski holiday, you will return again to experience other resort areas in this beautiful country.  

Selecting Your Austrian Ski Resort

Austrian ski resorts aren’t solely for skiers; Austrian resorts also cater to other winter sports and activities such as snowboarding, ice skating, snowshoe hikes, sleigh rides and many more.  Spa facilities at luxury resorts provide a great ending to full days on the slopes.  Another benefit of an Austrian ski holiday is enjoying the varied cuisine, from gourmet to quaint and local at the village dining establishments. English is widely spoken and tourists are welcomed.

If you are searching for the most luxurious experience, Lech is your destination.  It is often regarded as the playground of the rich and famous. Winner of the “Most Beautiful Village in Europe” award in the 2004 “Entente Florale” competition,  Lech has not lost any of its charm.  The town is very cosmopolitan with plenty of high end shopping. The ski terrain is great for beginners and intermediate skiers with challenging ski routes and off-piste skiing available for more advanced skiers.  In Lech we recommend the Aurelio Lech, one of newest and most luxurious ski and spa hotels in Austria and Hotel Gotthard, a charming resort in a wonderful location.

For a relaxing holiday experience, choose Obergurgl. This quaint village, with links to Hochgurgl, has no through traffic, resulting in a peaceful atmosphere. Accessibility is also a plus, with the lift to the pistes starting directly from the village. Hotel Berg Welt is conveniently located steps away from the village center and next to the ski slope.  This property features a luxurious spa with Finnish sauna, steam baths and a hamman.  The Hotel Crystal features mountain views and a great location across from the Festrkogl gondola.  Josl Hotel prides itself on its “feeling of well-being”, with natural stone, solid wood and natural textiles for an allergy-free environment.

With 25 pistes to enjoy, Schladming is for the true ski and snowboard devotees.  This resort area was one of the hosts of the 2013 Alpine World Ski Championships and 2014 World Cup slalom events. We recommend the Schladming Hotel for its great Acquapura Spa.

Kaprun is conveniently located just an hour drive from Salzburg airport. This popular resort has a traditional old-world feel while providing pistes for all experience levels and also excellent snowboarding on the Kitzsteinhom Glacier . Recommended  accommodations include Ledeners Living with its large social area and extended breakfast buffet; Steigenberger with its beautiful location on the banks of the Danube and Kaprun Luxury Apartments for a luxury and modern feel.

Located in the western part of Austria, Kappl is known as a family-friendly destination. Cable cars and lifts efficiently take skiers and snowboarders  to over 40 kilometers of well-groomed pistes. The Zhero Hotel, with its picturesque location amidst the Tyrolean Alps will delight the most discerning traveler.

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