Austria's reputation as a skiing mecca continues to grow, as more and more skiers recognise it's wonderful ski attributes. You'll find traditional resorts, lively apres ski, wonderful snow, sweeping runs and cheaper prices than many other European ski areas. For that perfect mix of stunning scenery, rigorous nightlife, quaint villages and value for your buck - you can't beat Austria. 

It's a world apart when you head to a ski resort in Austria - if you're picturing picturesque Tyrolean villages, amazing après-ski atmosphere, meaningful culture, warm hospitality and scenery straight out of The Sound of Music - then you'd be right. A ski-hard, party-hard ethic means that you'll have an incredible array of choices for evening fun when you leave the slopes. The party often starts in the mountain bars in the afternoon and carries on late into the night. The liveliest resorts draw young skiers and boarders from all over the world, to sample the favourite local après-ski drink, schnapps.

From large internationally famous resorts to picture postcard villages, Austria has over 600 areas where you can hit the slopes. St Anton am Arlberg is one of the most famous, loved by expert skiers who can't get enough of the powdery slopes, moguls, out-of-this-world off piste and some of the most raucous après-ski around. Kaprun draws you in with promises of the longest snow season, Soll is perfect for families and intermediate skiers and groups of mixed ability skiers will delight in the gentle beginner slopes and wildly challenging black terrain at Lech.

How to get to Austria:


Austria is well served by flights from all over the UK. The primary ski airports are Salzburg, Innsbruck and the Garman airports of Munich and Friedrichshafen. Skiing Holidays does great flight + accommodation deals where you can add a transfer or hire car from these airports to resort. See individual resorts for specific airport details.

Catching the train 

Innsbruck has good rail connections to the rest of Europe, but taking the train from the UK is not overly easy. From Waterloo station, take the Eurostar to Paris, from where you can take a connecting overnight train from Gare de L'est to Munich, and then another connection to Innsbruck via the Eurocity train.


Driving from the UK is a pretty lengthy journey and not a popular option. You'll need to get a car ferry to the French port of Calais and then drive over 1,000kms. The highways between Calais and the Austrian Alps are of a high standard, but there are many tolls. 


Austria Ski Resorts

  • Ischgl

    Ischgl Skiing Holidays

    One the best resorts in Austria, Ischgl is growing more popular with the British. Top class apres ski and a traditional village.

  • Kaprun

    Enjoy Kaprun ski and snowboard holidays

    A small and traditional Austrian ski resort that sits side by side with Zell am See. An excellent resort for kids and families.

  • Kitzbuhel

    Fantastic skiing holidays to Kitzbuhel

    Extensive and varied range of ski slopes, great apres ski, and a beautiful medieval town centre. Kitzbuhel is a brilliant ski resort

  • Lech

    Lech Skiing Holidays

    Lech offers an excellent combo of a lively traditional village, sunny high slopes and extensive intermediate ski runs.

  • Mayrhofen

    affordable Mayrhofen ski and snowboard holidays

    Yet another fantastic Austrian ski resort  with a traditional vibe, lively apres ski and excellent skiing for all levels

  • Saalbach

    experience amazing snowboard and ski holidays to Saalbach in Austria

    A large well-linked ski circuit along with Hinterglem, with a more than pleasant town centre and excellent apres ski

  • Soll

    Soll ski and snowboard holidays

    An affordable and lively village linked to Austria's largest linked ski region - Skiwelt. An intermediate skiers paradise.

  • St Anton

    Skiing HOlidays to St Anton Austria

    One of the world's best ski resorts, no doubt. Great snow, pumping nightlife, varied terrain makes it a must-do.

  • Zell am See

    Zell am See ski holidays

    Located next to a frozen lake that offers fantastic off mountain activities, skiing in Zell is only part of the fun