Skiing in Austria - Skiing areas in Austria
Kitzbühel, Ischgl, St. Anton are well-known names. Austria is without any doubt the "Grand Nation of Skiing", especially because of its outstanding ski resorts.
There is a huge number of ski areas in Austria. Tyrol alone has more than 35 ski resorts, followed by the region of Salzburg and Vorarlberg. Less known, but nonetheless always worth a visit are the ski resorts in Carinthia and in Styria.
The reason why Austria has such a large number of ski resorts is surely that Austria began opening its first ski-regions in the Alps already in 1920. During these pioneering times, courageous winter-athletes from all around the world came to Austria and to its snow-covered mountains.
Still today Austria is the number one address for German skiers looking for well-deserved ski holidays. The very good snow-situation throughout the whole winter, the modern ski lifts and splendid ski runs embedded in an impressive Alpine scenery are the main motives for a ski holiday in Austria. Cordial hospitality, society après-ski, uncountable trails for cross-country skiers, fun parks for snowboarders, rapid toboggan runs and family-friendly offers top ski-holidays in Austria.