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Austria ski holidays

  • Morning sunrise in Austrian mountains

Birthplace of steel edged skis, the stem turn and even the first dedicated academy, skiing is in Austria’s blood, nourished by the throng of charming villages and invigorating aprés-ski.

Birthplace of steel edged skis, the stem turn and even the first dedicated academy, skiing is in Austria’s blood, nourished by the throng of charming villages and invigorating aprés-ski.

A diorama of sky-scraping glaciers tumbling into evergreen woodland, you’ll often see skiers pause mid-goggle placement to take one last look at the view before lunging onto the pistes. A wide range of runs carve through these crisp landscapes, so there’s no envy when a blue-run-rookie meets an experienced slope-skimmer enthusing about the scenery on the black runs.

It’s not all about aesthetics (although the pretty traditional villages certainly live up to the hype) everywhere is bursting with that legendary Austrian hospitality. It's this local spirit that lures in the aprés scene and slope evaders, aided with the convenience of short transfers – a godsend to both excited arrivals and those departing with heads aching from a ‘katzenjammer’.

Serfaus Fiss Ladis Fiss At Night
Aerial photography of mountain with trees covered in snow
Skier skiing on snowy slope in Alps mountains
Serfaus Fiss Ladis Fiss At Night
Aerial photography of mountain with trees covered in snow
Skier skiing on snowy slope in Alps mountains
A wide range of runs carve through these crisp landscapes, so there’s no envy when a blue-run-rookie meets an experienced slope-skimmer enthusing about the scenery on the black runs.
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A sense of place

Get to know our favourite ski spots in Austria, from exclusive Lech to the spirited après-ski of St. Anton.

  • A rocky mountain covered in snow under a blue sky
    St. Anton

    Since the first skiers ventured onto the slopes, St. Anton has developed into an internationally renowned resort. 

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  • A snowy mountain side with the sun rising behind a mountain
    Lech & Oberlech

    No expense has been spared in ultra-fashionable Lech, from heated chair lifts and plush accommodation to stylish après in the form of gourmet restaurants and champagne bars, frequented by the impeccably dressed glitterati.

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  • A man riding a snowboard down the side of a snowy hill
    Zürs

    At a snow-sure 1,720m, the quiet, chic Zürs in the lush hills of Vorarlberg is deemed among its devotees as one of the most exclusive resorts in the Alps. 

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  • Aerial image of mountains with trees covered in snow
    Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis

    Despite the resorts teaming up back in 1999, these combined 200km of slopes still manage to retain an under-the-radar status.

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  • The roofs of a church and lodges in Kitzbuehel
    Kitzbühel

    Glorious summits form the backdrop to Kitzbühel’s charming medieval centre, a magical scene matched only by the exhilaration of the slopes.

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Its essence...

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Destination essentials
  • Dec - Apr
    CULTURAL TRIANGLE / SOUTHWEST COAST
  • Jun - Sep
    EAST / SOUTHEAST COAST
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  • 3hrs 30min
    St. Anton, Zürs & Lech
  • 3hrs 10min
    Kitzbühel
  • 3hrs 10min
    Serfaus-Fiss-Landis
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Luxury ski & snow destinations

For the serious slope-skimmers, dedicated après-skiers and the winter wonderland wanderers in-between.

  • A skier off piste with a rocky snow covered mountain range behind and vast forest in the valley
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  • Sunrise over a river in winter near Levi, Finnish Lapland
    Finnish Lapland

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  • Ski gondolas over Courchevel ski resort in winter
    France ski holidays

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  • Northern lights over snowy Mount Kirkjufell Iceland
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    With a short flight and zero time difference, you don’t need a golden compass to find the northern light-laden skies, picture-perfect municipals and ethereal dioramas of Iceland.

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  • Winter Day at Alpe di Siusi with view on Sassolungo and Sassopiatto, Dolomites, Italy
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  • Red winter barn in between snowy trees
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  • A view of the town of Arosa with trees and snowy mountains
    Switzerland ski holidays

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  • Colorado mountain peaks dotted with green trees in the winter
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