skiing in austria
An early snowstorm over most of Austria has - like last year - added to the anticipation for the first European ski race in Sölden (held at the end of October) and the glacier ski resorts have already moved into their high-season mode. To take a look at the glacier ski areas we cover, head over to the summer skiing page.
We also have a page devoted to the early-opening dates and festivals for Austrian ski resorts, while this related topic covers our view of the top 5 Austrian resorts for a December ski holiday.
Don't forget that many hotels in places such as Lech and St Anton get booked up well in advance for the busy periods in the winter. There is already much less availability for Christmas and New Year, while those wanting to ski at half term or during the busy weeks leading up to Mardi Gras (Shrove Tuesday) should get their bookings in as quickly as possible.
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 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, Salzburg and Styria (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.
If you have decided on Europe but haven't yet made a final decision on choosing Austria as your ski destination, then feel free to take a look over at the ski coverage by our friends on the other side of the Alps at About-France.com. Check out their winter analysis here: Skiing in the French Alps
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 .