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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.  

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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Lech is the most fashionable resorts in the Alps and a must visit destination for the ultimate luxury ski holiday. In the ski resort of Lech you can find a range of very high quality accommodation set in a charming riverside locations, surrounded by some of the best skiing in the Alps. One of the main attractions that draws skiers and snowboards to Lech is the strictly controlled number of ski passes allowed at any one time making Lech one of the least crowded ski resort in high season; but please book early so we can secure availability in this very sought after ski holiday resort.
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Obergurgl is located near Hochgurgl in the spectacular Otz Valley, it reaches about 1930 m and the highest lift of the resort is at 3082 metres. The best season for skiing in Obergurgl resort is from mid December to the end of April.

A gondola links the Obergurgl and Hochgurgl ski areas at mid-mountain level. It closes early at 4pm. The Obergurgl resort is the smaller of the two linked areas and offers high-quality hotels, good facilities, superb pistes for beginner skiers and had always attract lots of intermediates.

This resort is well known for its extended ski season and reliable snow fall. The village of Obergurgl has no through traffic so the resort is calm and relaxed with a charming ambience. The lift leading to the pistes start directly from the village.

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The ski in and out of Hochgurgl is the highest ski resort in Austria, from there the superb Hochgurgl ski arena offers high altitude skiing and a spectacular view.

The ski area affords a wide range of pistes. The ski area is about 110 km, with 39 individual pistes, served by 22 ski lifts.

The Hochgurgl resort is connected to Obergurgl village with the lifts that starts directly from the village, making easy to get out on the slopes early.

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Schladming in Austria is a large resort, in the beautiful Dachstein Mountain region, and part of the Skiverbun Amade area which includes Reiteralm, Amade, Hochkonig, Grobarl and Gastein.

Schladming is best suited to intermediate skiers and snowboarders with some terrain for beginners. This area offers some superb diverse pistes, there are pretty lined runs to the more challenging downhill used annually for the Men’s world cup.

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Kaprun, officially Kaprun-Zell am See, lies in the Austrian state of Salzburg and is one of the three resorts of the Europa Sport Region. When considering where to base yourself its worth noting that Kaprun and Zell am See are quite different in character. Kaprun has bags of character and uncommercialised. Zell am See is a larger town with some nice shopping areas and places but less mountain village charm or the super small hotels and apartments that Kaprun offers.

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The western Tyrolean resort of Kappl is located in the Paznaun valley with neighbouring villages of Ischgl, Galtür and See. Within the Silvretta-Arena ski area peaks reach up over 3000 metres ensuring good skiing even in early and late season months. For those who enjoy skiing across borders the Silvretta-Arena joint ski pass allows you to ski Kappl and Ischgl in Austria and the Swiss, duty-free, resort of Samnaun, forming a high altitude, snow-assured winter sports paradise.

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