Facebook0TwitteremailItching to spend some solo time on the mountain, but not sure where to go? With tons of comfy 3 and 4-star hotels, and a reputation for hearty food and friendly people, Austria is our top pick for a solo ski holiday. Choosing a place to stay is key – whether you want a lively resort with loads going on, or somewhere quieter where you can savour time to yourself. Supplement-free single rooms tend to book up quickly, so get looking early to find the…Continue Reading “SKIING IN AUSTRIA: BEST RESORTS FOR SOLO SKIERS”

Austrian ski areas

Facebook0TwitteremailAustria’s mountains are home to large linked ski areas that can certainly stand their ground against their big French and Italian rivals. Wide, gentle beginner runs and quality ski schools are top of the list in some resorts, while you can ski some of the world’s most challenging blacks in others. Expect good snow conditions with pretty tree-lined runs in most ski areas, or head to the heights of Austria’s glaciers for snowsure conditions, ideal for early and late-season skiing. So where do you start…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 in…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”