Austrian ski areas

Facebook0TwitteremailOver the past few seasons, Austria’s started to shake things up a bit as it’s mountains are being carefully knitted together. New lifts are creating large lift-linked areas, covering masses of terrain to rival its large French and Italian competitors, but they’re still sympathetic to the landscape and pistes they connect. That’s not to say that ski areas that aren’t linked by lifts are any less convenient. Hopping on the bus is an everyday part of skiing for Austrians: they’re well planned, efficient and all…Continue Reading “BEST SKI AREAS IN AUSTRIA”

Facebook931TwitteremailIt’s not often you find a ski resort that pretty much has everything. Stunning surroundings? Check Great skiing? Check Top quality après, nightlife and food? Check Access to glacier skiing? Check Great value? Check Although you’d be mad to not already be frantically researching the possibilities of Zell – if we’ve already convinced you, click here – here are 6 more reasons that we think it’s one of the best ski resorts in the world. 1. It’s objectively beautiful   How many resorts give you…Continue Reading “6 Reasons Why Zell am See Will Change Your Life”

Facebook334TwitteremailThe best thing about après ski in Austria is that it’s exactly how you’d imagine. Oompah bands, mountain huts and blaring Europop. Yes, they’re a cliché, but the dance routines and barfuls of revellers dancing on tables in their ski boots are what make it so fun. It’s cheerful, it’s cheesy and it’s cheaper than France and Switzerland. Austrian après also tends to start early and finish early, with a lot of bars closing by 7pm, so you can party hard and still get back…Continue Reading “Best après ski in Austria 2019”

Facebook0TwitteremailAn often misunderstood and overlooked Austrian resort, Obertauern is one of the highest and most modern in what is already one of Europe’s best-loved skiing nations. Here’s what you need to know. It’s one of Austria’s highest resorts Perched at a respectable altitude of 1750m, Obertauern is the highest resort in the Salzburg region and one of the highest in all of Austria. It should be no surprise then that its affectionate alternative moniker ‘SNOWbertauern’ is well-earned; Obertauern has a reputation for being one of…Continue Reading “Resort Spotlight: Obertauern”

Facebook5TwitteremailObertauern is fairly unique in the world of ski resorts. It’s Austrian – fantastic – it’s high altitude – excellent – and it’s got a snow record that stands among the best in Europe. Interested? Good. Here’s our rundown of why Obertauern’s an absolute beast. Obertauern? More like SNOWbertauern There’s a lot of talk about microclimates in the ski world. Now, we’re not meteorologists, so we couldn’t possibly testify to the authenticity of any of these claims, but one thing we know to be true…Continue Reading “Obertauern – The Lowdown”