Skiing in Austria is about powdery snow, long trails, and dreamy views. The country’s Alps receive an annual average of 2.25 meters of snow, which means rarely a day without fresh powder. Skiing here is truly a pleasure for skiers who love to explore new spots and challenge themselves. Up for the challenge? Austria’s Alps offer all-round skiing, with slopes designed for high speed and the most experienced skiers to beginner slopes for first time skiers.
With it’s extremely high precipitation and latitude, Austria is a dream of skiers and freeriders. The temperature differences between north, center, and south allow for skiing in all three regions all winter long. Hiking in the mountains is also very popular. The best skiing conditions are usually in mid-January and the least crowded times are in the beginning of December and late March.
Austria is the main winter sports destination for millions of skiers and snowboarders each year. With an impressive 4,000 kilometers (2,500 miles) of marked ski runs, it’s one of the most challenging places in Europe to visit.
From cosy chalets overlooking a rollicking mountain river to chic designer hotels with slick mountain bars, Austria is stuffed to the gills with charming Alpine places to stay. There’s something for everyone, whether you’re looking for a place to bop between après-ski parties or want to lose yourself in the beauties of nature. You can find everything from budget apartments to lavish 5-star galore, so if you’re not sure where to start, we’re here to help!