skiing in austria
Another winter ski season is appearing over the horizon and all over Austria people are starting to get their skis and boards out of storage.
For those who can't wait any longer, the resorts that open in the autumn ('fall' for those of you across the Atlantic) can be found on our Summer Skiing page. Those who are used to the smaller glacier ski areas of other countries might be surprised by the number of runs and lifts on offer in the high Austrian resorts.
Later on in November and December many resorts will be having the official opening of their ski areas, combined with some kind of celebrations. Some of the main openings around the ski areas are listed in our Ski Resort Openings page. (As usual, Ischgl is making news by having Nickelback concert on the mountain free for those with a valid ski pass.)
Anyone who is looking for a ski holiday pre-Christmas might be interested in our views on good early-season resorts.
And those who have still to book their vacation over the Christmas/New Year period should get in as quick as possible. Visitors to the most popular resorts, like Lech or St Anton, will sometimes start booking for their favourite locations as soon as they return from their last vacation. It's not strictly necessary to go to that extent, but certainly available accommodation will be getting in shorter supply the closer it gets to December. With all of the resorts, village accommodation availability can be checked from the search boxes on the skiing and travel pages, or for individual hotels on the hotels page.
In pre-season news around the ski resorts, the Lech ski area (and the area covered by the Arlberg ski pass) is showing a big expansion. More information is available on our Warth page.
In the meantime, we hope you find this site useful in dreaming about your Austrian ski holiday for next winter and, as always, if you have any questions, send us a quick mail. We can't arrange your entire holiday for you, but maybe we can point you in the direction of a resort which is suitable.
The map below shows which ski resorts are covered on this site - currently we have resorts in the Vorarlberg, the Tyrol and Salzburg (not forgetting a page on the ski resorts closest to Vienna as well):
The map can be zoomed in and out and moved using the controls on the left to see the ski resorts in more detail. Alternatively, use the navigation to the left to see the ski resorts listed in an order which (roughly!) goes from east to west.
And, of course, don't forget to take a look at our Articles section, which has attempted to answer some of the most commonly-asked questions about skiing in Austria.
Ski-Austria.com is a labour of love written by a former journalist with years of experience in the travel industry and in ski resorts all over the world. A qualified Tyrolean mountain walking guide and ski instructor, there's a lot of knowledge of the mountains of Austria that has gone into these pages.
If you have any questions about Ski-Austria.com or if you would like to know more about the different resorts on offer in the country, then please feel free to contact .