40 Skiing Spots to Explore in Austria

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Kreischberg is an Austrian ski resort in Styria, Austria. The Kreischberg is Anna Gasser's "second home"! The Olympic champion and two-time "Sportswoman of the Year" in Austria spends many days training on the Kreischberg. Kreischberg was considered the first 10-seater gondola in Styria. In recent years the resort has been awarded multiple times for its high quality slopes.

Lavanttal Alps

The Lavanttal Alps are part of the Central Eastern Alps in Austria and Slovenia, between the river Mur in the north and the Drava in the south. It is one of the good trekking destination and also there are so many skiing options too. An iconic attraction for a short picnic and also its natural beauty attracts the visitors.

Mariazeller Bürgeralpe

This is a popular skii resort in the heart of Styria. You can choose from 10 slopes over a total of 14 km catering to all levels of skiing expertise. From pros to beginners, their slopes, which have been tested and awarded the Styrian seal of approval, are perfect for everyone.

Mölltaler Gletscher

The Mölltaler Gletscher is Carinthia’s only year-round ski area and counts to the ski resorts with the most secure snow in Austria. 16 slopes in varied difficulties open up a top-class ski area in the middle of the Ski Region Hohe Tauern. There are 53 km of slopes available to skiers. However, this information should be used with caution, as not all of the slopes that are very close to each other are usually groomed.


A beautiful valley mountain in the westernmost Austrian federal state of Vorarlberg. Bounded by the mountain ranges of the Rätikon, Verwall and Silvretta, the Alpine valley extends from Bludenz south to the Silvretta. The valley gorge is crowned with the highest mountain in Vorarlberg, the 3,312-metre-tall Piz Buin.


A beautiful ski resort in the district Hermagor of the Austrian state of Carinthia. It is located below the Nassfeld Pass. Lake Pressegg is nearby, where it is possible to swim in summer and ice skate in the winter. The area has 30 ski lifts: 5 Gondolas, 4 Six-Seater Chairlifts, 4 four-seater chairlifts and 17 tow lifts. The ski resort has over 220 snow machines for creating artificial snow and 110 km of ski tracks.


Patscherkofel is Innsbrucks Ski Paradise in the south: easy to recognise from its rounded shape and the prominent radio mast on its peak. During both the 1964 and 1976 Winter Olympics, the mountain was the venue for the men's downhill race, along with the bobsleigh and luge competitions in neighboring Igls. The other five alpine skiing events were held at Axamer Lizum.


A beautiful skii area in central Austria, the main mountain in the Schladming area in Styria. it was the host venue of the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in 2013, held in early February. Schladming previously hosted alpine skiing's major biennial event in 1982, with the men's events at Planai and the women's at Haus im Ennstal. It is one of four adjoining mountains, which includes Hauser Kaibling, Hochwurzen and Reiteralm, connected under the name Schladminger 4-Berge-Schaukel.


The Pleisenspitze is a 2569 m above sea level. A. high mountain in the Karwendel in Tyrol. Apart from the large difference in altitude, it is quite easy to reach from Scharnitz. Leisurely hikers spend the night at the highly recommended Pleisenhütte , which is about halfway. The Pleisenspitze is also a popular destination for ski tours and snowshoe hikers in winter, whereby the route essentially follows the normal route.

Rangger Köpfl

Rangger Köpfl is one of Tirol skiers' best-kept secrets. Rising from 800 to 1,939 metres above sea level, the variety of sunny and wide runs provides great skiing and riding. It is one of the iconic location in this area and attracts a lot of tourists.

Serlesbahnen Mieders

The Serlesbahnen Mieders Skiing Area is above all ideal for beginners and families, as it is not too large - with 6 km of slopes - and thus very manageable. Those who love ski tours, however, will trawl the off-slope territory around Mt. Serles, one of the most popular recreation areas in the surroundings of Innsbruck.

Silvretta Montafon GmbH

The Silvretta Montafon ski area is located in the Montafon valley in Vorarlberg. It is one of Austria's ten largest ski areas. This area originally consisted of the two ski areas Silvretta Nova and Hochjoch however these merged in 2008. It offers 141 km of pistes over 50% of which are at over 2,000 meters.

Ski Arlberg (St. Anton, St. Christoph, Stuben, Lech, Zürs, Warth, Schröcken)

A majestic ski area situated in the Arlberg massif in the Austrian states of Vorarlberg and Tyrol. The area consists of two parts, namely: Arlberg East and Arlberg West. The ski area has a rich lift system consisting of a variety of aerial and surface lifts including 15 cable cars. The Ski Arlberg ski resort has been the venue for numerous World Cup ski races in the past.

Ski Planneralm

The ski resort Planneralm – Donnersbach is located in Schladming-Dachstein. For skiing and snowboarding, there are 15 km of slopes and 3 km of ski routes available. 5 lifts transport the guests. The winter sports area is situated between the elevations of 1,600 and 2,000 m. it is one of the iconic attraction in this area.

Skigebiet Grossglockner Heiligenblut

The ski resort Grossglockner Heiligenblut is located in the Mölltal. For skiing and snowboarding, there are 55 km of slopes and 11.5 km of ski routes available. 12 lifts transport the guests. The winter sports area is situated between the elevations of 1,301 and 2,989 m. It offers impressive views and varied slopes for all ability levels with a view of Austria's highest mountain, the Großglockner.

Skiregion Dachstein West

The Dachstein West ski resort stretches between the villages of Russbach, Gosau and Annaberg. At the winter sports resort in the breath-taking Dachstein Mountains, they place a high priority on offering more than just skiing. The numerous "Gaudi" slopes and the large freestyle snowpark for beginners and advanced freestylers provide excitement and fun. A true highlight is the Panoronda, a 44 km long panorama ski circuit along the Dachstein.

Skiregion Ramsau am Dachstein - Ski amade

The ski region Ramsau lies in the heart of the 4 mountains of Schladming and Ski amadé. It is ideal for the little winter visitors. Kali's Adventure Slopes are an absolute paradise for children. It os one of the absolute holiday location in this area and it attracts a lot of tourists here.


The Tauplitzalm is a high plateau in the Styrian part of the Salzkammergut . The plateau is located in the southeast of the Dead Mountains and is at an altitude of 1600 m above sea level. There is a well-developed tourist infrastructure on the Tauplitzalm , so there are several catering and accommodation establishments, a ski area and, since 1963, a church of its own.


The ski resort Weinebene is situated at an altitude of 1580. It is an ideal destination for skiers, snowboarders, cross-country skiers and day-trippers. Snow-secure and family-friendly. Children will enjoy their own ski school and training lifts. Cross-country skiers have fun on the 15 km of well-prepared trails which offer two tracks.

Zauberberg Semmering

The ski resort Zauberberg Semmering is located in the District of Neunkirchen, Lower Austria. It is approximately midway between Vienna and Graz, about one hundred kilometres from each. This is a very small ski resort with just three ski lifts but it does boast a respectable 355 metres of vertical descent. Zauberg Semmering has 14 kilometers of pistes. We have no information about the existence of any cross country ski trails at Zauberg Semmering.

Map of Skiing Spots to explore in Austria