Austria is fast becoming a favorite destination among skiers. While France’s ski holidaymakers are declining, Austria’s number of tourist skiers are growing steadily. The switch is down to cost: Austria now represents better value for money than the most popular resorts of the French Alps.
Check out these popular Austrian ski resorts:
- The best ski resorts for beginners would be in Alpbach. Thousands of skiers have learned the basics at its two schools and many return year after year. The single nursery slope in the village centre is ideal for practising snowploughs after lessons, but the main ski area is a five-minute bus ride away.
- For intermediates, Saalbach and neighbouring Hinterglemm are a 90-minute drive from Salzburg airport. They share the most sophisticated lift system in Austria. The skiing here is ideal for adventurous intermediates who want to feel that they are making progress each day.
- If you have a trick to show-off, book a St Anton chalet for this is Austria most popular ski resort. It provides countless kilometres of pisted runs, endless powder fields and marked off-piste ski routes. This presents even the most experienced skier or snowboarder with an exhilarating challenge. The entire Alberg region and neighbouring resorts of St. Christoph, Lech, Zurs, Stuben and Sonnenkopf offer you sensational skiing (all resorts included in the ski pass).
Whatever your level of skiing, you will be spoilt for choice. Austria is home to a variety of resorts that cater for all levels of skiers and boarders. With their stunning Alpine scenery and traditional Austrian charm whichever resort you choose, your ski holiday will certainly be one to remember.