Austria is a major European ski destination, with well over sixty great resorts to choose from. It’s hard to go over them all, so here are some of the best.


City Kitzbühel
The walled center of Kitzbühel together with its cobblestone streets formulates a distinct and attractive atmosphere for skiers coming to enjoy its three ski areas. Although many critics acclaim Kitzbühel o­nly for its famous world class downhill, Kitzbühel has a lot to offer with its several ski venues linked by an efficiently run bus service. Skiers wanting a variety find great pleasure in this delightful

St Anton

With the fairly recent installation of quad chairs, the long waits at the lifts have dissipated so there’s no reason to avoid the popular destination of St. Anton. Its great scenery and challenging slopes offer a number of popular and challenging ski areas that include the Valluga Grat, Kapell, and a whole network of runs. From St. Anton you can even ski a tough run down to Zürs with a guide if you’re a skilled skier and ready for a challenge.


Ischgl Pists
If you’re looking for a large skiing area with a small town feel, then Ischgl is the place for you. Compared to some Austrian ski destinations, Ischgl is still fairly new, but it has become very popular of late. Its popularity is largely due to the unblemished feel it manages to retain for its 125 miles of pistes. There are 40 lifts at Ischgl serving skiers o­n long runs that are good for intermediate skiers, although there are opportunities for beginning and advanced skiers as well.