Ski Holidays in Austria

The Austrian ski holiday formula is still synonymous with fun in the mountains: rolling, tree-lined slopes above charming villages, jolly inns with friendly locals, foaming tankards of beer, lively après ski that starts early and liberal sound-bites of accordion music.

Austrian resorts are largely at lower altitude but snowmaking is excellent and at the time of writing, recent seasons have seen some bumper natural snow years for much of Austria.

The mostly friendly wooded slopes in much of the Austrian Alps lend themselves more to beginners and timid intermediates, but our two first choice resorts are exceptions - with St Anton’s tough slopes and renowned off-piste and the inimitable Hahnenkamm downhill course in Kitzbuhel.

Austrian hotels are not known for their flexibility for short breaks but we are still able to offer some great options for groups and individuals looking for a ski weekend.

Our Favourite Austrian Ski Resorts

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St Anton Resort | Momentum Ski

St Anton

Ride hard, play hard! Lives up to its reputation for wild après ski both on and off the mountain but also has some great advanced skiing.

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Kitzbuhel Resort | Momentum Ski

Kitzbuhel

Beautiful pedestrianized medieval town centre, excellent hotels and a sense of luxury while still offering plenty of classic Austrian après ski. Home to the infamous Hahnenkamm world cup downhill race but otherwise a vast intermediate playground.

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Other Austrian Resorts We Recommend

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Lech-Zurs Resort | Momentum Ski

Lech / Zurs

Lech and its smaller neighbour Zurs are as exclusive as it gets - skiers are actually excluded once 14,000 tickets are sold and the tills are closed! These pretty and sophisticated alpine villages have a plethora of stunning 4* and 5* hotels. Families’ head 200 metres above Lech to Oberlech for ski-in/ski-out convenience and hotels like the Goldenerberg with it’s private kindergarten. Enjoy heated chairlifts, champagne bars, flattering pistes and one of the snowiest resorts in the Alps.

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Neustift Resort | Momentum Ski

Neustift

Just an hour’s drive from Innsbruck, the Stubai Valley is perched high between the picturesque Tyrolean capital and the Brenner Pass. Neustift is the attractive village and place to stay - the skiing takes place at the head of the valley on the Stubai Glacier playground. Brilliant for families, particularly early or late season and a great spot for summer skiing.

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Obergurgl Resort | Momentum Ski

Obergurgl

Obergurgl, at 1930m, is reached by going as far as you can up the Ötz valley, a 20-minute drive past the area's other famous ski centre, Sölden. Once there you will find almost no cars and rarely any crowds, particularly at the even higher suburb of Hochgurgl with its clutch of luxury ski-in ski-out hotels making it an ideal family destination, particularly at Easter given the altitude.

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Solden

A fantastic resort a little over an hour transfer from Innsbruck airport. The mountain is very snow sure with the main glacier retaining excellent conditions late into the season. The skiing is varied, spread over three main peaks (the big three). It truly is a resort to suit all abilities offering terrain from easy beginner bowls to extreme off piste chutes. The traditional Austrian village offers a range of excellent restaurants and very lively nightlife.

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