Austria is one of the World’s premium destinations for skiing and snowboarding. Resorts such as St Anton and Kitzbuhel are world famous for their incredible après-ski scenes and excellent terrain on offer. Unlike Italy and France there are practically no purpose built resorts…great for those of you who are suckers for a picturesque alpine village! In fact, it would be unfair to mention the country of Austria and skiing in the same sentence without mentioning that the sport of downhill skiing originated in the little village of Lilienfeld, near Vienna. So we have a lot to thank the Austrians for and they certainly know how to offer a superb winter holiday experience: beautiful, old villages; a big friendly welcome and huge jugs of beer (and glühwein, of course) that go down perfectly after a hard day on the slopes. Loveskiing’s reviews offer an impartial guide to many of the top Austrian resorts and we hope they help you in choosing your perfect Austrian holiday.
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Alpbach: The stunning resort of Alpbach nestled in Tyrol region of the Austrian Alps offer serves up a special mix of old and the new. The resort has a radiant Austrian charm which is matched by the friendly reception of the Tirolean locals….
Bad Gastein: In the 13th century Bad Gastein was renowned for its “Bad”, or baths in English, but now it is more commonly known by snow lovers Worldwide. This historic spa town offers a charming, bustling village atmosphere by day and a lively après-ski….
Ischgl: is a fantastic Austrian town, which has the enviable reputation of being one of the most exciting ski destinations anywhere in the World. Ischgl offers all the requirements for a perfect skiing or snowboarding holiday….
Kaprun: The ancient village centre of Kaprun dates back to the dizzy year of 931 AD under the name of “Chataprunnin in Pisoncia”. The beautiful white church sets the scene for a very picturesque Austrian town….
Kitzbuhel: Austria is making a comeback in recent years in the European winter holiday market and Kitzbuhel is one of the key resorts leading this resurgence. The historic Tirolean town of Kitzbuhel is world famous for hosting the most fearsome….
Obergurgl: A small, traditional, quaint ski resort situated at the head of the Otzal Valley. It is linked to the smaller resort Hochgurgl, and due to its high location, is almost guaranteed snow throughout the whole season. Obergurgl is a popular, family orientated….
Postalm: The Postalm ski resort is set on the second largest elevated plateau of Europe and the largest in Austria. It is the main ski resort for the towns situated on the lake Wolfgangsee, in Salzkammergut. The towns are located around….
St. Anton: Known for its picturesque charm and thrilling world cup race, St. Anton attracts snow lovers from across the world. We skied St. Anton over Easter 2012 and although it excelled in certain regards, such as après-ski, we feel it didn’t quite live up to its hype in others. In this review we’re going to scrutinise these important aspects of the resort…