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Every year another skiing area is the scene for this important ski test that presents and checks the skis of the next winter season. This year it was the turn of the skiing area Silvretta-Montafon in Vorarlberg, Austria.

In the ski resort Ramsau in Styria it’s party time and not just once, but several times in the season. "Kalis Winter World" organizes a feast, where any child can participate – the only thing you need is a pair of skis, than the party can begin.

Ski amadé

Ski amadé is a union of Austrian skiing areas and comprises 5 skiing regions with 25 locations, which are together the second-biggest skiing are in Europe. All skiing areas are connected by an effective bus system.

Following the favourite star in front of the television or directly on the spot; keeping one’s fingers crossed while he or she takes the steep downhill with exhilarating speed; hours filled with tension and excitement…

Finally it's that time again: the winter is coming and the Pitztal glacier in Tyrol offers a great program. There is held a huge event at the opening of the new ski season, in which every winter enthusiast gets satisfied – at a very attractive price.


The skiing area Hochstein in Osttirol provides a funny toboggan run on rails, which you can enjoy all year round. The name of the alpine coaster is “Osttirodler”, it is 2,7 km long, between 1 and 6 meters high and offers an amazing view over Bruck Castel and the city Lienz.

Fairy week

The Stubai Glacier is well known for skiing during winter, but also during summer it is an attractive destination for visitors from all over the world. This year once again, it offers the site for the week of fairy-tales. At the end of July and the beginning of August you might meet some of those magical characters on the heights of Stubai Glacier.

Are you a passionate snowboarder or skier, who rides all winter long and in spring can’t wait to start the next ski season? Then this very special facility in Villach is the perfect summer alternative for you.

After the last slope we would like to put skis and ski boots in the cellar, take out climbing boots and the backpack and don’t think about skiing until we see the first snowflakes again. But if you would like to use your skis also in the next winter, you should prepare them well for the summer break.

Doing yoga can help you to harmonize body and mind, to recharge your batteries, to find yourself again and to create quiet, clarity and level-headedness. A mountain tour that offers new views and distance from everyday worries can have a similar meditative effect. And if we combine these two things?

The absolute snow guarantee and the countless free ride possibilities make the Stubaier glacier to one of the most popular free ride places in Austria.

The family skiing area Stubaier Gletscher invites all families on 12th February 2013 to a very special day.


Imagine a gorgeous, sunny winter day in the beautiful mountains of Tyrol – white landscapes as far as you can see and the snow conditions couldn’t be better. That’s pure luxury for every ski enthusiasm. In Hochzillertal, however, they have another definition of a luxurious ski day!

World Snow Day

Explore, enjoy, experience! Discover something new, have fun and spend an unforgettable day, this the center of attention of the World Snow Day dedicated to: snow, kids and a lot of pleasure. The the international day of action is scheduled for the 20th January 2013 and it will be the biggest event on snow all year – with countless small and large specials all around the world.

Traveling in a quick, comfortable and stress-free way into the skiing holiday – even during the peak travel period? Trains make it possible and moreover they reduce the travelling expenses, which may be quite high including petrol, tolls and new winter tires.

You’ve surely already gone through a situation like that: You are skiing on the slope, don’t fret about those few clouds or the little wafts of mist crawling up the mountain and before you could say Jack Robinson the visibility ends at the point of your skis and you don’t anymore, where you are…

New skis, a fast toboggan, a trendy ski jacket, moonboots for the kids… If you go on winter holiday with the family, now and then you have to dig deep into your pocket. However, if you decide to lend a part of the equipment instead of buying it, if you compare offers and look for alternatives, you can save plenty of money.

You glide over almost unspoiled deep snow slopes, just surrounded by knee-deep powder snow and brilliant sunlight. Here do you make a cool cliff jump, there you get over the snowy obstacles offered by nature. This is no dream, but freeride reality on Mt. Kitzsteinhorn. Ideal conditions for the X Over Ride 2012.

Do you like more high-tech than heatable ski boots, progressive protectors and helmets, very light ski sticks and contactless ski passes? No problem. After all more and more winter sportsmen possess a modern mobile phone and for them there are available a lot of mini programs, which may be useful even on the ski runs.

Do you think skiing is funny only in brilliant sunshine and early in the morning? However, you can enjoy skiing and boarding also at a late hour, as soon as moon, stars and floodlight light up the night sky and the again perfectly groomed slopes. The very best tip for night skiing: Reith in Alpbachtal.

The winter season is in full flood, you’re probably used to your new skis and maybe you’ve improved your skiing technique during a ski course. As regards practice, fitness and power, at the moment many passionate skiers are in high spirits. So why don’t you venture to tackle a very difficult slope, where usually Lindsey Vonn, Ivica Kostelic & Co. strive for new speed records?

Skiing on well-groomed ski runs, dangling by cable car towards the peak, going on tour through snow-covered forests or skiing down on untouched slopes… Winter sport means pleasure, relaxation and fun. But today such a lot of people revel in skiing, snowshoe hiking etc. that every ski area, every ski tour and every new lift means also a sever intervention in the nature.

You roam through the idyllic winter world and sometimes you are the first to enter landscapes covered by a blanket of fresh snow. All around you have just nature, complete hush and bright sunshine or light fall of snow. Snowshoe hiking is a special experience. Here we present you some tips how to experience nature and mountains and how to enjoy this sport to the full.

The firmament is full of shining stars, the full moon lights up the landscape, here and there a shadow slips by and sometimes you can hear a rustling and crackling between the trees. At night the winter forest is a very special experience – especially, if you dash through the darkness on a sledge.

If you won’t limit your skiing holiday to only one skiing area, but enjoy unlimited skiing fun with one and the same ski pass, the huge ski carousels and ski pass alliances of the Alps will be the right place for you.

Path on trees

About 1 kilometer route along a wooden structure up to 30 meters in height, along comfortable and durable larch stairs, towers and viewing platforms, where to stay and admire the incredible scenery in every season.

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