Ski Areas & Ski Resorts in the Austrian Alps

Akiing, the number 1 activity in winterly Austria

As soon as time permits, I will write the most detailed and glorious review on Austrian ski resorts and skiing regions that the web has ever seen. I promise. For the time being, however, I have to prioritise other things, since the time that I can spend on is rather limited.

A short outline of areas suitable for beginners, intermediate and advanced skiers is given in the main article on "Skiing in Austria". The following list gives the names and some very basic information on skiing regions. It might be useful for further reading on- or offline or to request information from the official tourism website. Note also specialist articles on Ski Amade (the biggest ski area in Austria) and "underrated" or rarely known ski areas

Skiing Areas of Vorarlberg & Western Tyrol

Here you will find the areas mostly suitable for the serious skier: Steep and challenging slopes, extra-long seasons and the oldest skiing culture in Austria.

Bregenzerwald, Walsertal, Lechtal

Lech, Zürs am Arlberg, St Anton am Arlberg

Further Reading: A List of Skiing Areas in Vorarlberg

Skiing Areas of Eastern Tyrol & East Tyrol

Here the young crowds grow happy: The best après-ski parties come with good slopes on several degrees of difficulty. The snow situation is generally good and so is the infrastructure.

Mieminger Plateau, Grünberg and the glacier of Stubaier Gletscher


Alpbach and the Alpbach Valley

Wilder Kaiser, Brixental

Kitzbüheler Alpen


Skihit Osttirol

Sillian & Hochpustertal

Further Reading: A List of Skiing Areas in Tyrol

Skiing Areas of Salzburg

A gradient of steepness makes Salzburg a varied region for skiing: Family friendly in the north, much more demanding around Badhofgastein in the south. Offers access to several spas for a day off in hot water.

Saalbach-Hinterglemm & Leogang

Zell am See, Kaprun

St Johann, Alpendorf

Salzburger Sportwelt Amade


Further Reading: A List of Skiing Areas in Salzburg

Skiing Areas elsewhere in Austria:
Upper Austria, Styria & Carinthia

The "family friendly" regions: Apart from the Dachstein area, most skiing regions of the East are gentle and suitable for beginners and intermediate skiers. The infrastructure targets families with kids and Viennese that don′t want to drive too far.




Skiarena Nassfeld-Hermagor


Hohe Tauern Kärnten, Heiligenblut & Mölltaler Gletscher

Matreiner Goldried Bergbahnen

Further Reading:
A List of Skiing Areas in Upper Austria
A List of Skiing Areas in Lower Austria & Vienna
A List of Skiing Areas in Styria
A List of Skiing Areas in in Carinthia

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Further Reading

Hannes Schneider - Pioneer of Austrian Skiing

General Introduction to Skiing in Austria