skiing in austria
Now that everywhere in Austria has had a few decent snowfalls - especially the resorts on the northern edge of the Alps - the winter scene is set for another of the season's busy periods: the school holidays and the period leading up to Carnival (Fasching in German and Shrove Tuesday in the more sedate English-speaking countries).
If you are trying to avoid the crowds, the period to the end of January offers good snow and fewer people on the slopes. Otherwise, the end of February and beginning of March have longer days and warmer weather (in normal times!).
Easter is early this year and will be popular with skiers because of the way the date falls. Some of the best resort options for a break at that time are detailed on our Easter skiing article page.
And don't forget about booking your place for next winter either... many resorts fill up very quickly for the busy Christmas/New Year or February Carnival periods.
With all of the resorts, village accommodation availability can be checked from the search boxes on the skiing and travel pages. For some of the bigger resorts availability can be checked 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 .