The 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”

An 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”

Obertauern 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”

Austria’s full of amazing ski resorts. To varying degrees, most of them are attached to beautiful, authentic Austrian towns full of friendly locals and great après bars, and Schladming is a perfect example of all those things – a perfect specimen of Austrian charm. To show you exactly how, here are eight reasons to visit Schladming this season. 1. It’s Got a Glacier The wider Schaldming-Dachstein ski area encompasses lots of smaller areas, including the Dachstein Glacier, so come rain or shine, you’ve got access to…Continue Reading “Get More Winter: 8 Reasons to Ski in Schladming This Season”

Obertauern Get More Winter

Obertauern is known as Austria’s snowiest resort, but there are a boat-load of people out there who don’t know where it is or why they should care about it. We think that’s a crying shame, so here are five reasons to put Obertauern on your list: 1. It’s Purpose-built We’re well aware that purpose-built resorts are nothing new – France has loads of them, and we often quote Austria’s authentic mountain villages as one of its main attractions. So why the fuss? Simply put, a…Continue Reading “5 reasons to Ski in Obertauern this Winter”