of the best locations for skiing in Austria
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Austria offers some amazing
mountain resorts with a wide range of activities for both the skier and
The Austrian regions most
popular for skiers are Arlberg, Innsbruck and the Stubai Glacier, Kitzbühel
and the Montafon ski region. All of these exciting regions offer the best
in Austria, and other exciting outdoor activities of all kinds, along
with wonderful hospitality and cuisine.
The Arlberg region of Austria
is where modern Alpine skiing was born, and even today, Lech, Zuers and
St. Anton are a popular playground for the Royals of Europe.
|Arlberg is 4,278
– 9,223 ft. above sea level and the region offers 85 ski lifts. On offer
are 124 miles of glacier skiing along with deep snow and 161 miles of downhill
In Arlberg there are several
Ski bars, along with exciting sports besides skiing. Both squash and tennis
are on offer, as well as alpine curling, tobogganing and ice-skating, and
there are horse-drawn sleigh rides available for those looking for a more
relaxing option. There is excellent cuisine on offer throughout.
Getting there: The
closest airports are:
For convenience, there is a
bus service running between Arlberg and Zurich Airport over the weekends.
Innsbruck - 62 miles.
Zurich - 124 miles
Munich - 130 miles.
Innsbruck is undoubtedly the
capital of winter sports and is both a top-class ski area and a sophisticated
urban environment. With its ideal location at the foot of the Alps, Innsbruck
offers a great choice of skiing and snowboarding.
The Stubai Glacier
offers over 50 kilometres of ski runs to suit all skiers, including downhill
skiing, boarding and carving and around 2.8 miles of cross-country tracks.
This beautiful Tyrolean town
is home to the world’s most famous ski race, "Hahnenkammrennen," and has
an international reputation that defines both winter sports and the ski
industry. Any winter sport you can name, it can probably be practiced at
On offer for skiers are 99
miles of manicured pistes, along with deep-snow slopes, mountains ideal
for ski tours and a great fun park for snowboarders.
On top of this, Kitzbühel
offers excellent hotels, great cuisine, night life and après-ski
enjoyment. Besides the bars, restaurants and shops, there is also a casino
The Montafon valley in Austria
stretches for around 25 miles and there are eleven villages up at altitudes
of 1,969-4,757 ft. The valley is also encircled by majestic peaks
of over 10,000 ft.
In the villages of Montafon,
there is a casual and sporting atmosphere offering a variety of leisure
activities, family-friendly localities and quiet Alpine destinations perfect
for kicking back and relaxing.
When traveling from Zurich,
Schruns, Gaschurn, Gargellen in the Vorarlberg province are the easiest
While in summer, this area
offers sheer beauty, winter turns it into one huge skiing paradise with
marked and manicured downhill runs for approximately 122 miles.
Photo by girl_onthe_les/CC
For access, there are 66
mountain railways and ski lifts and ski tours are available on the white
Silvretta glaciers, 119 miles of winter hiking trails, 62 miles of cross-country
trails, along with natural artificial toboggan runs.
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