Alpbach is a delightful, family-friendly ski resort just a 50-minute drive from Innsbruck airport. A popular tourist destination in summer as well as in winter and the winner of the “Most Beautiful Village in Austria” contest, Alpbach is famed for traditional style architecture, excellent hospitality and loyal clientele with many visitors returning year after year.
With a peak altitude of 3,250m, the Hintertux Glacier is one of the highest ski areas in Austria, offering all-year round skiing within an hour and a half of Innsbruck. There are 60km of pistes on the glacier, and plenty more off-piste opportunities in good conditions.
Innsbruck Olympia SkiWorld offers a remarkable and varied range of skiing and snowboarding opportunities, all accessible from a beautiful historic city centre – Innsbruck, capital of the Tyrol, making the visitor experience unique. Getting to Innsbruck by air, rail and road is also really easy.
In a country known for partying as hard as it skis, Ischgl’s a snow-bound Ibiza which eclipses not just Austria’s other après-ski destinations but those across the rest of the world. But it’s no one-trick pony – there’s great skiing to be had as well, for those with stamina.
Kirchberg in Tirol is a traditional family friendly resort which offers easy access to hundreds of miles of pistes, including some excellent intermediate skiing, without the exclusive pricing as some of its more illustrious neighbouring resorts.
The historic Tirolean town of Kitzbühel has two claims to fame which combine to make it a major attraction for skiers and non-skiers worldwide. One is the stunningly picturesque town itself; the other is the greatest World Cup downhill ski race in the world. Kitzbühel is quite simply the perfect medieval setting for the ultimate winter jousting match: the Streif descent on the celebrated Hahnenkamm.
Family friendly and with a highly regarded ski school, Mayrhofen’s above tree line skiing is best suited to intermediates. Advanced skiers will quickly exhaust the pisted runs, but in good conditions there are good off-piste opportunities.
Obergurgl ski resort, at the head of the Otztal valley, with its high quality hotels, restaurants and lively après-ski, a modern lift system and reliable deep snow record, is a firm favourite for skiers and boarders of all ages and ability.
Seefeld is one of the leading family ski resorts in the Austrian Tirol and among the best cross-country skiing destinations in the world. There’s also 45km of downhill skiing mainly for beginners and intermediates.
Long a favourite of fun-seeking Aryans with powerful ski legs and drinking arms to match, Solden’s not one but two snowsure glaciers make it Austria’s largest year-round ski destination. Come winter, there’s enough ski and après ski action to please an all-nations gathering – snow is guaranteed.
Sőll is a traditional family friendly ski resort in the heart of the Tirol and the biggest of nine gateway villages surrounding SkiWelt – the largest lift-connected ski area in Austria – with 279km of mostly easy and intermediate pistes, 91 ski lifts and more than 70 mountain restaurants.
St Anton am Arlberg, the ski capital of Austria and one of the world’s leading ski resorts, is ideal for experienced skiers seeking challenging ski terrain, numerous excellent mountain restaurants, vibrant après ski and a wide range of accommodation.
St Johann in Tirol is a small characterful ski resort in the heart of the Kitzbüheler Alps. With good beginner skiing and wide range of other activities for non-skiers, St Johann is favoured by families seeking a relaxing and affordable skiing holiday in the Austrian Tirol.
The Stubai Valley boasts good and skiing boarding including the largest high glacier skiing area in Austria. With skiable terrain from 1,000m to 3,200 metres, this superbowl of snow is a sure thing. Come on down, the season's long - open from October through July!
Westendorf is a traditional Tirolean resort which is part of the largest ski linked area in Austria, providing direct access to 279km of pistes and many more in the surrounding area. The resort is an affordable alternative to Austria’s more expensive resorts and has an almost endless supply of skiing for intermediates in particular.
Part of the 145km Ski Juwel region in Tirol, the Wildschonau is a quiet valley, featuring four picturesque villages and two main ski areas (Auffach and Niederau) best for intermediates, beginners and families with young children.