Skiing in Austria

Guaranteed snow on the pistes and a varied slope experience

What do skiers look forward to when skiing in Austria? Relaxation, good après-ski facilities and variety on the piste. Austria, and especially Ötztal, is regarded as a winter paradise for those who enjoy skiing on a wide range of pistes. Ötztal offers 3 different skiing areas, with something for everyone to enjoy. Traditionally, the Austrian skiing season opens in Sölden on the Rettenbach glacier with the World Cup skiing championships for men and women. There are 3 peaks of over 3,000 metres in the Sölden skiing area, all accessible by ski lift. This is a unique feature of skiing in Austria. 

The Obergurgl skiing area is particularly well known for its high altitudes. Here pistes start at 1,930 metres, an altitude where they might end when skiing elsewhere in Austria. If there should be an unexpected lack of snow, modern snow machines ensure that the pistes are well covered. Another thing not to miss is the fantastic view of 21 peaks, each over 3,000 metres high, from the Hohen Mut. The large Obergurgl-Hochgurgl skiing area comprises a total of 110 kilometres of pistes, allowing you to enjoy skiing in Austria without waiting times.

Skiing in Austria is also suitable for a family holiday.

Both Sölden and Obergurgl have sufficient blue and red pistes for beginners and families. The Hochoetz skiing area has proved to be particularly suitable for families. Everything is family-orientated and your little "ski princess" will definitely find a slope to suit her here. The limited size of this family-friendly ski area is actually what gives it its charm and makes visitors feel  they are amongst friends. The family-friendly packages will ensure that your skiing holiday in the Tyrol is not only an unforgettable experience, but also an affordable leisure break!  Ski slopes for beginners and professionals Skiing in Austria is a particularly varied experience in Ötztal.

Ötztal has a lot to offer apart from pistes and ski runs. Winter sports enthusiasts can discover 186 km of well-maintained cross-country skiing trails. Cross-country skiers visiting the Tyrol are provided with sections for classic-style skiing and well-prepared sections for skate skiing. Numerous walking trails are suitable for both normal and snow shoe walking in this idyllic winter landscape. This allows you to explore the mountains of Ötztal in the most relaxed way possible.

Activity holiday in Austria: skiing and many other winter sports activities make for a varied stay in Ötztal.