40 Skiing Spots to Explore in Austria

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Skiing Spots to Explore in Austria

Alpenarena Hochhäderich

The Alpenarena Hochhäderich is the ideal ski area for families. The wide alpine valley, at an altitude of between 1,300 and 1,600 metres, is Alpine pasture land in the summer. In winter, visitors can choose from five lifts and nine kilometres of slopes. Easy and medium slopes for kids and beginners, crisp slopes for the experienced, lift tickets at affordable prices and nature all around that amazes - skier's heart, what more could you want.


The Bergisel Ski Jump on famous Mt. Isel is an architectural highlight and a tourist attraction in the Alpine City. The ski jump stands proudly above the Olympic city of Innsbruck on the historic Bergisel. This hill has always been a place of great importance for Tyrol and especially for Innsbruck. The sports facility has twice been honoured with the task of hosting Olympic events: the Olympic flame burned on the Bergisel at the Olympic Games in 1964 and 1976.


A beautiful valley in the Austrian province of Vorarlberg as well as a ski resort named after the valley. The area is very family-friendly but also offers the usual big variety of alpine destinations with skiing, snowboarding, tobogganing, hiking or cross-country skiing. Many mountain and ski huts allow hiking on foot or on skies. The interactive hiking trail "Tierwelten Brandnertal" explains the animal life of the region.

Dachstein-Gletscher (Schladming-Dachstein)

The Dachstein Glacier ski area, is located on the Dachstein massif and is accessible via the Dachstein Südwandbahn cable car from Ramsau in the upper Ennstal. The area is in the province of Upper Austria , but belongs to the Styrian Tourist Association Holiday Region Schladming-Dachstein . The ski area is a member of the Salzburg -Styrian Ski amadé and is still in the UNESCO World Heritage area of Hallstatt-Dachstein/Salzkammergut .


Damüls-Mellau is a ski area in Vorarlberg, Austria. It is most popular for its snow safety. In 2006, Damüls was awarded the honorary title 'snowiest village of the world. With 109 kilometres of pistes, 29 cable cars and lifts, the ski area is one of the top ski regions in Vorarlberg and has already been awarded several times by skiressort.de as a world-leading Ski area of the EXTRA CLASS 2018, 2019 and 2020.


Diedamskopf ski resort is a sneaky powder stash above the village of Schoppernau in snowy Vorarlberg, Austria. It provides a quintessential Austrian 'small' ski resort experience in a delightful rural village. Vorarlberg has all the skiing & snowboarding that one could wish for, but if looking for something different, Schoppernau provides a relaxing snow holiday location without all the hustle & bustle of larger ski resorts & towns.


Faschina - Fontanella is the highest mountain village within the valley, situated on a sun-kissed balcony of the Grosses Walsertal. The small but charming settlement close to the Faschinajoch ridge at 1485 m above sea level, offers superb winter and summer holidays in a family-like atmosphere. The village is particularly well-known for the Faschina ski area, which is part of the Damüls ski area.


The Gemeindealpe is a 1626 m high mountain in the Lower Austrian Limestone Alps in the municipality of Mitterbach am Erlaufsee. It is also a beautiful skii area. The slopes are exposed to the east. The lower slopes are equipped with artificial snow machines. This guarantees regular skiing from December to March.


Gerlitzen is a small and friendly resort for beginners and improving skiers to practise their skills. The resort has excellent beginner areas and wide, safe runs on well-groomed slopes. The lifts from the Kanzelhoehe, from Kloesterle and from Birkenhof come together up on the 1911 m high Gerlitzen Alpe. The entire ski resort lies at your feet from up there and you can ski down in all directions.


A majestic mountain in Tyrol perfectly groomed ski slopes, surrounded by the beautiful, untouched nature of the Tux Alps. The Glungezer ski area is twelve kilometers from the provincial capital Innsbruck and can be easily reached by bus or car. 23 kilometers of slopes invite you to enjoy winter sports until spring.

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Perfectly groomed ski slopes, surrounded by the beautiful, untouched nature of the Tux Alps, the wonderfully wide view of the Inn Valley and over 400 mountain peaks. The comfortable 10-seater gondola takes winter sports enthusiasts directly from the valley station to the Halsmarter middle station in just 6.5 minutes. From there you can take the "Tulfein Express" - a state-of-the-art combination lift with gondolas and chairs - to the Tulfein mountain station.

Golm im Montafon

The ski resort Golm is located in the Montafon. For skiing and snowboarding, there are 26.7 km of slopes and 17.9 km of ski routes available. 9 lifts transport the guests. The winter sports area is situated between the elevations of 650 and 2,100 m. It is one of the iconic attraction in this area and also it attracts all tourists here.


The Grebenzen is a high, karstified plateau mountain in the Gurktal Alps on the border between Styria and Carinthia in Austria. Around the highest point are several karst caves. The largest cave is the Wilde Loch. The ski area, also called Grebenzen, is located on the north side of the Grebenzen.

Hauser Kaibling

Hauser Kaibling is a ski area located within the Planai ski area. It is one of the iconic location where you can spend some good time in this area.


Hochkar ski area in the Mostviertel offers absolute snow security as far as the eye can see. You can experience skiing pleasure at 1,808 meters and convince yourself of unique piste experiences. The mountain has one detachable quad lift, four normal quad lifts, one double chairlift and three towlifts, one of which is for children.


A beautiful skii area, which is part of the Schladminger 4-Berge-Schaukel, which are four interconnected mountains. It offers so many leisure opportunities and also it os one of the finest recreational areas in Styria.

Hoher Freschen

A beautiful high mountain in the western part of the Bregenz Forest Mountains , high above the Rhine Valley and the Laternsertal. The summit belongs to the Freschengruppe named after him , a mountain range in the Bregenz Forest Mountains. A good trekking destination and also there are so many other leisure options too.

Hoher Ifen

A majestic 2,230 metre high mountain in the Allgäu Alps. Its sloping plateau, the steep rock walls and karst Gottesackerplateau make the Ifen is an unmistakable feature of the Kleinwalsertal mountain arena. On varied paths the round trip leads hikers from Schwarzwassertal to the summit plateau. In winter it forms the backdrop for a small ski area. It lies on the border between Germany and Austria. The summit is the highest point on the gently, tilted Ifen plateau.

Innsbruck - Nordkette

These Mountain Range offers skiing, hiking, fabulous views and more. It is a popular Alpine playground for Innsbruck locals and visitors alike. In the summer months, you can see courageous downhill mountain bikers taking on the infamous Nordkette Singletrail.


A beautiful high valley in the Allgäu Alps and is located in the east of Vorarlberg. It is also a well-known ski resort in the Vorarlberg Region of Austria. It is the third largest tourist destination of Austria even in summer and winter. Here, the impressing mountain scenery and lots of snow also plays an important role.

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