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If you’re looking to ski in The Alps, then Austria’s resorts are a bit more affordable than their French counterparts, and tend to be more suitable for beginners and intermediates. Austria’s popularity has grown a lot over recent years because of its beautiful, traditional resorts, and Snowfinders have some great deals across the country. Here’s our pick of some of the best ski resorts in Austria, or you can browse our huge selection below.

Ischgl

This lively resort has excellent nightlife, and is known for hosting lavish opening and closing parties, which often involve huge, open-air gigs from world-famous artists. This old village has been transformed into an upmarket resort with amazing pistes, and even better après-ski. However, one thing you won’t find a lot of in Ischgl is British skiers, as they usually head to nearby St. Anton, making the resort a bit of a hidden gem.

Ischgl sits on the Austrian border, and the 330km of pistes connect to Sammnaun in Switzerland. Intermediate skiers will have the most to do, but beginners will also be happy, with blue runs high in the mountains so they aren’t stuck on dull slopes. Experts also have some decent challenges, and some exciting, guided off-piste. The town itself is fairly traditional and pretty, with both cosy, rustic pubs, and more lively nightspots where the party goes on until the small hours.

Westendorf

First timers and those still building up their confidence on the slopes will really like Westendorf, which is known for its great nursery slopes. However, if you have a bit more experience on the slopes, there are more thrilling challenges available. This makes Westendorf one of the best ski resorts in Austria for mixed groups, and even non-skiers will love this pretty little village.

Although small, Westendorf packs in a lot to do, with three separate ski areas, with chairlifts running from the village. It also manages to be a lively resort for après-ski, with more traditional ski-up pubs, and lively, late night bars. As a fairly small resort, it’s easy to get around, and there’s a friendly, welcoming atmosphere.

Zürs

Zürs is an excellent resort for intermediate and advanced skiers, but those just starting out might want to look elsewhere. It’s one of Austria’s pricier resorts, with lots of 4-5 star hotels, and a great culinary scene. While it’s the kind of resort that really stretches your budget, it’s worth every penny, with excellent snow reliability, a quick bus service to Lech, and a really pretty, charming town centre.

Zürs has about 22km of black pistes, and is part of the Arlberg ski area, so there’s plenty to challenge you both here and beyond. It’s popular with those who enjoy ski touring, and enjoy the challenge of the White Ring, which runs between Zürs and Lech.

The après-ski scene is rather upmarket and sophisticated, with gourmet cuisine and stylish hotel bars. However, there are also a few livelier bars in town, and even a couple of discos for those who want to stay up late.

If you’d like advice on booking a ski trip, and which ski resort in Austria is right for you, then give the experts at Snowfinders a call on 01858 466888 to find out more. 

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Alpbach

Alpbach Ski Resort

Pretty and traditional Austrian village resort. Alpbach has a legion of Briti...

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Bad Gastein

Bad Gastein Ski Resort

Badgastein sits at the top of the Gastein valley and along with Bad Hofgastein o...
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Bad Hofgastein

Bad Hofgastein Ski Resort

Badhofgastein is located at the foot of the Gastein valley at 859 metres. The Vi...
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Bad Kleinkirchheim

Bad Kleinkirchheim Ski Resort

A picturesque ski and spa resort in the south of Austria
Situated in the ...
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Ellmau

Ellmau Ski Resort

Ellmau is a traditional and quiet village with plenty of welcoming bars & res...

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Filzmoos

Filzmoos Ski Resort

An ideal resort for beginners looking for the typically charming and unspoilt Au...
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Galtur

Galtur Ski Resort

A peaceful village in the heart of the Paznaun valley. A small ski area of 40 km...
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Gotzens and Axams

Gotzens and Axams Ski Resort

Situated on a scenic plateau close to Innsbruck, Götzens and Axams are t...

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Hochgurgl

Hochgurgl Ski Resort

Hochgurgl is a small resort that is linked by both piste and lifts to Obergur...

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Igls

Igls Ski Resort

So close to Innsbruck the city tram runs up to the village. The village itsel...

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Ischgl

Ischgl Ski Resort

High in the Paznaun valley, Ischgl was once a farming village but is now the ...

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Kaprun

Kaprun Ski Resort

Kaprun is a lovely village with a slightly towny feel to it. Expect to share ...

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Katschberg

Katschberg Ski Resort

The Perfect family resort with its dedicated nursery slopes and wide uncrowded s...
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Kirchberg

Kirchberg Ski Resort

Part of the Kitzbuhel ski area it is a large and spread out resort. An altern...

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Kitzbuhel

Kitzbuhel Ski Resort

For ski affectionados Kitzbuhel is the most famous name in the racing calende...

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Kuhtai

Kuhtai Ski Resort

The highest village in the Stubai alps and is a mere 25kms from Innsbruck, makes...
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Lech

Lech Ski Resort

Lech is an attractive village and attracts a chic upmarket clientele, but is ...

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Maria Alm

Maria Alm Ski Resort

Combined with the resorts of Hintermoos, Hinterthal, Dienten and Mulbach, Mar...

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Mayrhofen

Mayrhofen Ski Resort

Mayrhofen has one of the best snow records of an Austrian resort, despite its...

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Neustift

Neustift Ski Resort

Neustift is one of three villages on the Stubai-Superski lift pass. It is the...

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