Austrian ski areas

Austria’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”

It’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”

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”